50 YEARS AGO

May 1963

The 120th annual session of the Iowa Conference of the Evangelical United Brethren Church will be held this year at Grace Church in Story City May 6-10.

The 1963 Outstanding Athlete Awards sponsored by the Story City Lions Club went to Lynda Bravard and Alan Ose at the annual athletes’ banquet held at Community Hall Tuesday evening (April 30).

Deep emotions of genuine esteem, admiration and love saw over 700 people from the community turn out Sunday (April 28) at St. Petri Church to honor 97 year old son, Dr. Jacob Tanner, who returned here on an almost unparalleled occasion to his "first call" pastorate. The day commemorated the 70th anniversary of Dr. Tanner’s ordination into the holy ministry. He is currently still active as professor of religion at Waldorf College.

Damage and loss of livestock and turkeys were suffered by a number of farmers in the Randall territory Friday night (May 3) at about 7:45 p.m when a twister from the northwest struck. It reportedly damaged several buildings in Stanhope and then jumped to the Randall Park, where it uprooted a large tree and caused minor damage to several residences.

Tom Peter is a winner of the 1963 DeKalb Agricultural Accomplishment Award given to outstanding seniors in vocational agriculture departments. Tom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Peter of Boone.

The Bethany Manor Board of Directors is working on the building of a duplex on the home grounds.

The South Hamilton School District has set a June 7 date for voting on a special $1,210,000 school bond issue for a new 600-pupil junior/senior high school.

Spring has sprung! As evidence of this fact, Bill Gabrielson, Sr. is pictured in the May 9 issue mounted on his power mower cutting grass in the city park in Randall. Bill is the park custodian and takes pride in his work.

O.L. ("Jamie") Jamison and Burris ("Chick") Howell recently retired from the Iowa State Highway Commission after 39 and 27 years, respectively. Jamie was a special assignment engineer in the Maintenance Department. Chick was a supervisor of road inventory and secondary road traffic for the Traffic and Highway Planning Department.

Donald F. Howard, professor of history and head of the department of social services at the State College of Iowa, will be the commencement speaker Wednesday evening (May 22) at the graduation exercises in the school gym beginning at 8 p.m. Thirty-five seniors will graduate from Story City High School this year.

It was rainy and chilly, and why a group of ISU students, who should have known better, would venture out on a raft on the swollen Skunk River Saturday night (May 11) on a lark is beyond us. Of course, they were "dunked in the drink" and caused a mild upheaval in our quiet community, as fire sirens blew and county deputies and highway patrolmen were called. Rescue squads ran up and down the river bank searching for a girl reportedly missing, but who was instead found sitting in a farmhouse drying off. Some were taken to the local hospital to get warm and dry. Luckily, there were no casualties and no injuries. But still, shame on the fun-makers! The only comment that seems to fit…. "It ain’t funny, McGee!"

Jim Phillips, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Irving Wierson, has been chosen to attend Boys’ State at Camp Drake near Des Moines, June 2-9.

Randie Jo Jacobson, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B.W. Jacobson, has been chosen to attend Hawkeye Girls’ State this summer.

The Lions Club painted the wading pool at the park after their regular meeting on Thursday (May 16).

Season swimming tickets will be offered again at Riverside Bible Camp this year. Tickets are $10.00 for 40 swims. You may pick up a ticket at the local bank or from Rev. A.J. Bringle. The pool opens June 9.

The new American Legion building in Story City is nearing completion. Plans call for a second story to be completed when money becomes available. The building is located just east of the Light Plant. The basement will be used as a meeting room until the remainder is built. The Legion is starting a drive this week (May 23) for funds by giving away a car and a pony July 2.

Please be advised that there is rabies in Story City. All dogs must be kept at home. Unlicensed dogs will be picked up. Vaccinations of dogs and cats are urged.

There are 35 girls out for softball this summer, which is the third year Story City has had softball. The entire 1962 team returns and will try to improve on an 8-6 record last year. First game is home on June 7 against Radcliffe. Marlys and Lynda Bravard, Kathy Johnson, Marsha Hoffman, Jo Henderson, Carolyn Higgins, Lana Swenson, Cheryl Williams, Liz Larson, Nancy Moore and two eighth grade newcomers Kathy Baldus and Susan Osheim will comprise the team.

The outlook for the 1963 baseball season looks good. Coach Kray expects much improvement, so the Vikings will be a team to be reckoned with. Members of the team include Larry Hovick, Rex Perisho, Lynn Anderson, Steve Clark, Dick Pitman, Ron Watson, Mark Donhowe, Mark Perisho, Dick Mason, Tom Peter, Chuck Weigel, Joe Baldus and Duane Murken.

40 YEARS AGO

May 1973

M.D. Mussehl, district agent for Northwestern Mutual Life, has qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table for the eighth consecutive year. Mussehl is a Life and Qualifying member of this select group of only two percent of all life insurance agents in the country.

Olson’s Standard Service has installed a new Rider Car Wash in one of their bays at the station, and is providing a free car wash with every fill up.

The Norse Seniors of the Week this month included Carol Lybeck, Terry Ness, Barb Toft, Pat Murken, Charmayne Kaltenheuser and Paul Voga. They were featured on the Norse school pages in the Herald during the month of May.

Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne, Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Jacksonville University, was honored as the "first and only woman dean of a college of fine arts in the U.S." on Creative Arts Day, recognized during the opening day of Florida’s legislature April 3 in Tallahassee.

Roland-Story captured the team title at the 7th annual Norsemen Relays last week (from the May 2 issue), compiling 86 points to outpace the field of six teams. Keith Cockerham was a double winner in the 100 and 440 yard dashes. Steve Mostrom took the title in the mile, and the R-S two mile and mile medley relay teams also took first. The mile members were Brian Sampson, Wayne Reisetter, Jim Finnegan and Dan Whipple. The mile medley included LeRoy Nunn, Darrell Posegate, Dave Egland and Dan Whipple.

Orlin and Marg Olson have sold their business, Olson Sundries, to Verlyn and Barb Frohling, who will change the name to Frohling Sundries.

Ose Hardware has Amana upright freezers for $249.95. A huge Mowhawk carpet sale is going on now at Wierson’s Furniture, from $5.95 to $9.95 sq. yd. Sony 8 track stereo cartridge recorder and playback decks are available at Sowers TV for $169.95. Surfboard canvas Oxfords for $4.00 a pair available at Lowry’s.

Some time ago the Story City Fire Department issued a challenge to any area fire department to do battle with water. The water fight is on! Nevada’s fire department has accepted the challenge. The big fight will take place during Scandinavian Days when the Story City firemen plan an open house for their new station facilities on Saturday, June 2, at 6:30 p.m.

Gookin Ford has taken on a new look and has added to their building appearance by putting up a new brick front and installing larger plate glass windows. The showroom inside and the sales building were remodeled a few years ago.

Time and Temperature service is now provided by Randall-Story Bank, with the new device and equipment installed at the GTE telephone office in Story City.

Three talented groups of barbershop and variety entertainers will take to the stage in a Barbershop Parade on Saturday, June 2, as part of Scandinavian Days. The Ametones of Ames, the Tune Tippers of Des Moines and the well-known "The Four Nubbins" will perform.

Happy Chef is celebrating its 5th anniversary with three full days of 5 cent coffee and 5 cent donuts May 15-17.

The R-S girls defended their HOI crown with help from Carole Hennessy, Jerilyn Peter, Dee Anderson and Denise Frette in the 10 flight shuttle hurdle relay. They set a conference record with a time of 1:06.70, which broke South Hamilton’s old mark of 1:09.70 from last year. Carole also won the 220 low hurdles at :31.50, with Dee finishing second. Denise won the 100 meter hurdles and Dee again taking second.

Doak Doolittle was honored as one of ISU’s High Scholarship Students at a special dinner on May 8 in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union. Doak was among only 175 students from the undergraduate enrollment of over 16,000 to achieve this distinct honor. Doak is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dorrel Doolittle.

Dine out for a Mother’s Day treat at John’s I-35 Skelly Restaurant. Samsonite luggage is 20 percent off at Charlson’s Clothes Shop.

Warren Johnson has begun his duties as camp manager at Riverside Bible Camp north of Story City. Johnson comes here from the Northwood-Forest City area.

The Story City Elementary kindergarten students entertained their mothers at a special "Tea" on Friday, May 11. The program included a play, "The Story of Peter Rabbit", several songs and poems and a style show. The children made flower and butterfly decorations, apron placemats for the tables and candy mints for lunch. Each mother was presented a plaster hand print and a silhouette of her child.

Larry Olson was appointed Story City Postmaster on May 12. Larry has been employed by the U.S. Postal Service since 1960. Former Postmaster Everett Anderson retired on April 1. Larry and his wife Alberta have three children, Greg, 13, Kim, 12 and Lance, 2 ½.

Foreign exchange student Andres Garreton of Santiago, Chile, has been staying with Kenny and Joann Peterson, and was recently visited by his mother, Maria Betteley de Garreton, who had come to see her son graduate from Roland-Story. Andres will be leaving Story City and the states to return to Chile at the end of July.

A new frozen foods display case has recently been installed at Story City Food Mart, owned by Harlan Dubansky.

Employees Shirley Wheeler, Elaine Pierce, Roger Auestad and Kathy Knous are featured in a series of Story County Bank advertisements in the May issues of the Story City Herald.

Helland TV & Electric has RCA’s "Pick of the Portables" television sets featured in their display ad in the May 23 issue from $84.95 to $509.95.

Roland-Story graduated 77 seniors at the Tuesday, May 22 commencement exercises held at the football field. George Janvrin, Kim Clark and Bob Severson gave the class addresses. Baccalaureate services were held on Sunday, May 20 at 8 p.m. in the high school gym.

The Story City Community Youth Center, located at the old Norski Bowling Alley, will open for the summer this weekend, June 1-3, in conjunction with Scandinavian Days. A dance will be held on Friday.

Roger Auestad, E.T. Hauge and A.D. Moulin were elected to the GCC board at the meeting held May 24. They join Gaylord Johnson, Kenneth Erickson, Jr., Richard Munsen, Milo Helland, Johnne Syverson and Perry Uhl on the board.