The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 29, 1966 · Page 8
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 29, 1966
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Adult Creative Crafts Class M MMl t MIM ItfUUin * JMP Pictured examining some of the projects of the creative crafts class of the Algona Community School adult education program are; standing left to right, Mrs. Wttbert Ruhnke, Mrs. John Schutter, Mrs. Russell Guster, Mrs. Cecil Will, Mrs. Marilyn Kuester, Mrs. Raymond Gilbert, Mrs. Gilbert Hargreaves, Mrs. C. W. Conn, Mrs. Herb Bryant and Mrs. Allan Kniep. Seated are Allan Kniep and Ervin VanHaaften, instructor. Other members of the class not pictured are Mrs. Carl Nelson, Mrs. Helen Kelley, Mrs. Sheridan Cook and Dr. John Schutter. Algona, (la.) Upper Des Moines Tuesday, March 29, 1966 Blizzard Aftermath] Armstrong Retired Farmer Dies Stoves Handy WESLEY - Due to the terrific snow and wind storm which struck Tuesday, no classes were held in either St. Joseph's parochial school or the Corwith-Wesley public school. Electric service was cut off that evening and hadn't been restored at 4 p. m. Friday when this news was reported. Many residents who had bottled gas cook stoves had house guests who were not so fortunate. A gas engine was being used to pump water into the town. - o - ONE CONSOLATION NEVER ATE SO GOOD One area farmer, getting a haircut and shave after getting into town following the storm, said well, "one thing, I never ate so goodi" He said that when the family deep freeze began thawing out, the T^-bones and fresh strawberries showed up at the same meal. Another farmer added that "we had warm beer and cold water." ABOUT 1000 TELE PHONE POLES DOWN IN COUNTY John Claude, Northwestern Bell manager here, said about 1000 company poles were blown off or over in the storm. Algona was the only place in the county with telephone service as of Friday, but service was gradually being restored elsewhere. Most towns in the county were still without power Thursday. - o - BRING FAMILIES TO ALGONA FOR HEAT, FOOD Many area families, as soon as roads were opened, packed up and headed for Algona, Some remained with friends and relatives, others took quarters as available in motels and hotels, Most said they expected to remain here until electricity was restored in their, own homes, where its loss resulted in no warmth obtainable in their homes, ' _ r _ n) "' The first foreign language paper in the colonies was the •'Philadelphia Zeituug," published by Benjamin Franklin in 1738, _^_ A long face often shortens your - Earl Cronk, 82, retired Armstrong area farmer, died at 5:50 a.m. Friday at the Turner Nursing Home in Armstrong. Mr. Cronk was born Nov. 23, 1883, at Armstrong, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cronk. He was married to Lena Laatz of Armstrong, Nov. 21, 1921. He lived all his life in the Armstrong area, farming one and a half miles east of Armstrong. Survivors include his wife, two sons, Melvin and Donald, all of Armstrong; two daughters, Mrs. Lois Corderman of Cairo Mo., and Marlene, at home; 10 grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Jenny Rodgers of Alhambra, Calif. Family services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Armstrong Methodist Church and public services at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Herman Smith officiating. Burial will be in Armstrong Grove Cemetery. G. Wordens Honored BURT—Mr. and Mrs. George Worden of Dows, Iowa, former Hurt residents, were guests of honor at an open house held Sunday at the Dows Methodist Church, The occasion marked . the golden wedding anniversary of the Wordens. A program was presented in which children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren had a part. Burt residents attending the open house were Mr, and Mrs, M. L. Dutton, Mr, and Mrs, Glenn Teeter, and Mr. and Mrs. F. C, Soderburg. Dutton is a cousin of the Wordens. Shower Fetes Georgia Ann Mar low BURT— Georgia Ann Marlow of Burt was guest of honor at a prenuptial shower Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Church. The evening's program was a cyclorama of Miss Marlow 1 s life in song and poetry and was presented by Mrs. Welfrid Rftdig as narrator assisted by Mrs, Jack Tieman, Mrs. Leonard Warner, Theresa Tieman, Deanne, Connie and Laurie Marlow, Rpxanne Pierstedt and tors, Eugene Bonnsfeffer Rites Monday, Whittemore Funeral services were held Friday morning at 9:30 in St. Michael's church, Whittemore, for Martin C. Bonnstettev, 69, who died early Monday morning of last week at Veterans hospital in Des Moines where he had been a patient since October. Father Peter Fransco said the requiem mass and interment was in St. Michael's cemetery. Hyink Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Elaine Hoskins, Cletus Muller, Mark Elbert, Orville Muller, Eugene Muller and Shirley Doty. Seely-Walsh Post, the American Legion, was in charge of military rites. Martin C. Bonnstetter was born May 27, 1896 at West Bend, la. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Bonnstetter. He was married to Rose Muller in St. Michael's church, Whittemore, on February 10, 1925 and they farmed in the West Bend and Rodman area until they retired to Ft. Dodge in 1945. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Eckard, Des Moines, and two sons, Moran and Gerald, both of Ft. Dodge, and eight grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers, Mike of Slayton, Minn., John of Rodman, and Theodore of West Bend. Also, two sisters, Justina, (Mrs. Ray Hoskins), West Bend, and Kate (Mrs. Joe Faber), Rodman. Algona Mother Of 8 Passes At Iowa City Mrs. Joseph (Marie) Llchter 54, longtime Algona resident, died Saturday afternoon at University hospitals, Iowa City. Funeral services for Mrs. Lichter were held at 10 a. m. today (Tuesday) in St. Cecelia's Catholic church here, withMsgr. P. P. Gearen officiating. Burial followed at Calvary cemetery here and Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Marie C. Gisch, daughter of Lorenz and Eva Lentsch Gisch, was born at Moorland August 22, 1911 and married Joseph Lichter at Ft. Dodge May 7, 1938. She had been a resident of Kossuth county for 34 years. She was a member of C. D. A., Legion Auxiliary and Union Mothers and Daughters Club. Besides her husband, survivors include eight children, Phyllis, Mary Jo and Beverly, at home, Dennis, Algona, Judy Kay (Mrs. James Wibben) Eagle Grove, Betty, postulant at Mount Loretto, Dubuque, James, Durham, No. Car., and Robert, U. S. Army, Viet Nam; her father, Algona; a grandchild; and seven brothers and sisters, John, Larry, Francis, Fern (Mrs. Wm. Specht) and Ruth (Mrs. Duane Arend), Algona, Rachel (Mrs. Luke Hamilton, Bancroft, and Dorothy (Mrs. Wilfred Kohlhaas), Livermore. Her mother preceded her in death. L. C. McEnroe Rites Are Held Here Monday Funeral services for Lawrence C. McEnroe, 73, Algona retired farmer, were held Monday at 10 a. m. in the Hamilton Funeral Home here with Rev. Billy Goodpasture of the Nazarene church officiating. Burial followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. • Pallbearers were Steve Loss, Fred Asa, Ambrose Lickteig, Chris Miller, Al Erpelding and Earl Zeigler. Mr. McEnroe, lifelong resident of this area, died Friday afternoon at Mercy hospital, Mason City. He was born here Dec. 12, 1892, son of James E. and Elizabeth OMtourke McEnroe, and farmed all his life until his retirement. He never married. Survivors include two sisters, Kathleen McEnroe and Mrs. Lyle Pugh, both of Algona, and a niece, Mrs. Darrel Nielsen. Lillian Dixon Funeral Held At Bancroft BANCROFT - Funeral services for Mrs. Lillian Dixon, 89. were held at 2 p. m. Monday in the Baptist church with Rev. A. W. Nelsen officiating. Burial was at Greenwood cemetery. Garry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Dixon died Friday at Park Hospital, Mason City. Mrs. Dixon has made her home with her children for several years. She leaves the following children, Orville, Joseph, Lloyd, Bancroft, Lyle, Marshalltown, Beatrice Baldwin, Algona, Mrs. Fred O'Dell, Mason City, Mrs. Iva Hudson, DeKalb, HI., and two sisters and one brother living away from here. Also 31 grand children and 91 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Wm., and daughter, Irene, preceded her in death. Driver Charged An Algona driver, Robert D. Elbert, 16, was charged with following too closely by local police following a 2-car mishap here on McCoy street at 3:38 p. m. Friday. The Elbert vehicle struck a car driven by Mark W. Erpelding, 16, Algona, from the rear, resulting in $200 damage to the Erpelding vehicle and $40 damage to the Elbert car. Both were headed north at the time. Big shot salesmen were once little shots who kept on shooting. Advanced Bridge Group Pictured analyzing gome of the adult advanced bridge instruction offered by the Algona Community School are, standing left to right, Mrs. Matt Streit, instructor, Mrs, Jess Blanchard, Mrs. Kathryn Meyers, Mrs, Marion Merryman, Mrs. Ervin Handel, Mrs. Daryl Baker, Mrs. William Detrick, and Mrs. Loren Johnson. Seated left to right are Mrs. Bill Becker, Mrs, Ed Mino, Mrs. Kenneth Seely, Mrs. Florence Astaton, Mrs, Martin Meenlnanse and Martin Meehlhause. Other members of the class not pictured are Mrs. Art Kctyhaas, Mrs. Robert Diekmann and Mrs. Gordon ScnMdt,

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