The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 7, 1956 · Page 55
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First Annual Report of Progress Of The Algono Community : •-*. -, ~ -— , — : : ; —— - : , > * . ... 19S5 Review of Kossuth County News Highlights Month By Month Digest Of Top Spots In News News stories were plentiful in Kossuth County in 1955. Follow- n««r,,«i r>,, 11 „„„ «j • !,„„„,. "««*"*«a( j-Jiumva, namcu iv i.1% ! Lf. rc 1 u ™ of l h c startling S, 6 ,^ 1 ^^ 61 }®"^..!^..!}?. 11 ?!:: Kossuth extension council and interesting events hat occurred: : f t * ««i to long list of top awards * * *.' ' Don Clark elected to head A1 - durin JANUARY _ The Upper DCS g°" a Moose Lodge .-, John A ? 0ur "j Moines began its 92nd year by * la *&*, 40, well-known life-long Sthletic coach and instructor at team climaxed a . 20-10. won-lost county fair; 16 act home talent Ray Alderson and George Pow- died .. . $544,600. school bond is- lia's, killed in crash near Hum- fat, Cecelia S Academy, resigned mark with a 17-0 .win over Gold- show held . . . Softball league ers. Algona, landed 36V 2 pound sue proposed for Algona . . . H. boldt , . . C. J. Deitering, 45, Ban- after t.wo>years here ... 'Everett field . . . Algona's municipal m Algona popular; Collegians catfish at Spirit Lake. W. Behnke, 69, teacher for 47 croft, died of heart attack . . . BaJdus was chosen commander of band celebrated its 50th year'. . . win title, Post Office second ... * * * years, died at Whittemore, ... Dr. C. C. Shierk became Algo- Algona Legion Post . . \ June Mr and Mrs Donald D. Zwiefel, Pe$ Langmack downed Craig SEPfEMBER — Yukon Eric, Football season underway in Al- na's third mayor candidate Dairy Month promotions on ev-' both 18, Algona, killed when their Smith * ' " ... .. _ _.. _. erywhere in county . . . Donald car p" Budlong, Titonka, named to head port Kossuth extension council . . . without rain marked in county year ... Drouth runs to 50 days'; KSMN"s'uspended pperations"rT" southwest" of Algona; Dick B'ds called for on 100 blocks of . . . A.brother and sister,;James halted by 2.68 inch rain . . . Rudolph Fischer, 80, Lone Rock, Schick, 20, graduate of St. Cece- Algona blacktopping . . . Six =— -' ———--— r « AI ^°, nj ii a u - ,^ w it lc . 1 ' ' U T ^angmacK aowneo Craig SEPTEMBER — Yukon Eric, Football season underway in Al- na's third mayor candidate . . . loth 18, Algona, killed when their bmith to win Algona Country well-knoWn pro wrestler, Visited gona, Swea City, Titonka and Farm fires numerous . . . Roy ar plunged under gasoline trjins- Club golf championship, 8-7 ... Algona; very quiet . . . The Al- West Bend •. . . Bill Murphy, 8. Hutzefl and Frank Vera enlarge lort east of Algoha ... 45 days Schools in readiness for new gona studio of radio station Algona, killed in two-car crash mayor race to five Candidates ,-., Jft c „., .. ^. . (Continued Page 6 This Section) rPhnrpH nrminH Services 0 \ d T,g 0na held . . 6 00 taking swim. . - purchasmg the subscription list »|sident of Algona, died Apul m ing lessons in Algona pool . . . of the Livcrmore Star, which ™ ;,; ; .- ? °" n B . urto ", r ^ s )*««* . .. Algona's Bulldogs -began the Hew year with a G8-48 verdict o\ter Swea f f . • City . . . Kossuth's. first "auto fa- ™ vtal ° f th ,? lr ,*?/£** lality of 1955, Jerry KuchenreU- bupt ' ,7- B> ' °« «m'i'7 ' f I ther, 21. Algona, buried -Jan. 10. signed to accept-. similar P°st at . . .Algona's city zonitlg com- : >vcsl »<-na. missloh rejected a request for a wi«ii:ii „„.„„„:„, .. t „/ „ ,-!„ ^ s Lone Rock and Bancroft on top suspended operations . . . Asses- extension director of county af- of Kossuth County Baseball Lea-« sing on a county wide scale got i e £J;^f e Z ea \'f, ?,|J^«' ' w Wa i a « ^ ue • •" • Persons ate 100 pounds underway Jan. 6 .:..'.. Algona's l umm '. 9 3 ' well-known Wesley O f cheese at Burt during "Cheese i-rf J,. «rW£ * P1 T and Cracker Days" . . . Prelim- a sol.d front Against le- inary fiu . ^ ng announced by Secretary Lou Nitchals . . . Humidity and heat terrific, cause much suffering . . . Dr. and Mrs Paul Warner set to move to Wes- ---, ._. .... ,,»« ,, «K lev ' alleviating problem there, change in 26ning on South Phil- MAY — About 1100 Kossuth ' • • • lips street . . . The first baby County first and second grade JULY—Storms, hail and seven of the year, a girl born to Mr students received their first Salk inches.of rain in a week caused and Mrs Frank Becker, Burt, ar- vaccine shots at four sites during damage on farms in the area . . . rived at St. Ann Hospital at 7:20 first week . . . Virgil Rohlf pick- Whittempre's newspaper, the a.m. Jan. 1:'. y..Outbreak of hec- ed.from list ef 11 candidates as Champion, sold by Stan Brother- atitis discovered in county . . . ASC office manager ... 74. high ton- to J. G. Nordsetjh of Sioux TV made its teaching debut in school and 28 St. Cecelia's Acad- Falls . . . Crowds largest ever at Algona schools ... The UDM emy seniors set to graduate . . . Call State Park during July 4 shattered all records when a Oiloerl Scribner named to man- : weekend . . . Robert R. Pifer, 26, regular press, run of -5,000 copies age Thompson; Yards in Fenton Algona, killed by uichochet bull-oiled off the press Jan. 13 ...-•• Dean Barnes named as sue- lot during chase between Algona Two new grade schools and new fessor to John Burton as exten- and Humboldt; driver of Pifer high school proposed for Algona Klnn director . . . Larry Obrecht, car, Doyle Johnson, sentenced lo . . . "John Deere Day" held at 16\year old Algona high senior. yc ar in reformatory on OMVI Fenton, Jan. 27 ... ASC office became county's fifth fatality count . . . Jim Thilges, 68, St. Joe, plans to move into VFW building in "'ash west of Algona on high- and Rudy Guderian, 68, Algona, . . . Lakota girls.and Swea City way 18; memorial fund started died . . . Algona school budget boys take county basketball • • • Algona moved into finals of up $59,557 for 1955-56 year . . . crowns and St. Cecelia's of Al- baseball district with a 8-7 win Allen Lee Hanna, 10, dies after gona clinches North Central over LuVerne . . . Two small weed spear nierces neck at Lone Catholic crown with a 6-2 record Rodman girls, Janice May, 3, and R oc k . . . Frank Clank, 76, editor . . . Oscar Olsons of Livermore Jcan Marie, 2, daughters of*Mr o f Titonka Topic, and John A. celebrated their 60th wedding and Mrs . Maurice. Fickbohm, Nelson, 68, LuVerne bank p/es- annivcrsary. crushed to death by pickup idcnt, died suddenly . . . Clark '* * * wheels Z\'z miles west of Whitte- Goddens of Algona celebrate more . . . John E. Estenson, _ 26, golden jwedding anniversary . . . out- FEBRUARY _ ' Hnc»ri\ %inn nnn fit-p in Algona . . . plans laid by both firms for new quarters . . . Algona routs Webster City, U7-56. for new scoring record .... Farm sales plentiful in area . . . Initial plans for moving county offices into ncv/ courthouse laid, hoped t-p Va n A1 S° na . injured seriously when Tony Guzowski, who had a ^ ln . ha luscar a mile.and a standing success as Algona's half More People Liks The "Fresh-Up Family Drink" So — To Expand «£a ...unding success as Algona's foot- miles cast of Whittemore ball coach for six years, resigned Algona's new sewage treat- and signed to coach at East Wa- menl plain in operation, Des urkio . . . Jason Loving signfd Aioines River happy about it. t 0 the Algona coaching post . . . . " * • Iowa's egg-giading law raked JUNE — New courthouse ded- over the coals by local farmers ,,..„ icaied June 5 ... Kossuth de- and dealers. . . . Mrs Fred Kluss, to befin by Fcb 15 A 16 luged with one to four, inches 19, succumbs at Fenton. degree" below zero' reading set of rain • • • Blacktopping and . * . * a new low for the winter" euro and gutter, projects about AUGUST — Program announc- Building permit fees chopped by lo S ot underway in Algona . . . ed for 97th Kossuth County citv council Swea City Lone Capt. Harold Fischer reunited Fair ... Vallie Tribon, 80, Al- Rock, LuVerne' and Algona ad- wlth his parents in Honolulu... gona, died . . . Melvin C. Bruell- vanced to district basketball Petitions, culling for a new vote man, 14, Ottosen, drowned 'at comot'tition by taking sectional i" In 9 Scntral school district, be- Spirit Lake . . . Annual Flight crowns ... Aunt Jemima Day at U1 S circulated . . . Capt. Fischer breakfast at the Algona Airnort Sexton Fcb' 23 • Algona KCs- Day, with 3,000 persons present, drew big crowd Aug. 7 ... Mrs honored three 50-year members, llel( -' at Swea City . . . $1,300 al- Henry A. Dacken, 73, Burt, killed, Dr. C. H.> efetame.yer-i.aWd'JbsuiiViiwloW^d -fey; ,<»,•, ground,, observers..,ijp ,.G^iV,U-uqk crash a milesttfr-om Bestenlchncr, Algona, and Fred tower in Algona ..... Mr and Mrs her'home . . . Bill Ehrhardt won W. Pech, Fairficld, at banquet. .. Hn i'n •••••• ^••^•[.•.•••^^^••••^•I«IIBM n«n • Paul Moore, 82, long-time resident of Burt died Feb. 16 ... 8 cases i>c-t for district court action . . . Big Fenton talent show held Feb. 25 ... Art Priebe and Jim Larson, both of Lone Rock, narrowly escape death in plane crash west of Fenton while spot- ling foxes. MARCH — Frank Belme, 54, prominent r'enUin business man, found dead in hi.s office at the Thompson Yard here . . . Angry protein by many North Kossuui business men and farmers over state senate's 3 percent sales tax proposal . . . Plans for 96 acre sub-division in southeast portion of Algona announced . . . Algu- na and LuVerne set to meet in first'round of sub-state action at Kolfe . . . M. J. McCall, 77, postal employee for 33 years, died in Algona ... A group of Wesley citi/.c'ns begin search for doctor for that community . . . 50 above temperature recorded Tit airport March !) as spring peeked around the corner . . . Algona tops tough LuVerne team, 67-58, and Dowling ol Des Moines, 81-70, in march to sub-state" finals . . . Mrs HaUie Withum, 00, Algona, W<i:i cutting her third set of teeth . . . Joe Bloom, 59, well-known former Algonun, died at St. Paul Algona stores were set to begin Friday nighi openings, Mar. '2;> . . • Ames bopped Algona, 74--lti. in the I'inals ot the sub- state meet at, Ames, the locals ending with u 19-U season murk, inriudirvj 12 wins in a row . . . Margaret' Pull, 19. Whittemore,) killed in a riash 5'i' miles west i of Alguna lo beeome Kossuth's second finality of 1SJ55 . . . Herb Hedlund named president of Al- goi.a Chamber of Cornmeree . . . Safes at Lone lioek and LcdyanJ elevators pried open by thieves, give up total of 1i23».40 . . . John J. Deim, HI), popular Algona man. diis suddenly . . . Announcement made of mass polio vaccine shots, to be given utter April 1 : . Qliver Kinseih, Ottosen, retired after il.") years as rural mail carrier . . . Bert Baldwin, 51, well-known Aigona'i, suecunibed to heart atiui'k . . . Drusillu Noble. 65, Sexton post muster, died. APRIL — Kites were held in Al'.-<m:i t\'i' Sidney Wallbuiu, 159. v.vi'l-known Al^onan . . . Raloii Sir;>lc!. (i5, Algiinu. became the enmity's iniirlh ;,;ilo latality when a iv.i rolk'd over south of Led- yaid Apiil •"• • • • Si i vices for John E F'air.ll, !;.). Whittemore. \vho was mimed iatallv when struck liy a cai, were lu-ld April 2 ... Dun Cook and Larry C'hns- tei>:-en. AJuona. n.inu d t'i Nurth Centm! Cont'ercnee all-slur bu.s- kel'oall team ... A M arch was on to find a Mice<'.-^"r to Memiar. Studer, maiiuger nl the ASC nt- Wll'i:>e I'eMf.'.n.llioll \S'a.- ; 1" .lie elfeetive April 30 . . . Jo.m Fain named L|iieen ol annual charily kill at hi:;h schml }\0ti.--litli l.'i'lllil>' ili!.>.Seii u.V u-'iili.-S|)!'cad heavy lain.N . . , M, s ,\. i. P.-I^MM..^ ;;:{. liMl|1 i''-| Due lo an increasing demand, the 7-up Distributing Co. in Algona has greatly enlarged its quarters on South Phillips street. Two new additions have beon completed — one measuring 34 x 62 feet, the other 50 x 22 feel. These are used for enlarged storage and driveway enclosures. We salute Algona's "Report of Progress" . . . depicting in panoramic form the many instances of progress in the community during the past year of 1955. We are glad to join in with our own news of progress . . . and we hope you go on liking "7-up" ! I'-e 7 up Distributing Co. , Algona DUANE JENSEN Iowa /M3!Uff»WM#W ALGQNA u Home of One of PIONEER'S 16 Hybrid Seed Corn Plants "Pioneer" is Pleased To Make This Saiufe to a Fine ' ' t Community... and To Join In The 'Report of Progress 1 With These Interesting Statistical Comparisons: * (Delivery of Pioneer Hybrid Seed Corn From The Algona Plant IN We belive tljp figures given al right will indicate the growing demand for Pioneer Hybrid Seed Corn over the years . . . and also show the growth here of the Algona plant, which is clearly shown also in the aerial photograph shown above. When the Pioneer plant was established here in 1938, there were six employees to man it; today there are 34 full-time em- ft—- j ployees. This plant serves a territory comprising the northern two tiers of Iowa counties from Kossuth west, Minnesota and South Dakota. When you drive through those areas and see the familiar Pioneer "corn signs" at the side of a field, you'll know that hybrid seed corn came from Algona. 1942 THE ALGONA PLANT DELIVERED 60,000 Bu. IN 1955 THE ALGONA PLANT DELIVERED 420,000 Bu. (Acreage Planted in Hybrid Seed Corn for the Algona Plant) IN 1946 FOLLOWING NO. OF ACRES WERE PLANTED 2,370 Acres IN 1955 FOLLOWING NO. OF ACRES WERE PLANTED 3,600 Acres (Corn Harvest Totals Put Through The Algona Plant) IN 1955 HARVEST TOTAL WAS 261,000 Bu. IN 1946 HARVEST TOTAL WAS 98,000 Bu. Explanation of the fact that the total number of corn bushels delivered by the Algona plant in 1955 (420,000 Bu.) was higher than ths number cf corn bushels put through the plant from harvest (261.000 Bu.) lies in the fa:t that the Algona plant secured that difference from other Pioneer plants, to satisfy the dem snd for Pioneer Hybrid Seed Corn in the territory served by the Algona plant. I O E E i HI-BRED CORN COMPANY Junction Highways 169 a/id 18 — Algona, Iowa

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