The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 29, 1967 · Page 5
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 5

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 29, 1967
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8-Algona (la.) Upper Des Moines Thursday, June 29, 1967 WHAT ARE THEY DOING? 3Y STEVE WALLER Believe it or not, tlie sewage treatment plant isn't at all offensive. At least, Larry Xauholz, our young employee, is aware of the fact. Larry works at the local sewage treatment plant in Blackford Park in the southwest part of town. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Nauholz, Algona, and a 1967 graduate of Garrigan high. It isn't that bad. You wouldn't really know that the 30 miles of sanitary and rain sewers of Algona empty into this area. . .unless you stood directly over one of the huge wash tanks at the plant. Larry began working for Bob Lemkee, Water Pollution Plant Commissioner, after graduation. Larry's work day starts at 8 and ends at 5 Monday through Friday. When asked what his "typical" day on the job consisted of, Larry pointed out that "Xo two days are alike because there are a lot of different chores to handle." Since he started working full time May 29th, Larry has washed and cleaned tanks, purified filter arms, removed sludge from clogged pumps, surveyed lots for the city, read flow tests in sewers, sprayed for mosquitos, mowed and trimmed the park- like area adjacent to the plant, and tilled the area gardens. Larry has had a couple of close calls. Once when the boss was out and Larry was brushing up one of the tanks, the office phone began to ring. As Larry began to run around the slippery edge of the tank (which was partially filled with about four feet of slime), lie momentarily lost his footing. LOOOK OUT! Larry didn't answer the phone right away. . .but he didn't fall all the way in either. Other than cleaning the sludge off the bottom of tanks, Larry's duties aren't too "nauseating". He sanitizes the huge slow- circling filter arms of the largest tank and removes leaves, sticks, etc. besides spraying the entire plant grounds with disinfectant. A slight problem was created by the excessive rainfall a few weeks ago. The rain sewers became so clogged that rainwater (which was fairly clean) ran into the sanitary sewers which are normally separate. The water came into the plant at a rate slightly faster than it could be filtered and leave the system. No serious damage was done other than the seepage of clean rainwater into a portion of the office. The easiest part of Larry's job is moving and trimming the well-kept acreage. Larry says his hardest task isuncloggingthe rancid pump. Hard on the nose. But the park is as beautiful a spot as there is in Algona. One interesting point about the odor (or rattier lack of it) around the plant, is the furnace. A special incinerator digests the sulphorized gases in a reburning process which eliminates any harmful, unpleasant fumes. Algona's water is very high in sulphur content, I was told, which causes the abundance of gas within the sludge storage compound. However, this odor never reaches the outside atmosphere because it is burned. Larry also pointed out that none of the sewage enters the nearby Des Moines River in any way. Only the water from the rain sewers flows into the river, this being thoroughly treated for impurities. The sludge is stored inside a closed tank and pumped out to dry in several "sludge beds" every few months. When dried, Larry says many people put the "fertilizer" to work on lawns and gardens. Otherwise the totally-baked, dried out sediment is removed by Larry and Mr. Lemkee with the aid of other city employees. Young Mr. Nauholz will attend the University of Northern Iowa next fall with studies concentrated in Business Administration. He'll be back in ' Algona next summer to resume work at the sewage plant if a man is needed. In his spare moments Larry- takes showers (?!), plays golf and tennis, swims, fishes, and hunts. Suggestion; Take a trip to the plant. Ask for the cwnonn tour and dress like ,\ tourist. Then, take your gavlwgo to the city dump in north Aigona. . .and take your gas mask alor.g! Honor Pair Of Birthdays In Portland Home PORTLAND - A family get- together was held June IS in the Paul Arena home in honor of Mrs. Arend's mother. Mrs. Lena Jimkermeier's birthday. This was also the birthday of Mike Arend, Algona. Attending were the Marvin and Dell Jtinker- nieier families of Elmore, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Junkermeier of Lakota, Mr. and Mrs. Lamont Junkermeier of Titonka, Mr. and Mrs. Bill heading of Lone Rock. Sunday evening guests were Mr. and Mrs. Mike Arend, Rose and Christine of Algona. - o - Mrs. Lloyd Bar tie tt was a Thursday evening visitor of Mrs. Dwight Ruse. Mrs. Donald Ringsdorf was a Friday visitor. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Parsons, Patricia and Randall of Lone Rock and Mrs. John Oliveria, who attends Drake University at Des Moines, and little daughter, Vickie Lee, were Sunday dinner guests in the S. R. Parsons home. Mrs. Everett Hanna of Lone Rock was a Sunday visitor. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bristow of LuVerne, Mr. and Mrs. Eric Seegebarth of Lone Rock and Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Marlow went to Bancroft Friday evening where they visited Mrs. Clara Marlow in "the Heritage Rest Home. Later, they spent the evening in the Marlow home. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Loebach, Jr. were hosts to a baptismal dinner in their home June 25 in honor of their new daughter, Jeanette Isabell, born June 15 at St. Ann hospital, Algona. Guests attending the dinner were Mr. and Mrs. Joe H. Loebach, Leonard and Ann of Whittemore, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Klein of Irvington, Norman Klein and his fiancee, Jean Owens, who are both attending school at Iowa State, and Mrs. Anna Geishecker of Algona. Father Ramaeker was an afternoon visitor. Ann Loebach and Norman Klein were sponsors. The first cutting of peas was just completed on the Joe Loebach farm, Sunday night. Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Meister spent Sunday last week at the K. K Cox home, Tomploton. Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Marlow, IVitii and Lisa were Sunday visitors and suppev guests in the UU-hard Uvistow home at Irvington. Mrs. Howard Sparks andDaryl wore June IS dinner guests in the Lome of Mr. and Mrs. BillTlach, !>vitt. This was a birthday dinner in honor of Mrs. Sparks and also in observance of the 26th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Tlach. Recent visitors in the home of Mrs. Howard Sparks were Mrs. Hap Peterson, Hazel and Edith Fudlong, all of Titonka, •Cornice and Zada Altwegg of Spencer and Wilfred Altwegg of Dayton, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Meister, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Meister, •;i.ll Meister, Mr. and Mrs. P.W. Marlow and Doug, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Eckels, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bristow, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Day and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Brown all went to Ft. Dodge Saturday evening where they dined in honor of Mrs. Dennis Meister's birthday. Mrs. Harold Andreasen of Burt and Mrs. Walter Post of Clear Lake went to Armstrong Thursday and decorated the graves of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Van Dorston and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Van Dorston, grandfather and uncle of Mrs. Andreasen. They also decorated the graves of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart, father and mother of Mrs. Post and Mr. and Mrs. Topton, sister of Mrs. Post, and they visited Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hornsey and Mr. and Mrs. Olson, all of Armstrong. Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Smith of Hampton and Mr. and Mrs. David Smith of Ft. Dodge were Sunday dinner guests in the Henry Smith home. Mr. and Mrs. Ole Frendahl of Algona were Sunday supper guests in the Victor Fitch home. Mrs. Lloyd Bartlett is in the Britt hospital after suffering a heart attack. Mrs. Howard Sparks, Daryl Sparks and Betty Tlach of Britt went to Traer Friday for the wedding rehearsal that evening of Bonnie Young and Jim Sparks and for the rehearsal dinner given by Mrs. Sparks at Toledo. Guests at the dinner were Bonnie Yoiini;, Traer, Jim Sparks, Nettcndorf, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Young, Traer, Daryl Sparks, Burt, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Young, Traer, Mr. and Mrs. John Thatcher, Cedar Falls, Sainenc Wilimek, Traer, John Erlckson, Moline, m., Ethan Jacobson, Cedar Falls, Betty Tlach, Britt, Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Dimlup, Craig and Chris of Dysart, Rev. and Mrs. Dieken, Traer, Bar- bara Young, Traer, and Doyle Military Grads Trenary, Burt. '•The tragedy of war is that it uses man's best to do man's worst." New Jaycee Member President Les Foxhoven and the Algona Jaycees welcomed Duane Lenz into the organization at the last meeting. Mr. Lenz is manager of the Holiday Station- Store, here. Two Algonans, Dean Benschoter and Gary Mergen, were among 73 men graduated from the Iowa Military Academy at Camp Dodge Saturday morning. Members of the National Guard, they are now eligible for commissioning as second lieutenants in that organization. "Kossuth County's Favorite Newspaper" VETERANS and HOME OWNERS All applications for Homestead Tax Credit must be on file in the office of the County Assessor and all applications for Soldier's Exemptions must be on file in the office of the County Assessor on or before July 1st, 1967, in order to receive credit on the 1967 tax payable in the year 1968. This being on this year's assessments. Check your receipts and if you have not already filed with your Assessor, you should do so at once. Soldier's Exemption Must Be Filed Each Year If during the past year you have sold real estate on which you claim Soldier's Exemption and have acquired other real estate and desire to claim exemption on personal property or on moneys and credits, please notify the County Assessor by July 1st, 1967. Viet Nam Conflict Veterans are eligible beginning as of August 5, 1964, ($500.00) If you have moved from the town or township in which you claimed Soldier's exemption or Homestead Credit last year, please notify the County Auditor or County Assessor of this change so that you will receive your exemption or credit. Korean Conflict Veterans are now eligible from June 27, 1950 to and including January 31, 1955. The County Auditor's Office or the County Assessor's Office will be glad to give any other information regarding these exemptions or credits. LEO IMMERFALL, Assessor KOSSUTH COUNTY, IOWA Miss Algona Kitty Hardgroue ONE TIME OFFER! Miss Congeniality Patty Loebig First Runner-up Sheri Baker Me Gregor St. & Highway 169 ALGONA, IOWA Our buyers have purchased the complete stock from Eveready of their factory close-outs on insecticides and Weed Killers. NO SALE TO DEALERS! LIMIT 2 OF EACH! 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