The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 29, 1966 · Page 6
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 29, 1966
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How Algeria's Power Circuits Functioned During The Storm Algona Municipal Utilities had the following information to supply on some factors regarding restoration of power after last week's storm. "The citizens of Algona can be thankful that only one of the eight (8) feeder circuits to customers within the city limits went completely out during the storm, This was the circuit which feeds the customer sin the section east of Phillips street. (For information to the customers of this section). A contract was entered into by the board of trustees of the Algona Municipal Utilities on Jan. 17,1966,-with J. D. Williams Co. of Dubuque, la., to build an additional high voltage line from Fair street, east and north, to connect with the high voltage line on highway U. S. 18, Just west of Weidenhoff, so that there will be two different feeders into this area that can be used in case of storm trouble. There was continuous service on the other seven feeder circuits from the power plant to all of the business district west of Phillips street and to all but small sections of the residential areas west of Phillips street during the storm. Service to the Irvington Cooperative Electric Light and Power Co., Cresco Light and Power Co., and Cresco Union Co-operative Electric Co. were interrupted because of poles and wires down on their lines. Service to Pikeslde Cooperative Electric Co. and Richpoint Cooperative Power and Electric Co. were interrupted because of wires down on the Algona Municipal Utilities feeder circuit to them and wires and poles down on their individual lines. By holding two poles up with drag line cranes furnished by Luther Fairbanks, Jr. Excavating and Reding Gravel and Excavating on our 34,500 volt inter-tie line with Iowa Electric Light and Power Co., we were able to help them in restoring electric service to Hurt, Iowa, at 1:05 a. m. Saturday morning. The Iowa Electric Light and Power Co. has furnished emergency service to Algona several times in the past. This gave Algona Municipal Utilites the second occasion to return the favor and help them out during the storm. Iowa Electric Light and Power completed repairs to their line between Britt and Algona at 5:05 p. m, on Saturday and were again serving Burt." Burt Study Club Elects BURT— Mrs. Ray Dremmel was elected president of the Burt Woman's Club at the meet- Ing held recently at the home of Mrs, Don Mitchell. Other officers elected were Mrs, Pat Bradley, vice president; Mrs. Ed Fredrickson, secretary and Mrs, Raymond Lovestad treasurer, The evening's program on Fine Arts was introducted by Mrs. Ed Smith Jr. She was assisted by Victoria Koestler Mrs. Michael Scott, Mrs, Tom Herrick and Mrs, Raymond Lovstadf Claudine Cranston and Clint Patterson, who took part in the state speech contest Sat* urday, gave their .speeches, Guests were Mrs, Brute Cranston and Mrs, Floyd Koepke, Algona, (la.) Upper De* Mointt Tuesday, March 29, 1966 Stillborn Baby Arrives During Storm, Fenton At the height of the storm early last Thursday, a baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Barber of Estherville, while they, with two children, were visiting Mrs. Barber's mother, Mrs. Mary Denton at Fenton. Roads were impassable, and Mrs. Barber could not be taken to a hospital. Dr. Jolley of Fenton was away on a vacation, but Mrs. Clarence Yager, a registered nurse was located, and assisted in the delivery. The baby, however, was born stillborn. Later in the day a snowplow was secured and a path opened from Fenton to Algona so that Mrs. Barber could be taken to the hospital. She is reported in good condition. Mother Succumbs Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Gunder of Algona were called to Ames by the death of the former's mother, Mrs. Catherine Gunder, 92, a former Algona resident. She died last Wednesday at the Mary Greeley hospital in Ames, where funeral services were also held. Kinsetfc's honored anniversary OTTOSEN-Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Klnseth were surprised Saturday night by the Hnmboldt County Rural Letter Carriers and Auxiliary. They were honored guests at a dinner at DeLlgnVs Tearoom in honor of their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Twenty-two persons attended. There was an anniversary cake and gifts. Mr. and Mrs. Klnseth thought their son, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kinseth, were taking them out to dinner. Mrs. Rena Enockson has returned home after spending the winter months with two of her children, Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Kleppe at Eagle Grove and Mr. and Mrs. VirfU Enockson it West Bend. Mr. and Mrs. Verne Wtechter and family visited her mother, Mrs. Ronald Shaffer and family and with friends at Colecburf, over the week end. Mr. and Mrs. Allan Wttnem and family and Mr. and Mrs. Percy Watnera were Saturday afternoon visitors at the Randy Wttnem home in Humboldt. Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Walter and Mrs. Fannie DeMooy of Renwlck were Thursday visitors at the Antone Speich home. Mr. and Mrs. Percy Watnem were Sunday nlcfat supper guests at the Bruce watnems at Humboldt. i A THANK YOU From ALGONA MUNICIPAL UTILITIES ALGONA MUNICIPAL UTILITIES express their sincere thanks for THE SYMPATHY, Understanding and Patience of our many customers who were without electricity due to last week's storm. The Algona Municipal Utilities linemen and other Algona Municipal Utility employees worked around the clock in blizzard conditions. We also wish to thank the Algona Electric, Pratt Electric, Utt Electric, Donald Maasdam Tree Service, Peter W. Jorgenson, Luther Fairbanks Jr. Excavating, Reding Gravel & Excavating, the many farmers on rural lines, police, mayor, press, radio and others who assisted in many ways. We wish to express our gratitude to all of our employees of the Algona Muncipial Utilities who are so dedicated to their job. We are grateful, especially, for our customers who waited so uncomplainingly while our crews went about their task of restoring service. We at the Algona Municipal Utilities fully realize the many problems that occur when electricity is not available for any extended period. Every effort is always exercised by Algona Municial Utilities to keep interruptions at a minimum, regardless of weather conditions, ALGONA MUNICIPAL UTILITIES BOARD OF TRUSTEES Supt. T. James Palmer

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