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Coast Guard Gives Award To Algona Serviceman GOVERNOR'S ISLAND, N.Y. - Coast Guard Chief Petty Offl- « » , Johnson » Algona, la., recently became the 1,000th graduate from the National Search and Rescue School her? The school, established for the purpose of providing uniform training among various military and governmentalagenc Sempioy™ yea s "ill t? ° f ^ Md ^ Opefty ' has taen * operational the world y ° ne tS kind ln the Country and P erha P s ™ *"* Mrs - frank Johnson of Algona, Marine who has been in the Coast Guard since 1959! aSSigned to the staff of ^e Commander, Coast S CAR REGISTRATIONS Gurney R. Farrow, Ledyard, Wilson semi trl.; Univerisal Mfg. Co., Algona, Ford Trk. Trac.; Gregory R. and Vonnie M. Cook, Algona, 1970 Star MHjCooksInc., Algona, CMC Trk.; Roger C. and Patricia A. Jacobson, Algona, Movilla MH; Harold G. or Thelma H. Trauger, LuVerne, Dodge Trk.; Wayne H. or Darlene M. Gade, Whittemore, '70 Fordp/u; Walter W. Goraczkowski, Swea City, Ford p/u; David Madetzke, Elmore, Ford Bronco Wagon; Lawrence C. Richardson, Jr., Ledyard, Ford Trk.; John or Maude E. Kohlhaas, Algona, Buick; Peterson Chev. Co., Swea City,Chev. DISTRICT COURT Default judgments were entered for the plaintiff in Commercial Credit Services vs. Jerry L. Parsons, $247 and costs; and St. Ann Hospital vs. Charles Devine, $257 and costs. A decree of dissolution of marriage was granted in the matter of Jerald L. Hinzman vs. Darlene Janet Hinzman. JUSTICE OF THE PEACE Francis J. Vitzthum, Whittemore, possession of beer by a minor, $50; Tim Kelly, Bancroft, false check at the Little Bandit, $5 and restitution; Timothy Edward Bowman, Algona, possession of beer as a minor, $50; Richard Donald Chase, Algona, possession of beer as a minor, $50; George R. Jones, Storm Lake, false check at the Sportsman Inn, Swea City, $10 and restitution; James Lee Richardson, Algona, speeding $18; Jerry David Sande, Humboldt, speeding, $28; James Tjaden, Fonda, false check at the Eischen Service Station in Algona, $5 and restitution. ST. ANN HOSPITAL JAN. 9 - Mrs. James Parsons, Algona, medical; Margaret Faber, Bode, medical; Marvin Green, Corwith, medical; Alice Harms, Algona, medical. Jan. 10 - Bertha Rippentrop, Algona, medical. Jan. 11 - Kolleen Kelly, Bancroft, medical; Linda Darbyshire, Algona, medical; William Fandel, Whittemore, medical; Regina Olson, Lakota, surgery. Jan. 12 - Elna Mogenson, Bancroft, (expired). Jan. 13 - William Thilges, Bode, medical. Jan. 14 - Sadie Hopkins, Algona, surgery; Michael Kelly, Bancroft, medical; Sandra Batt, Algona, medical; Mary Droessler, Bancroft, medical; Lucille Patterson, Irvington, medical; Dale Meyer, Whittemore, medical; Mary Stainbrook, Whittemore, medical. MAYOR'S COURT Robert G. Degen, Burt, speeding, $10; Leslie R. Simpson, Algona, improper backing, $10; Lament M. Wegner, Algona, speeding, $15; Leroy L. Pesicfca, Algona, driving left of center line, $5; Craig K.Carson, Algona, speeding, $15; James R. Voigt, Fenton, speeding, $15; Marcia Jane Haugland, Britt, speeding, $6; Rande L. Rogert, Bode, stop sign, $10; Richard R. Sarchet, Algona, disturbing the peace, $25; Brian L, Zwiefel, Burt, leaving a vehicle unattended, $10. Producers Banquet Draws More Than Art Hoist, a National Football League referee, was a hit as a speaker for the more than 600 persons who gathered intheGar- rigan High School gymnasium Wednesday evening for the annual Pork Producers' Banquet. Hoist spoke for more than an hour, liberally sprinkling his talk with humorous past experiences in athletics. A member of the audience, who said the speech "seemed like it only took 20 minutes," expressed the general reaction of the crowd after it gave Hoist a long and loud ovation. Banquet co-chairmen were John Scuffham and Paul Bernhard. Dennis Cumberland served as master of ceremonies. Rev. Paul Hansen of Titonka gave the invocation. Entertainment was provided by Stan Wiersom, instructor at Kanawha. After introducing special guests, President Bernhard presented a trophy to Lynn Dreyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Dreyer of Fenton, for having the champion carcass hog at the Kossuth County Fair. Ken Kohl, fieldman for the Iowa Pork Producers Association, reported on state activities and promotions. The Kossuth County organization plans to reach a 1971 membership of 500. Anyone interested was advised to contact their local director or County Secretary Bob Gerber. Elna Mogenson Of Bancroft Dies Wednesday , Funeral services for Mrs. Elna Mogenson, 87, of Bancroft were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Garry Funeral Home, with burial in Greenwood Township Cemetery. Mrs. Mogenson died Wednesday at St. Ann Hospital in Algona, after an illness of about a week. Born Jan. 2, 1884 at Copenhagen, Denmark, she was married to George MOgenson, Feb. 24, 1907 at Council Bluffs, Iowa. He died in 1951. Survivors include six sons and three daughters, Jens of Fairmont, Lawrence of Denver, Colo., Harold of Des Moines, Carl, George and Nora Mogenson, all of Bancroft, John of N Litchfield, Minn., Mrs.HenryFeilding of Pontiac, Mich., and Mrs. Arthur Feldman of Woden; and a brother, Otto of Weeping Water, Neb. Inheritance Appraisers Named as State Inheritance Tax Appraisers for the year 1971 in Kossuth county were H.W.. Miller, Joel M. Herbst and G.D. Shumway. Appointment was made by the county board of supervisors. New Officers Ed Gilmore is the new chairman of the Kossuth county Salvation Army unit. He succeeds R. B. Waller who has served for some years in that capacity. Mrs. Marvel Immerfall was named treasurer, succeeding Harold Gilmore. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bierstedt, LuVerne, will be hosts at an open house honoring their parents on their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday, Jan. 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran church in LuVerne. A MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 1971 - AUSONA, IOWA 'Government By The People' Series Coming "Government By The People" is the title of a public affairs education program for residents of Kossuth County which will be held at the American Legion Hall in Algona Feb. 10, Feb. 17 and Feb. 24. Each day's session will be from 3:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The program, originated by a cooperative effort of the three state universities under the direction of the State Board of Regents, is one of several to be held in the state this year. Its purpose is to respond to concern voiced by lowans about local government--its "policies, programs, services, costs and other government matters." The County Extension Office is serving as local coordinator for the program. Several "community leaders" will receive personal invitations. - DAY NO. 1 After a look at the broad functions of government at the national, state and local levels, discussion will center on trends on spending, goals and services, using figures on expenditures in 1957, 1962 and 1967. - DAY NO. 2 How does local government operate? Experiences of the participants—officials, leaders and community residents- and data from a survey of lowans help tell how local government works and how people affect its operation. Sources of funds are studied against a backdrop of total Iowa financing of local governments. Participants will be encouraged to localize the facts and issues involved in local services. Some current proposals for local government change are explored. Participants share opinions and consider alternatives, with some estimates of financial impacts. / - DAY NO. 3 - f Emphasis is directed to public safety, education and home and community environment. The efficiency of, and alternatives to, present services will be discussed. The role of citizens—that is, what they can do to help—in government will be the final topic. Algona FCA Asks County Students To Sat. Dance The youth of Kossuth County have been invited to a dance at The Pit, Algona's youth center on State Street. The Saturday night dance from 9-12 will feature a Minnesota group called the Trademarx. Admission has been set at $1.50, with any proceeds going to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Local FCA president Rick Nielsen, Algona high, mailed invitations to the student councils in surrounding schools, according to Bob Darbyshire and Alfred Buchner, co-chairmen of a committee from the Salesmen's Bureau of the Algona Chamber of Commerce. The bureau is sponsoring the dance as a public service and will chape rone the event. Fred Goetsch Is LuVerne Chief LUVERNE - An election of officers was held by the Lu Verne Fire Dept. at a meeting Jan. 11. Fred Goetsch was,named fire chief, Earl Johns assistant chief, Ernie Spiker secy- treasurer, Bill Hardcopf is captain, and Henry Loerwald and Ed Elbert are fire marshals. The department plans a fish fry at a later date. Township Assessing Residents of Garfield, Irvington and LuVerne townships will be visited by a field appraiser from the J.M. Clominshaw Company beginning the week of January 18, 1971. The field appraisers will be measuring and listing property as part of a two year county wide reappraisal program for the Kossuth County Assessor which began Ut July, 1970. ance VOL. 71 - NO. 3 • •••••*| 14 PAGES and SUPPLEMENT »•••• • • I Walter Bierstedts 40th To Be Observed Jan. 24 cordial invitation is extended to all their friends and relatives. The Bierstedt's children are Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Bierstedt, Algona; JoAnn, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Hansen, Irvington; and Mr. and Mrs. John Bierstedt, Barnum. Very Good Year' For Algona Building Construction expenditures in the City of Algona in 1970 was nearly double that of 1969, according to a report issued from City Cleric Dave Smith's office. The report said 263 building permits were issued for a total valuation of $1,328,547. The 1970 figure was $635,547 more than the 1969 figure of $693,000 for 239 permits. "Considering the reduction in construction in most areas of our country, Algona has shown a large increase in building, and including the urban area, has had a very good year in 1970 " the report concluded. ' Permits are issued for the City of Algona and do not include areas outside the city limits, such as the new Hormel plant, which are referred to as "urban areas" in the report. "In 1970 at least two new houses, a new 26-unit motel, a mobile home court, the new Druggist Mutual building, an addition to Charlie's Supper Club, an addition'to Weidenhoff Manufacturing Plant, an addition to Ernie Williams John Deere Shop, a trailer factory and probably other construction we are unaware of was either started or 'completed in 1970," the report stated YEAR: 1966 '1967 1968 1969 1970 - BUILDING TREND - PERMITS: 212 224 220 VALUATION: $774,335 $855,600 $1,931,766 (includes new high school) 239 ' $693,000 263 $1,328,547 - 1970 PERMIT BREAKDOWN 7 new commercial buildings -schultz Bros, gas station- store, $14,440; Pioneer Hi-Bred office and laboratory, $25,000- Build-A-Rama office building at 121 E. Call, $15,000; Bituminous Mat. and Sup., steel tank at Spruce and McCoy, $50,000; Cargill Inc., grain dryer, $42,000; John Levy, Sports Shop at 306 E. State; and Ed Mino, truck garage at Spruce and Johnson, $6,000 15 residential garages and carports. 10 sign permits. 164 general repair permits (driveways, reshingling, etc.) 20 permits to remodel homes 17 permits to remodel or add to commercial buildings 3 permits for new or remodeling public buildings— Algona Municipal Utilities, garage and office building at 114 W. Call, $291,400; and Algona Community School, E. McGregor, $43,274* 1 apartment house with 8 units- John Hjelmeland, 515 S. Hall, 2 duplex dwellings—Garrigan High School Corp., 1919 E Maple, $26,000; and Build-A-Rama, 308 E. Lucas, $22,000. 18 single family dwellings 3 permits to demolish dwellings 7 permits to demolish non- residential dwellings 1 permit to move a building 3 special permits issued by City Council— park trailer houses for six-month period; and a special permit to permit occupany of city property. Ex-Whittemore Woman Dies In Minnesota Mrs. Clara M. Kollasch, the former Clara M. Thill, died Jan. 10 at Pine Island Nursing Home in Pine Island, Minn. Services were held Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 10:30 a. m. from St. Michael's Catholic Church with Rev. Roger Hermes officiating. Burial was at Pine Island. Mrs. Clara Kollasch was born at Ottosen, la. April 26, 1901, daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth Thill, formerly of WMttt- more. she was married May 16, 1922 to Frank Kollasch, formerly of Whittemore, who survives. Also surviving are three sons, Malcolm and Gerald of Pine Island, and Roland, Seattle, Wash.; two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Simonson, Goodhue, Minn., and Mrs. Janet Bauch, Pine Island. There are 25 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Two brothers, H. B. Thill, Algona, Mike, Whittemore, and two sisters, Mrs. Leo G. McDonnell (Victoria), Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Mary Schmitt of Algona, also survive. TWO brothers and two sjfc-ters are d Ex-Bancroft Man, Doctor At Emmetsburg, A Fire Victim A Bancroft native, Dr. Raymond Brink, 60 who had been a practicing physician at Emmetsburg S1 nce 1956, died of smoke inhalation from a fire which extensively damaged the Brink home in Emmetsburg, early Friday morning. Dr Brink was born and raised in Bancroft. Dr. Brink has three brothers and a sister at Bancroft. They are Bernard, Frank and John W Brink and Mrs. Ambrose (Rose) Kennedy. The fire victim was a 1930 graduate of St. Johns, and then entered Creighton University Omaha, graduating from the medical school there in 1936. He practiced at Ayrshire until he moved to Emmetsburg. Funeral services have been set for 10a.m. today (Monday) at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Fenton Police Car In Crash Thursday Two of three traffic accidents reported by the Kossuth county sheriffs office Friday were of an unusual nature. Thursday, the Fenton police car sustained damages estimated at $1,000 when struck by a pickup truck driven by Max Richard Borchardt, rural Fenton. According to the accident report the pickup was parked near the corner of Maple and 1st street in Fenton when it backed into the police car, damaging the top, a side, the windshield and glass from two doors. Borchardt was not hurt; his pickup incurred an estimated $5 damage and there were no charges filed by the investigating office of the Iowa Highway Patrol. - THOUGHT HE SAW TRAIN The day before, William Herbert Moon, Corwith, was driving west on Iowa 408 about 1/2 mile east of LuVerne when he thought he saw a train on the railroad tracks ahead of him. Applying the brakes of his vehicle, he slid into the south ditch, suffering a "sprained neck and a possible concussion" and doing an estimated $500 damage to his car. An officer said there was no train on the tracks but that there was a car ahead of the Moon vehicle. There were no charges filed following the 1-.45 a.m. accident. Moon was hospitalized at the Britt hospital. -NEW CAR WRECKED In another county accident Wednesday, drivers of two cars involved in a collision on U.S. highway 18 in Algona escaped without injury. Loren Lee Wittmeier, LuVerne, and Jane Karen Frisbie, Algona, were the drivers of the cars which collided where Metronics, Inc. driveway abuts highway 18. There were no charges filed. The Wittmeier car sustained damages estimated at $500, and the Frisbie car, a newly-purchased vehicle, sustained an estimated $1,500 in damages. Eugene Harson Rites Thursday At Lone Rock Eugene Harson, 73, of Lone Rock, died in Rochester, Minn, on Sunday, January 10 of a heart condition, after an illness of two days. Funeral services were held on Thursday at 2 o'clock in the Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Albert Bullock officiating. Burial was in the Fenton Township cemetery. The Garry Funeral Home of Bancroft was in charge of arrangements. The Lone Rock American Legion conducted graveside military rites. Mr. Harson was born April 26, 1897 at Gait, Iowa. He was married to Rosa Franke on Dec. 1, 1945, in Albert Lea. He served in World War I and II, and was a 50 year member of the Lone Rock American Legion. He was a retired cafe owner His wife survives with one daughter, Mrs. Allan (Sharon) Cornwell of Algona; also two brothers, Henry of Emmetsburg and Ray of Kanawha and one sister, Mrs. VinJtie Knoll of Kaiia- Emmetsburg. His widow and five children also survive- Mrs William Leddy, Omaha; Mrs. Donald Bormann, Emmetsburg; Bernard, Rock Rapids; Robert, Vermillion, S.D.; and Camilla, Bellevue, Nebr. The fire evidently started in the living room; possibly from a cigarette, Fire Chief John Brennan of Emmetsburg said, about 4 a.m. Mrs. Brink awoke and smelled smoke. Her husband also arose and went into the living room to investigate while Mrs. Brink called their son-in-law, Don Bormann, who dressed and went to the Brink home, and about the same time firemen arrived. Mrs. Brink had already escaped. The blaze was brought under control in about a half hour, and the body of Dr. Brink was found in a living room corner. City Employee Salaries Get 6 Percent Boost The Algona City Council, meeting in regular session Wednesday night for the first time this year unanimously approved salary increases of six percent across the board for all city employes. The per person increases, which of course varied from employe to employe according to how much he is presently earning, compared to pay hikes a year ago which ranged from a low Driver Picks Wrong Hour rr For "Tune Up The Algona police filed charges against drivers in three of four crashes that occurred on city streets last week. Matthew Reilly of Algona was charged with failing to stop his 1968 Volkswagen in an assured clear distance after it collided with a parked 1966 Buick Thursday evening at 10 : 30. The Buick, owned by Barry Ryan Buse of Albert City, was parked on Locust street and had $120 damages. The Reilly VW had $200 damages. A government postal delivery truck, apparently left in reverse while Brian L. Zwiefel of Burt was delivering mail to the Taylor Motor Co. Friday morning, backed itself across the street and struck a car owned by Ernest R. Votteler of Fenton. The Votteler vehicle, parked in front of the Bomgaars Family Center, had $150 in damages. Minor tail light damages occur red to the government truck. Zwiefel was charged with leaving a motor vehicle unattended. If James F. Schoby of Algona had thoughts of running his car into Dau's Garage for a tune-up, he picked the wrong time of night to do it. It was at 2 a.m. Thursday when he was headed east on Nebraska street, attempted a left turn onto South Dodge street and his 1962 Chevrolet skidded out of control, hitting the southwe&i corner of the garage building. His car had $200 damages, but the garage stood up under the blow. Schoby was charged with failure to maintain control while operating a motor vehicle. At noon Thursday, cars driven by Charles M. Goodwin of Des Moines and Thomas R. Thilges, Algona, collided on McGregor street on the south side of the Middle School. Goodwin was backing onto McGregor and Thilges was westbound when the mishap occurred. Algona police investigated and there was a combined $175 in damages with no charges filed. Ex-LuVerne Man Dies In Arizona Harley Christenson, 64, died at his winter home in Mesa, Ariz., Friday morning following a sudden illness. Services are pending at the Blake Funeral Home in LuVerne. Among survivors are the widow, the former Elva Hanselman of LuVerne, and a daughter Mrs. Larry Hilgendorf, Fort Dodge. The Chiistensons are former residents of LuVt'Nie and Hing- of 10 percent to a high of 24 percent. The six percent increase is for police, city street and maintanance crew, city clerk and office assistants. —100 DISEASED ELMS— The meeting was also a scheduled public hearing on the proposed removal of 100 trees with Dutch Elm disease. There were no objections, and it was decided that the marked trees would be removed by spring, property owners will be notified by the city as to deadline date. Although there were no persons present to question the removal of the diseased trees, as is their privilege at a public hearing, there were some interested visitors. Scoutmaster Dave Strickler and 20 boy scouts observed the council run through considerable routine business. —OTHER BUSINESS— -Depositories were named, with $300,000 designated for Iowa State Bank and $250,000 for The Security State Bank. -* A resolution was adopted for allocation of funds for 1971 which totaled $1,569,423. city revenue in the balanced budget planning for 1971 was, of course, also $1,569,423. -*Council authorized an audit of the City of Algona to be conducted by a certified public accounting firmfromEstherville. The firm also audited the City last year. -*Council renewed liability insurance coverage for the City, including malpractice liability to cover two ambulances and the trained attendants. -•"Council approved the following appointments made by Mayor Bill Finn: --Mary Helen Cassel and LaVonne Pittman, Planning and Zoning. --Frank Moulton, Board of Adjustment. —Ken Geilenfeld, Playground, -o- UTILITY EMPLOYEES ALSO GET 6% BOOST All employees of the Algona Municipal Utilities will receive a 6 percent salary increase, as a result, of action 1 taken by the Board of Trustees recently. Axel Brattlund Rites Saturday At Bancroft Funeral services for Axel Brattlund, 77, Bancroft, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the First Baptist Church there with Rev. A. W. Nelson officiating. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery with the Garry Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Axel Bratt|und, son of Andrew and Hannah Nordstrum BraJtfiund. was born at Bancroft June 15, 1893. He married Mary Vokoun at Algona Jan. 8,1919. Surviving besides his widow are two daughters, Agnes, Mrs. Arvid Christ of Scaryille, la,, and Loretta, Mrs." Marvin Luedtke, Fenton. There are seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Two sisters also survive, Mrs! Ralpfc Priebe, Mountain Home, Ark., and Mrs. Hulda Peterson, Swea City.