The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 11, 1967 · Page 13
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 13

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, July 11, 1967
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WHAT ARE THEY DOING? BY STEVE WALLER "You'd be surprised how many people run the stop signs at East End" .... No, this factual observation was not stated by a local policeman. The young man with his sights on misdemeaning motorists is Bill Boldridge, local city employee. BUI is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Boldridge of Algona and a 1967 graduate of Algona High School. During the summer, his time is taken up by a job which finds him all over the city, busily engaged in all kinds of work. While mowing and weeding near the wading pool at the east end of town, Bill watches hundreds of motorists cruise through the 4-way stop signs. He isn't paid to do this nor is it part of his job, but Bill can't help noticing such obviously-overlooked violations. Too bad he's not a cop. What DOES BUI do for the city ? Just about any odd job, large or small, that calls for plenty of Grethen House 1514 NO. SHORE DRIVE CLEAR LAKE, IOWA Iowa's bit of New England invites your parties, luncheons, coffees, brunches, bridal showers and dinners. Smart casual clothes, selected gifts are carefully chosen to please the discriminating. Fashion Show Luncheons Ev*ry Thursday. CALL FLEETWOOD 7-«ll FOR RESERVATIONS stamina under hot, humid .conditions and a strong set of back muscles. For the past two summers, Bill has helped his father, also a city employee, in the street department. He works five days a week from 8 to 4:30 with a couple "pop breaks" each day and an hour for lunch. Various endeavor sQobs) which our young employee has conquered when necessary include spraying roses at the rose garden, trimming and mowing grass and hedges at all the city parks, cleaning flower beds and pulling weeds along fences—also known as "cleaning out fence lines". Conditions for working aren't always the best. Of course, if rain comes, Bill must find a sheltered task to take up. Quite often he has to wait until the weather has dried up before he can do anything at all. Another frustration is the pesty insects that seem to thrive on sweat. And you don't stay clean for long when swabbing sewer intakes! Bill claims the "grandma!"of them all is pulling weeds. Have you noticed how de-weeded the fences are around the baseball and Softball fields ? "Bolder", as he's called by associates, contributes his time and effort to the beautification of local recreation areas and keeps plenty busy because the grass (and weeds) grows fast here. Unfortunately, there are always inconsiderate people. One such character caused quite a bit of trouble at the rose garden near Bryant School. It seems the culprit, rat, or whatever you choose to call him, appeared several times in succession about one or two o'clock in the morning to trample, stomp and brutally destroy one of Algona's beauty spots. The damage was noticed and the "stomper" finally chased out of the area by neighboring residents. Bill recalls a week earlier this summer when he truly was fascinated by his job. A sewer camera crew came to assist local employees in a survey of Algona's rooted sewers. "It was really something," says Bill, "to see the inside of a sewer 20 feet down without having to suffocate at the same time." Bill adds that many lines were thoroughly invaded by root growths from trees, so a cleanup conference was held. Quite well-known around town for his athletic prowess, Bill has a sports-filled background. He is a three-year letterman in baseball, with two-year awards in track, football and basketball. Needless to say, he keeps in shape all year around. For pastimes outside the sports world, Bill watches TV, reads periodicals, and "rocks, out" when a dance hits town. He's working on a new interest, tennis, when time permits. For fellow workers, Bill has his dad, Neil Smith, Mike Nichols, Mr. Burtis, Mr. Pergande, Mr. Helmers and Mr. Sifert on occasions. "Bolder" will go to the University of Northern Iowa at Cedar Falls this September where he'll major in business administration. Oh, almost forgot. "X-ray eyed Bill" also counted 17 Jimmy 8's (trucks) one day. Tuesday, July 11, 1967 Algona (la.) Upper Des Moinet—7 The Tom Prestons were Sunday dinner guests at the home of her brother and family, the Fred Links, Fairmont. Mrs. R. S.Mather entered Holy Family Hospital at Estherville Tuesday for major surgery. Mrs. Floyd Montgomery and Mrs. Russell Eldridge and two MYF girls of Fenton attended sessions at Morningside College, Sioux City, to train for study courses which will be held in the churches next year. Mr. and Mrs. Everett Honette and family, Denair, Cal., came Wednesday to the home of her parents, the Walter Magnusens, for a week's visit. Sunday, they enjoyed a picnic at Reynolds Park, Swea City, with about 75 friends and members of the family. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hans and Mr. and Mrs. George Schroeder were weekend guests at the Albert Hans home at Willmar, Minn. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stephan and family of River Grove, HI. were weekend guests at the George Anderson home. Carol Pugsley and Jane Zabel of Des Moines were weekend guests at the Jack Reece home. The Albert Andersons enjoyed Sunday at Okoboji. Wed 35 Years Mr. and Mrs. George Kicke, Wesley, celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary July 2 at a dinner at Clear Lake. Guests were their children, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ricke, Grand Meadow, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Dean Ricke and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Vitzthum, all of Wesley, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Ricke, Muscatine, and Janice and Ronald Ricke. Friends who were present included John Frideres and Jim Williams, Wilmington, m., and Jim Schumacher, Algona. Mr. and Mrs. George Ricke and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Ricke spent the weekend at Minneapolis visiting Mr. and Mrs. Arden Hovland. Mrs. Hovland is a sister of Mrs. George Ricke. Training and experience received in 4-H helps youngsters in future career choice. Those who know Know > MINNEAPOLIS 1SWEA-EAGLE1 = • = == s m By Mrs. Kenneth Brones 1 ss * ^a illlllllllllllllilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllliiiiiili SWEA-EAGLE - Members of . the V.F.W. Auxiliary met at the home of hospital chairman, Mrs. Amery Charlson, June 28, to sew scuffles and carpet rags for a Veterans home or hospital. At the meeting were, in addition to the chairman, Mrs. Robert Holm, the new chairman, Mrs. Ed Blair, Mrs. Ed Berggren, Mrs. H.S. Montgomery, Mrs. William Phelps, Mrs. Carlos Engelby, Mrs. Carlyle Engelby, Mrs. Wallace Johnson, Mrs. Earl Kvamsdale, Mrs. Lee Davidson, Mrs. Kenneth Brones and Mrs. Warren Thompson. Hostesses were Mrs. Charlson, Mrs. Wallace Johnson and Mrs. Gordon Jones. - o - MOTOR HOTEL For Convenience For Friendliness. [like Atmosphere , . For Luxury Accommodations ... For Budget Rates... For Resort- Easily Accessible to All Highways, • IM.'I Di-liKlilful Air I'uorliljiini'il Idiom: ;inrl Siiili-s ' Nillilill.-ll f mill Mriliil Axviinl hi'Mli KitiK Si/i' Sw iiiimiiiM I'niil • t'om|ilrlc Miili-l Sl'I'Vii'i's • I'lri'TV • I'liiv AII-.-I I-01 ('Ilildirn litihy Siller Si'i\ in- EXCELLENT FOOD--Kedxood Dinmi: Mooin featuring Hearth Charcoal Ilioilci) Steak', - Colfee Shop open lirinr 6:00 a in. 'till Midnight — Cu'.Mdil Lounge Ample Free Pirking in Front 01 Your Room y. SINGLE ROOMS "WO.WT,^ *9-00 »o $10.00 DOUBLE ROOMS i $13.00 to £14.50 i uiiilri 1.' 11(11 in ijinc loom with Adults. Wire or write (or Ruination! — Phone (Ana 61?) 588 4665 HOLIDAY MOTOR HOTEL Jet Highways 100 and 55 Wejl Minneapolis 22. Minnesota. Minutes from Downtown — 15 Minutes from Met Stadiun Home of the Twins and Vikings — 20 Minutes from Int Airport FOR SALE at Public Auction The executors of the estate of Susanna TJiilges will sell at public auction the following described real estate: The South One-Half of the South One-Half (S'/a S'/») of Section 21, Township 94 North, Range 30, West of the 5th P.M. and The West One Half of the Northeast Quarter (W'/i NE'/«) of Section 28, Township 94 North, Range 30, West of the 5th P.M. TIME OF SALE: 1:30 P.M., July 12, 1967. PLACE OF SALE: Sale will take place on the real estate above described which is I 1 /) mile south and 2Va mile east of Weat Bend, Iowa. TERMS; 10% down on the date of sale, balance to be paid March 1, 1968. POSSESSION: Possession will be given to the buyer on March 1, 1968. Sellers will pay the taxes of 1967 payable in 1968, For further information see Sylvester Thilges, We§t Bend, Iowa, Clarence Thilges, West Bend, Iowa, Felix Thilges, West Bend, Iowa, Executors of the Estate «f Susanna Thilges. Hutchison ft Andfwwn, Algona, l»wa Charley Quinn, Auctioneer Attwn»y« 51-52

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