The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 5, 1967 · Page 9
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 5, 1967
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Car Involved In Fatality The auto shown here struck and killed Sister Mary Sarah Carr, 68, St. Joe, instantly there at 7:20 p.m. Friday. It was driven by David Alan Hoyt, 18, Bode, and was headed north on highway 169 at the time of the tragedy. Sister Mary Sarah was walking east (to the left In the photo), ahead of eight other sisters from the St. Joe convent, and was near the east edge of the pavement when the right front of the vehicle struck her, Inflicting fatal Injuries. Sheriff Ralph Llndhorst and Patrolman Gerald Gaffey, Humboldt, called to the scene to investigate, blamed poor lighting in the area for the tragedy. The driver stated he could not see the sister crossing the road - and she apparently did not see the auto, either. Tests run by the investigators showed it was impossible to see a person in dark clothing at the spot where the sister was struck. Lights at St. Joe are mounted on the west side of the highway, but do not furnish much light across the road. Damage to the auto was estimated at $30. Death of Sister Mary Sarah was the third at nearly the same spot in St. Joe within recent years. (Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst Photo) ociet-v? REHEARSAL A rehearsal and family dinner In honor of Carolyn Rochleau and Larry Glbbs was held at the Johnson House Dec. 26, with thirty-three in attendance. Guests besides the honorees were the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rochleau and M::. and Mrs. Roy Glbbs, Boone; Mr. and Mrs. David Gibbs and family, Boone; Capt. and Mrs. James Brenholdt and famUy, Falrborn, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Steven Miller, Cedar Rapids; -Mr., and;Mrs,, RichaW Rochleau 1 'and family, Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Rochleau, Whittemore; Mr. and Mrs. William Leek and Sharon, Algona; Betty Wickwire, Paullina; Gary Rochleau, Des Moines; Roger Rochleau and Louise Paulsen, Algona. - o- BREDGE HOSTESS Mrs. Lloyd Muckey is entertaining her bridge club this even- Ing (Thursday). - o - OLD SETTLERS Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Schenck were hosts to a New Year's party to a group which call themselves "The Old Settlers.' They are Mr. and Mrs. Ray Potter, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Schoby, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Geigel, Mr. and Mrs. John Cash, Mr, and Mrs. Roscoe Mawdsley, Mr. and Mrs. Ray McWhorter and Mr. and Mrs. Milton Norton. - o- WED 25 YEARS Mr. and Mrs. Louis Nitchals held open house Jan. 1 in observance of their silver wedding anniversary. The wedding took place at Ruthven Dec. 29, 1941. Their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Coloff, Cedar Rapids, came for the occasion. KatherineCurransand Francis Currans, Ruthven, sister and brother of Mrs. Nitchals, were attendants at the wedding and were here for the open house. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Dick Post attended a New Year's party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Goodrich, Gilmore City. It is an annual affair at the home of the various couples from different towns. Funeral Held Thursday For Lakota Lady Services were heldatl:30p.m. Thursday at the Winter Funeral Home in Buffalo Center for Mrs. Myrtle Kephart, 80, of Lakota. She died Monday at the Good Samaritan Home in Algona. She was born Sept. 4, 1886 at Allison, Iowa and married Will Kepart in 1912, at Unionville, Mo. They resided in Lakota for the past 85 years where her bus- ban was a barber until his death on Oct. 28,1962. Ex-Resident Of Seneca Dies At Dubuque SENECA - Senecans received the news Christmas Day of the death of a former Senecan, Mrs. -Ed Eisenschmidt, the former Ida< Wilbefg of Dubuque, who passed' away at a Dubuque hospital. Mrs. Eisenschmidt, 81, had been in a nursing home the past year and a half. Funeral services were held at Dubuque. Attending from this area were a nephew and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wilberg. Mrs. Eisenschmidt, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nels Wilberg, is survived by one daughter, Louise, who lives in Dubuque; also two brothers, Martin Wilberg of Fenton and Hans Wilberg of Ringsted. - o - Christmas holiday guests at the Henry Loofts included their sons and families, the Jack Loofts of Rochester and the Dick Loofts of Minneapolis. Joining them for a holiday dinner were Mrs. Bertha Pommer of Algona, Mr. and Mrs. Gerrit DeWaard of rural Titonka, and Mr. and Mrs. David Looft and children. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Helgan and sons of White Bear Lake, Minn., and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Wilbert and family of St. Paul, visited over the holidays with Martin Wilberg of Fenton and the Jerry and Bob Wilbergs. Mr. and Mrs. Verle Smith and Marlene accompanied by Mrs. Smith's parents, the Hansens of Ringsted, spent the Christmas weekend with the Smith's daughter and husband, the Geo. Owens at Burlington. Mr. and Mrs. William Dorsey have a new grandson, a baby boy born to their daughter and husband, the Larry Clausens of Spencer. The new baby, Gary Dean,' has a three-year-old brother, Greg. Mrs. Ruby Hasbrouck and sons, Jerry and Jack of Sheldon, spent Christmas weekend with the Henry Wilbergs, also visiting their daughter and family, the James Berninghaus* of Algona. Jack is in the service and stationed in Arizona. The Seneca Stars 4-H Club and the Seneca Progressive Farmers attended the Kossuth County 4-H Rally Night held Thursday evening at Algona. The Seneca Stars presented a vocal number and Dick Lynch, son of the Wayne Lynchs, was a successful candidate for a county office. Dick was elected as secretary- treasurer for 1967 for the boys' 4-H clubs. His brother, Tom, was the retiring county 4-H'ooys' vice president. Christmas Day dinner guests of the Henry Wilbergs included their sou and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Wilberg of Topeka, Kans.; also Mr. and Mrs. Noel West- land and Laurie Ann of Mankato; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Halverson and Merle of Fenton and Clyde Gilbaugh of Fairmont. The Wilberg family had their Christmas dinner and get- together on Tuesday at the old family home, the Henry Wilbergs. The Wilbergs received the shocking news Wednesday night that Henry Lange, Grundy Center, one of those present, had suffered a fatal heart attack. Funeral services were set for Saturday. Titonka Pair Hurt Slightly, Florida Crash The use of seat belts was credited with protecting Mr. and 'Mrs. Jay r;BUdlong ,, v of : "Wtpjika^' "from serious injury in "a two-car accident near Marianna, Fla. Mrs. Budlong suffered a broken rib but there were no other injuries according to a report received here. The car, a 1962 Buick, was listed as a total loss. The accident occured Dec. 23 in northern Florida as the Bud- longs were on their way to Clearwater to spend the winter. According to the report, a car ahead of the Budlong auto made a sudden stop and Mr. Budlong applied his brakes in time to avoid an accident but was hit from the rear by an auto driven by a West Virgina woman. The Budlongs spent that evening in Marianna and were picked up the next day by Mrs. Budlong's daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Roberts of Clearwater, and completed their journey. Rites Pend For Ex-Railroad Man, Bancroft Funeral services are pending at Garry Funeral Home at Bancroft for Herman Perry Wonderlick, 66, who died Monday at Boulder, Colo. Mr. Wonderlick, a resident of Nevis, Minn., was born Feb. 15, 1900 at Logan, la. In 1963 he retired as boilermaker for the Union Pacific Railroad. He is survived by his wife Frances; one daughter, Mrs. James Buck of Boulder, Colo., and one brother, George. Five grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Wonderlick is the sister of Mrs. Mary Lieurance of Bancroft. Kiilsholm Visits Reformatory At Rockwell City Karl Kiilsholm, newly elected state representative from Kossuth County, who will take his seat in the state legislature next week, and his wife, of Algona, were among a legislative group that made an inspection tour of the Rockwell City Women's Reformatory, Dec. 20. Purpose of the visit was to acquaint them with some of the problems facing correctional institutions, and expose them to some of the areas that will be of concern during the 62nd general assembly. Slick Streets Cause Several Mishaps Here Eight or ten mishaps were investigated in Algona following the blizzard, which made driving in most instances very hazardous. Several were very minor, with only a few dollars damage reported, while at least six resulted in more serious damage, with a couple of charges filed and one injury sustained. Injured was Shirley A. Koob, 36, A.'gona, who sustained a neck whiplash and was treated by a local doctor. She was hurt in a three-car mishap Friday on Call street where two cars had stopped at a stop sign. Cars driven by Anna G. Tegtmeyer, 33, Woden, and Mrs. Koob approached and the Koob auto was struck from the rear by a machine driven by Margaret A. Bigger, Emmetsburg. The Koob vehicle was then pushed into the Woden auto. Damage to the three autos was estimated at $450. A mishap at 7:15 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Diagonal and Oak streets resulted in a stop sign charge against Clarence A. Elbert, 62, Whittemore, driver of one of the autos. He stopped, then apparently pulled out in front of a car driven by Larry V. Nurre, 16, Bancroft. Damage to the autos was estimated at $300. At 2:30 p.m. the same day, a tractor driven by Timothy A. Will, 16, Algona, collided with a car driven by Donald J. Madsen, 24, Hurt, inflicting an estimated $200 damage to the auto. The tractor slid on ice and hit the auto. The mishap occurred at the intersection of Jones and Call streets. Saturday at 8 a.m., a city truck loaded with snow and being backed up by Glenn F. Burtis, 49, Algona, collided with an auto driven by Elmer M. Jasperson, 69, Algona, on McGreger street, resulting in $20 damage to the truck and $500 damage to the auto. Then, at 3:45 p.m. the same da}-, autos driven by Lyle R. Dahlgren, 35, and Danny E.Wehr- span, 18 both of Algona, collided at the intersection of Diagonal, North and Phillips streets, resulting in a total of *700damage. Wehrspan was charged with speed too great for the condition of the roadway. Police investigated all of the mishaps. Herman Plathe Of St. Joe Dies Monday Herman E. Plathe, 78, St. Joe retired farmer, died at St. Ann hospital Monday morning. He was a lifelong resident of the St. Joe - Irvington area. Funeral services for him were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in •St. Joseph's Catholic church, St. Joe, with Rev. Leo Schumacher officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery and Hamilton Funeral Home, Algona, was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Oswald Thll- ges, Delmar Plathe, Peter Mertz, Jr. John Mertz, Jr. and Donald and Duane Hilbert. He was born at New Vienna in Dubuque county,-May 24,1888, son of Joseph and Catherine Lucas Plathe and was raised in the St. Joe area. He married Justina Geishecker at St. Joe Oct. 15, 1912 and she preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by an Infant son. Survivors Include a son, Milford, Irvington; a daughter, Bernadine (Mrs. Ted Hilbert), Lu- Verne; a brother, Charles, St. Joe; three sisters, Elizabeth (Mrs. Peter Mertz), West Bend, Barbara, Des Molnes, and Celia, Janesville, Wise.; and nine grandchildren. V FOR VICTOHY? TESCUC, Yugoslavia — The. Slmic family in this Croat village runs strongly to Vs. Mother Vasllija Slmlc's sons and daughters are named Vlado, Veltmlr, Vojo, Verlca am! Vuka. On the male side It's different. Father Slmlc, his grandfather and great grandfather were all named Uros. Poults Killed, Titonka Fire About 3,000 turkey poults were destroyed at the Titonka Farm Store Monday evening, Dec. 26, and there was about $500 damage to the building in a fire that was not discovered until it had extinguished itself. According to a report by the owner, George Schuster, he fed the birds about 5:30 p.m. and there was no sign of trouble. About 11 p.m., Albert Loeschen came in to feed them again and discovered that a fire had started in one of the batteries and had burned itself out or been smothered. The fire apparently started from a short circuit in a battery heater. The poults belonged to the Capital Turkey Hatchery at Worthington, Minn., and were being cared for here. They were from one to two weeks old and were valued at 85? per bird. Approximately 9,500 birds were in the west wing of the 5,200 sq. ft. building. All birds in the top of the batteries were dead from the smoke, and all birds in two batteries were dead. The loss is covered by insurance. JAN. 7, SATURDAY-Auction of Eugene Minard Duplex Apartment House located at 521 West McGregor St., Algona, beginning at 1 p. m. House sells complete with drapes, Youngstown Kitchen, refrigerator, electric stove and combination sink, etc. Ronald Peck, Auctioneer. JANUARY 10, Tuesday Gerald Frankl complete closing out sale, beginning at 10 a.m. on the farm located at Irvington. Heavy machinery, tractors, trucks, power machinery, feeding equipment and many other items being offered in this large sale. Qulnn and Clark, auctioneers, The Security State Bank, clerk. Complete details in the UDM Jan. 5. Thursday, Jan. 5, 1967 Algona, (la.) Upper Des Moinet-9 MMBMMi^H^^^U^^m^^^^^^^^l^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ FARM LOANS * * * LONG TERM - LOW COST * * * NO PENALTY FOR PAYMENT IN ADVANCE * * * NO FEES OR COMMISSIONS * * * FEDERAL LAND BANK ASS'N. South of Penney's — Algona E. H. Hufchins, Manager (1-2-4-6) LAND AUCTION The OSCAR W. JOHNSON ESTATE FARM described as follows: The Northeast Quarter (NE'/4) of Section Two (2), Township Ninety-six (96) North, Range Twenty- seven (27) West of the 5th P. M., Kossuth County, Iowa, will be offered at auction at the farm located 5 miles North of Wesley, Iowa, on Blacktop road, Wednesday, January 11, 1967 at 1:30 P.M. The usual terms of 10% down payment, Iowa Bar Association form of contract, balance due March 1, 1967. Possession given March 1, 1967. Mildred I. Carlson, Executor Sh urn way, Kelly & Frrstedr, Attorneys Leek & Quinn, Auctioneers TWO I FISTED PACT TO REACH CUSTOMERS MORE FAMILIES FAMILIES The North Iowa SHOPPER non-duplicated circulation as a companion publication of Effective, Economical Ad Coverage For A 30 Mile Radius ONE AD ONE BILLING The Algona Upper Des Moines Printed Mondays & Wednesdays ADS may be picked up from either of the semi-weekly issues of the newspaper for the NORTH IOWA SHOPPER. *""""""" ALL CLASSIFIED advertising will appear in both the Newspaper and the Shopper, however, giving classified ad users a total readership of 9,200 homes - by far the largest total circulation in this section of the state. - COPY DEADLINE TUESDAY AFTERNOONS- NORTH IOWA SHOPPER PRINTED WEDNESDAYS

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