The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 7, 1956 · Page 56
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 56

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 7, 1956
Page 56
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First Annual Report of Progress' . / Of The Algona Community St. Ann HospitaTHas 2,222 Patients in.\1955 With 39 '•' replaced and modernized during the year. The department purchased a total of 81 water meters in 1955, ranging in the size from three- quarters to two inches in size. Two new hydrants were set up. Transfer To General Fund In the case of the water department of the Algona Municipal Utilities, a transfer of $8.026.64 was made to the General Fund of the city—representing earnings of the department made available for general use of the city. There are three regular employees of the water department. 1955 payroll amounted to $14,- SKi.OO. and the extra labor payroll came to $4,985.00. The water department paid Iowa sales tax for the year of $1,141.83, which was paid from water funds, with. out being assessed against consumer's bills. Water is a common thing in ' life, to be sure, but we couWn't do without it for a. single hour , .. and common as it is in our daily life, it comes to us through a complex underground system that must be observed and regulated as carefully as any set of valuable machinery. In Algona we have "good water!" 19 with Burt, Buffalo, Green-ion, Wesley, Alftona, Prairie, Lti- wood, Fenton, Ramsey and -Port- Verne and Plum Creek clubs land clubs attending. attending, * , Bradley Implement Co., Bus- Whittemore- Implement Co., cher Implement ; and, Taylor InvFeb., 8 and #2 and March 14 and pltfment of Algona. Feb. 6 and28 with Garfield and St. Joe 20 and March 5 and 19 with Un- clubs attending. Whether you are selling seed or will be planting your own, it's always wise to have your seed analyzed and tested. „,**,-*< »ts« ntoTMr WANT ADS BRING At some lime or other in life, all of us have occasion to know what a hospital is like, either as a patient or as a visitor. The efficiency with which a hospital is conducted, and the care thai is given a patient are features of a hospital known to all, but rarely does one know "just what takes place" in a hospital during the course of a year, in facts and figures. »• Such facts and figures were -released by Sister Mary Etheldreda, R.S.M., head of St. Ann hospital in Algona, for publication in the Upper Des Moines "Report of Progress" edition. They are given for the year 1955. Over 2,000 Patients in Year 2,222 patients received treatment at St. Ann during the year, it is shown in Sister Etheldreda's report. 391 little ones first saw the light of day at St. Ann during the year— with the boys being greatly out-numbered by the girls. Of the total, 176 were boy babies, while 215 came into the world as girls. There were 641 surgical operations performed at St. Ann during 1955. The local hospital, operated by the Sisters of Mercy, is a quite considerable factor in the community's economy, aside from its performance of tending the sick and assisting new-comers entering this world. With 45 regular employees on the staff, the 1955 payroll for St. Ann hospital came to $98,071.62. Money spent locally, for provisions and supplies to operate the hospital, came to a figure of $25,048.61. Present Indebtedness St. Ann hospital was opened here a number of years ago, following an unsuccessful attempt 19 secure federal aid to supplant funds raised by a county-wide campaign for funds. When this impasse was reached, the Sisters of Mercy took up the financial responsibility for supplying the necessary additional funds to complete erection of the hospital here. At present, the current indebtedness of St. Ann hospital is $350,000. which it is hoped can be retired over future years. 6-Algona (la.) Upper Des Moines Tuesday, February 7, 1956 This was an increase in water pumpage of 21.9% over the previous year. The 'total water pumped from the wells' in 1955 came to 177,851,000 gallons, which is a lot of water any way you look at it. * Plan 4-H Tractor Upkeep Schools Eleven Kossuth County Implement dealers will hold special tractor maintenance shop training schools for 427 4-H club members during February and Installed New Mains The special tractor maintenance Other items of progress noted 'training will be offered in a se- in the water department's report ries of four meetings tvvo in for the past year Consist of the February and two m March. All installation of a considerable schools start at 7:30 p.m. A hot summer, a growing use quantity of new water mains, _, The schedule is as follows of water-cooled air-conditioning, throughout various areas of the L/ndTlmDlemenTco Swea City and just a plain demand for more city. New cast iron mams Feb 13 £ nd 27 an ^ March 12 water in the community, result- installed were 1,850 feet of six and ' 26 with Eagle, Swea-Harried in an increase of 31,859,900 inch, 850 feet of four inch, 1,613 son Grant and S eneca clubs at- gallons of water output by the feet of two inch, 100 feet of one tending Algona Municipal Utilities in inch, and 814 feet of three-quar- j E.'Ukena Co., Lakota, Feb. 1955, it was shown in a report of ter inch mains. New water ser- g anc j 20 and March 5 and 19 the water repartment for the vices installed were thirty-six of -with Lakota and Lincoln clubs year ending Dec. 31, 1955, as sup- 3 /i inch copper, two of incrr;, a ttending. plied- for the "Report of Pro- copper, two of inch and a half : Albert Deitering, Kemna Mo- gress" by T. J. (Jim Palmer), copper, and one of four inch tast tor and Bancroft Implement Co., general utilities superintendent. iron. Twenty water services were .Feb. 6 and 20 and March 5 and Lots Of Water Used In City Last Year , We have built many af Algona's moit attractive homes - smaM and large - in recent years. We would be most happy to plan with you - for a "dream house" of your own. HOME PLANNING and BUILDING ALL TYPES of CONSTRUCTION WORK E. E. (BUD) ROBINSON Contractor - Builder Office and Cabinet Work Shop North Main Street — Algona, Iowa Phone 271 '55 NEWS REVIEW (Continued From Page 5) . . . Ray Kresensky, 57, former 1 Algonan, died of heart attack in Des Moines. OCTOBER Janice Gabel, Burt ... 102 enrolled for farmers' night school . . . Titonka voters approve $175,000 school bond issue ... 40 families adopted and guaranteed fine Christmas . , . Community shocked by death .of Bill Barry, Jr., 30; heart attack is cause . . . A.-,A. Bishop, rail- yoad ajtent here for 22 years, died in Mason' City . . . Two Algona men, Heinie Fisher and Virgil Shackelford, narrowly escape death in Missouri truck crash . . ,,Fire destroys belongings of Mr and Mrs Levi Hendren, Algona; donations of food, clothing and money insure happy Christmas for them . . . Bill Haggai'd, Swea City, chosen queen of Al- 8 ,t; H ' T. ? Acr- - years ' gona Bund Festival . . . Peti- ? ltd >P, Alguriu . . . ASC signup lions out for school bond issue; ? or 195tJ underway $544,000 expansion program . . . Herb Adams became sixth mayor candidate . . . Nanny Brims,'40, former Algonan, died of heart attack at Mitchell, 'So. Dak. NOVEMBER—S. D. McDonald, chairman of county board of supervisors, 52 years old, died of heart attack . . . Congregation of Lotts Creek Immanuel Lutheran Church raised $"4,500 during corn festival . . . Shierk edged Charles Wagner to become Algona's mayor; 5 n<-w councilmen also elected as 1900 voters' went to polls . . . L. W. Keith, 81, longtime Algona resident, died . . . Algona football team ends sea- sun with 0-7-1 mark as Humbold t takes finale, 20-13 . . . 1956 lift-rise plates arrive . . . Mr and Mrs Will Cosgrove, Wesley, and Mr and Mis Oscar Miller, Titonka, celebrated golden wedding unniver.saries . . . Gerald Frankl, Ii vington, named corn yield contest winner . . . J. T. Exley, 61, Wuodburn, killed near Lakota "death bridge" when car overturned . . . UDM "adopt a family" plan underway . . . St. Cecelia's opens with thiee victories, Algona high with 52-51 conquest of Belniund as basketball season begins. DECEMBER — $).500 settlement of $25,544.75 damage suit brought by Mrs Jaunt-line Pi/er against city of Algona and two polu'fincn • . . Sarita Claus visiting towns every week . . . MOO Algonaii.i nutilied of i-urb and jg utter and sewai assessments ... 49 districts show drop. 42 increase as county tax levy tor 1956 announced . . . William Schmiel, teacher for 48 years in th* Lotts Creek school, "died at Watei town, Wis. . . . Large school bond i»suv> pass in Algona and everywhere in county . . . Francis Single, 49, Whittemore school superintendent, died of heart attack after receiving 13 transfusions earlier ,«^ «. »««.-,«», oo. v«*. . . . ','• • Operation Pork Lift plans Five injuries in farm accidents discussed by P arm Bureau . . . . Father Veit, Whittemore, pre- ^ ma l P S f. m Lak .^V ei ?- o sented with new car in celebra- ££ pre-holiday season with 6-2 tion of his 25th year as pastor of m <V fk : .,-, % Jt f om e S V'° n , g '. J18 ' St. Michael's parish ... Mrs Mary P° lfe ' kl " ed , whe " ?« r hlt bnd S ( - > Kleinfehn, oldest resident of the between Bode and Livermore. county, celebrated her 100th birthday at Whittemore . . . Total of 17 candidates filed for city offices . . . Caroline Wernert, 94, Algona, died ... Guy Kruse, 66, killed when thrown from tractor east of Bancroft .' . . Good neighbor acts numerous all over county . . . Marilyn Seller named cjueen of Algona's Homecoming . . . Oscar A. Anderson, 79, Algona fire chief for more than 30 years, buried . . . LuVerne's new $275,000 community school was dedicated . . . State, attorney general Day4on Countryman in town for peace officer's meeting; not much cheering noted. HOST TO 3687 A LG CD N A VISITORS in 1955! 18 DELUXE UNITS featuring Individually Controlled Heat Telephones Carpeting — Soft Water Showers — Deluxe Accomodalions at Reasonable Rates ACREAGE MOsTEL On U. S. Highway 18 One Mile East of Junction 169 and 18 ALGONA, IOWA H. D. and Linda Clapsaddle Owners and Operators our grading company likes ALGQNA Gerber & Buscher Headquarters at New Office Building on Highway 18 North Edge of Algona Phone Buscher 137-J Office Phone 1225 Phone Gerber 710-R With our more than $150,000 worth of grading equipment, it takes a lot of jobs, men and servicing to keep the wheels operating successfully While many of our jobs are not in the Algona vicinity, we like to headquarter here where service and parts for our machines are easily accessible. Our five acres of land on Highway 18 north of Algona and our new quonsei office building make it convenient for operation. During the year 1955 our contracts totalled $225,000 which kept an average of 12 men busy with a total payroll of $70,000. Our biggest job during 1955 was the completion of 42 miles of farm-to-market road in Hardin, Butler, Breemer and Fayette counties. i* V ALL TYPES CUSTOM WORK * GRUBBING t GRADING • FENCi MNE GRADING • DRAINAGE TILE WORK • CLEANING • DRAGUNS • LANDSCAPING

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