The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 20, 1966 · Page 1
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, September 20, 1966
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The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" TabJoid . VCH. 101 1.4, 3? ALCONA, ,OWA, TU8SDAY, 20 ,966 ™"0 " fW 28 Tab. Pages - 2 Section* Takes Own Life With Shotgun Find Bodv ^ %%% ^ : ***^^ Orville Ramse Young Fenton Man Kil| ed In Grant Twp. ln Grenade Explosion Test Death by suicide was the official ruling in the death of a Grant township farmer Saturday morning, according to Dr. Robert Brainerd, assistant county medical officer, who with Don Wood and Larry Hudson, deputy sheriffs, went to the farm of Orville L Ramse, 59, to investigate after Mr. Ramse's body was found in a livestock shed. According to reports, Mr. Ramse had been in ill health. His body was found by Nels Madsen at 11:30 a.m. Saturday,, leaned against a wall in a ting position in the shed. The Ramse farm is about seven miles north j City and Mr. Ramse y& owner of the place. Dr. Brainerd setJfe time of death between 8:3rand 9 a.m. the same day. the tragedy used a 12 was fired At preset ning, funeral j Ramse we're J * report on Mr. Ramse ^ shotgun which fower face. Monday mor- nentsforMr. Horse Fatajhf> Sister Of Allona Man Mr. and Mrs. Wm. [their son-in-law, to Minne- take a jet plane L Goetsch' Jon Putnam apolis Sepk to Billings, ] Jon's sisterlind husband, Mr. and Mrs. Jonn^eterson, Sioux City, were on wation visiting her uncle, .Jjie^ran Fields at Billings, Mont'. T^ were riding horses and Mrs, iStersen was thrown from her horsp 4 She was in the hospital at- Bjtkngs in critical condition, wh«e she passed away. Survivors include her hi , a son, David, 10, daugh^r, 8, her parents, Mr. and Mr!,. Darel Putnam, Ponca, Nebr.,two brothers and three sisters. Mr. and Mrs. Goetsch attended the funeral of Mrs. Petersen, Sept. 12, at Ponca, Nebr., with burial there. Account Matter Ctae new case was filed in district court here this week. James. C Soy, plaintiff, is seeking to obtain a judgment for $147 from Donna Schiltz, defendant, to settle an account. A check was allegedly delivered to the plaintiff in payment of the account, but the check returned marked "insufficient funds." Roger C, Menz, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Menz of Fenton, was fatally injured in the explosion of a grenade at the testing plant at New Brighton, Minn., used by Minneapolis- Honeywell Co. in conjunction with ordinance work they do for the U. S. military forces. The tragic accident happened Thursday afternoon. Roger was employed as a test techniciajaisBy the firm and was a test on an expert- em when the accident New Brighton is just northrftf the Twin Cities. conducting this particular Roger and an electronic er were testing a timing on a hand grenade at Twin Cities Army Ammu- i plant. The grenade did not ie within the elapsed time, lie two men approached it; theBevice exploded then, killing the »ung Fenton man and injuring the Sgineer. kr had only recently com- pletedWhree years in the army and wok to work for Honeywell last jA. after army service. He wa&narried to the former Carol Loot of Armstrong, who survives, Wh his parents, and two brotheri&id a sister, Larry of Swishifc. Iam/>ren who attends Iowa SW^ttL/%J Anna Mae, a sophomore aTSenml High. The young man'sfvents were attending a shower afttfcf enton Methodist church at word of the tragedy reached the They left immediately for Minne^ polls with Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong. Funeral services were Monday afternoon at the Metho-* dist church, at 2 p. m., with -car mishap a mile east on a blacktop road ^^.-resulted in injuries for three^byaersons from the area. Hurt wlMohn Boeckholt, 18, and Nola Mahiman. 18, both of Titonka, ^^ Knoll, 18, Lone Rock. Boeckholt was shaken up, ] Boekelman had facial cuts and Miss Knoll received a slight concussion. All were treated at the Buffalo Center hospital. The Boeckholt machine struck an auto driven by Edward L. Attig, 21, Wesley, from the rear and Boeckholt was charged with failing to have control. Rev. Russell Eldridge officiating, and Slava-Reese Funeral Home of Armstrong in charge of arrangements. Burial was in the Fenton Methodist cemetery. Pallbearers were Kenneth Krause, Jerry Wilberg, Robert Hanisch, Robert Butterfield, Virgil Gardner and Howard Blekfeld. Honorary pallbearers were Arnold Oleson, Ronald Knapp, Donald Carlson, Lyle Benson, E'dgene Gardner and Gail Kauffman. Roger was born Nov. 15, 1940, Council Asked To Keep 169 Where It Is The city council here received a letter from the Chamber of Commerce which asked the council to act on a resolution which would keep highway 169 through Algona on its present route (East State and North Jones streets) when a widening project is undertaken in the future. Ted Chrischilles, president of the Chamber, read the letter during a regular meeting of the council last Wednesday night. It was pointed out in the letter that a highway engineer has approved *bp present route as being ac- ieptable for the project. City Attorney Russ Buchanan authorized by the council to i up a resolution regarding the"lfctQuest for presentation at the nex^mgcjl_meeting Sept. 28 forjpj ion on the proposed proJlBUiad indicated the east-west Algona would follow* street of Call street, but if...._ understood recently that only the Call street proposal was being considered. The Chamber letter pointed out that business along the present route has been developed in the past with the idea in mind that the highway would remain on its present course. Roland Bode Has at Fenton, where he grew up. He was a graduate of Sentral High in the class of 1958. He enlisted in the army in 1963, and served in Germany, connected with ordinance work. The death came as a severe shock, not only to members of the immediate family, but to the entire community area of Fenton - Seneca - Armstrong where the young couple were well-known and highly respected. The sympathy of the community goes to the parents, widow and family relatives. 'Jack & The Beanstalk' as a sequel in Algona uld have to be "Jack's _ ait spring her students and they were then presented them to their One of the students was Mrs. Jack Purcell, The story of "Jack And The this summer, although here th Son And The Pumpkin lacker's first grade room she gave pumpkin seeds to in small boxes. Her pupils srs on Mother's Day. iy Purcell, oldest son of Mr. and He gave the plant to his mother, ( family's small garden area at their street. The results of his venture are i • W^M^^ Roland Bode, prominent Algona farmer, was stricken with a heart attack, last Wednesday evening, and rushed to St. Ann hospital, where he remained under oxygen for a time. He was reported as making a good recovery yesterday, we are glad to report. Doris, then planted home on East flabberg The J^g^r vine grew and grew and grew and-GREW- and j«mr growing. It's also done real well producing pumpkins, _ no less than 18 reported at latest count. The heaviest ow tips the scales at 25 pounds and the smallest is about the size of a football. Meanwhile, fortunately the vines have grown along the ground- and on a fence, and not upward, or the three Purcell children possibly might get into more trouble than usual, climbing, that is. The vines extend for an estimated 30 feet north and west along the fence surrounding the Purcell's back yard and the pumpkins are distributed along the route. Danny Purcell is shown in the above photo holding the largest one produced by the vine. • Yessir, that's one pumpkin vine you have to see to believe!

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