Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on April 5, 1971 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, April 5, 1971
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'King Of The Rood' When Spring takes the snow away, it's a whole new ballgam* for three-year-olds like David Nash, son of Dr. and Mrs. Kevin Nash, Algona. The long wait to try out the wagon that Santa Clous left is over. It's a time to explore the neighborhood, or to start training for a major league baseball career with the "Giants . . . Cardinals . . . Pirates . . . Mets . . ." ADVANCE ALMANAC DISTRICT COURT Marvin and Mary Katherine Erpeldlng vs. Thomas and Mrs. Thomas Martinson, civil suit, lease; Paul E. Culver, Ft.Dodge, vs. Eugene T, Wolf, Burt, damage suit (car accident), $1,420!73. WEDDING LICENSES Bernard Hansen and Etta Gilbert son, both of Bancroft; Ted Greinert and Jeanette Ruhnke, both of Whittemore. Clarence R. Klasse, Forest City, and Darlene D. Eden, Crystal Lake. BUILDING PERMITS Norman Carlson, reshingle garage roof; Algona Flour & Feed, install Anhydrous Ammonia Tank; John Groen, new home at 1708 E. State street, estimated cost, $19,000; Jean Miner, home addition. ST. ANN BIRTHS MARCH 28 - Mr. and Mrs. Harris Harms, Burt, boy; Mr. and Mrs. Francis Illg, Whittemore, girl; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Ludwig, Mallard, girl. MARCH 30 - Mr. and Mrs. Francis Funke, Bancroft, boy. MARCH 31 - Mr. and Mrs. Donald Westling, Burt, girl; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Spear, Algona, boy. WEATHER March 26 March 27 March 28 March 29 March 30 March 31 April 1 April 2 H 35 51 38 46 63 66 35 L 28 28 32 26 32 38 26 23 Snow Trace .01 Rain Trace 1/4" CAR REGISTRATIONS Richard Steward, Swea City, Galaxy MH; J. P. Schissel, Lakota, Holiday TT; Marge M. Cushman, Titonka, Kawaski MC; Conley D. Metzger, Lone Rock, Honda; Edward Lee Wertjes, Titonka, Chevrolet pickup; Rowley Bldrs. & Supply, Algona, Chevrolet pickup; Lowell Ray Vande Lune, Burt, Dodge van; Lyle M. Askeland, Armstrong, Chevrolet; Peter C. Jorgenson, Algona, Chevrolet; D. Duane or Joanne M. Hackett, Algona, Audi; Clarence L. or Clara C. Bierstedt, Fenton, Buick; Donald A. or Patricia J. Camenisch, Algona, Chevrolet; Evelyn M. Ferstl, Algona, Pontiac; James M. or Margaret G. 'Sloan, Algona, Ford; Anna F. Flom, Wesley, Hornet; Selmer E. or Estelle Uhr, Swea City, Chevrolet. Paxson J. P. Court Kenneth Howard Cassidy, Cedar Rapids, speeding, $10. MAYOR'S COURT Robert E. Black, Algona, failure to display '71 license plates, $10; Richard Ford, Algbna, public intoxication, $25; plane R.Crail, Algona, false Identification, $10; Thomas J. Kollasch, Whittemore, speeding, $10; Steven A. Kern, Algona, speeding, $12; Brian G. Erickson, Thor, speeding, $15; Dennis L. Burnette, Fairmont, Minn., speeding, $15; Neil D. Leek, Algona, failure to enter through highway safely, $10; Patrick J. Schiltz, Wesley, careless driving, $10; Paul D. Black, Algona, failure to stop, $10; Dennis M. Wiegand, Burt, speeding, $10; Herman R. Blass, Cylinder, reckless driving, $25; Franklin D. Haag, Algona, failure to stop, $10; Sharon Johnson, Algona, speeding, $11; Dale Joe Theo- dorff, Sioux Falls, S.D., (1) exceeding legal weight, on embargoed road, posted bond for $3,750, (2) no valid Iowa plates on tractor, $300, (3) no valid Iowa plates on trailer, $65. ST. ANN HOSPITAL MARCH 25 - IdaWildin» Algona, medical. MARCH 26 - Ray Barber, West Bend, medical; Theresa Ost- winkle, Algona, medical; Camilla Bormanh, LuVerne, surgery; Joseph Henry, Algona, medical; Angus Cotton, Lone Rock, medical. MARCH 27 -. Harold Busch, Jr., Swea City, medical. MARCH 28 - Leonard Klingler, Algona, medical; Gerald Moffitt, Algona, surgery. MARCH 29 - Mary Picht, Bancroft, medical; Edward Skilling, Algona, medical; Robert Tripp, Algona, surgery; Janice Eischeid, Whittemore, medical; Diane Hinzman, Algona, medical; Kathryn Beiser, Algona, medical. MARCH 30 - Joyce Balk, Algona, medical; John Erpelding, Algona, medical. MARCH 31 - Leo Thilges, Algona, medical. APRIL 1 - Mark Seeley, Algona, surgery. Brother Dies The brother of Abel Behrends of Algona died last Thursday at a Mason City hospital. He was William E. Behrends, 83, of Buffalo Center. Funeral services were held Saturday at Buffalo Center. Besides his wife and seven children, there are also 28 grandchildren, seven great- grandchildren and three other brothers and two sisters. Four Corners M & D Four Corners Mothers & Daughters club will meet April 8 at Good Hope Methodist Church. ona Ko55 State Historical Society -. - ^ , 0* ,. ,,oa, o, MS11 I - NO. 14 - MONDAY, APRIL 5, 1971 - ALGONA, IOWA - iX v. •. . , Hearing On Rebuilding Held Thursday About 75 persons showed up for the hearing on rebuilding of highway 9 in the north part of Winnebago and Kossuth counties but there was a wide difference of opinion as to the advisability. The meeting was held Thursday night at Thompson and called by the Iowa Highway Commission. Presented were plans to rebuilding the highway including a 30- mile paving project to be completed by 1976 at a total cost of about $4.1 million. Buffalo Center residents are pleased at the plans - Thompson residents are not since it will by-pass that community. William Ley, Lakota banker at Buffalo Center, told the commission "you are to be commended." But Howard Graham, president of Thompson Businessman's Club presented a petition with 180 signers opposing the by-pass of Thompson. Reason that Thompson is being by-passed, according to Darrel Campbell, district engineer from Mason City, is that there is a great amount of slow-moving cross traffic around the Thompson Farmers Co-operative Elevator. "We think the relocation of highway 9 will provide a safer condition," he said. The sufficiency rating of highway 9 from near Lakota to the Worth county line is rated in the "critical" or "poor" classification engineers told those present at the meeting. "The narrowness as well as the deteriorating condition of the 18-foot pavement in the project area are the basic factors that contribute to this low rating," according to the highway commission report. The improvement plans call for re-building the road to 24- foot widths with a 10-foot shoulder. This includes $53,000 for fiscal 1975 for rights-of- way purchase and $379,000worth of grading for fiscal 1976 for the 6-mile portion from highway 169 to the Kossuth-Winnebago 'county line. The road is planned to be built just slightly south of the existing road from highway 169 to Buffalo Center. This allows use of the abandoned railroad right-of-way which lies adjacent to the existing highway. of ConQna M «h 8 , 1879 ONE SECTION- 12 Pages Thursday; Brougham Officers Here April 15 Keys to the new Industrial building along highway 18 north of Algona were turned over to the Algona Industrial Development Corp. Thursday morning after a final Inspection. Contractor Don Tietz, representing Build- A-Rama, officially gave the keys, to Kirk Hayes, president of the Industrial group here after a final-Inspection of the 315xlOO-foot building was made. Harold Blanco, Mason City architect who was hired by the Industrial group as an advisor and consultant on construction, Inspected the building „ r .., M1 . ,„„,, 1UBI ww U1 worKmBn WBr( and gave his approval. Ther* was an official board meeting of the Indus- finishing touches on the building. (Algona Publishing Co. Photo) trial group to confirm the acceptance of the building. '^^^^M^M^M^M^^M^ii^^i^ Hayes said Friday he had written a letter to Brougham Industries, the trailer manufacturing firm of Fort Worth, Texas who will occupy the structure, and advised them it Is ready to go. Vice President Bob Williams of Brougham, who will also serve as plant manager here, is expected in Alqona on or about April 15 to begin interviews for prospective employees and begin putting the plant In operation. The above picture was taken last week as workmen were putting Delay Highway 169 Closing For One Week Rising floodwater has caused one-week delay in plans in closing Highway 169 south of Algona for bridge construction. The 15- mile stretch which was to be detoured today (Monday) is now set to be closed for construction beginning Monday, April 12. Police Car Involved In Auto Crash There was a reported $450 total damage in a crash between an Algona police car and a car driven by Robert L. Buscher, Algona, Wednesday evening about 8 p.m. at Nebraska and Dodge streets here. The 1970 Plymouth police car driven by Dennis E. Elliott, Fort Dodge, had about $350 In estimated damage while the Buscher machine, a 1966 Plymouth, had Doug Helnsf instate Highway" -van estimated$125 damage. BUST Espe, Gerdis Named Postmasters At Whittemore And Titonka Department construction engineer from Britt, said the planned closing and detouring may be delayed even longer if the flooding continues. Three bridges are to be built on Highway 169 between Algona and the Iowa 274 intersection, with an anticipated completion oner complained of jury after the crash. a neck in- Deputy sheriff Bill Lampright reported both cars were traveling west on Nebraska and the police car struck the rear of the Buscher machine as it was making a left turn. Charges are pending according to the accident report. Appra Algona isers In Area date in November. City To Have New Siren Warning System In Park Residents of Algona and Fenton, Burt, Portland and Buffalo townships will be visited by a field appraiser from the J.M. Cleminshaw Co. beginning this week. The field appraisers will be measuring and listing property as part of a two-year countywide re-appraisal program for the Kossuth county assessor which began in July, 1970. Its main purpose is to appropriately redistribute the tax load. Field appraisers will ask each property owner for the following information: (1) Year buildings were erected; (2) Year property was purchased; (3) Original cost of construction or purchase price; (4) Date and cost of remodeling or. additions; and (5) Any other data or factor affecting the value of the property. In a few weeks, Algona is expected to switch from a whistle- alert system to a new public outdoor siren-warning system. The Algona city council accepted a $4,785 bid for such a system at its meeting last Wednesday night. The system will be installed at the Athletic Park, State and Phillips streets. City Clerk Dave Smith said the three-tone system will probably be used for both fire and tornado alerts. Alerting Communicator's of America, Milwaukee, Wise., submitted the lowest of two bids for the system and will install the system as part of the $4,785 bid. The company was expected to begin work about April 14. - SEWER EXTENSION?Four men appeared before the council in regard to extension of a city sewer line in the northeastern part of the city. The line presently extends northeastward under the Milwaukee railroad tracks to Hormel property. Marlin Meehlhause, Kyle Keith, Oliver Carlson and Bill Prothman inquired as to the possibility of it being extended further so as to include possibly as many as 300 residences. The request was turned over to the Sewage Drainage and Sanitary committee for further study and consideration. The council approved a request by police chief Rich Groen to send a member of the force to the Police Academy in Des Moines. The council did not discuss the dis-continuation of a dog license fee within the city, although the topic was listed as a tabled item on the meeting agenda. Several other topics were discussed, with action defer red until a later meeting. These included sidewalk program for 1971; street maintenance for 1971; the possible purchase of a high-pressure street washer; and a used roller for the street department. The next regular city council meeting was set for April 14. Appointment of two Kossuth County men to the position of Postmaster at Whittemore and Titonka was announced this week by Harold S. Wagner, Regional Director of the St. Louis Postal Service Region. They are Milton H. Espe as Postmaster at Whittemore and Dick Gerdis as Postmaster at Titonka. : In accordance with the merit selection procedures of the Postal Reorganization Act, Espe and Gerdis were nominated by the Regional Management Selection Board, and appointed by the Postmaster General. ESPE WAS born in Whittemore, on May 31, 1922. He was appointed substitute clerk at the Whittemore Post Off ice in 1948, achieved career status in 1952 and has served as a regular clerk and clerk-in-charge of the off ice during the absence of the Acting Postmaster since that time. Mr. Espe is a graduate of Whittemore high school. He is a veteran of World' War II, having served in the U. S. Navy from 1943 to 1946. Mr. Espe is married to the former Elnora K. Voigt and the couple has three sons. MR. GERDIS has been Acting Postmaster of the Titonka Post Office since April 7, 1967. Mr. Gerdis was born at Bancroft, Oct. 28, 1932. He attended school in Buffalo Center and Titonka, completing high school while in the military service. Mr. Gerdis is a veteran, having served two years with the U. S. Army from 19501952. Mr. Gerdis is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and local Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the local fire department. Mr. Gerdis is married to the former Beverly J. Rippentrop and the couple has two children. DICK GERDIS MILTON ESPE Nearly $ 300 In Seed Corn Stolen At Wesley Thursday CHRIS CAUGHEY, 10, son of Mr. and Mrs. Prank Caughey, Algona, at Bryant School. Ten bushels of seed corn valued at $294.50 was reported stolen from a farm owned by Edward Otis of Wesley. The corn was stored in a tailding on the farm located 3/4 miles east of Wesley. Otis, who is a dealer for DeKalb seed corn, notified the sheriffs office here of the theft Friday morning. He went to the building where the corn had been stored that morning and found the lock'broken and the sacks of seed corn gone. The burglary occurred some time Thursday night. The corn ranged in value from $22.90 to $31.90 per bushel and was in various numbers. FCA, Rotary Sponsor Tree Planting Sale The Algona chapter of F.C.A. (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) and Algona Rotary club announce a spring Tree Planting Project during the next two weeks. Trees are guaranteed and will be planted by F.C.A. members. All proceeds will go to the F.C.A. to send a member to camp. Lyle Riedinger, SCS manager, will be instructing F.C.A. members on proper planting procedures. Order forms can be foundinan advertisement elsewhere in today's paper. They can be clipped and mailed direct or interested parties may contact Rotary club members or the Iowa State Bank and Sherwin-Williams paint store in Algona. Other trees and shrubs can be ordered and information isavail- able on the planting project from J'xfl hk-riuK- at !}-;Mi8. Missing Car Mystery Cleared The mystery of a missing Bancroft car was cleared up Friday morning when it was found a garage at Bancroft had picked up the wrong car for servicing. Carl Peter, Bancroft, reported to the sheriffs office here Thursday evening about 6;40 p.m. that a red and white 1962 Chevrolet he had parked near the Murray Eleyator had been stolen. However, he called the sheriffs office Friday morning to report the garage had picked up the car by mistake instead of a second car, similar in age 'and color, which was supposed ' to be serviced. Ethyl Hain, 83, Dies Wednesday, Resident 40 Years Ethyl Nellie Hain, 83 of Algona, died at St. Ann hospital Wednesday. Funeral services for her were held Saturday morning at the McCullough Chapel with Rev. Walter Morz officiating. Burial was in the Eastlawn cemetery. She was born Ethyl Dunlevy, at Strasborg, Mo. on Feb. 6, 1888 and was married to Glenn Hain at Lake City, Iowa. He preceded her in death Dec. 24, 1962. There were no children. Only close survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Martin Becker of Algona and Mrs. Sylvia Prypr, Holden, Mo. Mrs. Hain was a resident of Burt and Irvington before coming to Algona and she resided in this community for the past 40 years. She was a member of the Rebecca Lodge and Odd

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