The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 14, 1966 · Page 1
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 14, 1966
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The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid Entered as second class matter -at the postofflce at Atfjona, Iowa No*, i. 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. ALGOKIA IOWA TUESDAY JUNE 14 1OAA AM»UNA, IUWA, IU»UAT, JUNE I*, lyoo -16 Pages Tabloid VOL. 101 NO. 45 4-Inch Rain, Hail Storm Hits uiyirtofske LuVerne Girl Without Lesson Of Burt Dies )„ Art> W |ns Top Show Honor Rites Pending Lily Maria Bunkofske, 79, and resident of Burt for the past 75 years, died there Saturday. Funeral arrangements were pending at McCullough Funeral Chapel at press time. She was born Nov. 1, 1886 at Avoca, Wise., daughter of Theodore and Sabina Rike. She married Elbert Bunkofske in Portland township April 14,1909 Survivors include two daughters, Edna (Mrs. Howard Clark), Grand Meadow, Minn., and Leola (Mrs. Henry Von Wald), Mason City; a son, Harold, Los Angles, Cal.; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a sister, Ella Stenzel, Burt. She was preceded in death by three brothers. Thomas Young, Titonka, Dies Very Suddenly TITONKA - Thomas, C. Young, 75, died suddenly at his home near Titonka at 7 a.m. Friday, June 10. Services were held Monday, June 13, at 2 p.m. at Titonka Methodist church with Rev. Paul Hansen officiating. Interment was in Buffalo Twp. with military rites and Blake Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born April 11, 1890 at Winamac, Ind., the son of Frank and Harriet Overmeyer Young. He came to the Titonka area after WW1. He married Mary Hansen at Algona Feb. 8, 1928. His occupation was farming. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Wanda and granddaughter, Thomasa, Minneapolis; two brothers, Fred, Renselaer, Ind., and Edward, Monon, Ind.; four sisters, Mrs. JoluTRinhold, Culver, Ind., Mrs. Ed Rinhold, Montery, Ind., Mrs. Rilla Werner, Knox, Ind.', and Mrs. Cecil Leims, Renselaer. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, General Staff Inspection Of N-Guard Here A command and general staff inspection and dinner will be conducted by Brig. Gen. R. L. Gamrath at the National Guard Armory here June 16. Dinner will .be held at 6:30 p.m., followed by a demonstration of a field problem in front of the grandstand at the fairgrounds Commanding officer of the local Guard unit is Capt. Howie Stephenson. A 1966 LuVerne high school graduate who had nearly straight A's during her four years just concluded, but who never studied art in school and never had a lesson from a professional, Jan« Hanselman, won the Grand Award at the annual Sidewalk Art Show here Friday. Miss Hanselman is shown above with Frank A. Alhelm, art instructor at Mason City, who judged the show here, holding her winning drawing, "Still Life #1", termed best of show. Miss Hanselman competed in the student division. She also won first in two student divisions. She plans to attend State College of Iowa at Cedar Falls where . she will major in art - and would like to be an art instructor following graduation. A large crowd was present to see the exhibits in various categories as the weather cooperated to make the day perfect. A total of 45 entries were received. Winners, by category, in order, first, second, etc., were: Adult Class - Painting: Tim Phalen, Mason City; Gary Kelley, Algona; Shirley Garfin, Mason City; Dorothy Pergande, LuVerne. Water Color: Catherine Wagner, Mason City; J. F. Beckley, Northfleld, Vermont; Tim Phalen, Mason City; Bless Rusk, Algona. Drawing; Gary Kelley, Algona; Tim Phalen, Mason City;Shirley Garfin, Mason City. Sculpture: Charlotte Christie, Klemme; Toby Floy, Thornton. Crafts: Kristine Plathe, Irvington; Lucille Montgomery, Algona; Mrs. Ferdinand Ostwald, Whittemore. Photography: Bless Rusk, Algona. Student Division: Painting: Susan Rentz, Algona; Jane Hanselman, LuVerne; Bill Bray, Algona; John Hamilton, Algona. Water Color: Mary Bray, Algona; Jean Ewen, Algona; Susan Rentz, Algona; Darrell Brown, Algona. Drawing; Jane Hanselman, LuVerne; Arlene Anliker, Whittemore; Jane Hanselman, LuVerne; Mary Hosford, Livermore. Sculpture: Bonnie Dahlhauser, Whittemore; Susan Rentz, Algona; Darrell Brown, Algona; Janette Miller, Burt. Crafts: Jane Hanselman, LuVerne; Susan Rentz, Algona; Pete Frankl, Algona; Arlene Anliker, Whittemore. (UDM Polaroid Photo) Two Black Eyes Pickup Wrecks BANCROFT - Jimmy Ingalls, 5-year old son of the Charles Ingalls of Bancroft, sustained two black eyes in a fall from his biycycle here Saturday. He was taken to St. Ann hospital Sunday, where x-rays revealed no brain injury. He is resting comfortably at his home. An Algona man, Kenneth R. Batt, 25, escaped injury when his pickup truck slammed off a gravel road 1 1/2 miles southeast of Algona and rolled over in a ditch at 3 a, m. Saturday. Damage to the pickup was estimated at $1,000. Batt lost control of the vehicle on a curve. Mrs. Loss Dies Mrs. Mike Loss, well-known rural Algona woman, died at St. Ann hospital here Sunday night following a lingering illness. Funeral services were pending at McCullough Funeral Chapel at press time. Rev. Coughenour Of Methodist Church Resigns It was a complete surprise to his congregation Sunday when the Rev. Newton Coughenour announced from the pulpit that this was his last Sunday with the church here, and that a new minister would assume duties by next Sunday. The Coughenours are attending the conference at Mason City and could not be reached for comment. He did not announce who would replace him. Pastor Leaving Rev. Billy Goodpasture, who has served as pastor of the Nazarene church here for the past three years, announced Sunday he is leaving the post here to accept a call to a church at Missouri Valley. His final Sunday here will be July 3. School Addition Members of the board of the Titonka Consolidated* School District are studying the possibility of additions to the present school building. Architects from Forest City have prepared drawings for the proposal. Streets And Some Roads Are Flooded This area was on the edge of a couple of severe weather fronts late Saturday afternoon and residents were wondering what the center of the storms were like if the 30-minute storm that struck here was just a sample. During those 30 minutes (6:156:45 p. m.), rainfall, ranging from 1.3" to four inches, pelted the county, driven by high winds and accompanied by thunder and lightning. The deluge and wind resulted in numerous reports of damage, and there is still much to be done in the way of clean-up before things are backtonormal. Several streets in the city of Algona were flooded for a while after the sudden summer storm. The intersection of East State and Colby streets was under at least two feet of water and several autos stalled as they attempted to drive throught it. They were pushed to service stations nearby where they were dried out, started and water emptied from them. The baseball diamond at the southwest corner of the playground at Lucia Wallace school, the intersection near it and surrounding properties were flooded as were some other intersections here. Trees and flowers took a real beating, both from wind and hail (the size of marbles), during the height of the storm, with most areas littered with twigs and in some cases large limbs. On South Minnesota street here, a limb knocked down power or telephone lines, but service was restored quickly. At least three county roads were closed, all southeast of Algona, one near the Lindhorst farm, one near the Robert Black farm and another a mile north of Irvington. Several bridges were reportedly also knocked flut of service, but it is not known for how long. Probably not too many basements in Algona remained entirely dry. In scattered cases, storm sewers couldn't handle the big loads of water, so it backed into basements, while most other dampness in basements was due to seapage through tile or concrete walls. There was also a mud slide reported west of Call State Park, but it was cleaned up by Sunday morning. At the Ralph Elbert home on South Thorington St. in Algona, flooding waters washed out several sections of the basement foundation of the Elbert home. Sewer, water and light crews were kept on the alert here to answer call to areas needing help. Several tornado funnels were reported in other areas.

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