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'Take 5' By TOM WALLER SO THE KOSSUTH CO. Pork Producers hired a pigskin official to speak while they ate high on the hog.-From the neighbor's - o - nroh NIGHT " Dennis Leigh of ^sona had a memorable but restless transition from the old year to the new M« ^f ^T a f f " and a ^t man in the process. Leigh took his wife Rebecca to St. Ann Hospital for the birth of their first child, a girl. AFTER A relatively long delivery period, the daughter arrived Dec 31 . . just in time for Dennis to serve as best man in his brother's (Gary) wedding in Algona that evening, of course "that evening" happened to be New Year's Eve. SO, WITH THREE occasions to celebrate- -becoming a father his brother's wedding, and New Year's-Leigh spent more than 50 hours without sleep. - o - MOTHER OF ALGONA third grader: "If you wearthose bleached jeans to school, you might get sent home by the teacher!" THIRD-GRADE SON of Algona mother: "Oh mother, we can wear our own privacies." - o BILL WELSH of Algona had some second thoughts just seconds *T M ! laSS6S in the Thursda y *ight men's recreation h h f "* h1 ??' " rsh ° uld have let you Wk me int ° those unbreakable frames," he told optometrist Don Kingfield. The men were playing basketball at the time. - o - , N , ALGONA • A vi sitor from Chicago walked a store and asked a clerk for a countersink. "You'll have to go to a plumbing store for that," she said. NOTE: Boys occasionally take home economics in high school tnaSs knowledge ' but rve never hea rdofa girl taking indus- - o - MRS. MARILYN "TWIG" Schumacher, proprietor of Diagonal Grocery in Algona, is saving and collecting cigarette packages to help handicapped children. That needs some explaig. Mrs. Schumacher contributes empty packages to a Rochester, Minn., Jaycees' fund-raising program that nets one penny for each package. She has a paper sack sitting on a countertop at her grocery and employes and customers alike have started contributing. Her brother, Leon Terwilliger of Livermore, then transports este? northward °n Us frequent business trips toRoch- TWIG ADMITS it's a slow way to go, that is, a penny per y ° U mUSt smoke ' some good roteM ™ well - 0 LAST WEEK I WROTE about three ways Kossuth County communities are trying to grow in economy and population. I noted that Algona showed an increase in population and that "the rest £fi nV°™ * ° W ? S Were tte victims of a decline in ™™l Population.^ This analysis was correct for MOST county towns/but f ho ACC °? D *^ G T0 THE final census figures 'as published in tte Jan. 7 Advance, Algona (5.8%), Bancroft (10.3%) and WesleU (6.6%) showed population increases from 1960 to 1970 The actual growth was 330 persons in Algona, 103 in Bancroft and 34 in Wesley. Just outside the county, Livermore showed a 6.4% increase and Ottosen a 1.1% increase. AT LEAST ONE resident of Wesley and Bancroft noticed the f WG f e c , oncerned en ough to correct it. Marty Ham- from Wesley to say that his community's population rlV^^'? 0 in *» last 10 years, but it has also grown 1% in the last 30 days. One family of 12 (Lawrence Schiltz) ^st moved m," he said. Hamilton added that the average age of Wesley's businessmen is "about 38 or 39." PHIL DOOCY OF BANCROFT dashed off a note saying, in part In- V6ry re , fr t Shing to hear a writer talk of his oln home- owns accomplishments-We in Bancroft are quite proud of our own and its businesses also! Perhaps, because we are prejudiced I notice time and again that it's difficult to give credit to the fact that Bancroft had a 10% increase in population over to J3 10 years. You knew this, didn't you, Tom? I'm sure we'll never reach Algona, but we won't quit trying. . ." - o - th Trr0 !! KA ' S P°P ula «on decreased by 48 persons the community has been especially active the last few years, building both a senior citizens' center w n reports hattH BeedHardwar eand Appliance in Titonka, fn,f. H , thlrd major pr °J ect for community betterment four duplexes -will be completed soon. He said the first onTrnay Ofhe m0nth ' The duplexes are valued at corporation INCIDENTALLY, the swimming pool project is quite a story of community cooperation and economy, itself. Chuck said community groups set out to raise $45,000 for the poi, tat tStt lafort ' their labor for its construction. "We broke ground in March .four years ago. and worked through the summer . ." The r^l fe S et S deep d "^ * Cl0 ^ ^ With the " stem " portion about twelve - o - n u S I EM " C ° lumn in *» M Z°™ P a P<*s recently noted the hiring of a former Algonan, Walt Kempley, as TV producer for the Merv Griffith show. Kempley, a 1944 AHS gSta- ate w 0rked three years with Jack Paar, five years ^h johnny Carson and one year with David Frost. He said Paar is "a tSp n ° thing '" Fr ° St 1S <<a robot who craws **"»«"*«* is the one Kempley Shower Honors Wesley Girls WESLEY - A double bridal shower was held Sunday afternoon in St. Joseph's parish hall for Mr. and Mrs. (Joyce Becker) Ernie Palutzke, and for Mary Carol West, the January 16 bride-to-be of Bob Becker. Mrs. Palutzkes sisters, Jane Potthoff and Marj Brcka and Barbara Augustine opened the gifts and displayed them. Mary Carol's gifts were opened by Mary Ellen studer and Robin West. Betty Berte served the punch and Sally studer served coffee. Bridge and 500 was played with Mary Rockwood and Marie Doughan bridge prize winners and Mary Becker and Melinda West winners at 500. Melinda West also received the door prize Mr. and Mrs. Palutzke were married Saturday December 26 in St. Joseph's Catholic church in Welsey. They will live in Glendale, California. Mary Carol West, Algona, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill West of Mason City, formerly of rural Wesley, will become the bride of Bob Becker, Saturday, Jan 16 at 2p.m. 12 - Kossuth County Advance Monday, January 18, 1971 Bride-To-Be Is Guest Of Honor, Wesley Shower WESLEY - Dorothy Haverly, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Haverly was honored at a pre-nuptial shower Friday evening, Jan. 8 in St. Joseph's parish hall. Traveling bingo was played followed by lunch. The bride's great aunt, Mrs. Veronica Higgins of West Bend had charge of the punch bowl, and another great aunt, Mrs. Robert Walker of West Bend poured coffee. Hostesses were Mrs. Dennis Haverly, Mrs. Franklin Bode, Mrs. Hugh Haverly, Renwick, Mrs. Paul Haverly of Algona, Audra Haverly, Mrs. Ed Cink of Woden, Mrs. Pat Rasmussen, Mrs. Merle Rasmussen, Mrs. Al Lickteig, Mrs. George Lickteig, Mrs. Clare Hildman and Mrs. Bernard Kunkel. Miss Haverly will be united in marriage to Steven Gatton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Gatton of rural Wesley, Friday evening, January 22 at 7:30 in St. Joseph's Catholic church. -o- SHARI RAE DRABEK Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Drabek, Britt, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shari Rae, to Loren D. Frank, son of Mrs. LaVerna Frank, Kanawha, and the late Martin Frank. Miss Drabek is employed at the We Three market at Britt and he is farming in the Wesley area. The wedding date has been set for July 31. The bride-elect is a graduate of Britt High School. Mr. Frank is also a graduate of Britt High School, attended junior college at Eagle Grove and served with the U. S. Army in Germany. -o- HOUSEWARMING Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Dorn- •* "• — ^" -^ ^ ^v "^r- -^r~ -^F- ^^^»^^^^^* DIAMOND'S For • Western] Boots By Justin, Texas, Wrangler. i FARM-HE Providing insurance for farmers •nd ranchers is a very special tasK, ft takes a full knowledge of their special needs and unique problems. It11f " eari « keeping up to date with ell Kinds of insurance available. And being able to offer the exact protection required. Who's most qualified to offer thla service? Search everywhere under the sun and you'll probably agree: There's no one more qualified than your State Farm agent offering Farm-Pak orotectlon. ALFRED "BUCK" BUCHNER 295-5556 STATI FARM INSURANCi STATE FARM FIRE AND CASUALTY COMPANY HOME OFFICE: BIOOMINGTON. ILLINOIS bier were given a surprise housewarming Sunday evening by a group of neighbors who brought and served lunch, following an evening of 500. Clarence Dornbier won high prize for men. Mrs. Al Lickteig won high for women. The honored couple were presented a gift. Mrs. LeRoy Grandganett entertained her contract bridge club Monday evening in Al's Gold Room. Mrs. Mary Weber was a guest. Mrs. Justine Becker, Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Palutzke, Mary Carol West and Bob Becker were Saturday evening dinner guests in the Don Reding home in St. Joe. Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hejlik and four children of Britt were callers Saturday evening in her parental clarence Dornbier home. Another daughter and her family, Mr. and Mrs. George Tusha and three sons of Garner were callers in the Dornbier home. Debbie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Dornbier was a Sunday dinner guest of her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Dornbier. Doan and Plum Creek H By Dorla Dangelser ** •.'• ' m The Doan United Methodist WSCS met at the church Jan. 14 with Mrs. Kenny Carlson serving as hostess. This meeting was the prayer and self-denial service with Mrs. Mary Young and Mrs. Bradford Buffington in charge. Thirteen members attended. Thank you notes were read from those who received Christmas gifts from the group. A get well remembrance was sent to Mrs. Ross Buffington. Lunch was served by Mrs. Carlson. The next meeting will be Jan. 21 with Mrs. Russell Kiley serving as hostess. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Struthers were Sunday dinner guests in the home of the Ross Struthers. - BACK TO BALTIMORE Ron Gilbride has returned to John Hopkins University at Bal- tilmore, Md., following an extended visit with his mother, Mrs. Pat Gilbride. Ron is a junior student majoring in social science. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ellefson were visitors Sunday in the homes of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lewis at Terril and Mrs. Ruth Hauenstein at Emmetsburg. - THOMPSONS HAVE BOY Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Thompson of Cowrie are proud parents of a baby boy born Dec. 27. He has been named Richard Wade and weighed 5 Ibs. 13 oz. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Alexander and Mr. and Mrs. Milford B. Thompson. The first potluck dinner and Bible study of the winter was held Tuesday at the Doan United Methodist church. Twelve members participated this week and any members interested are urged to attend. Background ma- terial on the Book of Ruth is now being covered and the group plans to meet each Tuesday noon for six weeks. - o - LT. BRANDT VISITS Mr. and Mrs. Phil Asa entertained Lt. and Mrs. Keith Brandt as dinner guests Tuesday evening. - o Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cunningham were Thursday evening dinner . guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Brandt. The occasion was in honor of Lt. Keith Brandt who departs on Sunday for survival training in Washington state. - o - - FEDERATED CLUB Mrs. Ross Struthers was hostess to the Doan Federated Women's club at her home on Wednesday. Mrs. Robert Boleneus read the Club Collect. Tenmem- bers answered roll call which was , My Worst Driving Habit. Mrs. Kenny Carlson and girls were guests. A poetry selection was read by the hostess. Thank you notes were read from the hospitals at Woodward and Cherokee. The president gave a report on plans and proposals being considered for a rest home at Titonka. Members placed their orders for articles from the Iowa Blind Commission. - 'NEVER EAT ONIONS' The program consisted of brief presentations from each member. Some areas covered were tin can art, original caramel corn, a saga of the old kitchen range, and original poems. One member sang, "I'll Never Eat Onions Again". This program proved to be fun, interesting and surprising as various talents were shown. Lunch was served by the hostess. - o - The Doan United Methodist MYF will meet Wednesday evening at the church. HONOREE Lee Echard, Waukon's official weather observer, was given a U. S. government 25-year-pin for his service to the weather bureau. Lee has been keeping climatological records for 25 years in the Waukon area for researchers, business and public in general. Connected or Corrected and HEATING REPAIRS-ALTERATIONS- INSTALLATIONS From minor repairs to major alterations and installations, our service is fast, reliable-. 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