The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 19, 1966 · Page 14
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 14

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, July 19, 1966
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Future of Grant Students Remains Kossuth Question GRANT EAGLE SPRINGFIELD HEBRON LINCOLN HARRISON! • SWEA Swea City Lakota LEDYARD lr GREENWOOD RAMSEY SENECA GERMAN Bancroft= r \ ^ r PROPOSED LEDYARD DISTRICT PRESENT LEDYARD DISTRICT I « I I » ..•OUTLINE OF COUNTY PLAN DISTRICT Tuesday, July 19, 1966 Algona, (la.) Upper Des Meines The Kabuskl sleeves were organza edged with re-embroidered alencon lace. Her "A"-line skirt was fashioned with a spray of pearls and crystal beads and re-embroidered lace, Her detachable chapel length train was topped with a large bow and her bouffant veil was imported silk bridal illusion and attached to a double queen's crown of pearls and crystals. She carried a bouquet of white orchids and carnations. A reception followed the ceremony at the V. F. W. hall and at noon dinner was served to 225 guests. Mary Ann Erpelding was the bride's personal attendant. Mrs. Akre had the guest book; Trudy Belts was at the punch bowl; Pat Reding, Marilyn Hathe, Mary Lou Wagner and Marion Kohlhaas opened the gifts. Mr. and Mrs. Al Erpelding were dining room hosts. Table waitresses were Marilyn Stoffel, Carol Ulfers, Joan and Mary Degen and Gwen Bleich. Ushers were Gene Ringsdorf, Merle Loss, Dave Hilbert and Brian Henry. The bride has been employed by Brady Motorfrate in Des Moines. The groom is in the U. S. Navy serving aboard the USS Kitty Hawk. The couple will live in San Diego where the groom is stationed. Plum Creek Elite (From the Fairmont, Minn. 'Sentinel) Students in 11-J- sections of Kossuth County's Grant Township still don't know just where they'll attend school this fall. They may go to Swea City or they may go to Ledyard. But the decision awaits action by the three school directors recently elected to the Grant "area without a school district." The group has not yet met to determine just what will be done. The three elected June 27 are Soren and Gerald Pedersen and Vernon Haag. Soren Pedersen says he personally hopes the Kossuth County Board of Education will assign the area to a district. The election of the three became necessary when the Kossuth County District Court rejected a proposed new and expanded Ledyard district, upholding a previous ruling by the Kossuth County Board of Education. The proposed new district was to have included the east portion of Grant Township and also would have affected Bancroft Independent School District, and rural Independent districts In Greenwood and Ramsey Township. The proposal followed action in February, 1965, when Paul Johnston, state superintendent of schools, announced that Grant Community School would no longer be accredited by the state and would be Ineligible for state aid after July 1, 1965. At that time the school had 70 students from kindergarten through eighth grade. Five years earlier (about 1960) the school had started sending high school students to Ledyard or Swea City. In February this year, the Grant School Board met with the Swea City School Board to discuss the possibility of the west 18^ sections of the township joining the Swea City district. Before the month ended, the merger was approved as of July 1 by the school boards and by the Kossuth County Board of Education. This will take about 50 students to the Swea City school. Meanwhile, East Grant, Led- yard, Bancroft and Greenwood and Ramsey Townships had agreed to merge, but the plan was rejected In November 1965 by Kossuth County Boardof Education. When the plan was disapproved, the Kossuth board cited the fact that there were not enough public school students in the proposed district. However, proponents of the plan took the matter to district court, seeking to overthrow the county board's decision. When the case was studied by the district court in late March this year, objections to the merger had been filed by Lakota Independent School District and a number of residents of Ban• croft, Ledyard, Swea City and Grant Township, as well as a separate objection by some residents of Greenwood Township. The week of June 20, Judge G. W. stillman ruled in favor of the Kossuth County Boardof Education's action indisapprovingthe proposed Ledyard expansion. The judge's ruling indicated that the county board had the authority to reject the proposal. He added that the merger was "contrary to a county plan." Those favoring the Ledyard merger then said that, to their knowledge, no complete county plan had ever been publicly presented. A. M. Qulntard, Kossuth County superintendent of schools, says that a county plan was filed in 1953 and has been amended several times, with the latest county plan filed more than a year ago. He says plans were filed with the State Department of Education and that all county school boards were aware of the county plans. The county plan reveals six proposed districts. These would be North Kossuth District (as outlined on the above map) designated as District 1; Sentral District 2; Burt District 3; Titonka District 4; A Igona District 5, and LuVerne District 6. Some Kossuth County areas would be unaffected where administrative districts outside the county serve fringe areas. Such is the case with Buffalo Center and Armstrong. A few days after Judge Stillman's ruling was made, proponents of the Ledyard district merger filed a motion for a new trial. Judge Stillman is not expected to rule on the motion until August. Old Trees Foresters estimate that about one-fourth of the magnificent redwood trees that were growing when the first white man set foot on this continent are still here today. Most of them are in state parks, where they are protected for posterity. Nancy Ringsdorf, Burt, Weds Wesley an July 9 Nancy Ann Ringsdorf, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Ringsdorf, Burt, became the bride of Larry Lee Youngwirth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Youngwirth, Wesley, July 9 at 9 a. m. in St. Cecelia's Catholic church, Algona. Rev. James Bruch read the nuptial mass. Bouquets of white gladiola and pom-poms were on the altar. Mrs. Frank Beigger was maid of honor and bridesmaids were Margaret Wempe, cousin of the bride, and Audrey Youngwirth, sister of the groom. Jim Youngwirth served his brother as best man and groomsmen were Joe and Tom Ringsdorf, brothers of the bride. Wendy Budeslich was flower girl and Dean Youngwirth, brother of the groom, was ring bearer. The bride was attired in a floor-length dress of white silk organza over taffeta. Her scalloped neckline was trimmed with pearls and crystal beads. Plum. Creek Elite 4-H club met July 9 at the home of Dixie Keith. New members are Roberta and Sandra Zwiefel. Talks were given by Patricia Gade and Annette Gilbride, and demonstrations were presented by Diane and Patricia Bode, Jane Walker and Norma Bode. Achievement Day will be July 30. First use of the abbreviation U.S. A. was to stamp approval on barrels of gunpowder made at a mill near Frankfort, Pennsylvania, for Wahington's Army. I FEDERAL LAND BANK FARM lLOANS on your land provide safety-low payments long term-privilege of paying anytime without penalty—cash dividends-adaptability to changing needs-other advantages with an organization that has several times reduced interest when money costs make it possible CONTACT | FEDERAL LAND BANK OFFICE South of Penneys in Algona Preferably on Mondays and Wednesdays or at Forest City office - One block East of Court House Tuesdays and Fridays. E. H. Hutchihs, Mgr. Mrs. Helen Haas

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