The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 22, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 22, 1966
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The "FIRST-OF-THE-WIEK" Tabloid . iHoinrs Entered as second rlnss Matter at the postofflcc at Alcona, lowu <. »SW1». Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 AlGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 1966 %-X-X"IvX»i*X*X"X*XvC4^^^ *<•*•••••.-.-. 18 Tabloid Page* V OL 101 NO. 22 Erma Diem To Take House Mother Post STORM LAKE - Mrs. Erma L. Deim, 703 S Harlan, Algona, will begin her work as White Hall men's residence housemother at Buena Vista College, beginning in June. She will replace Mrs. Jane Thummel, who will be leaving the campus at the end of the spring semester. Mrs. Deim, a native of Algona, is a widow and the mother of two children, Gretchen, 19, and Jon, 17. She attended Drake University and Emmetsburg Junior College and has been active in the Congregational church, League of Women Voters, American Legion Auxiliary, Garden Club, United Fund, Adult Education Program, 4-H, and Girl and Boy Scouting. Chas. Newel, Ex-Supervisor, Rites Sunday FENTON - Charles Henry Newel, 75, died Thursday night at Holy Family hospital, Estherville. Death was due to a heart attack. Services were held Sunday at 2 p. m. at Fenton Methodist church with Rev. Russell Eldridge officiating and burial was in the Methodist cemetery. Thomas Funeral Chapel, Fenton, was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Newel was born Feb. 11, 1891 on a farm near Fenton to L; J. and Katherine Weisbrod Newel. He attended Fenton schools and also spent one year in Highland Park College, Des Moines. He was married Dec. 10, 1917 to£lla Johnson at Fenton. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Harold L. Lakewood, Cal. and Lyle C. of Fenton; ond daughter, Lavonne Mccarty, Hartley; one brother, Leroy, Hartley, and nine grandchildren. Mr. Newel farmed for 12 years here, and was elected asKossuth county -supervisor for the 4th district, where he served a good many years until he retired several years ago. Honorary pallbearers for the services were members of Board past and present, Charles Plathe, Gary McDonald, L. A. Newbrough, John Rode, A. M. Kollasch, Charles Morris, Jack Quinn, Jens Sorensenand Henry Scheppman. Pallbearers were Marc Moore, H. M. Smith, Don Shaw, Gerald Voigt, Gerald Jentz and Fred Jentz. Mr. Newel was only briefly in the hospital before be passed away, but he had previously been troubled with a heart condition. Crass Fir* Season Algona. firemen were called out Sunday afternoon about 3;40 p. m, when a grass fire grew to dangerous proportions on land along highway 18 in the vicinity of the Jerry Leaneagh home and Metrooics, Inc, building. John Kollasch Dies, Funeral Held Monday Funeral services for John p. Kollasch, 72, well-known Algona retired farmer, were held at 9:30 a. m. Monday in St. Cecelia's Catholic church, withMsgr. P. P. Gearen officiating at the requiem mass, Burial followed at Calvary cemetery, with Hamilton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Arnold, Donald and Bernard Kollasch, Gerald Elbert, Vincent Salz and Maurice Laubenthal. Mr. Kollasch died Saturday at 8:15 a. m. in St. Ann hospital where he had been a patient for two days. He succumbed to a heart ailment and had been ill for a number of months. Born at Leonore, 111., Sept. 21, 1893, he was a son of Michael and Barbara Vogel Kollasch. He came to Kossuth county in 1902 and the Algona area in 1947. He was married to Agatha Laubenthal at Whittemore Feb. 11, 1920 and they farmed southwest of Algona prior to retirement. In recent years, they have lived in a home located two miles south of Algona on highway 169. He had been a. member of St. Cecelia's parish for 15 years. He is survived by his wife; five daughters, Eleanore (Mrs. August Berte), Bancroft, Sister Mary Marita, Lawler, Ruth (Mrs. Ralph Kohlhaas), Livermore, Marjorie (Mrs. Virgil Rohlf), Ankeny, and Norine (Mrs. Ed Coleman), Clare; a son, Marvin, Algona; 26 grandchildren; three sisters, Christine (Mrs. Charles Salz) and Katie (Mrs. Leo J. Elbert), Whittemore, and Helen (Mrs. Andrew Laubenthal), Algona; and two brothers, Charles R. and Michael, Whittemore. He was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers. Teachers Resign Five teachers at Burt have resigned. They are Mrs. Alice Anderson, Mrs. Jane Sowers, Mrs. Larry Coney, Alvin Klappen and Richard Hopkins. The resignations were accepted March 14 by the Burt school board. Driver Charged Joseph H. Becker, 17, Bode, was charged with following too closely after the auto he was driving struck another driven by Thomas R. Vipond, 51, Algona, on East State Street here 8:50 a. m. Thursday. Both vehicles were headed west and only damage, estimated at $175, was to the Vipond auto. Local police investigated. Plat Book Out A new Kossuth county plat book, complete and up to the minute as of time of printing, was mailed this week by the Directory Service Co, The book includes township maps giving owners of each piece of farm land in the county, and a listing of farm owners. No. Kossuth School Area Battle In Court Recess Night Fire Strikes Sjogren's Grocery Most of the building remained, but the inside stock was practically all destroyed as fire raced through the Sjogren grocery at the intersection of Jones and North streets here about 1 a. m. Saturday. The blaze was the most damaging here for several years. Loss, according to owners Dick and Don Sjogren, will probably amount to $60,000 to the stock and $10,000 to the building, which had been enlarged several times in recent years from its original form. According to Fire Chief Ralph Elbert, contents of the store were insured. The Sjogrens also carried business interruption insurance. One fireman, Don Petersen, 33, was rushed to St. Ann hospital, suffering either with smoke inhalation or inhalation of gases formed by the fire. He was given oxygen on the way to the hospital and was released later. Cause of the fire was thought to be a short in an electric sign located inside the store, where the fire burned directly above the sign into the attic. Four freezer-cabinets in the store were still operating and the food in them was not damaged. In Algona Saturday to assist in the investigation of the fire were Don (Dutch) Hutchison of Storm Lake, district fire mar- shall; also, Jerry Needham of the food division of the Iowa Department of Agriculture, and Bob Pfeffer, of the spray division of the Iowa Department of Agriculture. Elbert reported that the damaged contents from the store would have to be buried. They cannot be disposed of at the city dump because of the danger of river pollution from the insecticides and sprays. Andy Mullen, Algona, discovered the fire and went to the police station to report it. He was returning to his home north of the city from his job at Ft. Dodge and saw smoke being whipped across Jones street from the store. All members of the fire department answered the call. Two regular employees, Dick Waldera and Jim Gade, closed the store and left the building at 9:30 p, m. Friday. Flames inflicted much damage to practically all portions of the building. Several white rabbits in a cage near the front door were suffocated by smoke. Stock on shelves was charred or damaged by smoke and water and the floors were littered with burned and charred packages, etc. Firemen had to chop many holes in the roof in their attempt to get all the flames. Workmen covered the holes with plastic Saturday morning. It was thought the entire contents of the building were lost, and of course, freezers and other equipment needed in the business sustained damage also. The owners stated they expect to re-open after necessary preparations for repair and the actual work can be completed. It is not known just how long the job will take. Insurance adjusters were on the scene Monday. Band Director Sterba Resigns John Sterba, band director of Garrigan high school for the past seven years submitted his resignation according to an announcement by Father Cecil H. Friedmann, Superintendent of the school. Mr. Sterba, whose plans for the future are indefinite at the moment, received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Omaha in Nebraska in 1953 and did graduate work at Drake University of Des Moines. After college graduation, Mr. Sterba taught at Schleswig nigh school , before coming to the Algona Community in September of 1958. The court case of the reorganization of townships wishing to become a part of the Ledyard Community School District was recessed Friday after a conference of the court and attorneys involved in the matter. The case will be taken up again in district court in about a month, giving time for attorneys and the judge to further study the case. Involved is a petition from Bancroft Independent Schools, Grant Consolidated School and Ramsey and Greenwood Township, who wish to become a part of a reorganized community school district. Objections to the proposal we re filed by the Lakota Independent School District, and a number of residents of Bancroft, Ledyard, Swea City and Grant townships.- A number of residents of Greenwood township filed an objection separately from the others. A public hearing on the matter was held at the courthouse Nov. 16, 1965, with a meeting of the county school board following. In that closed meeting, the board voted to turn down the original petition for a merger. After a day-long study and conferences, the case has been submitted to the court for study. Year On Parole A Sexton woman, Dorothy V. Armstrong, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of making beer available to minors and was sentenced to a year in jail in district court here Friday. She was then paroled on good behavior. The charge was filed after she allegedly gave beer to two minor boys Dec. 11, 1965. JayCees Complete Pledge ALGONA Jaycees pledged $1,500 to the Good. Samaritan Rest Home here, and Sunday, March 23, they presented the home manager, Ollie Nasby, seated in the center of the above picture, with a final check covering the total pledge amount. The money was raised in conjunction with the Kossuth County Medical Association, with some of the funds coming from the polio vaccine inoculation charges, At the left is Frank King, acting president of the JayCees here, and at the right is Walt Turchen, treasurer of the local group, presenting the check.

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