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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 7, 1968
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ft-AI0dfta (lo.) Upptr 0« Mein«« Thursday, March 7, 1968 Algona Firm Gets 332,292 Judgment Judgments totaling $46,305.49 have been granted in Webster County District Court against the L. H. Wagener Company, Storm Lake, and the Capitol Indemnity Corporation, a bonding lirm, on behalf of the John T. McGuire Construction Company of Algona and the Midwest Culvert Company. the Wagener Company was general contractor for $117,607.47 in Webster county road improvement work which was completed in the fall of 1967. The project included installation of culverts and road shoulder restoration work. A dispute arose between Wagener and subcontractors which he hired to complete the work after he failed to pay them for work they completed on the project. In a stipulation agreement signed Feb. 20, 1968, by Wagener and the subcontractors, he promised to pay them within 10 days after receiving $34,791.74 still owed him by Webster county. In the court order signed Monday afternoon, District Judge Harvey Uhlenhopp stated Wagener failed to make payments to the sub-contractors within the 10-day limit. He then ordered Wagener to pay the McGuire Company $32,292.09 for work which the firm completed, in addition to $550 attorney fees and $194.47 court costs. He also ordered Wagener to pay Midwest Culvert $12,774.46 for completed road work, plus an additional $300 for attorney fees and $194.47 court costs. Others signing the stipulation agreement included Grell Construction Company, Ft. Dodge, and seven truckers involved in the road work. In the agreement, Capitol Indemnity Corp., Wagener's bonding company, agreed to guarantee payment to the subcontractors. NEW MAINS, TOWER FOR EAST ALGONA Water System Projects Set Here All three portions of a $250,000 water system improvement program for the city of Algona are illustrated in the map Bonds for the program were sold by the board of Algona Municipal Utilities during a meeting last Wednesday night to Carleton Beh Co. of Des Moines and work on two-thirds of the portion of the project has already begun. The large diamond, near the upper right corner of the drawing shows where footings are now being constructed for a 500,000 gallon water tower, which will cost $101,826. It is located at the The board of directors of Algona Municipal Utilities sold $250,000 in water revenue bonds to the Carleton Beh Co., Des Moines, Wednesday night for a low bid of 4.49343 percent in net interest rate. The sale paved the way for completion of an extensive improvement to the water works here. Two other Des Moines firms entered bids for the bond sale. They were Becker and Cownie, Inc., 4.5573 percent; and Shaw, McDermott Co., 4.61407 percent. Interest cost to Utilities during the 15-year period involved will amount to $98,556. Interest on the other two bids would have been $99,955.83 and $101,202.09, respectively. Included in the improvements are a new water tower, a new well and well house and water main extensions. Engineering firm in charge of the entire project is Buell'and Winter, Sioux City, and local labor is being used to some extent. The new tower will be erected at the intersection of Commercial and Main streets, south of the Milwaukee depot. Pittsburg Steel Co., Des Moines, has the contract for construction of the tower at a cost of $101,826. The Cowan Corp., Algona, is sub-contractor on footings for the structure. It will have a 500,000 gallon supply tank, compared to the present 300,000 gallon tank tower which has been in use here for many years. Thorpe Well Co., Des Moines, has the contract for the well and well house. Work on the well is being done now, with a Sept. 1 completion date. It is located near the other city wells in the area of the power plant. Cost of this portion of the work is $25,276. An Algona firm, Reding Gravel and Excavating, is contractor for the water main job. Contract price is $119,000 and work will begin after the frost is out of the ground. It is to be completed Sept. 1 and most of the mains, which will be installed in the area south of the new water tower in the eastern portion of the city, will be of the 8, 10 and 12-inch variety. Also included are fittings and 17 fire hydrants. The bonds will be paid off during the 15-year period with water revenue from users in the city. The project is one of the most extensive here for many years. Harold Bjustrom To Washington Harold Bjustrom, Whittemore, chairman of the Kossuth county Farm Bureau National Policy Committee will be representing Kossuth county Farm Bureau members in Washington, D. C. March U-13. Delegates throughout the state will be leaving on Monday morning, March 11 from Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Moline, HI. They will be having dinner with our U, S. Representatives and Senators on Monday evening, visit the Congress and Congressional Hearing on Tuesday, tour the Washington area on Wednesday and return home Wednesday afternoon. Corwith Man, 75, Succumbs Here Services lor Leslie E. Daw- BOO, 75, a lifelong resident of gorwith, will be Thursday at 3 p,ro, at toe Methodist Church, with burial at tbe Corwith ceme- Friends may call at toe intersection of Commercial and Main streets. Wavy lines along the east portion of the city, along North street and on South Wooster indicate where $119,000 worth of water mains, mostly 8, 10 and 12-inch pipe, are to be installed when weather permits. Reding Gravel and Excavating of Algona will complete that job. These mains will connect with others installed during the past 10 years in the city to bring Algona's water system as up-to-date as possible. CHURCHES 1. CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 2, FIRST BAPIST CHURCH 3. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 4, FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH 3. FIRST METHODIST CHURCH 6. FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH I. REGULAR BAPIST CHURCH 8. ST. CECELIA'S CATHOLIC CHURCH 9. ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH 10. SEVENTH DAV ADVENTIST CHURCH II. TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH SCHOOLS .'•>!. •••>• '•'•12. ALGONA PUBLIC HIGH 13. BERTHA GODFREY 14. BRYANT • 13. QARRIGAN HIGH (PlTOChUl) ' 16. LUCIA WALLACE II. ST. CECELIA'S ACADEMY (Puochltl) 18. SCHOOL FOR RETARDED CHILDREN 19. THIRD WARD 20. PARKS 20. ATHLETIC PARK II. BLACKFORD PARK 22. CALL STATE PARK 23. MAPLE PARK 14. SWIMMING POOL 23. WADING POOL 26. FREE PARKING LOT 27. FREE PARKING LOT H. FREE PARKING LOT M. FREE PARKING LOT Workmen from the Cowan Corp., Algona, have been working on footings, when weather permits, for the city's new water tower, which will be erected at the intersection of Commercial and Main streets here, during the past couple of weeks. It will change the Algona skyline quite a bit when completed. Men who were in the largest of the three footings already dug are shown in the above photo readying forms so concrete can be poured. Before work on the above ground tower can begin, a total of seven holes will be dug and footings prepared. The new tower, which is to cost $101,826, will hold 500,000 gallons of water, compared to the city's present 300,000 gallon supply tank near the city hall. It will also be raised to the same height as the present tower. Pittsburg Steel Co., Des Moines, is the contractor for the new tower, while the Cowan Corp. is subcontractor for the footings. (UDM Polaroid Photo) MR. AND MRS. Gib Buscher and Mr. and Mrs. Dick Buscher returned last Friday from a 10- day vacation trip to Hawaii and Los Angeles. They enjoyed perfect weather throughout the trip. MR. AND MRS. A. F. Agena spent last weekend in Cedar Falls where they visited his brother, A. H. Agena. MRS. THEO HUTCHISON entertained her two-table bridge club in her home Tuesday afternoon. MRS. DEAN PARROTT, after attending the state wrestling meet at Waterloo, went from there to Mystic, where she is visiting her brother, Bruce Porter, for several days. ACCOMPANYING MR. and Mrs. John Claude and son Rob to the wrestling meet at Waterloo were Mrs. Leon (Champ) Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Parrott and Sue Moulton. The group left Friday afternoon and returned Sunday. MRS. TWILLA BARTHOLO- mew spent from Wednesday until Sunday at Estherville, where she visited Reba Ditsworth, a former schoolmate. GUESTS SUNDAY of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Stanton were her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Christiansen of Mason City. MR. AND MRS. Jerry Anderson recently attended the district wrestling meet, following which they spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Merle Wayne at Ankeny. Mrs. Wayne is the former Coreen Fahrenkrog, who taught third grade at the Lucia Wallace school. BEL CANTO MUSIC CLUBmet last Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Vera Graham, with Eloise Christie as co-hostess. Guest of the club was Mrs. A. E. Lauritzen. Presenting the program were Opal Bourne and Pat Chrischilles. They reviewed several operas. MRS. JERRY ANDERSON was hostess last Wednesday evening to her bridge club, with two tables in play. First prize was won by Mrs. Jim Geelan, with Mrs. Kevin Nash winning low prize. MR. AND MRS. Wes Bartlett #111 leave by plane tomorrow to, spend the. .weekend in Helena, Mont., where they will attend the mid-winter conference of the Montana district of Kiwanis International. Mr. Bartlett, an international trustee, will participate as a counselor. A BUFFET DINNER was held at the Algona Country Club Tuesday evening, starting the annual card tournament. Co-chairmen are Delia and Edith Welter. Committee members include Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Everds, Mr. and Mrs. Luke Linnan, Mrs. Marie Kunz, Mrs. Clara Zender, Mr. and Mrs. K. T. Peirce, Mr. and Mrs. Pat Jensen, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Slagle, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. French, Mrs. Virgil Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Clair Blossom and Dr. and Mrs. R. K. Richardson. MRS. ED GILMORE was hostess at her home yesterday to members of the P. E. 0. Assisting hostess was Mrs. R.M. Phillips. A dessert luncheon was served and election of officers took place, as well as installation of the new officers. D.A.R. WILL MEET Tuesday at the Johnson House for a one o'clock luncheon. Hostesses include Laura Palmer, Phoebe Thompson, Joyce Hayden and Julie Hayes. Ian Davison of Australia, exchange student living with Mr. and Mrs. Leon Laird, will present the program. MR. AND MRS. Charles Sheakley left by plane Sunday from Sioux Falls, S. D. for Phoenix, Ariz, to spend a vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sheakley, also on vacation at Phoenix, The two couples will return to Emmetsburg by car in about a month. DR. AND MRS. Dean Koob left Tuesday by plane from Mason City for Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. where the doctor will attend a Born in Corwith, Mr. Dawson married Rebecca Wermersen in 1914 at Carroll. He was a retired farm drainage tiler. Surviving are his wife; a son, LaVoy, and a -daughter, Evelyn Dawson, both of Corwith; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Elsie Carman, Climax, Saskatchewan, Canada; Mrs. Ruby Galloway, Ft. Dodge, and Mrs. Alfred Schroeder, Kanawha, and a rother, Charles, Des Moines. PIHIIIIIIIIIHUIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIM AROUND ALGONA I = — glWllWIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHIIIIHIIIIMIIIIIIininillMIIIIIIIIIM A TYPEWRITER FOB SCHOOL? YOU GET THE BEST DEAL AT THE UPPER P.M. PUBL. CO. BY RUTH SHIERK MRS. WADE SULLIVAN spent last week in Algona, returning after spending two weeks in Emmetsburg where she had been called by the illness and death of Mrs. Thomas M. Kelly, wife of the publisher of the Emmetsburg Democrat and Reporter and sister-in-law of Mrs. Sullivan. Mrs. Kelly died Feb. 20. Over the past several months, Mrs. Sullivan spent much time in Emmetsburg and returned Saturday to be there for an indefinite stay. MR. AND MRS. Chalmer Read are leaving next Tuesday for a three-week vacation in Hawaii. The trip is being sponsored by the Sealy Co. for its major dealers in the United States. "you expect more from Standard . . and you get it I" r^ 'STEADY' 'PATRONAGE* means BETTER CARE k tor your car %? CHUCK BEHR'S STANDARD SERV. Algono, Iowa post graduate refresher course. The couple will also vacation there and will return next Thursday. Mrs. Olga Braatz is staying with the five children dunng the absence of their parents. MRS. DON MCGUIRE, who had surgery at Rochester, Minn., is in her third week there at Methodist hospital. She is making good progress and Mr. McGuire expects that she will return home in about another week or ten days. MR. AND MRS. Perry Byam returned recently after spending about a month in McAllen, Tex., following the death of her father. While there, they took a trip into Old Mexico. Enroute back to Algona, they visited their daughter, Joan and family, Mr. and Mrs. James Hayden and Jana at Bloomington, HI. They then, went to St. Paul where they visited her brother, Ted Bellemans, who has recently undergone open-heart surgery. ED WOLF recently spent about a week in Minneapolis, where he received a plaque of merit from the Kelvinator Distributors. TO P TE AMS in the Round Robin bridge groups through January include first, Arlene Miller and Helene Whittemore, 14,900; Chloe Sheakley and Pat Shaw, 12,980; Nyda Kolp and Joan Chrischilles, 12,960; Lucille Hutchison and Opal Bourne, 11,100; Lucile Navoichick and Mary Bartlett, 10,730. Scores for February play will be available later this month. The Round Robin is sponsored by the St. Ann Auxiliary. HOME TO VISIT her parents this weekend was Gail Bartholomew, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max Bartholomew and a student at Simpson College at Indianola. Guest was a schoolmate of Gail's and her roommate last year, Lin Van Patter, Eldora. Trudy Bartholomew returned recently to classes at Cornell College in Mt. Vernon after spending about a month with her parents following her practice teaching in Chicago. She will be a June graduate. MEMBERS OF Zeta XI Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi and their husbands were guests last Saturday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Cagwin for a potluck buffet dinner at 8 p.m. GUEST OF Mr. and Mrs. Terry McGuire has been her mother, Mrs. Paul Bussert of Chicago, who left last weekend. While she was here, the fifth birthday of Jack McGuire was celebrated Guests included John Anderson, Jeff Cowan, Mark Cubit, Bill Hayes and Steve Koob. That evening a party was held for him with guests being his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John McGuire, as well as Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Benschoter and Mr. and Mrs. John Vint. AUCTION TUESDAY, March 12, 1 p.m.- Mrs. Ronald Fraser farm auction 1/2 mile north, 2 1/2 miles east of Cylinder, or from Whittemore 4 miles west, 1 north and 1/4 mile east. Machinery, 1500bales alfalfa and brome, msicellaneous items, etc. Berkland and Bortvit, auctioneers; Cylinder State Bank, clerk. Sale details in March 7 issue of UDM. TUESDAY, MARCH 12 - Jim Ryburn Sale, 1 p. m., 6 miles east of Wesley, 1 mile north and 1/2 mile east. Machinery, trucks, miscellaneous equipment. Roy B. Johnson and Arnie Murra, Auctioneers; First State Bank, Britt, Clerk. Sale details in this issue. : NOTICE Algona Produce is your dealer for * KIMBER CHICKS * WELP'S CHICKS + BABCOCK * GOOCH'S FEEDS Farm Egg Route Pickup Phone 295-3541 UNTIL MAY 1. Oliver pays your interest if you buy your new power now On top of great tractor values, Oliver has added something special. You pocket extra savings in cash when you buy a new tractor right now. The sooner you buy, the more you get. Because Oliver will pay the interest cost-at 9% per annum-from the date you settle for your new farm tractor until May 1, 1968-on any financed balance up to 80% of the purchase price. Cash buyers will receive an equivalent payment check direct from Oliver. That isn't all. As your Oliver dealer we're waiting to add an extra. Just bring your Payment of Interest check to us and you'll receive an extra 10% in cash. Here's the big Oliver line-up of Certified Horsepower tractors: MODEL 1950-T 1950 1850 1750 1650 105 hp. 105 hp. 92 hp. 60 hp. 66 hp. MODEL 1550 1450 1250 b3hp. 55 hp. 35 h'p., gas 38.5hp., diesel Also 550 41 hp., max belt. OLIVER FOR MEN WHO GROW JOE BRADLEY EQUIPMENT ALGONA, IOWA 295-2421

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