Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on October 2, 1967 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, October 2, 1967
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State Historical Society .X Candidates for band queen title here this Saturday Cotton J*hm LUVfRNf Nancy Melton SWEA CITY Linda Becker BURT Mary Stevenson BOONE VALLEY Joleen Fry RINOSTED Terryl Larson KANAWHA Cathia Kellatch GARRIGAN Kathleen Murray BANCROFT Dorothy Seebeck TITONKA Ramona Gallagher LAKOTA Kathy Jacobson TWIN RIVERS Linda Hanna WODEN-CRYSTAL LAKE Debra Kalley ALGONA Lynn Munyer LEDYARD „. Poaoa CORWITH-WESLEY Burglars steal 90 Thursday ti««tiitiitimHttiiHiH««mHiimmHHHimHn<iiiiimiimtHHH«itnH Joe Priester of Whittemore dies Sept. 26 Alqona Kof*uth County Over $90 was taken in twp break-ins at Titonka sometime Wednesday night or early Thursday morning according to the sheriff's office here. Deputy sheriff Don Wood investigated. Heaviest hit was the Farmers Cooperative Elevator at Titonka where a safe was peeled and $78.05 in bills and change was taken from the safe. Entry was gained by forcing a night latch. Also entered was Jerry's Gulf Service where |12to/$J3 was* taken from the cash register, which was open. The burglars entered by forcing the front door. They also attempted to enter the K & H Cooperative Oil Co. station by prying open the front door but did not get inside in this third place. The break-ins and attempted break-ins were reported to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst about 7 a.m. Thursday when the places were opened for business. moH*r, DM. I. 1908, at A HO™, Iowa 90011 pa*offk» un*r Act of CbnofW Modi I, lITff VOL. 67 — NO. 76 — MONDAY, OCT. 2, 1967, ALGONA, IOWA — 10 PAGES PLUS SUPPLEMENT To appoint new county Assessor To install new pastor at Titonka Titonka — Installation services for Rev. Roger L. Hanson will be held Sunday, Oct. 8 at the Immanuel Lutheran church here. Rev. Hanson is a native of Ormstoy, Minn, and a graduate of St. Olaf college at Northfield, Minn, and Luther Seminary in St. Paul. He was ordained in 1964 arid is married and he and his wife Phyllis have two sons, Scott and Brian. Rev. Han?on has been serving a three-point parish in Alberta, Canada for the past three years. He was to arrive this week. Two LvVarna cars damagad in crash Damage of $600 to two Lu- Verne cars was reported in a three-car accident one mile west of St. Benedict on a county blacktop road about 3:50 p.m. Friday. There were no injuries. A car driven by Ronald Plathe, 16 of LuVerne, was stopped to let a machine driven by merchant seaman Frederic Leistikou of Lansing, HI. go past the intersection. A car driven by Ario Frideres, 17 of LuVerne, couldn't stop in time to avoid hitting the Plathe car. from the rear and the Illinois car went into the ditch jo avoid hitting both the LuVerne cars.. Frideres was charged with failing to have control of his car. His car had $200 damage and the Plathe machine had $400 dairvage while the Illinois car was nqj damaged. Whittemore—Funeral services for Joseph Priester, 88,were held Friday at St. Michael's Catholic church with the Rev. J. J. Hyland officiating. Burial was in the. parish cemetery. . Mr. Priester died last Tuesday morning at Mercy hospital in Fort Dodge, where he had been admitted as a surgical patient Saturday. He had been ill several weeks. ' Mr. Priester was born at Glen Haven, Wis., and moved to Whittemore at the age of four, where he was educated. He was united in marriage to Virginia Schiltz in 1908 at Bancroft. The couple farmed near there. Surviving are his wife, Virginia; five daughters, Mrs. Veronica Higgins, and Mrs. Robert Walker, both of West Bend; Mrs. Roy Kollasch, and Mrs, Claire Hildman, both of Wesley; Mrs. Leonard Lindsey, Albert Lea, Minn.; two sons, Francis, Bancroft; Louis, Dallas, Tex.; 35 grandchil- children; 18 great-grandchildren; two sisters and a brother, Mrs. Cecelia Elbert, Miss Augusta Priester, and Henry Priester, all of Ames. Ask damage* after Mr bils haraa Two damage cases were filed in district court last weekend as the result of a car hitting a horse. Pearl Smith is asking $350 damages from Conley Blome. The accident happened a mile east and % mile south of Lakota Aug. 16, 1966. The horse was being ridden by Kay Ruby when the petition says the horse was hit from behind by the Blome car. The horse's leg was bro, ken and it had to be destroy* ed. Smith valued the horse at $350. Also as a result of the accident Kay Ruby is asking $5,000 for personal injuries. Two flra eillt Ralph Donovan, Garrigan Homecoming Queens, Kings 58 of Algona dies Monday Ralph Arthur Donovan, 58, longtime Algona resident and businessman, died Thursday at Dickinson County Memorial hospital, Spirit Lake. Services will be Monday, Octobar 2, 2 p.m. at the First Methodist church, Algona, the Reverend William Noland officiating. Burial will be in Riverview cemetery, with military graveside services. The McCullough Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Casketbsarers were Paul Dremel, A. B. Oakland, Cecil Burtis, Ervin Wiltgen, Leo Liohteir and John Haupeft. Ralph A. Donovan was born April 6, 1909 at Burt, the son of Rabaft and Emma Knoll Donovan. He was married at Rolfe to Lydia Jones, who survives. A son, Robert, lives at Humboldl and a daughter Betty, Mrs. Jack Wittern, at St. Paul, Minn. There are eight grandchildren. Mr. Donovan was a carpenter and operated a cabinet shop in Algona for many years Masonic rites were held Sunday at 8 p.m. at the McCullough chapel, Services for Maria Zittritsch JUDY FERSTL BARBARA WINKEL MARGIE FROEHLICH BARBARA STOFFEL JERRY PLATHE MIKE SCHILTZ JIM FICKBOHM JACK MULLER Viva Giddings, 63, LuVerne, held Saturday dies T|lursda y to araa farws The Algona Fire department was called to a tractor fire south of Algona last Wednesday at 5:40 p.m. The tractor, owned by Harlan Haas, was a complete loss. Shortly after 5 p.m. on Thursday, a caterpillar owned by John Fulkenson, Madrid, la., backfired and caught fire ait the Mejvin Alt farm nortti of Algona where ttoey were sawing walnut logs. There was extensive damage to the caterpillar. Funeral services for Maria Zittritsc'h, 95, were held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Cecelia's Catholic church with Monisignor P. P. Gearen officiating. Burial was in Calvary cemetery, Hamilotn Funeral Home in charge. Six grandsons were casketbearers. 'Maria Graf came to Iowa from Taden, Austria in 1896 and married Anton Zittritsch in June of that year. Survivors include three sons, Tony, Algona; Matthew, Aurora, Colo.'; Ted, Detroit, Mioh.; four daughters, Mrs. Elmer Kelloy and Mrs. Hugh Post, bc'lih of Algona; Mrs. Glen MeMurray, Glendale, Calif., and Helen, Gardena, Calif. Also surviving are 33 grandchildren, 18 great grand- ohii<Sre'n and a brother in Austria. LuVerne — Mrs. Guy Giddings, 63, a prominent Lu- Verne woman, died early Thursday at the Good Samaritan Home in Algona after a long illness. Funeral services for Mrs. Giddings were held Saturday afternoon at the LuVerne Methodist church. Rev. Roy A- Biesemeyer officiated and burial was in the LuVerne cemetery. She was born at Vergas, Minn., the former Viva Louse Ketzenberg and was married to Guy Giddings in 1925 in Algona. The couple had lived in the LuVerne area for the past 26 years. She was a member of the LuVerne Methodist church, Order of Eastern Star, Kos- sutih County Rural Letter Car- iers Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving Mrs. Giddtogs are her husband, Guy; a son, Guy, III, Algona; two daughters, Mrs, Verna Sanford, Palmdale, Calif.; and Mrs. Harold Wolf, LuVerne. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren; three brothers, Ralph, Ketzenberg, Chicago, 111.; George Ketzenberg, Plainfield, N. J.; Howard Ketzenberg, Windom, Minn.; and two sisters, Mrs. Paul Nybakken, Victorville, Calif, and Mrs. Harold Arndt, Comfrey, Minn. Fair frail araa saoifiaalists ia ^WJlH IWPWWlWiwiHIRi Four high school students from this area were among 255 in Iowa to be named semifinalists in the National Scholarship program. They were among the 14,000 highest scorers in a national qualifying test given last February. Those honored were Russell D. Menke, St. John's Q$ Bancroft; Marlin B. Berkland, Sentral of Fen ton; H. Frank Andersen, Ringsted; and Donald Montgomery, of Swea City. INWIIUUIIIIIIMIIMHI IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHIIMUIIIIIMUIIIIMIIIIIMIIIIIIIimimilMIMIMIIimillllim in Auto erashas at Whittamara and Homecoming at ehsckss- Garrigan this Saturday night Damage of about $925 was reported to a pickup truck and passenger car when they collided at the crest of a hill on a narrow dirt road 2 miles west and one-half mile north of Titonka Thursday afternoon about 5:20 p.m. The Koesuth sheriff's office investigated but there were no injuries to the drivers. Involved was a pickup truck driven by Merlin A. Van Hove, Titonka, and a car operated by Calvin Boekelman, also of Titonka. His car had about $125 in damage while the 1963 Van Hove pickup had $800 in estimated damage. No charges were filed. Charges of failing to enter an intersection safely were filed against August Bernau, Whittemore, when his car collided with a machine driven by Wilbur Roebar, also of Whittemore, on the Whittemore main street Friday morning about 10 a.m. Both cars had $100 estimated damage. Algona Garrigan 'high school will have its 1967-68 Homecoming Saturday night with the football game between the Golden Bears and St. Edmonds at Fort Dodge. The student body at Garrigan will vote for Homecoming King and Queen on Friday. Queen candidates are Judy Ferstl, Margie Froeh- lioh, Shirley Stoffel, ami Barb Winkel and nominated for King are Jim Fickbolm, Jack Muller, Jerry Plathe and Mike Sohiltz. Homecoming activities will formally begin Friday night with a skit and Pep rally at 7:30 at the school with a snake dance and bonfire behind the baseball field. The Garrigan marching band will present a pre-game performance at the field at halftone and tihe '67-'67 Homecoming Immerfall to leave county assessor office In a scheduled meeting Thursday evening at the courthouse the county "conr ference" board on the county assessor failed to rename Leo Immerfall as assessor. Mr. Immerfall'i tarm ax- pi re* January 1. Reasons of haalth were given a« the cause of not renaming Mr. Immerfall. The appointment of the county assessor is made by a three-unit board composed of the county supervisors, the mayors of the towns in the county, and the county school districts. The three divisions must vote as a unit, there being only three votes. The decision on not renaming Mr. Immerfall is reported to be unanimous. Mr. Immerfall has been the county assessor since the first it was established by law. In 1948 he was county auditor and resigned that post to become the county assessor. An examination must be held by the state tax commission to select eligible candidates for appointment. The candidates must pass the examination and the "confer- enee" board then choose among those who are eligible. The term of office is six years. In case no appotininent is made the county auditor must act as the assessor until such appointment has been made. The law requires notice to be given of the time and place of the examination and notice will be given in the newspapers as well as being posted in the courthouse. Details of eligibility to take the examination will be stated in the notice when it is given, queen will be crowned by Patty Loebig, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al Loebig, Wesley. The King will be announced at that time and with the Queen will lead the grand march at tihe dance following the game. Eddie Fisher and his band will play until 12:30 a,m., for all students and alumni. TITQNKAN HONORED Titonka ™* Edward Boyken, Titonka, (has been chqaen' intrusion in the 1907 of Civic of America" it w«$ ed this week by the puMcafcon,

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