The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 20, 1967 · Page 18
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 18

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 20, 1967
Page 18
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Algona (la.) Upper Des Molnei Thursday, April 20, 1967 New Addition To The Family! ™ IA: ii, D a MJI ffi, ft 1,1^ !l il ONE HUNDRED AND TWO YEARS AGO (1865) after hauling a vintage press across country by team, the first printing plant in Kossuth County was established in Algona. The newspaper was called "The Upper Des Moines." The name was chosen because it served an area between the east and west forks of the upper branches of the Des Moines river ... the area was called the Upper Des Moines country by early settlers. During the following years modern equipment and expanded printing and publishing facilities have been added. Acquisition of a new Chief 17 offset press for commercial printing is our most recent forward step, It joins our family of Heidelberg letter presses and the four-unit Vanguard web newspaper offset press, largest of its kind in North Central Iowa. The Upper Des Moines Publishing Co., and its affiliate, Midwest Printing & Lithographing Co., represent together a solid, home-owned segment of industrial development in Algona and Kossuth County. Meet our personnel . . . your friends and neighbors . . . OUR NEW A.T.F. CHIEF OFFSET PRESS NOW IN SERVICE FOR OUR PRINTING CUSTOMERS JACK PURCELL Shop Foreman DON SMITH Managing Editor RUSS WALLER Editor-Publisher DENNY WALLER Advertising RUSS KELLEY Advertising JOSEPHINE WALDERA Bookkeeper PAUL HALVERSON Operator STEVE WALLER Lay-out Si Gen'L ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES REPORTERS - CORRESPONDENTS Algona- Ruth Shierk Evelyn Cady Burt - Mrs. Al Hlnckley Fenton - Mrs. Ray Uthof Irvington- Mrs. Marguerite Hayes Ledyard-Mrs. Earl Jorgenson Lone Rock - Mrs. A. A. Krueger Ottosen- Mrs. Donald Usher Portland - Mrs. Victor Fitch St. Joe— Mrs. Sylvester Wagner Seneca- Mrs. Henry Looft Sexton- Mrs. Clarence Huff Swea City — Mrs. Mervin Johnson Swea-Eagle-Mrs. Kenneth Brones Titonka — Mrs. Mary Schroeder Wesley - Mrs. Viola Studer Whittemore - Art Heidenwith MIDWEST PRINTING and LITHOGRAPHING PERSONNEL (plant In U-D-M Bldg.) ARLA COWAN Typist WEB PRESS PRODUCTION OF NEWSPAPERS SHOPPERS PERIODICALS CATALOGS DIRECTORIES CIRCULARS RAY MCCARTY Cameraman HARLAN STEBURG Midwest Supt. SHORTY MERTZ Pressman BRYCE SAMPSON Apprentice JOAN MERTZ Platemaking JANICE ALTMAN Platemaking LINDA LOCKWOOD Typist UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO ALGONA, IOWA PUBLISHERS OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES & NORTH IOWA SHOPPER -COMBINED CIRCULATION 9,200 I ALL KINDS OF COMMERCIAL PRINTING OFFICE SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT ADDING MACHINES AND TYPEWRITERS FIREPROOF EQUIPMENT

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