Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on February 3, 1966 · Page 9
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 3, 1966
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Alqono Kottuth County •40RSDAY, F6B. 3, 1966 - ALGONA, IOWA ix-Livermore doctor onored by Governor parents are the Ferdinand Bier stedts, Fenton. James Pcttit, Peggy Pettit and their mother, Mrs. Woodfow Pettit, left Friday for Phoenix, Ariz., where they will visit the Calvin Householders and Men* ds, and will also visit the Bernard Pettits who live in Oklahoma. The Dennis Priebes named their new baby Christopher Carl. The Andrew Thomsons and Ralph Thompsons left Wednes day for Phoenix, Ariz., where they will spend the rest of the winter. Each couple took a house trailer along behind their car. Shower given Gorman at Fairville Fire destroys farm house in ../... Fenton area you Carolyn Ptnton — Carolyn Gorman was given a miscellaneous shower at St. Luke's Lutheran — FetUon Volunteei foremen were called out in the frigid weather Friday to answ er a fire call to the Ray Ohrt man farm near Rirtgsted. The {'You feel Fenton crew with crews from when Rtngsted and Cylinder fought a losing battle and the farm house and all its furnishings and the personal belongings of the family were destroyed. Mrs. Ohrtman discovered the fire about 1:45 Friday when her son, Stewart, 5, who was playing in the basement smelted smoke. She grabbed her coat and overshoes and with her son ran outside and stopped a passing gas truck to report the fire; The driver stopped at the next farm place to call but the telephone wires had already been burned by the fire. He then continued on to Depew, 3V2 miles south to place the call. Mr. Ohrtman had gone to a farm he owns 3 miles east of the home to do chores and was in Fenton when the whistle blew here. As he neared hfe home he saw smoke and louse because he was using several heat bulbs for baby rtgs. As he got closer however, ic could see it was his home, lite Ohrtmans moved to the farm in 1951 and recently remodeled the two-story home. It is believed tile fire started in the coal furnace which may have become overheated. The family includes Mr. and Mrs. Ohrtman, twins Diane and Steven, 13, Jeanie, 11, and Ste- Wart. Mr. Ohrtman commented mighty stand and helpless watch pour home and belongings burn. I guess we'll have to go to town and buy clothes, especial 4y shoes for my wife, who es ;aped shoeless in her overshoe; when she discovered the fire. 1 The home and its content, were partially covered by in surance. A shower for the family wa held Monday evening at S Paul's Lutheran church in Ring sted. Society annual meeting March 4. Other dates are February 3 for-the first Lenten Service start at 7:30, and February 5 for the Lutheran Day of rayer at Trinity of Algona. OFFICERS ELECTED Town and Country Women's club met last week.at Lorraine ?eye's with June Spicer as co hostess. Speaker was Kossuth bounty Home Economist, Lois Busch. Final plans were made for the Oldtimers Ballgames which were held on Thursday evening. (The evening saw both the men and women alumni win over the physical education, classes). Election of officers was Liver-more — One of the two awards given by the President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped was presented recently by Gov. Harold E. Hughes to Dr. Ralph W. Beardsley, former Livermore physician. Dr. Beardsley suffered a cerebral thrombosis in 1959 which resulted in permanent loss of the use of his right arm and partial paralysis of his right leg. Unable to return to his medical practice, he and his wife moved to Des Moines in 1960 where he was hired as a medical rating specialist by the Veteran's Administration. Dr. Beardsley is now a member of a three-man team responsible for evaluating applications for disability compensation and pensions, death compensation and collateral issues in claims before the Veterans Administration. His accomplishments were formally recognized last year when he received a Sustained Superior Performance award from the V.A. Dr. and Mrs. Beardsley moved to Livermore in 1931 and still maintain their home here. Their three children are Orrin, who is married to the former Delores Stiltz and have four children 2 boys and 2 girls. They live in Green Bay, Wis. and he is pharmacist and works for Osco Drug. Helen is Mrs. Charles Halm o Haywood, Calif, and she also has four children, 3 boys anc a girl, and her husband teaches school. Cathy is married to Joe Cayou and they have five daug hters. He is a Government Ran ger and they live at Boulde City, Nev. Dr. Beardsley also drives ; car and they spend weekend in Livermore when weather permits. Youth program given Sunday at Lone Rock Lone Rock — The progran Sunday night at the Presbyter ian church by the Youth Fel lowship group drew a good rowd. Taking part were Judy Craft, Michael Lee, Dianne Peron, Mary Lee Madison, Carol ones, Jill Blanchard, Rachel Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. Relatives in the area received The address for Kenneth Bierstedt, son of the Hilbert Bierstedts, rural Whittemore, is Kenneth E. Bierstedt, US 5579 9753 tion 590 — 1st Transporta York 09177V , .. this new address tor John kin this week. Private John F» Lufkin, RA 17731716, Si«e^ A, 1st AD GM GP (AD) Class 166, Fort Bliss, Te*as 79918- John is the son of the Earl Lufkins, Cylinder. DATES CHANGED Two changes in dates are noted for St. Luke's Lutheran church, Fairville, Because of the music contest in Mason City Feb. 19, confirmation classes will be held the following Monday from 4:30 to 6. Fairville will be host to the circuit conference on the 1st Monday of March rather than the 2nd Monday as is the custom because held: President, Kay Krause; vice, Ruth Waite; rec. sec., Delores Elmers; treas., Mary Hansen; historian, Iris Gerhart; cor. sec., Phylis Dreyer. PROGRESSORS MEET Fenton Progressors met last Monday with Gary Laabs. Kent Madison and his father, Milton Madison, were guests. Plans were made for a family night February 21. Gary Laabs was chosen king candidate for the Fun Night February 26. Gary Laabs gave a demonstration. talk was given by Randy Bierle. Loader Kenneth Johnson gave a talk. Lunch was served by Mrs. Laabs. church at Fairville Sunday afternoon. She will marry Darrei erkland, son • of the Lloyd terklands. Joyce Berkland had the guest >ook. She was presented with 'money corsage" from the hostesses. A program of musical elections, readings and quizes ollowed. Hostesses were Mrs. Truman Thompson, Robert Grethen, Rueben Berkland, Gertie Berk and, Ervin Berkland, Martin Berkland, Elmer Grienert, Arnold Hantelman, Lyndon Kerber, Paul Voigt, Amos Finnestad, Lloyd Kern,, Jack Gerhardt, Ray Priebe, Art Priebe, Larry Alt, Wilfred Laabs, Wai- ;er Jentz, Orville Weiner, David Berkland, Ray Laabs, Winston Kerber, Don Shaw, Lyle Newel, Roy Bierle, Willard Menz and Gerald Hanna. They will be married Saturday morning, Feb. 12, at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic church at Blue Earth. thought it might be the hog- 'of the Lutheran Home Finding A County Legion Auxiliary meeting will be held at the Methodist church in Fenton ' M Hurlburt, Mollie Blanchard, Janet Hammerstrom, Ann Fortley, Linda Knoll, Susan Blan- jhard, Allan Marlow, Kenneth Marlow, Joel Priebe, Gary Rath nd Rodney Jensen. Marilyn p erson and Cynthia Blanchard ighted the candles and Jr. Hi. )oys, Keven Brace, David New- 3rough and Lanny. Post were he ushers. ATTEND SHOWER Several women attended a shower Sunday at St. John's church at Bancroft for Miss Foley, who will soon marry Leo John Geitzenauer. Mrs. Eugene Harson attendee the mid-winter conference oi the Legion this weekend. It was held at the Hotel Ft. Des Moi nes. The Howard Bierstedts have a girl born Jan. 23 at St. Ann hospital, Algona, 8 Ibs. 2 oz and has been named Bethann Nina. She has 6 sisters. He maternal grandparents are the Alfred Muirs, Sacramento, CaJ ifornia, and the paternal granc The Ray Dreyers attended convocation at Esthervillc Junior College Sunday. The exercises were held to honor students on the deans list at the college. Sentral high school graduates honored were Dennis Dahl, Dennis Frink, Ray Dreyer Jr., Loren Menz, Mike Hassel, and jlainc Schlei. Nadine Weisbrod spent last tveek with her parents, the Dale iVeisbrods. She was on a semes- er break from Morningside ollege. 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