The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 24, 1966 · Page 9
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 24, 1966
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Algeno (la,) Upper tot Melfttt Thursday, March 24, 1966 -, , "HATE TO MOID UP THE TROUT SEASON. BUT SPRING dEAN-UP...." AMERICAN MSUUNCE ASSOCIATION Fenton Building Hits Boom Year It was a boom year for construction at Fenton. Building permits issued totaled $165,650 which was $159,350 above the $6,300 in permits issued in 1964. The largest projects included building a corn dryer and other improvements at Farmers Cooperative Elevator Company and the building of a new telephone office. These projects cost more than $75,000. The continual-flow grain dryer at Farmers Cooperative Elevator can dry about 1,500 bushels of corn per hour at top capacity. It is some 80 feet tall, but is dwarfed by the concrete elevator behind it. Pro- r Only in Golf Brand PRATO! Sensational new Kentucky Bluegrass grows so thick it crowds out weeds ... stays green and healthy even mowed short! See the thicker, deeper turf you get with PRATO Kentucky Bluegrass. No wonder it thrives under short mowing! GREAT FOR NEW LAWNS OR RESEEDING. $1.98 ^ir mi i FULL POUND w> X-.' A> •.••<* -X *> COAST TO COAST STORE "THE STORE WHERE YOUR DOUAR DOES THE MOST" ED WOLF, OWNER ALGONA pane gas is used for the drying operation. The construction of the new telephone building brought about the dismantling of a Fenton landmark — originally the German Methodist Church built in 1901. The congregation used the building until about 1913, when it merged with the English Methodist Church and sold the building to the telephone company for the telephone office and residence of the manager. The building continued to be used in this capacity until late 1965. The telephone company moved into tis new building in September and the manager moved out of the old building in December. The building was sold early this year to Herman Mass of Fenton, who has received a permit to tear it down. One new business started in Fenton was "Ruta's Knit Shoppe," which is owned by Mrs. Virgil Finnested. She sells all types of knitting accessories and yarn, gives knitting lessons and also runs a coffee shop which features home-made rolls and pies. She purchased a building which formerly housed a tavern and remodeled it. Four new homes were built in Fenton in 1965, which was four more than had been built the previous year. * * * A basic home tool kit might contain: A utility wrench, size 16; cards of assorted faucet washers, pair of standard pliers, medium-size screwdrivers, claw hammer, keyhole saw; , box of assorted wire nails and . brads, a sturdy penknife, roll of friction tape, and a variety of fuses (if your main panel is , of the fuse type). Spring Tips As the earth around your house becomes hard and compacted and sinks dowrt it may cause depressions, particularly where there has been a trench near the house at the founda- tion. These places must be kept filled with dirt eo that water will not collect in them and cause dampness in the basement. The ground around the home must be kept graded so the earth slopes away from the swelling. !••••••••••••••••••••! There's a limit to Do-it-yourself plumbing! Do-it-yourself hobbies are fine, but when it comes to plumbing installation and repair, it's safer to leave the work to professionals. Expert work on your plumbing facilites will save you the extra time, trouble and frustration that can result from the hands of a "do-it-yourselfer." Call Us Before It's Too Late ! P.R. Irons Plumbing & Heating 812 E. McGregor Algona 295-3640 JUST ARRIVED! ENGINEERED LUMBER lighter • drier • stronger • stiffer Let us do your building or remodeling with the latest in quality materials . . . Engineered Lumber by Weyerhauser. * Less Shrinkage and Bending * Eliminates the Bouncy Floors * Stronger, Stiffer, Better Resistance * Better Fire Preventive * Holds Paint More Firmly * Nails Will Hold Their Positions STOP IN AND CONSULT US ABOUT YOUR BUILDING PLANS THE HANDYMAN'S Browse and ildin Center FEATURING: Weyerhaeus er Building Products Miller Lumber Company 109 S, LANTRY ALGONA 295-2536

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