Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on May 3, 1971 · Page 1
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ADVANCE ALMANAC ST. ANN BIRTHS APRIL 23 - Mr. and Mrs. Richard Plathe, Algona, girl; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Behr, Algona, boy APRIL 28 - Mr. and Mrs. William Duffy, Algona, boy; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry McArthur, Algona, girl. BUILDING PERMITS William Hood, super Market .addition; Mrs. Mary Warmbier, garage door; Donald Ritchie, re- shingle; Ernie Georg, cement drive; Congregational Church, concrete driveway; E. B. Carlson, replace driveway and approach; Paul Halverson, re- shingle. ALGONA WEATHER H L R APRIL 23 68 33 APRIL 24 68 34 APRIL 25 61 34 APRIL 26 61 30 APRIL 27 53 39 .32 APRIL 28 44 36 .05 APRIL 29 62 33 APRIL 30 — 42 JUSTICE OF THE PEACE PAXSON - Robert J. Parker, Lincoln, Neb., speeding, $11; June E. Terlisner, Coon Rapids, la., speeding, $11; Richard L. Hovey, Rolfe, speeding, $7; Melvin R. Heefner, Estherville, speeding, $9; John F. Weis, Manning, la., speeding, $9; Larry E. Childress, Britt, speeding, $11; William R. Allen, Algona, speeding, $10. MAYOR'S COURT Edwin T. Knecht, Whittemore, speeding, $15; Richard R. Kain, Algona, failure to stop, $10; Chris Reefer, Algona, intoxication, $25; Donald M. Hilbert, Algona, disturbing the peace, $15; Timothy E. Bowman, Algona, failure to yield at stop intersection, $10; James D. Parsons, Algona, reckless driving, $25; Allen R. Cornwell, Algona, speeding, $12; Willard J. Jameson, Algona, disturbing the peace, $15; Stephen J. Schiltz, Bancroft, OMVI, waived preliminary hearing, posted $3 50 bond, bound over to District Court; Gordon Zeigler,,-Algona, _ reckless driving, $25; Carol Ann Meyer, Fenton, speeding, $10; Harry K. Bartelt, Titonka, expired registration, $10; Henry A. Smith, Burt, speeding, $11; Geo. D. Knoer, Algona, speeding, $11; Sedonia E. Beck, Fenton, speeding, $10. ST. ANN HOSPITAL APRIL 23 - Dagmar Newell, Fenton, medical; Janet Boekel- ' man, Algona, medical APRIL 24 - Mrs. Ronald Gerber, Algona, medical; Jodie Bristow, Omaha, Neb., accident APRIL 25 - Simeon Leigh, Irvington, medical (expired) APRIL 26 - Toni Tucker, Algona, medical; Ralph Fandel, Algona, medical; Robert Stillman, Algona, medical; Mrs. Earl Jay, Bancroft, medical; Mrs. Robert Perkins, Whittemore, medical; Wilfred Schneider, Bode, medical APRIL 27 - Joel Meyer, Burt, accident; Mrs. James Alvey, Algona, medical; Jackie Rahe, Bancroft, T & A APRIL 28 - Jennifer Jergenson, Algona, medical; Brett Meister, Burt, T & A APRIL 29 - Frank Sterling, Algona, medical; Maude Farrow, Lakota, medical; Karen Mogenson, Bancroft, T & A; Magdalena Hellman, Bancroft, medical; Ira Bonnette, Burt, medical NEW VEHICLES Walter J. or Erma w. Lichter, Algona, Smokey TT; Wayne D. Klein, Wesley, Barley Dav. MC; Darrelb.Dreyer, Fenton, Honda MB; Jerome D.Simp- son, Algona, Honda MC; Richard P. Post, Algona, Yamaha MC; Dale G. Backhaus, Algona, Yamaha MC; Edward D. Lunn, Lakota, Honda MC; Dale L. Price, Lakota, Honda MC; Anna M. Krumwiede, Ledyard, Honda MC; Gary L. Lamuth, Algona, Honda MC; Dennis J. Goeders, Algona, Honda SS; Dave G. Nagel, Algona, Honda MC; Everds Bros. Co., Algona, lOGMCTrks,; Raymond T. Uthof, Fenton, chev. P/u; N. Central Publ. Serv., Algona, Int'l p/u; Arno Thomas or Josephine K. Juhl, Fenton, Chev. p/u; Melvin E. Ellingson, Ottosen, Chev. p/u; Joe Bradley Equip., Algona, CMC p/u; Robert Hamilton, Lakota, Ford p/u; Everds Bros. Co., Algona, CMC p/u; Faber Constr, Co., Algona, Ford Trk.; Harm Davids, Lakota, Ford; Rev. Raymond L. or Helen A. Russell, Algona, Pont.; ' James T. Blain, Wesley, Dodge; John R. or Erna H Sleper, Ti- touka, chev. VOL 71 - NO. 18 - MONDAY, MAY 3, 197, - AIGONA, .OWA ONE ACTION - 12 Pages Libiary State Historical Society of Iowa City, Iowa 522-40 vance :*>. To Consider Reverting Some Blocktops To Grovel To Limit Blacktop Additions •»* : * : *W*W^^ H| Route Of "169" Thru Algona Up To Council !'• r The 117 persons who attended the Iowa State Highway Department public hearing Thursday on the proposed improvement of U.S. 169 in Algona received a 1971 highway map of Iowa but very little in the way of a solution to the four-year controversy. One of the citizens who expressed an opinion, Mary Flaig, asked; "How long do we have to wait for a decision? Nine months?'' It was a light moment in a heavy subject. But the question is now one of extreme importance to the whole consideration, because there were inferences by the two state commissioners who attended the hearing that if the Algona City Council doesn't decide on a route soon, the Commission may decide to put the money elsewhere ("in Waterloo," as Commissioner Steven Garst of Coon Rapids quipped after the hearing). - TWO COMMISSIONERS It was unusual that two commissioners attended the hearing, since one is the norm, The double representation was presumably due to the complexities of Algona's highway routing problem. The Commission indicated Algona's traffic is of sufficient volume to necessitate a foijr- lane highway\'through the corn- C/fy Council Htis A ^^ ' -. " - • ;";'. .'Ti* 1 ','*:v Recurring Nightmare 1 * . •^ ' *^ • • .• '. v '.r.:7[V The Algona pity council has a recurring, nightmarelnS Vfhether to relocate Highway 169 through Algona on North , lips and oak Streets, or to accept an alternate state Department plan for Widening of the present route; The question, with all its economic and domestic 'r Uons, keeps popping up at council meetings, the most . recurrence came last Wednesday night when the council ^ from the people who live on the present route. '•;• Martin Peterson, attorney for the Jones-state Street Protectilp, Association appealed to the council to withhold the draft resolution on the routing until after the state-scheduled p hearing on the Jones-State St. widening. The hearing was to' place the following night, Thursday (see meeting story In this - COMMISSION FAVORS PHILLIPS ST. ROUTED- In making the request, Peterson noted a recent 10-0 1 the city planning and Zoning Commission which favored , ing the highway on North Phillips and Oak St. The commission a body appointed by the council. The council assured the Jones-State group that It had nb plaristitif favor a resolution until after the hearing. . ' *' traffic, on the existing route is local and 30 percent is transient. - TWO ALTERNATIVES The City Council has before it two alternative's: one is to relocate Highway 169 through Algona on North Phillips and Oak Street. This route was recommended by the Iowa State Highway Department, the City Planning and Zoning Commission, and an Omaha planning firm commissioned several years ago by the council. However, because of the opposition voiced at a public hearing on this route, the department accepted the City Council's request for Thursday's hearing on an alternate route to the original state plan. The alternate route, as has been well-publicized, is to widen the existing highway route on State Street and North Jones Street. - PLANNER'S VIEW The Highway Department's Phillips-Oak plan was designed according to state specifications which designate turnless (when - SIDEWALK PLAN - ' ' ,. v The council accepted a bid from Hankinsand Wibbe^isonstrucl tionfor 3,200 sq. ft.of sidewalk on city-owned property* in'norttfe, east Algona. The bid, 54 cents per sq.ft., was the lowest otseverafl submitted. >% >".;•;;' .'.• .. .'•.-;•- •• ..'•'.:-'•V:>:-;*"5^--v.^ -'I,, 1 * was a* 80 decided that property.owners in the sidewV^"' ^ S*?m area will be assessed 80 cents per sq. ft. if they toil, Uine of Aug. 30, 1971,, The asaju-w-- of having to install the sidewalk ftj$th6 basis. saw one perspn '„, the'city on a "hardship' -SAVE $100?Cook noted that owners who install their sidewalk, atithe w cents per sq. ft. bid price would be paying $2.16 per runningltoot of sidewalk four feet wide and four inches deep. Using a 66-foot front lot as an example, the cost to the property owner would be $142,56 »H the property owner fails to Install the sidewalk before Aug. 30, the cost to him through city assessment over a seven-year period with interest charges would be $3.20 per front foot or $211.20 , tor the 66-foot lot. " -v ''•' A property owner, in this instance, could save $68.64, plus 7 percent interest ($33.60) by contracting to have the walk installed before Aug. 30. Grade School Music Program possible) routing away from congested business centers when possible. The Commission said the State-Jones route is outmoded because of the turns. Richard Spelic, a former employee of the Omaha planning firm, explained the reasoningbe- hind his recommendation of the Phillips-Oak routing. He said it would be "foolish" to go with the Jones-State route because that would perpetuate the congestion problems which his long- range planning was trying to avoid. He said a "natural barrier" the railroad which parallels Phillips Street - separates Algona, making it the "logical" place for the highway. Spelic said his study revealed that 80 percent of the traffic on Highway 169 was local and that 20 percent of the through traffic consisted of trucks. He said few studies point out that a bypass is detrimental to business volume, implying that relocation of Highway 169 would not hurt the communities' business volume. Continued on Page Four M^mmmmymmmmmmmm Two of Algeria's grade schools teamed up last Wednesday for a two-concert presentation of songs from around the world. Children from the Third Ward and Bryant schools gave afternoon and evening concerts in the Bryant gymnasium under the direction of Mrs. Roger Cherland. There was near capacity attendance at both. Mrs. Richard Mawdsley is preparing Lucia Wallace and Bertha Godfrey grade school children for a similar concert at Lucia Wallace Thursday. (Algona Pub. Co. photo) Groundbreaking Sunday for New Reg. Baptist Church Ground breaking and Site Dedication Ceremonies for the new Regular Baptist Church were held Sunday, May 2, at 2:30 p.m. at its new location on Highway 18 just east of the Directory Service. Construction is to start immediately on the 80 ft. x 36 ft. one story, brick veneer building. There will be a separate 18 ft. x 36 ft. vestibule and a full basement will house the Sunday School classrooms, dining room, auditorium and kitchen. The Regular Baptist Church has been in its present location on the corner of Elm and Wooster Streets for 20 years and the Rev. Charles B. Hawkins is pastor. Fire At Arco BURT - Burt Volunteer Firemen answered a call to the Arco Chemical Co. about noon Wednesday, when a pile of used tires started to burn. It is thought sparks from burning papers etc. in a trash container may have landed among the tires starting the fire. Three or four tires were lost. Avenue Of Flags Dedication To Be Held May 31 Plans are being completed for the third Dedication Ceremony to the Avenue of Flags, which will be held on the lawn of the Kossuth County Courthouse at 10a.m. on Monday, May 31, during Memorial Day services. Seventy-two flags have previously been dedicated and anyone with a nag to contribute may call Mike Schaaf at 2953731 or 295-7330 or Herb Hensley at 295-2804. . This memorial courtesy, a joint effort between the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, has in the past proved a very impressive sight and ceremony, Sentral Fresh Do Their Part Tht»» Stntral high «chool freshmen observed Earth Day by removing cans, bottles, and a wide assortment of trash from the ditches on both sides of the road from Fenton to Lone Rock. Front, from left: Jay Borchardt, Kent Madison, Duone Farmer, Allen Miller, David Haack, Danny Bofelkher, Gary Strueck&r, Terry Hainzinger, Alan Thilges. Row 2 - Jody Kern, Terry Mitchell, David Arns, Duane Mix, Brian Brace, Randy Bellinger, Steve Bruhn, Conley Met?.ger, Fay Preston. Row 3 - Ronnie Finnestad, Randall Huskamp, Jim Hutchinson, Bill Wegener, Jason Brace. All Supervisors Sign Engineer's Resolution A Resolution recommending that further additions of hard- surfaced roads in Kossuth County be rigidly limited by County Engineer Richard Henely was unanimously approved by the Kossuth Board of Supervisors last Tuesday at their regular meeting. The Resolution also urged the Board to seriously consider reverting some present hard- surface roads back to gravel. The resolution was submitted March 29 according to Henely. He pointed out that "from an engineering standpoint, the reasons for adoption of the resolution were as follows: (1) Establishes a county wide policy which limits further addition of hard surfaced roads which would not be economically feas- able; (2) in the interest of safety and economy, it is urgent that the present hard-surfaced roads be brought to modern design standards; (3) That many of the present bridges in the county need replacement or improvement. HENELY REPORTED in his resolution that the Kossuth secondary road system has 27% of its total mileage presently in a hard-surface condition and very few rural residences are more than 2 1/2 miles from a hard•-surfaced road. He pointed out in the resolution that many of the present hard-surface roads have inadequate shoulders and that is it not economically feasable to hard-^surface roads which carry less than 125 vehicles a day. The engineer urged the Board in the resolution to revert some of the roads back to gravel if they do not carry 125 vehicles or do not inter-connect with other hard-surface roads. * * * Everds Low Bidder On Two Kossuth Jobs Everds Bros, of Algona was low bidder in a letting for some 11 miles of asphaltic resurfacing and shouldering work on farm-to- market roads in Kossuth County Thursday. Bids were opened at Ames. , A 4-mile stretch of resurfacing and shouldering wprk in German Township had Everds the low bidder by about $18,000withabid of $231,624.16, The otherproject was for seven miles of resurfacing and shoulder work on the Lincoln-Hebron P-66 north of highway 9. The low Everds bid on this project was for $303,198.19 or about $23,000 lower than the next bid. There were four bidders in each category. Besides Everds, Hallett Construction Co. of Fairmont, Morgan Construction Co. and Iowa Road Builders of Des Moines were bidders. County Engineer Richard Henely said the bids have not been let as yet. J ' f I I "I I ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^M Your Choice On The Route Of Highway 169 Through Algona ,,'v'Mfl This iS L an unofficial poll for Algona residents only. Tht mitted to the Algona City Council, byt are unsolicited by not necessarily be binding pn the Council/ ' ' will *«* poll is merely a Names of the of Algona the D Present Route of A Jones "71, N*w Rwtrii fc-J PhilliotAO* fot Norn* . Address Moil this ballot to Algona Newspapers, Box 535, Algono. or bring to 111 East Call, Algona Newspapers Building. Deadline May 9, Iff J,'

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