The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 16, 1956 · Page 15
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 15

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 16, 1956
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MftS. AftDEf H HALVERSON fdrtor October 16,1956 PublUhed By The Upp«f<0« Molnat Publishing Co., Algona, Iowa I Blakjer Church Observes 80th Anniversary, Oct. 21 Fenfon—The Blakjer Lutheran church will observe its 80th anniversary with special services planned for Sunday, Oct. 21. The church had its first meeting August 15, 1876, in the old district. 6 school house at Seneca, at which time formal organization of the church took place. Charter members were Christian Olson Fossum, Halvor Thore.«on, Albert B. Jacobson, Peder W» Jensen, Lars Evanson, Hans Anderson, Ole B. Hanson and Hans Olson Fossum. The first minister was Rev. M. Holseth who received $25 a year, plus what extras were provided. The minister at this time did not live in Seneca or immediate vicinity, but may have traveled up to a hundred miles. On December 20, 1876, Hans Fossum donated one acre of land in the southwest corner of section 21, Seneca township to the church. This later proved to T be the location of the home for the minister, and remained Blakjer property for about 70 years until sold to Mr and Mrs Caleb Hartshorn who now live in the house. The first new members accepted into the congregation were plai Olgon and Johan W. Jensen in 1877, and Ole Anderson in April of 1878. The second minister, a Rev. Pederson was called on June 3. 1884 and he was to receive $80 a year. In May of 1889, a Rev. Johnson of Franklin County, la. was called as third minister. Other ministers were Rev. Jensen, 1891; Rev. Ingesrighlson, 1893; Rev. Vereide who was here in 1895. The church building was erect- NEVER NEED CHANGING! 0U0W Window ed in 1895 on the southeast corner of the farm owned by Julius Jensen and on land donated by Hans and Christian Jensen. Ministers following were Rev. T. G. Opsahl, 1396; Hcv. N. I. Berg, 1903; Rev. J. Skagon, 1915; Rev. J. M. Johnson, 1918; Rev. S. A. Berge; 1923; Rev. S. O. Sande who stayed 18 years, or so, leaving about 1942. The Rev. David J. Quill came in 1942, and Rev. H. C. Molstre came in 1943. Rev'. Roy Hagen ,spent several months here in 1950 filling in until Rev. H. E. Rasmaussen Jr. accepted the call, and came in December of 1950. Rev. Rasmussen tendered his resignation in March of 1954. The Rev. Harlan Blockhus, present pastor of Blakjer Lutheran was installed June 20, 1954, and is the seventeenth minister to serve the church. The present officers at Blakjer Lutheran church are as follows: President, Henry Looft; vice president, Otto Jensen; secretary, Ted Jensen; treasurer, Martin Wilberg. Deacons are Henry Willrerg, Sig Lo;;e and Odey Cherland. Trustees are John Johannesen, Amey Cherland and P. H. Jensen. Serving on the Board of Education is Curtis Olsen, Julian Cherland and Kenneth Halverson. Mrs Henry Wilberg is Sunday school superintendent. Other teachers are Mrs^Ted Jensen who lias just recently taken Kalhryp Johannesen's Class. Mrs Sit; Loge, Mrs Amey Cherland, Mrs Lawrence Johannesen, and Mrs Otto Wilbsrg. Mrs John Johannesen has just recently replaced Kathryn Johannesen as church organist. Mrs Amey Cherland has served the past two years as president of the ladies "W.M.F. Mrs Ted Jensen is vice president, Mrs Ole Pederson, secretary and Mrs Odey Cherland, treasurer. Dr. V. T. Jordahl, president of the South Central District of the ELC, will speak at the morning service and Rev. Carlo Pcter.-en will be the afternoon speaker. '« opening ,. £9 2S",4°~ j, oub £ lo ""<> ' * ate?" 1 a '>craft Only Sta/nli e « Combination Door 6 Standard SUe» S A V r^l « At't CHARGES.,. 4lVone'fhaii^y with simple tools^ean install. * Converts quickly from ^ riiSPti construction. „ . ,,„,,.„,,- *• '•• B In li '«- '•»'« Good HouitVteplna Products of the Weather-Proof Co. ani 0 |h., Lading mo S oiinet. BUDGET TERMS - 36 MONTHS TO PAY ijnnJOJ l/i BUILDING MATERIALS, PLANS & SERVICE* FENTON, IOWA bers answered roll call by naming 'One good quality of a good member.' Mrs Ed Rcimers was in charge of the worship service and Mrs E. W. Ru.ske presented a lesson on 'Juvenile Uelinqency in the United States. Mrs Blanche Huskamp was a circle guest. Idealists 4-H Elects Independence Idealists met at the Center School Saturday afternoon, with Judy Weiner *presiding. It was tht. 1 first meeting of the new 4-H Club year, during which the project will be sewing. Two new members Joanne Mitchell and Lynn Kerber were present, and accepted into our club. Two other members asked to have their membership withdrawn. Election of officers was held: president, Lois Berkland, vice president, Phyllis Jacobson; secretary, Vergene Norland; treasurer, Judy Weiner; historian, Kathryn Jacobson; reporter, Janice Priebe. Joanne Mitchell and Ariel Berkland were appointed to be librarians. Our leaders arc Mrs Bill Gowans assisted by Mrs Lyndon Kerber and Mrs Olaf Norland. The meeting was adjourned by our new president and lunch was served by the officers. 40th Anniversary Mr and Mrs Walter Jentz of Fairmont observed their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday, October 7. Those from Fenton in attendance were Mr and Mrs Fred Jentz, Mr and Mrs George Jentz, Mr and Mrs William Jentz. Mrs Art Mueller. Mr and Mrs Lloyd Kern, Charles and Jody, Mr and Mrs Emil Frank, Mr and Mrs Walter Krause and Mr and Mrs Webber Yager. Rummage, Food e, Fenion, C'OC'OvOOOO'O'0c:oOv.v.G.v,vOO Fenicn—Members of the Woman's Society of Christian Service •of.the,Methodist church are h«M- ing their annual rummage and fnnd sale this corning Saturday, Oct. 21. at the Fenton Community Center. A wide variety of good ck)lliin>; has been brouaht in for ttio rur.-image sale. The doors will upon at 9 o'clock. Beginning at 10 a.m. hinrrh will be .served throughout the day until r, p.m. The luncheon menu includes hot beef sandwiches, home-made vegetable soup, pies and coffee. ASs'i featured will be the? Country Store. Mere a nice variety of homo bake-.! goods will b? offered for s a ! e. IncKidhw hre->d-;. r"lls, pies, cakes and cookies. -The Country Store will also be selling eggs and dressed poultry besides a big variety of other foods. The Lutheran Woman's Missionary League was held last Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona with St. Luke members of Fairville hostesses. There were 37 members of Fairville present. Those attending from St. John Lutheran Society in Fenlon were Rev. an.1 Mrs W. II. Friedrich and Mesdames Llovd Kern, Olaf Norland. Bill Hantelman. Walter Jentz, Jphn Strueck- i.-r, Woodrow Kracht, Calvin Vaurlt, William Fischer, Ervin Boichardt. Mr and Mrs Oliver Stoebsr, Steven., and- Susan, of Lara bee spent tin 1 weekend with Fenton relatives and friends. The Blakjer WMF will meet this Thursday with hostesses Mrs Julian Cherland and Mrs Fred Jchanncsen. Mrs Odey Cherland will present a program on Evangelism. Mr and Mrs Wallace Brown of Gruver were callers Sunday evening in the Clayton Ditsworth home:. Mr and Mrs Eldon Lee and daughter Marilyn of Esthcrville wen:: Sunday afternoon and evening guests in the Henry Wilberg home. A group of the local Walther League meaibers and Rev. W. II. Friedrich attended the Walther League Rally held at Garner Sunday. Reba Ditsworth of Laurens, Mrs Earl Dean, Mr and Mrs Clayton Ditsworth, Kathryn and Mary 101 len were Sunday dinner guests of Mr and Mrs A. T. Heiter near Rolfc. Other guests of the Iloilers were their daughter and son-in-law, Mr and Mrs Bob SamU'rs and family of Ft. Dodge. Mr and Mrs Jay Woods of Jefferson spent the weekend with the Wayne Aldersons and with Mrs Amanda Kern. Mesdames Roy C h r i s c h illes, *"'- n-'/r. ,Jorr.renson Sr., Charles Weisbrod, Ed Schlei and Paul Hudson spent Friday afternoon of last week with 'Mrs Arnold Krause at. the Good Samaritan Home in Pocahontas. Mr and Mrs Norman Engen of Norfolk. Neb. called at the home of the hitter's cousin, Clayton Ditsworth. on Saturday. Mr and Mrs Dale Weisbrod spent Sunday at Green where they visited Mr and Mrs Richard Wagoner and the V. J. Taturn family. The Helen Circle of the WSCS will meet Thursday, Oct. 18 with Mrs J. A. Schwartz with Mrs E. C; Weisbrod assisting hostess. Mr and Mrs Henry Schulle attended funeral services for Otto Block held at Siewart, Minn, last Tuesday afternoon. Mr Block was an uncle of Mrs Schulte. The Depew Fellowship Circle met Thursday afternoon of hist week with ?-Irs Robert Huskamp. «.* <C> jC> O ??• v ft o jo .O v 9 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday Closed All Day Monday §; o ;o' o <5 .8 o I -'I IN i, IOWA Sow rq^ipmcnt — Ample Room Very Laio-t of The Very Best 1 0*1 /.'.COl:fi.!?riT"D ^ £n rf Register -from now ro the ':7ih of 'Ir.tcber (fatur- ?>; H day). We wli! fjive Fre-j S3, $10, it. ?15 Fen;ij;u n<» ? :.; 1 to Scmeono - No purchpse is necessary, just atop H S in and register. Drawfng ^ = 30 p m. ONE WEEK SPECIAL From Now Through Wed., Oct. 24th Auxiliary Meeting The Legion'Auxiliary met Friday afternoon with Mrs Ferdie Mueller Jr. with twelve, members present. Mrs F. F. Mueller Si- was a guest. Three members, Mrs Martin Ohm, Mrs Elmer Gnenerl and Mrs John Waste attended the «th district meeting held in Ft. Dodge- last Thursday. The $5 for this month is being sent to the Annie Wittenmeyer Home al Davenport. Plans were, discuss*'.! fur the Country meeting which is to be held at Fenton on Tuesday, Nov. 13. The order for poppies for next year was made out. Lunch was served by the hostess. Hnstes? To Circle Mrs R. C. Goetsrh WH h • \:•.'<•<• • to (lie CHaihv. Circl.- of tlv V.'SC.V ;l her homo Thus s 'lay at''"'.'i •.: r. ();•;. 1!, with Miss A^ncs Cio••!•!•.•:•-. -'!=-•) t'iv: ho ;1 ••:-,<•-. Fifteen < r"-i- PLUMBING - HEATING WSR1NG "We Sell, Install or Service" FURNACES, WELL SYSTEMS, PLUMBING and ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES - BOTTLE GAS SERVICE PHONE 120 or 111 FENTON RUMMAGE and FOOD SALE FENTON COMMUNITY CENTER Doors open at 9 a.m. — Lunch served 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Also Country Store Featured Selling baked goods, produce, etc. Sponsored by WSCS of Fenton Methodist Church CREME SHAMPOO CREME RINSE SCALP MANIPULATION all for $1.10 LAEL'S BEAUTY SHOP in FENTON f, i 14' V 5 !i.*l losva Fxperie ~<cod Embaimors end Funercjl Directors Peiiubl? ?4 Hour Ambulance Service Funerals May Be Referred To Us With Confidence Phono FENTON 23 RINGSUD 21001 21006 20216 YOUR GUiZ>EP05T TO ALL MON EY MATTERS TTTl You con foci confident i ycur iniciCif-j will he care- fuiiy cansidsred and all ycur fin^'icici! r.itiHers will i e yivc:> a:v.l ox- SAVINGS Fenlon and Ai'miiroag Mrs Albert Mitchell was in charge of the devotions and Mrs Mil ford Mitchell presented the lesson. Mrs Dick Underwood and Mrs Paul Zumach sang a duet and Mrs Ernest Berkland played two hymn selections on her electric guitar. Lael's Beauty Shop Is Open Fenlon — Lael Petlii, a 1955 graduate of Whittemore high, and daughter of Mr and Mrs Hildreth Pettit of Fenton, has opened a hew beauty shop in Fenton. Lael has installed all new equipment and fixtures in the office formerly occupied by the Seniral Community School district superintend* ent on a corner of Main Street. She attended and graduated from the La James Srhcol of Beauty Culture at Mason City in August of 1956. The name of Lael's Beauty Shop has been adopted for the business, and Miss Pettit cordjally invites everyone to drop in and register for pno of three permanents she is going to give away in the near future. No purchase is required. ., Fenlon business men join in support of the new beauty shop and ils fine equipment, and extend congratulations. medical treatment. Boy Scout Fund Drive, Oct. 22 Fenton — Delbert Geitzenauer has been appointed chairman of the Boy Scout fund drive to be conducted in Fenton on October 22. The solicitation will be conducted simultaneously with a state-wide effort to raise funds in non-Community Chest areas for the support of the Scouting program, 'ine local qviota is $150. Brian Mortensen, Dennis Ohm and Richard Petersen will be on KLGA in a Scout program Saturday. The local campaign will be conducted on October 22. Is At Rochester Fenlon — Mrs Donald Root was in Rochester this week receiving FENTON BUSINESS and PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY J. Wallace Smith Agent General Insurance THE FRIENDLY TAVERN Invites You To Fenton WEISBROD Implement Company JOHN DEERE DEALER Bus. Phone 3 Res. Phone 60 HANTELMAN BUILDING SERVICE For Building - Remodeling PHONE 125 or 17 Dr. E. W. Ruske DENTIST Office Phone 79 Residence 25 Fenton, Iowa HANTELMAN'S GARAGE Auto & Tractor Repairs FENTON, IA. DISPLAY HERE FRIDAY, OCT. 19 The 1957 CHEVROLET NEW STYLING - NEW POWER - NEW ECONOMY We Invite You To See Them Here & W Chevrolet—Fenton COLD WEATHER /S COMING! YOUR CAR With Every 2 Gals, of ZEREX We Are Going To Give You FREE, The Following Service 1 COMPLETE GREASE JOB COMPLETE CHECK OF PO!WT CHECK OF YOUR SPARK CHECK OF HOSS DON'T WAIT ! ACT NOW! Save Yourself $$$$$$ OTHER ANTI-FREEZE: Phillips 66 With a WINTER LONG REFIU (if necessary) Guarantee ALSO TRACTOR ALCOHOL PHILLIPS FENTON, IOWA SERVICE PHONE 157

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