The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 21, 1967 · Page 5
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 5

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 21, 1967
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Wife, Former Burl Pastor, Rites Held BURT - Final rites for a former Burt resident, Mrs. Louis W, (Linda A.)RIchmann, 74, were held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Fairmont, at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13. Mrs. Rlchmann passed away at the Fairmont Community Hospital on Sunday afternoon. She had been admitted to the hospital earlier the same day. Death was attributed to a heart condition. Linda Neuman was born at Wheaton, Minn, on May 8, 1893. On Nov. 8, 1917 she was united in marriage to Rev. Louis Richmann. She and her husband served numerous Missouri Synod Lutheran churches, including St. John's Lutheran Church at Burt. The Richmanns left Burt in 1944, going to Minnesota, where he served until his retirement in 1960. They then moved to Fairmont where she had resided since. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert Pfeil, Fairmont and Mrs. Wayne Flohrs, Trimont; and eight grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death on Sept. 1, 1962. Burt friends attending funeral services for Mrs. Richmann on Wednesday included Mrs. R.G. Willrett, Mrs. Ann Reimers, Mrs. Esther Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bleich, Mrs. Clara Reynolds, Mrs. O.J. Cherland, Mrs. Ralph Bierstedt, Mrs. Lyle Marlow, Mrs. Wilfred Radig, Mrs. Clarence Schutjer, Mrs. Martha Draeger and Eugene, Herman Rachut, Sr., and Wilfred Chafee. - o - The Raymond Lavrenz family, Stratford, visited Burt relatives and friends Sunday. M| Burt M Thursday, S«p». 21, 1967 Algona (la.) Upp«r D« MolnM- IMG NlOmtOr Lone Rock PwblUhtd ly Th« Upper Oet M«lrtM Publishing Co., Mgtne, Iowa Mrs. Rubv Hinckley, News Streetcar At Burt Long Ago What Dennis Waller. Editor Members of last year's school personnel were hosts to the new faculty members at a "Steak Cook-Out" at Call State Park, Algona on Tuesday evening. Husbands and wives of the school personnel were also guests. The Mid-Bell Music Company are sponsoring an instrument display at the school band room at 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25. All interested 5th grade students and their parents are cordially invited to attend. A COMPLETE LINE OF GRADE A DAIRY PRODUCTS J/ om. • iURT 924-3387 DON HUMUS GARRY FUNERAL HOME and AMBULANCE SERVICE AMBULANCE EQUIPPED WITH OXYGEN PHONE BANCROFT 5483 SUCCESSOR TO C. B. CHIPfWAN FUNERAL SERVICE C. B. CHIPMAN, PHONE BURT, RES. 924-3431 Burt School Supt. From 50 Years Ago Returns BURT - The following article was taken from the New Orleans Times Picayune paper and was written by the columnist Howard Jacobs. "Rip Van Winkle came back to his home town after twenty years, but Beverly Brown of New Orleans made Rip's slumber resemble a cat nap when he returned to Burt, Iowa recently, a small town where he was superintendent of the Burt schools fifty years ago. Realizing that a small town would have undergone many drastic changes in 50 years as might have been recorded by Thornton Wilder or Sinclair Lewis, he sent a letter, addressed to "The Methodist Minister, Burt, Iowa." In it he told of his intention to return to Burt and noted that he had not set foot in Iowa since 1917. "The clergyman, even though he had no personal recollection of the school superintendent of 50 years ago, was enchanted. He set the wheels rolling and as a result 23 of the original 83 high school students of 1917, then lads and lassies of thirteen to eighteen years (Brown was 27) and now staid business and professional people ''and 'housewives s and - yes — house grannies, gathered at the Methodist church to reminisce with Brown. "Two receptions were held there for Beverly and his wife, who reported that it was amazing how her husband reconstructed his stay in Burt and recalled features of each of his former students, missing only once, as he called each by name. "It goes without saying, this was a most important day in the elderly man's life." The Browns were guests in Burt in mid-August, making the trip here by auto. Post Office Department. "This project is in accordance with our policy of building new post offices only where they are urgently needed," Mr. O'Brien said. "We are constantly reassessing our. construction program to determine whether present building can be altered or remodeled to take care of our expanding mail volume." The successful bidder will remodel the building on the west side of Main Street between Front Street and Reba Street and lease it to the Department for 5 years, with renewal options running up to 6 years. The building will consist of 1,083 square feet of interior space. Mr. O'Brien explained that the Department's capital investment is limited substantially to postal equipment. The building will remain under private ownership, with the owner paying local real estate taxes. Burt Couple Returns From 10-Day Trip BURT - Mr. and Mrs. Vern Shipler arrived home Saturday evening from a 10-day vacation with relatives in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Enroute to the home of his brother and family, the Everett Shiplers at Fairchild, Wise., the Shiplers toured the Wisconsin Dells. They were guests in Fair-" child until Wednesday. From Wednesday to Saturday they were guests of his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Butler at Clitheral, Minn. They also called on Mrs. Shipler's nephew and family, the Clifford Westlings and his cousin and family, the Gene Butchers. - o Mrs, Glee Bullock, Milton, visited her sister, Mrs. Lauretta Waltman, from Tuesday to Sunday. They were joined Saturday by Mr. Bullock and Charles Bullock and his roommate, Terry Andrews, who are students at Iowa State University, Ames. To Modernize, Relocate P.O. At Lone Rock Modernization of the post office in Lone Rock was advanced today with the announcement by Postmaster General Lawrence F. O'Brien that a contract has been awarded to Mr. and Mrs. Willard Thompson of Lone Rock to remodel and lease the building to the Be Sure Your Tractor Is Giving You 100% Make certain your tractor is operating at 100% for the best results this year. Let us give it a once- over. Expert repair work done at minimal prices on any tractor, car or truck. Yoy name it, we can do it! Reutzel's Garage Phone 924.3315 Burl Giffords Have A Plenty Of Potatoes! This historical photograph of Burl's main street was uncovered by George Manus recently. The picture faces east and the location of many current Burt business places can be recognized. It seems that Burt was the hub of area activity at the time of the photo- as is evident by the street car in the middle of the road. Old timers in the area say that on Saturday nights visitors used to come from up to 100 miles away to take in the "doin's." Many Burt citizens would like to know more about the town at the time the above scene was captured. If you can aid in the historical details concerning the photo, please let us know. No one ever told us they had a street car system in Burt I Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Bruhn, Emmetsburg, were Saturday guests at the home of their daughter and family, the Doyle McFarlands. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Lovstad spent the past weekend at the home of her brother and family, the Paul Millers at Lake City, Minn. Mr. and Mrs. Dean Andrews accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Dale Struthers, Algona, to North Liberty, Iowa on Saturday where they were guests until Monday at the. A....L. Struthers home. The men are brothers and Mrs. A.L. Struthers is a sister of Mr. Andrews. The Struthers just recently moved to a new home at North Liberty after being employed at Oakdale the past 25 years or more. John Lovstad, vocal music instructor in the Boone Valley school system, spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Lovstad. BANK SERVICES FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY j i BURT - The Gordon GUfords believe in doing things in a "big way" and proof here in the above photos of three potatoes raised from just peelings planted last spring. The three potatoes, two of which covered an 11-inch dinner plate, weighed a little over 12 Ibs. Mrs. Gifford proudly displays the prize-winners. Burt Folks At Convention Of Dairy Farmers BURT - Mr. and Mrs. Walter Campney attended the 20th annual Convention of the National Association of Animal Breeders at Hershey, Pa., from Sept. 5-8. Mr. Campney was a voting delegate from Midwest Breeder's Corp. of Showano, Wise. Delegates were registered from 32 states and two Canadian provinces and represented 27 A.L organizations: During the 3-day convention, guests were treated to tours of Hershey area attractions, the nearby Pennsylvania Dutch country, and local dairy farms, Mr. and Mrs. Campney spent a few days previous to the convention with relatives at Ft. Ann, New York, and on the return trip stopped over night with friends at Elkhart, Ind. Mr. Campney and his son, Richard, own and operate a large up-to-date Grade A milking setup. They have a dairy herd of over 80 purebred Holsteins. Burt Host To State Line School Heads BURT - A meeting of the State Line Schools, superintendents, principals and coaches was held at the Burt school on Wednesday evening. Pairing of the girls and boys basketball tournaments were made. The dates for the annual State Line Instrumental and Vocal Music Festivals were also set. The Instrumental Festivals will be held on Jan. 29 with the Vocal Festivals scheduled for Mar. 18 and Mar. 19. The State Line Basketball Tournaments - both boys and girls- will be held Jan. 15-20. The Boys State Line Track Meet is scheduled for May 6 with the Girls Track Meet the following day, May 7. - o Mrs. Elsie Winters will be hostess to a meeting of the Fortnightly Club at her home Sept. 22. Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Boettcher visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Nolan, Emmestburg, last week. Mr. andMrs.DuWayneGebken, Ames, spent the weekend at the parental Fred Gebken and Glenn Black homes. Mr. and Mrs. Vern Rafdal and family, Titonka, we re Sunday dinner guests at the parental Lawrence Doege home. Mrs. Lauretta Waltman and Mrs. Glee Bullock, Milton, were Thursday supper and evening guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hamilton. Friday night, Mrs. Waltman and Mrs. Bullock were supper and evening guests of the Paul Arends. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Otto, Storm Lake, were Sunday guests at the home of the William Ottos. The men are brothers. Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Miller spent from Saturday till Tuesday at the summer home of the former's brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Oran Miller at Harbert, Mich., on the shore of Lake Michigan, Also enjoying the few days at Harbert were Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Miller, Cleveland, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Oran Miller, Evanston, 111,; Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Miller, Laurens; Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Miller, Estherville; and Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Miller, Royal. The men are all brothers.' Banking with us is a family affair. Your boy or girl will be interested in our savings account service. A little saving will help develop thrifty habits for tomorrow. If you have teen-agers earning their own money, acquaint them with our checking account. | It's an easy, safe way to carry money J or pay bills. Parents will be interested in i the many other services offered by our bank. Stop in today for free consultation on any financial problem. BURT SAVINGS BANK MEMBER F.D.I.C. | SAVINGS INSURED UP TO S15,QOO J LECTRIC ( MOTOR SERVICE Expert service on oil re- vending and general re- po'r of electnc motors. RED'S MOTOR SHOP AT NIW LOCATION - BURT, IA. - PHQNI 934.3341 EVERYTHING MUST GO! RUMMAGE SALE CONTINUES! Entire Stock Drastically Reduced! If you haven't shopped this closing out sale lin Burt, then you've missed thousands of bar-l (gains. But it's not too late - there are hundreds [more-all merchandise reduced tremendously.. J i OFF SHIPLER'S DRY GOODS & VARIETY BURT, IOWA

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