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Postville Herald (Newspaper) - April 19, 1972, Postville, Iowa Postville serving the Jud of the four county area 12 pages 2 sections year. Postville Iowa wednesday april 19, 1972 number 16 Unity to sponsor the prom party rom party is being the Postville High and seniors and for saturday april r this year s event generated by the quickly gained the Community to the financial assistance workers have been Many interested 111 begin with aspect the movie Billy . Which will be e. Those control by St of the movie Are atre the kiwanis ill and Palmquist a movie the Young cited to memorial and pizza provided Lyle commercial will also be Pool d shuffleboard Avail from the club of the a commercial club will be present evening. Merman or honors Midland coeds at ran College fre a were tapped in s chapter of car Omen s Scholastic Awn Timmerman the Ken Timmer of those selected is based on schol ties character and the College com Al news no hours. D 7 00-8 30 p. M. Urs Are fixed for he patient. Please Edical Pape Monona Ward Postville Monona april 14. Hanson Postville id Gordon Post-6. Rich Elgin april charged. April 10. Doff april 11. M Kerr april 11. Itz april 11. A april 12. It april 12. Solheim and girl Kahr april 13. Gordon april 16. Son april 17. Miller april 17. Mortals. Fosgard from Rod Amily $25.00 or. Zieman $5.00 s. Darwin Ellis mrs. Keith Smith mrs. Allan Bacon d mrs. George Beverly Meyer mrs. Willard c. Or. And mrs. De or. And mrs. 1.00 or. And mrs.$1.00. Coffee $151.04 a collection Fri sponsored by the association and Oduggan of the s Ukon amounted to Oney will be sent so elation for re to be used for the retarded at unto restaurants re Beardmore s cafe new Albin d Corner cafe Jim s and Harp Ber co., harpers i red lantern Cal &. Cora so s lunch Snak "9, buckaroo inn Waukon. Is wish to jointly who helped make chess. The tre Ough saturday and 22 Star with Sandy Dun arts. Rated g. And tuesday 25 Woody a rated up. Will give tractor safety course Here a tractor safety course is be Long planned for Postville to Start april 24 after school and will run through the week of May 3. Any youths interested in taking this course should Contact Vernon Luers or John Hyman Postville for information. There is a $10 enrolment fee. Boys and girls under 16 years of age must receive training in an approved tractor safety course before they can work on farms other than the Home farm. The minimum age for a child to work with machinery for someone other than his Parent is 14. If anyone Between the Ages of 14 and 16 wants to work off the Home farm they must satisfactorily Complete a safety training course and have a permit. This course consists of approximately 20 hours of instruction. Mrs. . Dahms interred Here services were conducted from St. Paul lutheran Church thursday morning april 13 for mrs. Edward f. Dahms who died monday april 10 at the Good Samaritan Canter in Postville. The Rev. Norman Ullestad officiated. Rose Schave Dahms daughter of Fred Schave and his wife Martha k. Rehburg was born August 25, 1903 at Clermont Iowa Rose was baptized at Eldorado and confirmed into St. Paul lutheran Church Postville in 1942 by the Rev. Frederick Ludwig. On december 10, 1919, Rose was married to Edward Dahms at Luana they lived on a farm near Castalia until they retired in 1948. She was preceded in death by her parents her husband a sister Mabel and a brother Arthur. Surviving Are two Sisters mrs. Grace Lundt of de Corah and mrs. Marie Kohrs of Waterloo several nieces and nephews. Interment was in the Postville cemetery. Re elect Turner Ita director Boyd b. Turner manager of the Postville Farmers Telephone company was re elected a director of the Iowa Telephone association at the close of the joint annual convention with the Nebraska Telephone association at the hotel forties Moines wednesday april 12. Representatives from Iowa and Nebraska s member Telephone companies were welcomed to the convention tuesday by Richard h. Dircks Knoxville president. Iowa association members serve More than 1000 Iowa communities with approximately 1,500,000 telephones. Karl f. Langrock new president of grand View College the appointment of Karl f. Langrock of Berea College Berea by to be the new president of grand View College in Des Moines has been announced by the Rev. Ronald Jesperson of Eldridge chairman of the College s Board of directors. Langrock 45, now associate director of development at the Kentucky school will assume his duties this summer. He will succeed or. Ernest d. Nielsen who retires july 1 As the tenth presi y Dent of grand View College after having served in that position for 20 years. He and his wife the former Rose Marie Meyer daughter of the Elmer Meyers formerly of Postville Are the parents of two children Laura sue 14, and Charles Alan 10, school in lower bracket in average por Pupil Cost crumpled remains of Gordon Auto it took Postville firemen with the Rescue unit about two hours to free the body of Donald m. Gordon 44, Postville from this Auto following an Accident about four Miles Northeast of Clermont Early sunday morning on Highway 18. Also injured in the Accident were Gordon s wife Betty 42, and his son Bradley 19, both who have been taken to Iowa City hospitals. Services today for Accident victim services Are being held today wednesday at 10 30 . From St Paul lutheran Church Postville for Donald m. Gordon who was killed in an Auto Accident Early sunday morning on Highway 18 near Clermont. Schuttes is in charge of arrangements with the Rev Clarence Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Postville cemetery. An obituary will appear in next week s Herald. List new books at town Library several new books have been placed on the shelves of the town Library. Included for adults Are passion of the mind by Irving Stone Kirkland revels and Bride of pen Dorric by Victoria Holt Jennie vol. I and Jennie vol h by Ralph Martin listen for the whisperer by Phyllis Whitney Penny Candy Jean Kerr and the Shadow wife by Dorothy Eden. In the juvenile category Are Lassie Erick Knight Amelia be Delia and the Surprise Shower by Peggy Parrish if i ran the circus or. Seuss everything Richard Hefter Bartholemeu the of Bleek or. Seuss. New records include hello Dolly Carol Channing Charley Pride Cinderella pinocchio Robin Hood sound of music and 40 of world greatest children s songs. Front damage to Lerch Auto american legion. The regular meeting of the Alla Makee county american legion will be held in Postville tuesday april 25, at 8 00 . At the legion rooms memorial Hall. John Schaffner Iowa department of Public safety will present the program. Ivan Torkel son Elgin 4th District commander will also be present. Lunch will be served following the meeting. School is average in Basic skills Daryl Bachtell elementary principal attended the regular meeting of the Postville Board of education last monday night and discussed the results of the Iowa Basic skills tests with the members of the Board. These tests Are Given to All students in grades 3 through 8 each january. Tills year All grades had an average score on these tests or above except the seventh Grade. John Hyman visited the meeting As a member of the faculty negotiation committee and reported that the members of the Postville education association had accepted the $7025 base salary and other considerations offered. The Board went on record to authorize the hiring of a College student to help the janitors with their summer work. Salaries for the most non certified employees for the 1972-1973 school year were set. In most cases employees were Given Small raises. Colors to be used in repainting the new gym were discussed. The Board directed that the colors be decided by a faculty committee. Kenney Lerch 19, Rural Elgin escaped bruises when this car he was driving crashed with above. He was hospitalized in Postville. With a broken and the Gordon Auto shown governor Ray proclaims Iowa environmental weeks the first in a series of governor s Spring environmental action weeks began in Iowa sunday april 16, with Earth week. This special week was designed to focus statewide attention and concern on the serious problems of pollution and the other related observances. Tie series of weeks continues through May 20, according to the governor s proclamations. This is the second annual statewide Spring environmental Effort launched by Ray. In announcing the program the governor reminded iowans that we Are becoming increasingly aware of the Impact people make on this natural environment. Our technology our use of our land and water and air. And we recognize that though our resources Are abundant they Are not Ray proclaimed Earth week april 16 to 22, with the 22nd As Earth Day Iii. The other weeks proclaimed by Ray As part of the Spring environmental action program Are As follows april 22 to 29 As Arbor week with the 28th As Arbor Day As a time for the planting and preservation of Trees and shrubs in an Endeavor to beautify and protect our Public and private lands. April 29 As scouting keep America Beautiful Day in cooperation with the nationwide Effort by boy scouts girl scouts and keep America Beautiful inc., to clean up litter. April 30 to May 6 As outdoor recreation week urging iowans to participate in activities that Benefit All by promoting greater physical mental and spiritual regards for our out of doors May 6 to May 14 As make the scene Green week urging co operation by local Community clubs and other Volunteer organizations with the Iowa National guard in a state wide litter clean up Campaign May 7 to May 14 As Sou stewardship week emphasizing participation in soil and water conservation programs and activities May 14 to 20 As Community beautification week urging cities and towns to work in activities directed at the maintenance and improvement of their communities. The governor stresses that the environmental action program can be Only As successful As individuals in Iowa communities Are willing to make it. News from the. Good Samaritan Center sunday april 16-the Coffee hour was served by the Bethlehem presbyterian women. Chapel services were conducted by the Rev. Keith Kensinger. Gifts favors from the West Post project club Flowers from the funeral of mrs. Rose Dahms. Activities on thursday afternoon a class for homemaker health aides was held in the activity room with mrs. Harry Tyler activity director in charge. Friday afternoon a number of residents enjoyed a card party. Reminder on warning sirens with the arrival of the Tornado season a reminder is issued to residents of the disaster Alert signals which were put into effect in Postville three years ago. A Long uninterrupted blast of three minutes Means a Tornado has been sighted seek immediate she Terll a wailing Siren is used Only for nuclear attack. This is produced by a rising and lowering of tones. The warble signal alternating off and on High tone Low tone is of course the fire Siren. No All Clear Siren is sounded. A recently installed sheriff band monitoring system at the fire station now permits the receiving of information by radio direct from surrounding areas. Annual meeting set for area mental health the Northeast Iowa mental health Center will hold their annual meeting thursday april 27 at 8 00 . In Decorah at the Tri county special education building old Hospital. The program Calls for a review of 1971 and election of new officers. The guest speaker will be Lyle e. Kelley executive director of the mental health Center of North Iowa in Mason City or. Kelley will speak on reaching out. This will pertain to a method whereby parents and children can be helped to avoid developing symptoms of emotional distress by having a program reach out with Parent education. Methods of communication to increase understanding will be enumerated and discussed. The mental health Center is a private non profit corporation governed by a Board of directors who contract with four counties to provide services. Dog owners must confine their pets a reminder has been issued by Rodney i. Smith mayor to dog owners that a town ordinance exists that prohibits dogs from running at Large the year round. Failure to comply with this ordinance could result in impound Long and destroying any dog found running Loose. Remind residents on Leaf raking the mayor and town Council have issued an Appeal to residents to join in a general Spring clean up Campaign. At the same time residents Are reminded that it is unlawful to Rake leaves onto streets into gutters or allow them to accumulate. Town officials Nave expressed Hope All will cooperate in making Postville a clean and healthy town. Local civil defense unit truck this us army truck is being converted to use for the local civil defense unit. Plans Call for the truck to be painted and two Way radio and other Rescue equipment installed. The truck is loaned by the government to the town of Postville. The Postville Community schools ranked fourth from the lowest general fund expenditure per Pupil in average daily Atten Ance among the eighteen schools in the four county area of Alla Makee Clayton Fayette and Winneshiek counties according to a study released by the department of Public instruction last week. This study covered the 1970-1971 school year. According to this study the school District for the four county area with lowest per Pupil expenditure per Pupil in average daily membership was the the Turkey Valley school District in Fayette county with a Cost of $675.17 per student. Next lowest was the Alla Makee Community school District with a Cost of $727.23. Third lowest was the Oelwein Community school District with a general fund expenditure of $731,67 per student. Postville was fourth with $753.04 expended per Pupil. Garnavillo had the highest per Pupil expenditure with $1,016.54 per Pupil followed by Fayette with an expenditure of $969.63. Eastern Alla Makee had an expenditure of $776.51 to give the Alla Makee county schools an average expenditure per Pupil of $743.57. The corresponding average by county was Clayton $867.26, Fayette county $783.47, and Winneshiek county $844.62. Per Pupil expenditures for the Mil Community school District were $794.61 for Valley Community $8 3 6.64 for Decorah $7-75.85 for Central of Elkader $841.64 South Winneshiek $963.-07. Services held for Ole o. Loftsgard funeral services for Oleo Loftsgard were held monday april 10, 1972 at 1 30 . At the Marion lutheran Church with the Rev. Robert Henriksen officiating. Or. Loftsgard died april 7 at Postville Community Hospital. Burial was in the Marion cemetery with Muehlethaler of Elgin in charge of arrangements. Ole Olvin Loftsgard son of Nelst and Anna Jellum Loftsgard was born november 16, 1887 on a farm in Clayton county. He was baptized and confirmed in the Marion lutheran Church at Gunder. He attended the Rural school of the area. On december 9, 1916, he was United in marriage to Annaer Ickson. They had four children Aldora mrs. Myron Anderson of Iowa City Orlando of Elgin and Josephine mrs. Rodney Smith of Postville. Their first son died in infancy. Or. Loftsgard lived his entire life in the same Community. Farming was his occupation and they had lived on their farm 53 years. Or. Loftsgard is survived by his widow Anna his three children thirteen grandchildren David Donald Douglas and Marsha Smith Margaret mrs. De Kram Beer Marilyn mrs. James Lenth Mavis mrs. John Chevalier Melody mrs. Gary Nims l Myra mrs. Charles Hoogland Kendra mrs. Paul Fauser Kaye Kara and Norman Loftsgard nine great grandchildren one brother Melvln of West Union four Sisters Mary mrs. Henry Olson Postville Tillie mrs. Henry Amundson Clermont Hellna mrs Elmer Nelson West Union Sophia Loftsgard Luana. He was preceded in death by his infant son his parents an infant grandson Wayne Loftsgard a son in Law Myron , two Sisters Nina mrs Ole Amundson Viola mrs. Roy Johann Engmeier and two Brothers Louie and Theodore. Pancake supper tonight wed the Postville boy scouts win hold their annual Pancake supper tonight wednesday at memorial Hall with serving to Start at 5 00 . Funds will be used to help with summer Camp. Mrs. Elmer Klinge Dies at Clermont services were held tuesday april 18 at 10 30 . At St. Paul lutheran Church Post Vule for mrs. Elmer Klinge who died saturday evening at Home in Clermont. The Rev. Ullestad officiated schuttes were in charge of arrangements. Burial was in the Farmers Burg Wagner cemetery at Farmersburg. An obituary will appear in next week s Issue

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