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January 24, 2019
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30 Years Ago January 27, 1989 Mr. and Mrs. Ken Bruene, Des Moines, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jodi, to Thomas Day, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Day of Iowa City. The couple plans a March 4 wedding. Mrs. Hattie Bell Thompson will celebrate her 90th birthday on February 2. Alice Mae Costello, 76, passed away Friday, January 20 at Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center of heart failure. Mr. and Mrs. Leon Stamp will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on February 6th. Tuesday morning, January 24th, Robert Kroeger, Gladbrook, escaped serious injury when he lost control of the truck he was driving. The accident was caused when the nuts came loose on a wheel rocketing the tire down the highway. Kroeger was hauling 43 head of hogs fro Darrold Dreessen to Farmstead in Gladbrook. Luckily only six hogs had to be destroyed. 40 Years Ago February 2, 1979 Tama County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday to consider Law Enforcement contracts for Tama County cities Gladbrook and Traer. February 2-4 is A.F.S. Weekend in Gladbrook. Foreign Friends Club members will be hosting nine A.F.S. students from the surrounding area. Sunday the A.F.S. Chapter is sponsoring a basketball game at 2:00 p.m. at the new gym between the A.F.S. Superstars of Gladbrook and the KWWL Supershooters. Mr. and Mrs. William Beck became the parents of a daughter, Nicole Lea, born Thursday, January 25. 50 Years Ago January 17, 1969 Robert Wiese of Gladbrook has been given special recognition for producing a corn yield of 143 bushels per acre. This is near double the state yield average for the past seven years. Wiese harvested 2,002 bushels of No. 2 corn from a measured 14 acres for his high yield. Six men left Monday to fill January draft call for Tama County. Those from Gladbrook are Steven L. Baumeier, 20, a volunteer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Baumeier, and Dean L. Lench, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Loren Lench, Gladbrook. Joyce Mosely has been named 1969 Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow for Gladbrook Community School on the basis of her score in a written knowledge and aptitude test on homemaking given senior girls here December 3. 60 Years Ago January 23, 1959 Miss Virginia Kay Sievers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sievers of Gladbrook, and Charles Henninger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Henninger of Waterloo, were married January 11. Mr. and Mrs. Art Koester became the parents of their fifth son, Steven Craig, born Monday. The Koesters have four other sons, James, Phillip, Paul, and David. Marvin Harders, who lives northwest of Lincoln, reported to the Tama County Sheriff’s Office this week that he is missing some 30 Hampshire hogs weighing 45 to 50 pounds. Harders stated that he first missed a few several weeks ago and each week he has missed a few more. 70 Years Ago January 21, 1949 Mrs. Herman Bartling has a room full. Yes, twenty-seven youngsters entered Kindergarten Monday for their three “R” training. A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hauschildt on Tuesday. He was named Gaylord Don. The Hauschildt’s have four other children, three girls and one boy. Mr. and Mrs. Julius Luethje will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

80 Years Ago January 20, 1939 The warm weather just past caused the ice in Wolf Creek to break up, taking the northwestern dam out, which was located north of the stock yards. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Johnson are the parents of a baby boy born on Tuesday morning. Wallace Allard, of Cedar Falls, met with an accident while chopping wood last Thursday when a splinter entered his left eyeball, cutting it so severely that it was later removed at the hospital. Friday afternoon Lester Stammer, 16-year-old son of Fred Stammer, living 9 miles east of Gladbrook, was injured last week at the home of his grandfather, Louis Paustian. He was helping cut down trees, a large limb broke and fell on the boy. He was rushed to Deaconess hospital where an x-ray revealed a broken vertebra and his back was placed in a cast. 90 Years Ago January 24, 1929 About 9:30 Saturday morning while Clarence Vahrenwald was preparing to go rabbit hunting with his father, he accidentally shot himself through the abdomen with a .22 caliber automatic rifle. He was rushed to the hospital where they performed an operation. Clarence Otto Vahrenwald, 16, son of Henry Vahrenwald and Mary Vahrenwald, passed away at the Deaconess Hospital in Marshalltown January 20 from a gun shot wound. Elvin and Delmar Thede, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thede Jr., of Gladbrook, were among the baby beef prize winners at the Tama County Fair and are enthusiastic 4-H members of the Wolf Creek Pioneers. Miss Emma Hoppe, daughter of Mrs. Anna Hoppe, living north of Gladbrook, and Ralph Weise, of Grundy Center, son of Mrs. Marie Wiese, were united in marriage on January 16.



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