Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on August 24, 1967 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 24, 1967
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ADVANCE ALMANAC AIgong Hem nth County . ,j^ . . . .. ^ _._ _ _ . . ; j^ State Historical Society Iowa cUty, .lotto BUILDING FEBMITS Algona Grain and Feed Co., repair and remodel elevator, $200; Hjelnleland Builders, •LuVcrne. construct house, $17.000: W. H. Brandow, re place sidewalk. ALOONA WEATHER High Low Rain Aug. 16 87 62 Aug. 17 88 62 Trace Aug. 18 67 57 .01 Aug. 19 70 40 Aug. 20 84 48 Aug. 21 83 56 Aug. 22 73 56 .63 Aug. 23 60 .48 NEW COURT CASIS Peggy Ruhnke and Fred Ruhnke vs. Brvtn Ruhnke. damages, $53,792.75; Donna Steven vs. Dean Steven, divorce; Donald Tietz vs. State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. Contract, $688,90; Alphonse Ber- ite vs. Vernon Rutz, acct., $656.80. WEDDING PERMITS Richard L. Stockwell, Laurens, Phyllis G. Wiegand, Burt; Ronald J. Zolin, Ontario, Calif., Yvonne R. Tjaden, Lakota; Edward Sanders, Grace Grandall, both Swea City; Kenneth Busch, Algona, Sharon Stoulul. West Bend; Jon DeSoer, bed- yard, Petrea Thoreson, Swea City. MAYOR'S COURT 0W. ) f (MM, <rt Adam, towa 10811 grtuHlM tfrfSf A* * Contra* Maftti •, I Iff VOL. 47 - NO. 66 - THURSDAY, AUO. 24,1967, ALOONA, IOWA - 20 PAOIS IN 9 SECTIONS twice Youths admit bean, pig thefts i ' ' » BH ^^B^B^^ Duane Thomas Diers, Algona, speeding, $15; Stephen Fredrick Stork, Bancroft, stop red light, $5; HarJan Brown, Algona, intoxication, $25; Darnell Edgar Parcel, Algona, muffler (excessive noise), $5; Cecil Jon Lewis, Des' Moines, speeding, $13; Richard Franklin Fox, Wesley, vi'p'ltaion of instructor's permit, $5; Mrs. Donald Thornsen, Swea City, speeding, $14; Durwood A. Burtis, LuVerne, speeding, $7; Tim M. Lovejoy, Mason City, fraud of motel keeper, $10. ST. ANN BIRTHS Hospital group organizes Five thefts in Ledyard, Lakota areas 5,000 bales of hay lost Four Ledyard youths admitted theft of hundreds of dollars in grain and livestock from farms in the Lakota-Lcd- yard area the past three months according to a statement issued by tlhe Kossuth County sheriff Ralph Lindhorst Tuesday. Charged with larceny in the thefts were: Jam** Richardson, II, who has been working at Blue Earth; Lylt Jorgtnton, 18, who has been employed at tho Green Giant plant at Blue MEMBERS OF THE MAJOR Gifts Committee of the St. Ann hospital Fund Campaign att- Earfch; ended an organizational meeting Tuesday, August 22. The purpose of the meeting was to select the names of 24 men to complete the major gifts soliciting organization. Mr. Earl C. - Lierley, major gifts chairman, said he expected to receive the acceptances of the 24 new Farn iers Co-op Elevator. members by Thursday of this week. Major gifts solicitation begins August 31. • Arnold Johnson, 18, Led- Mr. Harry L. Greenberg, General Campaign Chairman announced that the latest of a yard ' admiUcd complicity in number of expressions of support for the campaign was one received just prior to the meet- at least one of tne tnefts at> ing from Governor Hughes. cording to Lindihont. Johnson Craig Lloyd, 19, who has been employed at the Ledyard Maor Gifts Chairmen and Cabinet Members shown above at the meeting are, left to omJ before IIIIIIHIMMIMIMIIM stJHKli..g, M. Joseph Bradley. Dick Everds, Nat Bangs, Dick Cook, Dr. Jerry Shey, seat- j^ee Sfliman ev. Frank Harcey, Dick Thoreson, Earl Lierley, Harry Greenberg, .and Algona Mayor H£V n«nn Bill Finn. Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. ; y THE FIRST THREE ed before Judge Stillman in district court Tuesday. They entered a plea of guilty and *he cases were continued until pre-sentence investigation.'; Whittemore man new * lgo " 8man f f m *m diesatDes owner of feed firm ABOUT 5000 BALES of hay went up in smoke at the Vernon Plathe farm six miles ftorth of LuVerne on the blacktop Tuesday aftcnoon, and the fire is shown late in the day after the Al gona and LuVerne fire trucks had arrived. Mr. Plathe said about 400 or 500 hales of the 5,400 stored in a pole shed were saved. He said the loss was covered by insurance. Cause of the fire is unknown. Mr .Plathe had left the house about 2:30 p.m. to go to Corwith. Two children were still there, watching TV. A passerby noticed the flames shooting from the hay and the LuVerne fire department was called. Later in the afternoon, the Algona department was summoned to help protect the other farm buildings and it remained until about 7 p.m. The LuVerne firemen were still there at 9:30 p.m. There was no other damage but as one wag commented, it sure would have made a good wienie roast. Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. IIIIIHIIIIIM)HIHIIMMMIMMMMIIIIMIIIMIIIMIMIIMIIIIMMMIIIMIIMHMMtlMIIMMIIIMIIIIMIHMIMHIMtllHIIMHHNI«IH«IIHMIHIIMIMIIIIMIIIIIIMIlmllMIIIIIHMII IIMIMIMIMMIIIIIMMIIIIII I HUtlll lirllMMI August 16— Mr. and Mrs. James Kennedy, Bancroft, boy, 7 IDS. 11 oz. August 18— Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Bronson, Burt, girl, 6 Ibs. 13fczT^' August 19— Mr. and 'Mrs. Merle Teeter, Algona, boy, 7 Ibs. 2 oz.; Mr. land Mrs. Dewey Skilling, Algona, girl, 8 Ibs. 8 oz. August 20— , iMr. and Mrs. Orville Thill, Irvinglton, girl, 9 Ibs IVfe oz. August 21— Mr. and Mrs. John Marti, Irvington, boy, 7 Ibs. 10 oz.; Mr. and Mrs. James Walkei, Atgona, girl, 6 Ibs. 13 oz.; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Smith, Algona, boy, 8 Ibs. 12 oz. ST. ANN HOSPITAL August 16— Joseph . Menke, Bancroft, medical. August 17— Arthur Widman, Algona, accident; Armour Lemke, Algona, surgery; Violet Walker, Algona, medical; Angeline Gustini, Algona, medical. August 18— Henry Scheppman, Algone, medical; Matt Hilbert, Algorta, medical; Osta Thompson, Algona, surgery. August 19— Ada Hardgrove, Algona, medical; Leila Riddle, CJare- mont, Calif., medical. August 20— Gertrude Haltten, Bancrolt, medical; Frances Smith, Buit, surgery; Debra Utt, Algona, T& A. August 21— Men Meyer, Whittemore. T & A; Joanne Johnson, Al gona, medical; David Wollner, Bancroft, medical. NEW VEHICLES H. E. Rachut, Burt, Schult MH; Manlyn M. Wierick, Ban aroft, Atlas MH; Sinclair Petrochemicals, Inc., Burt, CMC; Sinclair Petrochemicals, Int., Burt, GMC; Sinclair Petrochemicals, Inc., Burt, CMC; Sinclair Petrochemicals, Inc., Burt, CMC; Sinclair Petrochemicals, Inc., Burt, GMC; Sinclair Petrochemicals, Int., Burt, GMC; Sinclair Petrochemicals, Inc., Burt, GMC; Sinclair Petrochemical, Inc., Burt, GMC; Sinclair Petrochemical, Inc., Burt, GMC; Sinclair Petrochemical, Inc., BUrt, GMC; Albert Louis Metzger, Lone Rock, Chev. p/u; Perry Delmar Lowmlan, Algona, Chev., p/u; Paul .James Eisenmann, Swea City, Ford p/u; George William or Annie Ennen, Lakota, Ford; Timothy Lee Sorenssn, Gor- with, Ford; Robert Joseph Weber, Lone Rock, Chev.; Elmer W. Koppen, Lakota, Ford; Ronald M. of Phyllis I. Hansen, Algona, Chev.; Don- neJte Westrum, Wesley, Ponl.; Moines Hospital Services for Raymond L. Robiniault, longtime Algeria 'restaurant owner, were >ten- datively set for Friday afternoon alt the McCullough Funeral ,Chapel. .:••...,-. „••/. ••, ••> 'f iMr. Komnault died Tuesday alt .Veteran's Hospital in Des Moines. '->•'' He is survived by .his wife and two step-sons, Steven Murchland, Coronado, Calif., have been completed. Formal sentencing for the thrte has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2. Bend of $500 was Mt and •II three were released whtn bend was posted. The youths were implicated in four grain thefts and one livestock theft although all were not involved in every theft. Ironically, only one of the five thefts had been reported and Robert of Denison. There to Lmdhorst. That involved ELMER MAAHS, left, new owner of the Algona Grain and Feed Co., is shown with Chris Hemmen at the local plant Tuesday. Mr. Maahs will take over the operation Sept. Full story below. A lifelong resident of Whittemore, Elmer Maahs, 43, haf. purchased the Algona Grain & Feed Co. in Algona, it was announced this week by Chris Hemmen, who purchased the are also several nieces and nephews at Denison. Raymond (Fuzzy) Robiu- ault was born and raised at Denison and operated a restaurant in Algona from 1928 to 195L Mr. Hemmen's plans fur the future are indefinite. Mr. Maahs will take, possession Sept 1. Mr. Maahs is no newcomer to the area or to the feed business. He owned and operated 'the Whittemore Hatchery for 15 years and except for twu years in service, lived his entire life at Whititemore until moving to Algona in January of this year. He has been under store manager training program for Ralston-Purina since the.i and living here. He plans to take on the Ralston-Purina line of feeds in the new store. His wife is the former Jeannette Vaudt. Thoreson eonpetes in golf tourney Dick Thoreson, Algona Country Club golf champion, competed in the 9th annual Tournament of Champions at the Atlantic Country Club last weekend. He shot IB-hole • rounds of 76-80-76 for a 232 total and finished near the middle of the 76-man field. Charles Bernard Fox, Algona, Chev.; Divert or Adah Rippen- ttfop, Titonka, Pont.; Norman M. 4/or Marlys J. Bruns, Titonka, Ford; Walter William Struecker, West Bend, Mere.; Matt P. or Marcella C. Beech, LuVerne, Olds; BUly J. Langston, Bode, Buick; Lurene E. or Ljiwrence A. Brandt, Lakota, Ford; Diane Mefenie Gartner, Titonka. Chev.; Raymond W. Sehutjer, Wesley, Chev.; Stanley H. or Shirley' Sorenson, Algona, Chev.; Kathleen J. or Dale Lookwood, 'Burt, ~ Ruby Chev. illHMUHIIIIIIII Illlllll IIHIIII IIIIIHHII IMI Hail and heavy winds hit north county Custom Farm lists winners A badly needed rain of over one-inch fell in the Algona area early Tuesdey morning but strong winds •nd severe heil struck the north part of the county at the same time, Heaviest heil damage occurred in the Armstrong •ree-where hail stones the SIM of chicken eggs fell in three showers, breaking many windows in the east part of town, There were also severe hail losses in the Bancroft, Lakota, Titonka, Swea City, Lone Rock and Burt areas early Tuesday, The north part of the county did not need rain as badly as the south since it received over an inch Tuesday. . Varied reports of from 3'/j to $ inches of rain was reported in the Bancroft and Swea City areas. Offici- reported. Officially, Algona ally, Algona received 1.11 inches of rain Tuesday, Two graduate at Baena Vista Two from Kossuth County were among those graduating Saturday evening at exercises held at Buena Vista college in Storm Lake. Receiving bachelor of arts degrees were Mrs. Irma Ritchie, Algona, and David Ley, Lakota. Approximately 600 relatives and friends attended the ceremonies. SHOWS CHAMPION W. J. Stewart, Burt, showed .the champion Duroc in. barrow Chev.; Albert H. or judging at the Iowa State fair N. Johnsiw, Corwiith, j n p es Moines Monday. Custom Farm Services Inc., of Bode, Corwith, Swea City, and Titonka held, drawings for 15 ice chests at the Kossuth County Fair last week. Winners were Mary Jo Grill, Algona; Jim Bonnstetter, Milford; Mrs. Les Riter, Algona; August Brandt, Swea City; Dianna Bunkofski, Titonka; Howard Funnemark, Wesley; Berb Harms, Burt; Kenneth Studer, Titonka; Frank Dogotch, Whittemore; Mrs. Art Plath, Corwith; Mrs. Ernest Gales, Livermore; John Voss Jr., LuVerne; George Eden, Swea City; Merle Rassmussan, Wesley, and Lu- Ithe stealing of 92 bushels of soybeans from Paul Koppen, Lakota, last Tuesday, August 15. These beans were sold to the Frank Bros, of Blue Earth by Richardson the following day for 9234.52. Further investigation by Lindhorst disclosed .Che fact that Richardson and Jorgenson had stolen 96 bushels of beans from Koppen on August 3 and sold them under Jorgenson's name to the Blue Earth Elevator for $294.94. LINDHORST SAID three other thefts were admitted by .the youths. —Oh the night of June 15, a 'total of 15 feeder pigs were stolen from the Irvin Johndon farm two miles east of Ledyrird and later sold to the Blue Earth Barn for $188.25. A total of $105. 96 worth of corn was taken from the Edward and Dennis Knoner farm south of Ledyard on July 13. The corn was sold under Ricliardson's name to the Frank Bros, at Blue Earth. And on August 1, all three youths used a pickup truck and a four-wheel trailer to take 180 bushels of beans from the Ted Trump farm southeast of Lakota. The beans were also sold to the Blue Earth Elevator for 282.54. LINDHORST SAID that Richardson was involved in all five thefts, Jorgenson was involved in all thefts but the Knoner corn episode and Lloyd was involved only in the bean theft from the Trump farm. ' Lindhorst reported that Johnson, the Knoners and Trump were not aware of the loss until he notified them this week. Total value of grain and pigs taken was $1,106.21, the amount realized from the ttle of same. Lindhorst said apparently money was the only reason given for the thefts. FENTON YOUTHS HELD ON THEFTS Two Fenton youths were bound over to district court when 1 they waived preliminary hearing in Mayor Bill Finn's court Tuesday afternoon on larceny charges. Bonds of $500 for each was set and posted. Charged were Roger England, 18, and Roger Dreyer, Jr., 20, of Fenton. The charges grew out of the theft of eight tires from ia tire'truck driven by Floyd Blom of Pella. He was staying at the Acreage Motel east of Algona and the truck was parked outside. Police got a report of suspicious activities in the area by Frank Youngwirth, who lives nearby. He reported several persons rolling tires from the truck. Police picked up the two youths and they admitted the thefts after questioning by Sheriff Lindhorst early Tueu- • daiy''morning; —--^- •--•-. The thefts reportedly took place 'about 1:30 a.m. The tires were found about two 'hours later, hidden behind some trees in the area. TWO BURGLARIES OVER WEEKEND The sheriff's office is also investigating two-other break- ins, one at Wesley over the weekend and the other at Lu- Verne sometime last week. The Hamilton Hatchery at Wesley was entered either Saturday night or sometime Sunday. Burglars pried nails out to open a window to gain entrance and about $20 in cash from an unlocked safe and a Zenith portable TV set were missing according to owner Martin Hamilton. Deputy sheriff Don Wood investigated this break-in as well as the theft of some $400 in tools from the industrial shop of the LuVerne high school. The loss was discovered early Monday but it is not known just when the tools were taken. The doors of the school Two file for county school board post Two candidates from "thi; ~ north end of the county have filed for a post on the Ko;-- suth County Board of Education. Election is on Sept. 11, the same day as local school board elections. W. R. Shocnhair, Bancroft, who was appointed to fill tin- vacancy caused when Orviilk' Thoreson of Swea City was named to the area board, ha.-: filed for the six-year term. Also filing was W. A. Renp.- er, Swea City. The seat i* from Area 2 which includes Greenwood township, Swea City, Bancroft and Sentral school areas. Also on the board but not up for re-election are Wes Bartlett, Algona; C. R. Krantz, Tttonka; Ted Wallenitine, Lakota; and Wayne Smith, West Bend. Two separations ara granted cille DeWaard, Corwith. iniHiiiu iiiimiiliuiimiililliiiMHMlUMilliiiuiiiiuiiiimiM uiumuiiiiiuiiiim IHIIIIIIMIIIIIIII i iHHiiimiiHiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiimmiiuuiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiimiiiiiii i ii Miniature golf vandalism Mary Jo Grill was granted a decree of separate maintenance from Alfred Girll in a preceding in district court. are open much of the time She was also given custody of during the daylight hours a daughter. They were mar- and no other method of en- ried at West Bend June 2, trance was discovered. 1959. She charged he left April 29, 1967. A divorce was granted Leslie Thompson from Gary Thompson, now of Guthrie Center. They were married at Clarion Sept. 16. 1962. She was granted custody of two children. • SiUs honors for Bancroft man injured in freak mishap Lo«i»R«ii, i ^ ¥ ftjt tift tW ¥i oJ 11 _. SHOWN ABOVE is some of the vandalism done to the Algona miniature golf course on Sunday and Monday evenings. The vandals struck both nights, wrecking several sections of fence, downing posts and par signs, and damaging a miniature castle. Police are still investigating the incidents. Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. Bancroft — A 19-year old Bancroft youth, Donald Lappe, suffered a broken leg after being dragged into road construction machinery Monday. He is a patient at the • Holy Family hospital at Estherville. The accident occurred while he was cleaning a shouldering machine on highway 17. The machine was reportedly accidentally pushed by a main- toiner. Ljtppe's trousers were caught and he was dragged under the wheels, which ran over both lower legs. 'Both legs were badly bruised and his right ankle was broken. He was taken from (tie scene to the hospital by Jerry Rowelett, Lakota, a cousin. Donald is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lappe. He is employed by the Hodgman Equipment Co. of Fairmont, Miiui. Louis H. Reilly, Algona, has qualified as a member of New York Life Insurance Company's 1967 Star dub, according to C. K. Maudsley, General Manager of the Company's Sioux City General Office. Algona man to mw ppil Rex Voyles has joined the North Iowa Sewing Machine Co. and will begin work with them Monday, Aug. 28, it was announced this week- Mr. Voyles will call on dealers for the local firm throughout the state. He was formerly in partnership with John'Levy is the North Iowa Appliance Center and the past several years has operated Rex's Appliance Service.

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