Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on May 3, 1965 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, May 3, 1965
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Jail juvenile liter theft of two ears Friday" A i?'yeaf old Algona juven< ile is being held at Pocahotttas and investigation is continuing by Sheriff Ralph Lindhofst on the theft of two cars from farms south of Whittemore early Friday morning, The second of the two cars stolen, a 1959 Ford owned by August Vaudt, who lives one mile south of Whittemore, Was found at Holfe about 5 a.m. Friday. Vaudt was notified of the theft and he called Sheriff Lindhorst. When Vaudt went outside to see if another car was left, he spotted a 1962 Chevrolet owned by his neighbor Charies Bormann, who farms three miles south of Whittemore, in the ditch — and still running. The youth was picked up at Rolfe and taken to .the Pocahontas jail. He returned to Algona alter taking the second car and prior to driving to Rolfe, Tne Hermann car was not damaged but the Vaudt car had a flat tire and a hub cap was missing. Fire department has busy week The Algona fire department had two lire alarms and supervised the burning of • a shed on Wednesday and Friday of last week.' Wednesday morning they were called to put out a grass fire on West McGregor at the Russel Shiplers. Wednesday evening the firemen supervised the burning of a shed on property south of the Dairy Creme oh South Phillips and owned by Henry Furst. Friday morning, shortly after ten o'clock, they were called to extinguish a fire in a Croft Rea dy Mix cement truck one half hiile east on the Irvington road. The carburetor was on fire and little damage was done. : ! GOP women Spring lunchtonTufttday 'The anual spring luncheon of the Kossuth County Council of Republican women will be held at the Algona Country club, May 4 at l p.m. The meeting will be presided over by the county president Mrs. Richard Thoreson. Speaker will be Mrs. George Paul, state president from Brooklyn, and special piano duets will be by Mrs. George Sefrit and Mrs. Rex Taylor. two divorces {ranted in court here Two divorces were granted in district court last Week. Virginia Banks was granted a divorce from Mark Banks, Worthington, Minn. She was also awarded custody of two children. Wayne C. Jones was granted a divorce from Nora M, Jones, She was , restored to her maiden name of Nora Tonne. State Historical Society Iowa City, Iowa ance Alqona Ho^uth County { Entered (is second class matter, D«c. 1j 1$6S, at Atgona, Iowa, postofflco undfir A£t of Congrats March 8, 1879 VOL, 65-NO. 33 MONDAY, MAY 3, 1965 - ALGONA, IOWA — I PAGES PLUS SUPPLEMENT j i Visits here, then dies in crash Memorial rites Wednesday for Stephen Kenefiek A memorial service will be held for Lt. Terrence Stephen Kenefiek at St. Cecelia's Catholic church; Wednesday, May 5, at 10 a.m.' . . • Celebrant at the solemn requiem high mass will be Msgr. Fr. Gearen with FT. O'Toole, Corwith as sub-deacon, Fr. Conway, deacon, and Fr. Munn as master of ceremonies. St. Cecelia's, childrens choir will sing the mass. Classmates from the class of 1954 are planning to attend in a body. A memorial service was held at Sacred Heart Catholic church in Des Moines Saturday morning, May 1 at 10 o'clock. Mrs. Stephen Kenefiek and children arrived in Des Moines Friday by plane to attend the service at the church where they were married. The Dr. John Kenefiek family met them at the airport and attended the service. Blood donor drive is dated here May 5 - There is great need for more volunteer blood "donors in KOs- suth county. In an emergency it is an absolute necessity. Hagg-Turner , Post of Legion will sponsor a blood donor clinic Wednesday, May 5, starting at 6:30 p.m. During the evening blood will be typed and each donor presented with an identification card. Coffee and cookies Will be served. The list ot donors will be turned over to St. Ann hospital which is the only blood bank service for the area. Persons not able to volunteer on Wednesday evening are urged to make an appointment with Dorothy Charles or Madonna Elbert at St. Ann Laboratory, St. Ann hospital, for a blood type. NEW CAR WASH A car wash will be open to the public at Behr's Standard Service on East State street within the next two weeks, It will be located on the south drive with a single unit and a coin box. Over$176,000 monthly to Kossuth for Social Security A total of $176,059 in Social Stcurity checks it being paid monthly to residents of Kossuth county, it was revealed by district manager Clifford Swedlund, Fort Dodge, this week. A tote) of 2718 residents of the county, or roughly 13 per cent of the county residents, are now receiving Social Security checks. Largest single group of beneficiaries are retired workers. Kossuth county hes the second largest monthly- amount of the lO-county Fort Dodge district. 9 Thray/n from this overturned car Council asks railroad to clean property The City Council Wednesday night authorized Glen Rike and Bennie Wibben to purchase alleys in the last two blocks on the north side of west Call street. David Smith was asked to cooperate with the contractors who built the new post office in the construction of an approach from Call street. A liquor license was granted Tall Paul's, and a cigarette:.permit for National Food Store. A mower for the sewage treatment plant was approved. Aproval was given to the city clerk to send a notice to the Chicago and Northwestern railway company to clean the yards here from papers and other trash. The sanitation committee is to study the city dump site and make recommendations for the improvement of the area. Chief of Police Boekelman and Richard Groen were granted 'permission to attend a police shoot at Camp Dodge. FENTON CAR HITS TWO COWS WEDNESDAY A ,car driven by 17-year old Kenneth Beaver, Fenton, struck and killed two stray Black Angus cows on the highway one mile south of Seneca about 10 p.m. Wednesday night. The anr mals came from a ditch and wandered onto the roadway. The car, owned by his father Charles Beaver, Fenton, had an THIS IS THE OVERTURNED car in which two Minnesota girls were riding last. Wednesday night and in which 23-year old Colleen Wiltse, Blue Earth, was killed when she was thrown from the car. The machine swerved over on the south shoulder and then came back and overturned on the pavement. Miss Wiltse died at 5:30 a.m. at a Mason City hospital. Her companion, driver Roberta Roscoe, was not seriously injured and remained at Buffalo Center's hospital. Kindergarten round-up dated for Monday Kindergarten' round-up at the high school annex is Monday,' May 3, at 7:30. Parents of all children elegible for kindergarten for the coming school year, are invited to a special meeting Monday evening to review tiie-iprogram for j kindergarten planned for the coming school year. All children who are 5 years of age on or before Sept. 15, 1965, are eligible to be registered. Birth certificates should be presented if possible: This meeting will be for all eligible children who are residents of^ the Algona community' school district and for any other children who reside in adjacent rural districts which do not have an elementary scliool. ": Sister of Livormoro woman dies Friday Li vermore — Mrs. Connie Ehrhardt, 47, a sister to Mrs. Joe Ehrhardt of Liver more, died early Friday. Funeral services will be here. She had been ill for some time. Her husband, Viatuer Ehrhardt, preceded her in death. There are two daughters and one son surviving as estimated §1,000 in damage. well as her mother. Final plans for "Auto Show" this week At last - post office moves to new building The new post office opened its doors for business today (Monday) after several postponements. The old post office was locked up Saturday night and distribution of the mail was made in the new boxes ^ ;in.the new-location. ... . .... The window was open all day Sunday for exchange , of keys only. The employees started their arduous task at 4 o'clock Sunday morning and worked into the late •evening to sort and dispatch the mail so patron's will '.have the type of service they arc used to with no in, terruption. Severin Opheim, Whittemore, dies after illness THi HOME IHQW is over and the Auto Show is coming up. And these eight members of fh§ Automotive JJureau of the Algona ekajEober of Commerce hay§ been bjusy in recent weeks pfenning the big event which will be staged at the Floral Hall at the fairgrounds next weekend, Saturday and Sunday. One of the features will be a free par to bg given away at the collusion of the event. Shown above, ftOJjt rgw, Dfan. Taylor, Wgjreft Nejsofi, Jim Sehenck, Ken Wehrspan; bacfc row, secretary Bill Steele, Bill Pau Sr., Harry Qreenbfirg, Armin Sehultz and Wesley Sehult?. A number of exciting models and "cut-aways" will be on display at the show. In addition, some top-flight entertainment has been booked. Tickets are on sale now at any Algona car dealer, jobber, drug store, bank or at the Smoke Shop. Full details p» this bjg local event will appear m 09*1 week's Advance, Phj?tQ by M&e Stiilnian. Funeral services were held on Saturday for "Severin 1 Opheim, 767 a retired farmer from Whittemore, in Immanuel Lutheran church at Lotts Creek, with Rev. Arnold Vehling officiating. Mr. Opheim died Thursday at the hospital in Emmetsburg. He was born in Humboldt county Jan. 24, 1887, the son of B. K. and Clara Kinseth Opheim. He was married to Martha Bierstedt March 4, 1924, and they lived in the Whittemore area for 35 years. Burial was in Eastiawn cemetery, Algona, with McCullough's in charge. Pallbearers were Mervin Lauck, Arthur Rusch, Rudolph Berninghaus, Nick Gengler, Noah Reisner and Garbrant Wibben. Surviving besides his wife are three sons and three daughters: Glenn, Cylinder; Stanley Whittemore; Harold, Whittemore; Maxine, Mrs. Robert Cunningham, Emmetsburg; Irene, Mrs. Orie Peterson Jr., Algona; and Eunice, Mrs. Robert Traub, of Niceville, Fla. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren and a brother and two sisters: Julius, Lakewood, Calif.; Mrs, Anna Thoelke, Ames; Cora, Mrs. Arthur Carlson, Humboldt. VERDICT — "NOT GUILTY" The defendant "John Smith" in the mock trial on Law Day last Friday was acquitted by a jury of Kossuth county seniors in the trial held at the Garrigan high school. Nearly 450 students from 10 Kossuth schools participated and looked on at the "Texas Murder Trial". CAR FIRE The fire department was called out again Friday evening about 7:30 p.m. to the Louis Ferstl farm two miles east of Algonji. A car owned by Loren liahlp had caught fire with some djiniage to the transmission and wiring. They were moving onto the farm and the car was being U§,e4 to help move belongings. Kossuth group to go to Dos Moines meet About 25 Kossuth county Sunday school teachers and administrators of the Lutheran churches, Missouri Synod, will attend a convention in Des Moines May 7-9 at the Fort Des Moines Hotel. Attending from this area are Mrs. Richard Groen and Mrs. Randall Clark, Algona, Mrs. Lawrence Presthus, Burt, Mrs. Ben Groen, Swea City. Whittemore representatives will be Mesdames L. Greinert, Anna Behnke, Victor Dau, Hugo Meyer, Henry Lauck; Mr. and Mrs, R. Butzke and Pastor and Mrs. C. Kautsch. Going from West Bend will be Mesdames Ronald Meyer, Frank Jergens, Milford Gade, A. Anderson, C. Gingerich, Robert Schmidt and Pastor and Mrs. W. Ostermeier. $ 193,000 in road topping is let here Blacktopping and seal coating of Kossuth'county roads were let last week by the board of supervisors. Winning bidders were Everds Bros., Algona, P. & M. Stone Co., Rutland, and Welk-McCarten, Fort Dodge. All work is on the county road system with some 15 miles of seal coating and 8'/a miles of blacktopping. Seal coating includes 3 miles in Eagle .township; a .half mile in Ledyard; 2 miles in Ramsey; 2 miles in German; 4 miles in Buffalo; a half-mile in Cresco; and 3 miles, in Riverdale. Blacktopping includes 3 miles in Lincoln township; a half mile in Burt; 2 miles in Buffalo; a mile and a half in Wesley; and a mile and a half in Cresco. Cost of the blacktopping totaled $149,008.80; for seal coating $21,912.60; and for cover aggregate $22,198,75. QUEEN CANDIDATE Linda Elsbecker, 20 of Bancroft, was one of six queen candidates at the Fort Dodge Community College penny carnival dance Friday night, April 30. The queen was chosen from votes of those attending. She is a freshman at the junior college. Blue Earth girl first fatality of '65 in Kossuth A 23-year old Blue Earth girl became Kossuth county's first auto fatality of 1965 as she and a girl friend returned home to Minnesota after visiting a sister and her family in Algona Wednesday night. Killed was Coleen Marie Wiltse, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Wiltse of Blue Earth. She and a girl friend, Roberta Lynn Roscoe, 19, also of Blue Earth, visited Miss Wiltse's sister, Mrs. Merrill Walker of Algona, earlier Wednesday. They had borrowed a car owned by Scott Jagerson of Frost, Minn, and driven to Algona Wednesday afternoon to isit the Walker family. They eft in the evening and the crash occurred just one-half mile east of the junction -of lighways 169. and 9 north of Bancroft about 11:50 p.m. ACCORDING TO Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, Miss Roscoe, who was driving, lost control of the 1957 Buick. It went off the soft shoulder on the south side of the highway, swerved back on the pavement and overturned, itill on the highway. Miss Wiltse was thrown out of the car. She was taken to the Buffalo Center hospital by the Garry funeral home ambulance, called from Bancroft. Her parents 'were called there early in the morning Thursday and she was transferred shortly after to a Mason City hospital where she died at about 5:30 a.m. Thursday. COLLEfN WILTSE Miss Roscoe was taken to the Buffalo Center hospital but her injuries were not considered serious. Besides Sheriff Lindhorst, Algona policeman Ernie Hutchinson, and patrolman Charles Bird were at the scene. No charges were filed. The car was considered a total loss. Funeral services were held at Blue Earth Saturday. Miss Wiltse was employed at the Broiler Cafe at Blue Earth. Besides her parents and the local sister, five brothers, all of Blue Earth, also survive. BEAR GOLFERS WIN Garrigan's golf team played its first dual match Friday afternoon and defeated St. Edmond's at Fort Dodge. Bob Smith led the local linksmen with a 38. Rehearse tor songfest here MEMBERS OF the Bel Canto Music Club and a group of men's voices are practicing regularly for an upcoming concert to be presented in the Algona high school auditorium Wednesday night, May 5 at 8 p.m. Featured soloists will be Willard Snustad, Kirk Hayes and Mrs. Howard Wohlers. The group is di- rected by Mrs. Newton Coughenour and Mrs. Rex Taylor is accompanist. The program is open to the public and there will be no admission. Many of those participating are shown in the above photo during practice with Mrs. Coughenour out of the camera to the right. Photo by Glenn Granain.

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