Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on June 28, 1971 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, June 28, 1971
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ADVANCE ALMANAC ST. ANN BIRTHS JUNE 19 - Mr. and Mrs. j. D. Andrews, Hurt, boy WEDDING LICENSES Jerry Cunningham, Madelia, Minn., and Ton! Tucker, Algona; Riiss Leininger and Pamela Moe, both of Algona; James Slothower, Sioux city, and Elizabeth Wolter, Whlttemore. Leo Miltner, Sheridan, Wyo., and Patricia Loebig, Wesley. JUSTICE OF THE PEACE PAXSON - Darrell Dale Rusher, Wesley, speeding with a trailer, $10; Wayne LeRoy Hemmen, Webster City, speeding, $26; Mark Anthony Studer, Wesley, violation of restricted license, $10; Francis Jay Vitzthum, Whittemore, failure to report an accident, $10 - reckless driving, $25. LO R 61 .76 68 .01 69 ALGONA DATE June 18 June 19 June 20 June 21 June 22 June 23 June 24 June 25 WEATHER HI 88 93 83 • 83 84 87 96 ^, 57 61 60 61 .13 BUILDING PERMITS Edgar Meyer, repair roof; Andrew Crawford, construct a screened-in porch;. John Burns, widen driveway; Joe H. Duboski, demolish kitchen; Wilma Fairbanks, sidewalk; Henry Schick, reshingle house; James Voigt, repair roof; Clinton Godden, construct screened-in patio. NEW COURT CASES Ray Hade, dba Hade Carpet Co. of Ft. Dodge, vs. Damian Centgraf, St. Joe, contract, $1,339; Merrill Hagedorn vs. Harold J. Johnson, civil suit, $487.50; Eulinda Rasmussen, formerly Eulinda Huling, vs. Vera Erpelding and Patricia Besch, damage suit, $27,500; Max Sloan vs. Florence Grandgenett, damage suit, $525.75; Madeline Sloan vs. Florence Grandgenett, damage suit, ~$16;i46:90; Gerald'RtJchieau-vsr' Del Larson, civil suit, $731.30; Wayne Hutchinson vs. Ween Leen Inc., civil suit, $10,390; Roger Ulses, dba Fenton Phillips "66" Service vs. Rodney Brannan, Fenton, account case, $243.84. ST. ANN HOSPITAL JUNE 18 - William Meyer, Jr., Whittemore, medical; August Slagle, Algona, medical; Myrtle Turnbaugh, Algona, medical; \ Connie Kramer, Algona, medical. JUNE 19 - William Liesener, Algona, medical; Zachary Ludwig, Corwith, surgery; William Dunlap, Algona, medical; Jill Krause, Lone Rock, accident; James McKinney, Titonka, accident; Donald Gatton, Wesley, accident; William Parcel, Titonka, accident. JUNE 20 - Randy Krominga, Titonka, accident; Estella Doerning, Algona, medical; Rose Johnson, Algona, medical; Charles Redemske, Algona, medical. JUNE 21 - Mary Woodyard, Whittemore, medical; Edwina Brogotti, Algona, accident; Carolyn Degen, Algona, surgery; Amy Gatton, Burt, surgery; Ellen Gatton, Burt, medical JUNE 22 - Elizabeth Bormann, Bode, medical; Florence Colwell, Irvington, medical JUNE 23 - Edward Blumer, Algona, medical; Nettie Steven, Algona, surgery; W. C. Taylor, Algona, medical; Becky Witham, Irvington, surgery. JUNE 24- Gerald Moffltt, Jr., Algona, surgery MAYOR'S COURT Steven R. Polzin, Ringsted, red light, $10; David R. Ludwig, Algona, speeding, $11; Timothy E. Berkland, Fenton, speeding, $11; Russell W. Baas, Algona, speeding, $12; Virgil Runge, Nora Springs, failure to change lanes safely, $10; Miriam C, Buenger, Algona, speeding, $10; William L. Anderson, West Bend, speeding, $15; Michael E. Estberg, Algona, speeding, $10; Dean J. Grandgenett, Algona, stop light, $10; Robert H. White, Dallas, Tex., public intoxication, $25; Clem M. Reilly, Algona, public intoxiation, 5 days in jail, suspended; Mark G, Sturtevent, Algona^ earless driving, $10; Ferris F. Fett, Algona, no footrests on motorcycle for passengers, $10; James R. Ruge, Ft. Dodge, speeding, $13; Darwin G. Metzger, Lone Rock, speeding, $10; Danny Roy Danielson, Algona, speeding, $13; Mark G. Sturtevant, Algona, violation of re- Continued on Page 8 State Historical **• City, 1 Entered at second exm matter, Dec. 1 V ° L 71 ^ N °- 26 - M ° NDAY ' JUNE «, ,97, - ALGONA, IOWA - 18 Pa ?e , ln T ^I, 1S SWEA CITY, LAKOTA CROP LOSSES . . . ^^ Everyone was all smiles Friday night at Swea City as Miss Burt, Rebecca Kaye Kruse, was crowned the new 1971 Miss Kossuth-Winnebago. The new queen placed first in both the swimsuit and evening gown competition, while the talent award went to Patricia Aukes, Miss Buffalo Center. Pictured from left to right with the new reigning Miss Kossuth-Winnebago are: Miss Bancroft, Paula Bauer, First Runnerup and winner of the Miss Congeniality award, Marlene Larson, the outgoing queer!, and Judy Faye Stephens, the deigning Miss Iowa for»1971. t s,,^-,',- 4 -.< •'•'' • ' Two Lawn Tractors Stolen At Ernie Williams Two lawn and garden tractors .with mowers attached were taken from in front of the Ernie Williams John Deere some time during the night Thursday it was reported to the sheriffs office by store manager "Andy" Anderson early Friday morning. One tractor and mower was valued at about $800 and the other about $875. There was a used mower parked nearby but it was not taken. The units are regularly left in front of the firm in the evenings. A year or so ago, the firm lost several tractors in a similar theft. Albert Merriam Of Corwith Dies June 25 Funeral services for Albert Merriam, 80, retired farmer of the Corwith area, will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Corwith, with Father Joseph Murphy officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery and Blake Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Merriam died June 25 at the Hancock Memorial Hospital in Britt. He had resided at the nursing home at Britt for some time. He was born May 13, 1891 at LuVerne, the son of salmon and Katherine Thompson Merriam-. He was married Nov. 28, 1914 at Carroll and had lived all his life in this community. He is survived by four sons, John, St. Clair Shores, Mich.; Phillip, Louisville, Ky.; Donald, Jamestown, N.Y.; Wilbur, Corwith; one daughter, Mrs. John (Jean Lorraine) Baumeister, Eureka, Calif.; 25 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Four sisters also survive, Mrs. Kate Stephenson and Mrs. Hattie Burlingame, Algona; Mrs. Jennie Mitchell, Corwith; and Mrs. Alice cole, Burt. His wife and one daughter preceded him in death. The rosary will be said Monday evening at 8:00. A Beginning And An End Two queens sang together Friday night at Swea City. One, Judy Stephens, left, was making her first official appearance as Miss Iowa, 1971, while Marlene Larson, left, was making her last public appearance as M^ss Kossuth-Winnebago. f Edward Blumer Dies; Rites Here Today Edward Blumer, 85, Algona, died Friday morning at St, Ann Hospital where he had been a patient since Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today (Monday) in the McCullough Funeral Chapel with Rev. Otis M. McQuary of LuVerne officiating. Burial wiU be in Eastlawn Cemetery at Algona. Mr. Blumer was born at Lu- Verne Oct. 26, 1885, son of Joseph and Barbara Wiess Blumer. He was married to Lillian Manus Oct. 5, 1938 at Storm Lake. Mr. Hluniur was a re- tired farmer. They lived in Algona for more than 30 years and he spent his entire life in this area. He is survived by his wife and one son, Oliver A. Sigler, of Des Moines and three grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters and two brothers, Marie Ogren, Algona; Sarah Blumer, LuVerne; Luella Blumer, also of LuVerne; Peter, -LuVerne; and Fred, Renwick. Two brothers and three sisters are deceased. Seneca Crash A car driven by Karen Laubenthal, Bancroft, sustained an estimated $1,000 in damages Wednesday morning about 9 a.m. when it went into a ditch one- half mile east of Seneca on the blacktop, she reported the accident to the sheriffs office here and said she lost control after a front wheel went off the road onto Hit shoulder. Tht cur '••''•/it imo i)i(; jjO'jUi 'inch. Heavy Hail Strikes In North Kossuth; $ 100,000 Damage Farms North Ot Titonka Heaviest Hit Hail damage totaling tens of thousands of dollars beat down corn and beans in north Kossuth county Thursday. At least three separate storms were reported, with heaviest damage apparently in a band three miles north of Titonka, although farms in the Swea City and Lakota areas also reported heavy damage. The worst storm struck about, noon or shortly after and swept down from northeast of Swea City all the way to the county line east of Titonka. North of Titonka farmers including Alvin Hopkes, John Pannkuk, the Ubben brothers and Norman Bruns were in the center of the band. "I think some of the heaviest damage was within a few miles of us," said farmer Hopkes who lives north of Titonka. Bean fields were termed total losses and corn had considerable damage although the exact extent will not be known until insurance adjusters visit the fields. A LARGE share of those who had damage north of Titonka werer(at least partially covered by :hail insurance. ^E'xtensloh 1 -' 'Director John tiey-*- 3 making farm visits in the.,, Ramsey township area when the storm struck and he said there was% ! heavy .damage three or four miles south of Lakota all the way past Titonka.' It began hailing shortly before noon east of Swea City. Farmers sustaining severe hail damage south of Ledyard included Cecil Mennen, Merrill Hagedorn, Forrest McGregor, Walt Kockler and the Joe Welp farm. All are located within several miles of each other in the extreme southwest corner of Ledyard township. Several miles to the west, Clifford Beadle had heavy hail damage and lighter was reported in both directions. There was heavy hail on the Thoreson brothers farm northwest of Swea City but this occurred late in the morning. Likewise, Albert Anderson had heavy hail damage in the extreme north part of Grant township. More hail was reported west of Elmore in the Pilot Mound area. APPARENTLY HAIL struck shortly before noon in some areas again about 2:30 p.m. and once again later in the afternoon about 4:30 p.m. Hail ranged from marble size all the way to golf ball size. Hopkes said his farm house had several windows broken and the siding on the west and north had considerable damage. "When it really got bad, we headed for the basement," he reported Friday. Titonka Topic editor Phil Jaren said about 50 farms had hail damage north of Titonka, both east and west. The area amounted to about 18 square miles, he reported. As the hail moved east to the county line, it apparently lightened although there was still some damage. No estimate of the damage was given but certainly it will be well over $100,000 by the time the final figures are in. Car Into Ditch On "169" Detour West Of Town A car driven by Richard R. Faber, Algona, went into the ditch on the "169" detour two miles west and 1 1/2 miles south of Algona about 11:30 a.m. Thursday. The accident was reported to the sheriffs office. The car had an estimated $230 Damage. Faber was traveling south when the front wheel Off tilt; K1 lit 1 UH<i till: Corn Blight Could Add To Crop Woes Does Kossuth County have southern corn blight, the most disastous kind of blight known to corn? Maybe. At least 23 states, including Iowa have reported the blight. And in Iowa at least 16 counties have confirmed the blight. Hancock County, bordering Kossuth to the east, is one of the 16. According to Extension Director John Ley, his office has been receiving "eight to 10" calls a day from anxious farmers who either think the blight has reached their fields or who are inquiring as to the likelihood of it reaching Kossuth County. And they're asking what they can do to prevent it or destroy it if it does, - BLIGHT WATCH There is something that can be done, providing detection comes early enough. Farmers must decide whether it would be economically feasible for them to apply a fungicide which will suppress (but not control) the blight. But confirmation of the disease must come first. Ley asks farmers who are suspicious of the blight to bring samples to the Extension Office in Algona. If it appears to be the southern blight, he will take a fresh sample and send it elsewhere for testing. The testing requires the use of a microscope. Without it, one race of the blight cannot be distinguished from another. For example, Race T is really the only greatly feared corn blight. It spreads through the entire plant as its spores reproduce and en- BERNARD PHELPS is shown looking over the cornfield of his son LeRoy Phelps four miles north of Titonka Friday after .heavy hail wiped out beans and severely damaged corn on about 50 farms in the area. Prior to the hail, corn was nearly hip high — now it's knee high but torn and shredded. Extension Director John Ley said beanfields hit are total losses but corn losses will have to wait until adjusters get into the fields. (Algona Publishing Co. Photo) Work Begins On 37,000 Square Ft. Limbaugh Plant Construction on a new 31,000 square fgftt plant by.Jack Lim-> baugh, o^lner of jack's OK Tire Service,'was announced today. Work will begin immediately by Build-A-Rama. The plant will be located on 4 1/2 acres of land directly west of the Directory Service Co. along highway 18 north of Algona. Groundwork was finished last week and construction of the steel building, which is the same size as the Brougham building except for the two wings, will be completed sometime this fall. Limbaugh said he hopes to move into the structure late in the fall. His present location of about one-third of a block across west from the post office is for sale. The new building will be lOCf x 314' and will be the most modern and up-to-date tire business structure in this part of the counljry. "Increased demand for recap- ping and the federal government's entry into control and regulation of recapping plants has caused the recapping demand in Algona to grow to a point where it can no longer be contained in our present location" Limbaugh said. Roughly one-third of the new building will be used for recapping. There will be six service bays, plus retail display rooms and complete service facilities for passenger and truck tires, alignment, wheel balancing and farm tire service. The Limbaughs moved to Algona 19 years ago when he purchased the tire recapping business of Lester DeBolt on Thorington street. After operating in that location for several years, Limbaugh moved his business to its present location and has expanded several times since that time. A total of 12 persons besides the Limbaughs are employed in the plant. VALUABLE COUPONS INSIDE TODAY'S PAPER COUPON MONDAY THROUGH Wf PNIS0AY

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