The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 29, 1955 · Page 30
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 30

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 29, 1955
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w Of 1955 News Kossulh Couniy's new courthouse was dedicated as 2,000 persons watched, Sunday, June 5, , Joan Fain Algona's 1S55 Charity Ball Queen, was crowned by 1954' Queen Maria Oakland during 1955. Judge Fred M. Hudson, Pocahontas, made the presentation, Judge G. W. Slillman, Algona. was the annua i {1 ff a j r j n the high school gym April 12. A large crowd was in attendance arid over master of ceremonies. and S. D. McDonald, late chairman of the board of supervisors, accepted the $1000 was raised for local charities during the drive. •Murray Mowers, chairman of the queen corn- new building for the county. A portion of the crowd is shown in the above photo. miltec, is shown at right in the photo. • ightsln ,9 " • - .: , The photo above is an aerial View of Algona's new sewage Jreatment plant, which '.vent into operation last spring. The $440,000 project has a capacity which is double that needed at present by the city, but was deemed necessary to allow for possible future growth. A full-time super- visor and helper operate the plant, which depends on parasites to perform vast duties. . | Larry Obrechi. 16-year old Algona high school senior, was killed instantly Mav ii wlu-n the ear .shown above, driven by him, crashed a mile aini ;, halt cast of Whittcmure on highway IB. He >as returning fif.m ;, uurk meet at Estherville at the time of the which ui-ciun-d early in the morning of the day of the ^ 'annual junior-sciii.i Obrecht an honor student and has been awairien :, c,i't\\ ral Motor.-. merit seholarship at Iowa State. Sheriff E. H. Bradley of Humboldi County is shown examining le^ holes in the car in which Robert Pifer, 26, met death during a police chase from Algona to Humboldt, July 10. A richoeheting bullet, one of six ihat went into the car, killed Pifer when it went into the back of his head. The driver of the auto, Doyle Johnson, 29, was sentenced to a year in the men's reformatory on a charge of OMVI as a result of the chase. yojiag married couple. Mr and Mis Donald D. Zwiefel, both it death wht'ii the iiUlo shown above hit the middle of an gasoline tiaiiiport trailer on highway 18 iour miles east of t. AUgUit 12 They were the stvt-tith an« eighth auto fatalities y€3f- Mr and Mrs Zwiefel had bt'^n married only six weeks lived in Algona. The above photo show Capt. Harold Fischer shortly after he met his son after arriving at the Fort Dodge airport, June 7. The Swca City jet ace had just completed the major portion of a trip from a Chinese communist prison camp to his home following his release. A crowd of 3,000 persons paid tribute to Capt. Fischer June 8 during welcoming .ceremonies at'Swea City. X <**• V A I ** \ ,*» 0» - «L \ >» «*H A total of 1100. Kossuth County first and second grade students received Salk polio vaccine injections during the first week of May, 1955. Area doctors performed the task at four clinic sites, Bancroft, Whittemore, LuVerne and Algona. The above photo show Sarah J. Boeckholt, 6-year old ikau'htor of Mr and Mrs Harold Boeckholt, Bancroft, receiving the first shot administered in the county. Dr. M. G. Bourne, Algona, is on the left, and a clinic aide on the right. pci pounu, auo is snown presenting me cnec»4 J.DI g>oo« «j uiciaw^uv.. r>.«>vj m ine pnoio, at isil, t»UQ Morck, on the right, Ted Chrischilles, president of the Lions club. Steven Storz, 5, is on the winning A n cii i L:

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