About Titonka

About Titonka

On October 2nd, 1898, surveying began for a the town of Titonka. Originally known as Ripley, the name was changed when they discovered the similarity in name to the town of Rippley, IA. Upon this discovery, the citizens choose the name Titonka, suggested by Captain Ingham in memory of the famed buffalo hunt in which Mr. Seeley, Mr. Covel, and Mr. Ingham brought down a buffalo, just north of where the town was to be built, four decades prior. While camping along the Buffalo Creek, they forged a friendship by sharing the meat with some friendly Indians camped near them.

Voice of Iowa

Jim Mayland

Jim Mayland

Jim Mayland was born in Titonka, Iowa at Elsie Hansen’s house. He graduated from Titonka High School in 1967 and attended one year of technical school for computers.

Loren Hansen

Loren Hansen

Loren was born in Titonka in the house that he still lives in today. He graduated from Titonka High School. He was married to Gladys Harms on April 23, 1957.

Memorabilia

Alumni Book $10.00
Blue Enamel Coffee Pot $10.00
Doll (Vivian Marie) $98.00
History Book - The Whisle Blows at Noon by J. Clarine Boyken $50.00
Large Post Cards $2.00
Metal Ornament $1.00
Ornament stands $3.00
Ornaments-Christmas (depot,rainbow bridge, Silo House $2.00
Post Cards $0.50
Small postcards $0.25