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February 1, 2019
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30 Years Ago February 3, 1989 The Gladbrook Jaycees are pleased to announce that by Corn Carnival 1989 there WILL BE permanent public restrooms located on the northeast side of the city park. On September 2, 1988, Shauntay Rickett won the Little Miss Wal-Mart contest. She was presented with a trophy. Shauntay is the daughter of Chris and Sally Rickett of Gladbrook. Shauntay is the granddaughter of Tom and Merna Brown of Gladbrook. Outstanding High School Students of America is proud to announce Dana S. Willis, daughter of Dave & Ila Willis, has been selected as a new member because of outstanding merit and accomplishment as an American high school student. Dana is the granddaughter of Ray and Dorothy Landt, Gladbrook. 40 Years Ago February 9, 1979 Mayor Eggers has proclaimed the week of February 11-17, 1979, Iowa Jaycee Ette Week. Jaycee Ettes are celebrating together as they reach out to citizens in over 4,000 communities in 48 states. The 1979 annual Tama Co. Pork Producers and Porkette Banquet was held Saturday, February 3, at St. Patrick’s Church Social Center in Tama. Dianne Mae Thoms, rural Gladbrook, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Thoms, was crowned the 1979 Tama County Pork Queen. Nancy Strunk of Cedar Falls, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Strunk of Clinton, and Kipp Larsen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Larsen of rural Gladbrook, are announcing their engagement and approaching marriage. A March 24 wedding has been planned. Mr. and Mrs. Perry Miller will celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary February 12. Mr. andMrs. Henry E. Dost, Marshalltown, announce the engagement of their daughter, Marcia leah, to Gerald Allen Eilers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Eilers of Gladbrook. A March 31 wedding is planned. Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Thomsen became the parents of a daughter born January 28. She has been named Sarah Beth. Sarah has a sister, Ann, 8. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Thomsen of Gladbrook and Mrs. Iva Mae Bright of Eldora. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hotopp are proud to announce the birth of a son, January 30. He has been named Andrew Dale. 50 Years Ago January 24, 1969 Miss Diana I. Hauschildt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August H. Hauschildt Jr., of Gladbrook, and Cpl. John Glenn King, son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. King of Peabody, Massachusetts, were united in marriage on January 11. David Arp, owner of Arp Truck Lines in Gladbrook, and his relief driver , Eugene (Red) Jone, also of Gladbrook, were injured in an accident near Austin, Minnesota, on icy roads about midnight on Monday. Ironically, the 32,000 pounds of cattle on the truck survived the crash, better than expected as they were only charged with 20 pounds of bruised meat at the packing house. Fire, which is thought to have started from a short in the car, destroyed the garage, car, and considerable amount of tools at the Marvin Murty farm home Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Struwe will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on January 15. A total of 332 schools will compete in the 32 sectionals of girls high school basketball tournaments beginning on Saturday, February 15, according to an announcement this Monday by the Girls High School Athletic Union. 60 Years Ago January 30, 1959 the Gladbrook Panthers claimed the Boy’s Tama County Basketball Championship Saturday night at Traer with a 56-54 victory over the defending champions, Dysart. It was the third time in the history of the school that Gladbrook has won the County Championship. Gladbrook Boys has previously won in 1935 and 1936. It is also the first time that both the boys and girls have won county championships in the same year. Forty-three youngsters riding the Garwin school bus escaped with bruises, minor cuts and injuries Thursday morning when the bus overturned on the icy asphalt paving one mile east of Garwin. Mrs. DeVere Young, 52, was found shot to death Tuesday afternoon at her farm home 6 1/2 miles east of Gladbrook. Tama County Coroner Harvey Jones and Sheriff Forest Schafer stated they believed the death to be suicide. 70 Years Ago January 28, 1949 Jerry Knaap, who recently sold the Knaap general store to Harold Rider and Dean Thomas, has purchased Kenneth Pemberton’s plumbing shop in Garwin. He will take possession March 1. Representative Putney (Rep.), Gladbrook, has prepared a measure, which would require expectant mothers to be tested for the RH factor in their blood. Such persons now are required to take the test for syphilis. The RH test would be taken at the same time. 80 Years Ago January 27, 1939 Mr. and Mrs. George Gethmann are the parents of a so born Sunday. This is their first child and the baby has been named Gary Lee. Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Corcran are the parents of a son born at their home Thursday afternoon. The game “pop goes the weasel” was a little to realistic for the pupils of the first grade at the Public School monday morning when a weasel crawled into the room. About 10:30 Wednesday morning a roof fire started at the Fred Wrage house which is occupied by Irvin Frese. The roof of the house was damaged in a spot about a three foot square. 90 Years Ago January 31, 1929 The Peer Oil station of Lincoln owned by Mrs. Marie Hlasik of this city and operated by Guy Mason was destroyed in a fire at noon Wednesday. The frie started accidentally in the office. A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Putney at a Marshalltown hospital last week. Miss Lillian Sievers, daughter of Henry Sievers, Garwin, and George C. Dahms, son of Henry C. Dahms, Gladbrook, were united in marriage Tuesday afternoon. A mule belonging to Henry Luitjens was stolen from the pasture a few weeks ago. The animal was in the pasture a short distance south of Mr. Luitjen’s place. It is believed to have been loaded on a truck and taken away during the night.


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