The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 30, 1968 · Page 10
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 10

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 30, 1968
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Burglarize Tavern & Super Market 1O-Algomi la.) Upper DM Mointt Tuesday, Jan. 30, 1968 Two break-ins and a theft of a piece of farm equipment kept peace officers busy with investigations the latter part of last week. Largest monetary loss occurred at Leona's Tap sometime during the night Wednesday, Jan. 24, when a thief or thieves got away with $108 in currency and coins which had been placed in a cigar box. The other break-in occurred at Hood's Super Valu here Thursday night - and theft of a hydraulic pump and hoses was reported by Joe Bradley Equipment, Friday. At Leona's, entrance was gained through the back door where a screen was ripped out and the door kicked in. The glass in the door was also broken by the culprit, who went to a cooler inside and took the cigar box containing the money. Smokey Ristau, an employee, discovered the theft when he reported to work Thursday morning. According to police officers, nothing else was disturbed. John Hood of Hood's Super Valu, discovered the break-in there when he arrived at the store early Friday and called Sheriff Ralph lindhorst and police officers to the scene. The burglars were not successful at Hood's. The photos above graphically show the two areas of the building most involved in the crime. At left, a hole in the ceiling near the rear (south) wall of the large supermarket can be seen. Thaf s where the would-be thief made his entrance for the fruitless try for funds. Also barely visible through the hole in the ceiling is the ventilator, leading to the outside of the building, which allowed the criminal to gain entrance from the outside. The bottom section of the ventilator was broken out. At the right is the safe, located in the store's office near the front of the building. A drill was used on the safe door (located in the round hole in the top of the safe), and the hole made by it can be clearly seen in the photo. The dial, upper left edge of door, was knocked off and the door cover, lower right, was removed before the drilling began. The safe door didn't budge, however, and its contents, which amounted to very little cash, went untouched. Large amounts of money are never left in the building overnight as the day's receipts are always placed in a bank night depository. Apparently nothing else was taken or disturbed in the store and three cash registers went untouched. The person who entered the store reached the ventilator by walking on the roof of a large trash box. It is not known when the hydraulic pump and hoses were stolen from Bradley's lot south of the courthouse. The parts were taken from an IHC grain elevator and were valued at $90. A power saw stolen from afield at the Merle Moxley farm east of Algona was returned to the owner Thursday. It was located at Sioux City after investigation by Lindhorst. Two construction workers admitted they took the saw and they returned it to Moxley. Possible charges in the matter are pending. (UDM Flashfotos) $1,200 Damage To Vehicles, W-Bend Crash Damages estimated at $1,200 resulted to autos driven by Edward M. Schmalen, 37, and Charles L. Shellmeyer, 17, both of West Bend, when they collided on highway 44 there at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23. Shellmeyer was charged with failing to stop or yield at a through highway by Patrolman Tom Cogdall who investigated. Schmalen was headed south and Shellmeyer was headed west at the time of the mishap. The Shellmeyer vehicle struck the other in the left rear. Welfare Program Congregational Women's Fellowship will hold a one o'clock luncheon Feb. 1. Circle #3 will serve, Meta Gunder will give devotions and the program will be given by Mrs, Helen Hutchison who will show slides of her recent trips. UDM WANT ADS PAY OFF Wayne Lynch Of Seneca Named Emmet Assessor Wayne Lynch, 41, Seneca, is the new Emmet county assessor. Lynch, who was appointed Wednesday to fill the unexpired term of the late Ervin Christiansen of Ringsted, will begin his duties Feb. 1. A Seneca area farmer, he was selected from four applicants by a 3-member examining board. Selection was approved by county mayors, board of education and board of supervisors. Lynch has lived in the Seneca area all his life, and remained on the same farm 22 years. He has no plans to move at present. He has been Swea township assessor since 1962. Lynch has been on the Kossuth county extension council the past three years, serving as chairman, vice-chairman and budget committee member. He has been secretary of the North Kossuth Bowling Association, and secretary of the Northwest School Bus Co., a group of six families that own a school bus. He is a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Bancroft. He is married to the former Donna Jean Foley of Seneca and has seven daughters and three sons. He is a graduate of Seneca High School. Cresco Boys 4-H The Cresco Boys 4-H met Jan. 15 at the extension office, called to order by President Chuck Frideres. Craig Roethler and Jerry Simpson were named to check about getting a gym for practice. David Sabin and Jerry Simpson gave talks. The club decided to send "get well" wishes to Peggy Sabin who is hospitalized after bone surgery. Lunch followed with Simpsons in charge. In Car, Steers Foggy Collision A 20-year-old LuVerne man, Thomas G. Capesius, escaped injury when the auto he was driving struck two steers on a blacktop road two miles north and three miles west of LuVerne Saturday at 9 p.m. The auto was headed north and it was very foggy. Capesius saw the steers, but not in time to avoid hitting them. One was killed and the other injured and the auto went into the east ditch, remaining on its wheels. An estimated $700 damage resulted to the auto, according to Deputy Sheriff Eppo Bulten who investigated. Garrigan Grade School Meet First-round play in the annual Garrigan Grade School Basketball Tournament got underway there last evening (Monday). Four games were played. Semi-final round games are slated Tiiursday, Feb. 1, at 7 and 8 p.m., with the finals to be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, following a consolation fray an hour earlier. A trophy will be presented to the winning club and the league champion, the team which copped the regular season crown, will also get a trophy. KOSSUTH COUNTY'S FAVORITE NEWSPAPERII Tuesday, February 6 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. LOCATED 4 MILES SOUTH AND '/ 2 MILE EAST OF ALGONA, IOWA See a new Honegger Thrive Center Hog System, the latest thing in modern, environmentally controlled farrowing and nursery facilities. Features the oxidation wheel for odor control and ease of manure handling. This is an S.P.F. operation owned and operated by Mike Frankl and Dennis Cumberland and goes by the name of MIDEN, INC. The public is cordially invited to attend. Please observe the signs of no admittance to the livestock area. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED Honeggers' & Co., Inc. FAIRBURY, ILLINOIS

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