Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on May 17, 1971 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, May 17, 1971
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ADVANCE ALMANAC WEDDING PERMITS Michael A. Froehlich and Jane Kauffman, both of Algona; Donald J. Macdonald, Algona, and Karen J. Wagner, Washington, la. ST. ANN BIRTHS MAY 8 - Mr. and Mrs. Glen Cox, Algona, boy. MAY 10-Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Parsons, Algona, girl. MAY 13-Mr. and Mrs. James Alvey, Algona, girl. JUSTICE OF THE PEACE Steven Brandt, Blue Earth, Minn., fishing with improper license, $10; Kevin Ronald Anderson, Bancroft, public intoxication, $50; Linda Ann Nemmers, Bancroft, possession of beer by a minor, $50. ALGONA WEATHER MAY 7 MAY 8 MAY 9 MAY 10 MAY 11 MAY 12 MAY 13 MAY 14 NEW COURT CASES Gregory Origer, parent of Terry and Patricia Origer, vs. Heinrich E. Hauck, administrator of the estate of Elma L. Hauck, damage suit, $7500; Paul Me Bride vs. Jim Reefer, civil suit, $75; Clair Clark and Leon Me Coy, dba State Bank Insurance Agency, Ledyard, vs. Merlyn and Lyle Askeland, promissory note, $2,006.62; Clair Clark and Leon McCoy, dba State Bank Insurance Agency of Ledyard vs. Merlyn Askeland, insurance premium, $279.60. MAYOR'S COURT Gary L. Gade, Algona, speeding, $10; Joan L. Stebritz, Ft. Dodge, following too closely, $10; Glen D. Thilges, Algbna,failure • to yield right-of-way,' $10; Charles Monson, Wesley, speed- H 68 66 78 68 63 64 84 — L 39 43 44 51 51 31 40 48 Rain .06 failure to stop (posted sign), $10; Louis L Schumacher, Algona, exceeding legal weight, $10; Susan J. Rentz, Algona, failure to stop (posted sign), $10; Richard P. Harmon, Whittemore, speeding, $15; Marlene A. Nelson, Ayrshire, O.M.V.U.I., waived preliminary hearing to district court, bond $350; Maurice E. Mitchell, Burt, improper towing of another vehicle, $10. NEW VEHICLES Mildred Youngwith, LuVerne, Skyline MH; Elmer &/or Lena Ostwald, Whittemore, Terry TT; Dean L. Wehrspan, Algona, Smokey TT; Geneva M. Miller, Titonka, Honda MC; Jack J. Krieps, Wesley, Honda MC; Thomas F. Putney, Algona, Honda Scmbr; Henry L. Kutschara, Bode, Honda MB; Cecil R. Crail, Algona, Honda Scmblr; Wm. A. proth- man, Algona, Honda MC; Joseph J. Ascolese, Algona, chev.; Leon H. Laird, Algona, Dodge; Ken's Auto Serv., Inc., Algona, Plym.j Dean E. or Dorothy A. Zielske, Swea City, Ford; Wm. Craig Smith, Algona, Dodge; Joseph A. or Edna Skow, Wesley, Ford; Leroy E. or Alvina M. Ennen, Lone Rock, Ford; Edward W. Rahe, Bancroft, Merc.; Marvin D. Bosma, Buffalo Center, Pont.; Walter J. or Louise B. Goche, Bancroft, Buick; Everds Bros., Algona, Cad. ST. ANN HOSPITAL MAY 7-William Canham, Algona, medical; Dominic Zeimet, West Bend, medical. MAY 8 _ Ruth Riedel, Algona, medical; Rose Hardgrove, Algona, surgery; Delmar Plathe, Bode, medical; Faye Knudson, Algona, medical. MAY 9- Ronald Sabin, Algona, medical;' John Erpelding, Algona, surgery; Ardella Schaeffer, Algona, medical. MAY 10 - Mrs. Richard Schmidt, Ottosen, medical; Mrs. Laura Fehr, Algona, medical; Mrs. Ronald Waldera, Algona, surgery; Mrs. Ben Bagon, Algona, medical. MAY 11 - Myrtle Turnbaugh, Algona, medical. MAY 12 - Bertha Wiltgen, Livermore, medical; Marvin Oakland, Algona, medical; Janice Schneider, Algona, medical. MAY 13-irma Barton, Algona, medical; Clara Weydert, Algona, medical; LeRoy Lau, Algona, medical; Agnes Droessler, Bancroft, medical; Bernard Carpenter, Bancroft, medical; Marie O'Brien, Algoua, surgery. ek» MM,, Dec. I, J908, of Algom, tow, 505H postoffi* ^ ^ of ft,^ Moreh ^ ^ n VOL. 71 - NO. 20 - MONDAY, MAY 17, 1*71 - ALGbNA, IOWA - '•••••••••• •••'••••""•••"••'w^^ On Combined Roadway. Dam & Artifieal Lake ' .^•^fl^. .^^^ *r- •*•*•*• S i/0V**f /*>d T ^^^^^^^ ^^1 -J»UWcl f. T "f 1 tr f- m ^L • 01 ty, Iowa -b\fkuance ^^^^^ ^^r TWO q , r s °ciety of Iowa 52240 7 of TWO SECTIONS - 20 Pages vf%mm& te Hearing On New L i&'&ttSSI&SS^ iiSJWSW!®!^ TO GET THEOLOGY DEGREE Works On Loading Dock; Wife Drives School Bus In Texas Council, Supervisors To To Discuss Law Center • Algona's city Council decided Wednesday night to take the inactive in pursuing the possibility of a joint city-county police 'detention facility." Meeting in regular session with architect Duane Chambers of Spencer and Ralph Lindhorst and Jim McMahon , or the Kossuth County crime Commission, the council decided to provide the state with a "worksheet" on a law enforcement center By providing the worksheet before June 1, the Council and the r°^L *?** ° f ^ Tvisors wmain eligible for a state Crime cosTof atnte? ^ ' imt COUld C ° V6r Up bona-WiE rn,,nl'n he ., ! egi ° nal ,, I(leia Is *** for Ms **"•" McMahon told the Council "Any applications should be in the area of remodeling.'_ Acting on a suggestion, Council decided to provide such a workshee on the remodeling of city Hall, chambers noted that Sie fromKjte/' """ ^ "******.** requesting the grS the Kossuth Coui »ty Crime commission then to di (ADVANCE ALMANAC - Cont'dj BUILDING PERMITS BUILDING PERMITS Clinton Henderson, 2 car garage; E. C. Wittkopf, fence; Kirk Struthers, house in Smith Addition, est. $18,000; Phil Carlson, sidewalk; Francis Bietz, sidewalk; Ed Schumacher, sidewalk; Dick St. John, sidewalk;' ^H.ejurv^U^ijfiBld^i^^gi^.xiBa^ •„ cil RezabeETfarage; fhelma Halsrud, sidewalk; R. W. McCullough, reshingle, garage; Home Federal, remodel office; Lawrence Cink, repair steps; Walter Elbert, driveway; Margaret Gales, sidewalk; Mrs. -Fred Gronbach, sidewalk; Oliver Matheson, sidewalk; Ethel Erickson, porch steps and sidewalk; Gene Minard, sidewalk; W. Holldorf, repair basement wall; Herb Hedlund, sidewalk. Annie Thul Rites Today At St. Joe Swea Band Rates I On May 1 the Swea City concert band traveled to Clarion to compete in the large group contest. Other Class C schools attending were Corwith-Wesley, Rake, Sentral, Thompson, Twin Rivers and West Bend. Swea City and West Bend were the only two Class C schools to received a Division I or Superior rating. Kris Weydert Is Named Pinto Queen .3, rural Bode, died Thursday morning at Mercy •Ht«^,^<i>0^'ibtt&i^ lengthy illness.' Funeral services were held at, 10 a.m. this morning (Monday) in the St. Joseph Catholic Church at St. Joe with Rev. David J. Hogan officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with the Hamilton-Wilson Funeral Home of Algona in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were grandsons, David Thul, Richard J. Thul, Howard Kohlhaas, Marvin Kohlhaas, Allan Kohlhaas, and Mark Elbert. Annie Thul was born April 9,' 1888 at St. Joe, daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Schuh Kayser. She was married to John Thul at St. Joe Sept. 29, 1909 and she spent her entire life in the St. Joe area. Mrs. Thul is survived by her husband; three daughters and two sons, Eugene and Richard, St. Joe; Clara, Mrs. Sylvester Wagner; Amanda, Mrs. Raymond Kohlhaas; and Rita, Mrs. Milford Plathe, all of St. Joe. There are 32 grandchildren and 30 great- grandchildren. One sister survives, Elizabeth, Mrs. Nick Eischen, St. Benedict. Another sister, Sister Mary Amalia Kayser, died a few days earlier and her funeral was the morning Mrs. Thul died. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two granddaughters. Mrs. Thul was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church and a charter member of the St. Joseph Court of Catholic Daughters of America. She was also a member of the Village Card Club. The C.D.A. rosaries were held at 2:30 and 3 p.m. Sunday and the parish rosary at 8 p.m. mmmmmmmmmmmmtm REV. BEN MEYER The Rev. Benjamfn Meyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dick B. Meyer of Algona, was graduated with the Master of Sacred Theology degree from the Dallas Theological Seminary at Dallas, Texas, at its 49th Commencement on May 7 in a record class of 100 men." A major in Bible Exposition, he wrote his graduation thesis on "How Did the Resurrection Influence the Life of Peter?" Rev. Meyer is a graduate of the Algona High School. He married Eva Jene Meyer of Truesdale in 1960 and the couple has three daughters; Corrine, 8; Kar. ceived his Theological degree from Dubuque in 1962 and was ordained shortly after in the First Presbyterian Church at Algona. He served the Lone Rock Presbyterian church for over three years before going to Aldrich Avenue Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis where he was assistant pastor for three years. Realizing he wanted more education, he resigned from the active ministry and for the past three years has been working on his masters degree. While attending school, Rev. Meyer worked at the loading dock for the Santa Fe Railroad and his wife has been driving a school bus. He has been candidating at a number of churches including one in Guatemala, several in Texas, and most recently at Owatonna. Minn. Two Accidents Here The collision of two cars at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the north drive of the post office resulted in $200 damages to the 1969 Oldsmobile driven by JoAnne Hoover of Titonka and $20 to the 1964 Buick driven by Beverly Manske, Algona. The Algona police investigated and no charges were filed. Charges of failing to stop in an assured clear distance were filed by the police against Nick A. Maharas after the 1963 Ford he was driving hit the rear of a 1965 Ford pickup driven by Eugene "Bud" Robinson. Robinson had stopped in front of 100 fcast Oak Street to let out a passenger when the mishap occurred. There was $500 damages to the Maharas vehicle and $150 to the pickup. Kris Weydert, daughter of former Algonans, Mr. and Mrs. Herb Weydert Cedar Falls, has been named Iowa pinto Queen by the Iowa pinto Horse Association. Miss Weydert, 19, will represent Iowa at the seventh annual International Championship Pinto horse show July 14-17, in Des Moines. Mrs. Weydert is the former Betty Wallukait and the grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Chris Wallukait, now of Humboldt, and Mr. and Mrs. Jolm Weydert, Algeria. Longtime County Teacher Dies Tuesday At 101! BURT - Funeral services for Emma Adolphson, 101, Ft. Dodge, a former Kossuth county resident, were held at Garry's Funeral Chapel, Bancroft, Friday with burial in the Greenwood township cemetery. Miss Adolphson died at her home in Ft. Dodge Tuesday evening. She was born April 30, 1870 at Spring Lake, Minn.; came to Kossuth county as a small child and received her education in the county's rural schools, Algona High School and Normal Training School. She later took a primary education course at I'/wa Stale 'R-a.chfcrsColl.fcg(; t uw the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls. She spent 40 years in the teaching profession, teaching in Wyoming several years, then returned to Kossuth county where she taught for many years in the Bancroft and Seneca schools. Miss Adolphson retired 28 years ago and moved to Ft. Dodge where she made her home with a niece, Ruth Adolphson, her only surviving relative. In spite of her years, Miss Adolphson enjoyed fairly good health and remained active and had a very alert rnliid. Local Men Propose 68 Acre Lake A public hearing has been scheduled at the Kossuth Court House June 16 at 2 p.m. Purpose of the hearing is to acquaint citizens of the area with the proposed construction of a combined roadway, earth dam, overflow structure, and a 68 acre artificial lake located in Sections 17 and 20 of Plum Creek Townships. Water storage and project design approval have already been granted by the Iowa Natural Resources Council. Preliminary ; design approval has been received from the Iowa State Highway Commission whose engineers are presently analyzing the project plans in detail for final design approval. The proposed project involves a joint venture between Oak Lake Enterprises, Inc. and Kossuth County through its Board of Supervisors. Earth dam, overflow structure, and road design details were made by Associated Engineers, Inc., of Fort Dodge, Iowa, at the expense of Oak Lake Enterprises, Inc. Construction engineering and inspection is to be performed by the County Engineer's office. THE IDEA of the proposed project was originally initiated in July, 1969. At that time, on the basis of economic and feasibility^ studies performed JoiM^ by Associated Engineers, and the Kossuth County Engineer, the County Board of Supervisors agreed to expend $35,000 on the project. , In addition Kossuth County agreed to relocate approximately one-half mile of the presentEast- West gravel road which would be in-undated by the new artificial lake. The present estimate for relocating the East-West gravel road is $5,000. According to the proposed plan, Kossuth County will have $35,000 plus $5,000 or $40,000 invested in the grading of all roads, construction of drainage structures, clearing and grubbing and right-of-way for the entire project. THE ABOVE investment ($40,000) does not include the cost of new paving which will be necessary for the new road across the dam. However, before the present asphalt road across the dam can be resurfaced using State, Federal, or County funds, this portion of the present road must be regraded and improved to design standards required by the Iowa State Highway commission and the Federal Highway Authority. To keep pace with the stage construction program of providing paved roads for Kossuth County - initiated twenty years ago - this road should be resurfaced and/or improved within the next three years. In 1969, the estimated cost of regrading and improving the one- quarter mile, without considering construction of a dam, was estimated at $15,000 for grading, $31,000 for the required drainage structure, and $5,000 for additional right of way. This adds up to a total of $51,000 - once again, without any dam construction consideration. This estimate ($51,000) compared to the proposed investment of $40,000 by Kossuth County would indicate a savings of $11*000 to the taxpayer. AS PART of the joint venture agreement between the developers and Kossuth County, all the necessary right-of-way is to be furnished cost free to Kossuth County through oak Lake Enterprises, Further, it is pointed out that in future .lake area development plans, Kossuth County will not be responsible for or part to the construction or maintenance of water, sewer or street systems. According to ilia feasibility ::::*^ "» ^5^'&.*iTOiwr ' • ) - ' , ' "• • < • Quite often the most exciting sights * are close to *home:~Th«> Grotto at West Bend is no exception. On May 30, the world- famous Grotto will begin another year of viewing with hourly tours by five student guides. Last year, over 125,000 persons from every state in the union paused a few moments to see the Grotto, which is valued at $1V2 million. A full-page pictorial A Wn A ^vi4* 11 f fV r ° f the Grotto appears on page 1 of section 2 in today's ATTRACTION Advance ' 5torv a " d photography by Tom Waller. It would rm * ••**•* make a fine page to send to friends and relatives. WEST BEND'S GROTTO STILL study performed by Associated Engineers, the ultimate potential taxable valuation of the development could reach 8 million dollars. Assuming a 60 mill tax levy in the Burt Tax District (presently 56.45 mills), this rep* resents an ultimate potential of $129,600 in tax revenues. However, a more feasible and realistic approach would be to assume that the average house built and lot purchased will cost $35,000 (which is low by today's standards). Then the tax base (27%) for each $35,000 installation would be $9,450. Once again assuming a 60 mill levy in the Burt Tax District, this means that for each $35,000 installation constructed, the County would realize $567 per year in tax revenue. Further, if only 10 such houses were constructed in the development area, Kossuth County would be reimbursed for its $40,000 investment within seven years. In the meantime, the Board of Supervisors and the County Attorney are awaiting the opinion of the state Attorney General's Office as to the legality of County participation in this or other similar projects. Job Opening: Civil Defense Directorship Applications are now being taken at the Algona City Hall for the position of Kossuth County- Municipal Civil Defense Director, a job paying $300 per month. They should be sent to Bill Finn,chairman of the Kossuth County* Municpal Civil Defense Agency. Current director Jim Peterson of Algona has submitted his resignation to the Algona City Council, effective May 31. The Petersons plan to movetoBoone. Named To Head Hughes Club Joe straub, Algona, and Pat Bradley, Burt, have been named to head the "Hughes For President" club in Kossuth comity. Nearly 600 Graduation Pictures Today, Thursday The first of nearly 600 graduation pictures from 13 area high schools appear in today'f Advance. The re- mamder will appear in Thursday's Upper Des Moines. Schools to be represented include Algona and Gorrigan high schools, Bancroft St. John's, LuVerne. Ledyard, West Bend, Corwith-Wesley, Lakota, Twin Rivers, Titonka, Burt, Sentral and Swea City. ni«l!i 0n ! n ? e !J Cem ! nt ° Jclivi !i e$ in th « area begin Tuesday night at Ledyard and will continue through the end of the month. Merchants in every one of the 13 schools represented in the towns have sponsored the senior pictures. David Arns Of Lone Rock loses Eye LONE ROCK - David Arns, 15 year old son of Mrs. Shirley Arns, Lone Rock is hospitalized at Mercy Hospital, Mason City after receiving an injury Monday which resulted in the loss of his right eye. David was in his club house around 5 p.m. trying to remove the primer from a shotgun shell when an explosion occurred. The boy went to the house to summon his mother who was at home at the time. A neighbor, Mrs. Lloyd Hutchinson, seeing something was wrong, came to their assistance . and drove the two to Algona, whe're David was treated by Dr. Bagon and then rushed to Mason City. Surgery was performed about 10 p.m.MondaynightbyDr.Dick- son and the right eye was removed but a fragment still remains in a muscle. Algona Man To Participate In HEW Conference Phil Diamond, Algona businessman, has been invited to attend and participate in the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare regional conference on vocational education at Kansas City, June 7-8. Diamond has been active in the vocational education areas of local schools for the past 15 years. He was the keynote speaker at the Iowa collegiate vocational education convention in Des Moines last March. sss*;*:*^^^ 3,000 Extra Readers Of Today's Advance Over 3,000 sample copies of today's Advance are being read by residents In the Swea City, Ledyard, lakota, W«|t Bend, Ottosen, Livermore, Bode, Corwith and Bancroft areai. A special coupon can be found in the section 2 of today'* paper for those wishing to subscribe at o special bargain rate of $3.50 for 39 weeks of both the Advance and Upper D»» Moir.fei. Thii it for ritsv/ tuliscribtrs on!.

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