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April 4, 2019
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30 Years Ago April 7, 1989 Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Kuhl, Red Wing, Minnesota, are the parents of a daughter born March 31. She has been named Kendra Jo and is the first great-great grandchild of Harry and Viola Ohrt. Wayne and Lora Mullnix will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. A new business has opened in Gladbrook, Sandy’s Flowers, owned by Sandy Gethmann, and is located in a portion of the Wentzien Hardware building. Ron and Dondee Halverson, Oelwein, are the proud parents of a baby boy, Tyler Wayne, born April 3. Tyler was welcomed home by a sister Jessica who will be one on April 26. Grandparents are Rev. and Mrs. Donald Martin, Ackely, and Roger and Judy Halverson, Gladbrook. Rick and Connie Rohach are the proud parents of their first child, Trent Louis, born March 27. Grandparents are Deloris Rohach, Tama, and Ambrose and Karen Kearny, Garwin. Vernon J. Dahms, 64, passed away Saturday, April 1, at Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo. 40 Years Ago April 13, 1979 Athletes of the Year awards were presented Brad Schulze and Susan Schulz at the annual All-Sports Banquet in Gladbrook. This award is given each year by the Schulz family in memory of Leon Schulz. William M. Saunders American Legion Post in Garwin has chosen its delegates to Hawkeye Boys State. The delegates are Denny Parks and Gary Judge. Rev. and Mrs. Leroy E. Franz will celebrate their Silver Wedding anniversary. Marcia Leah Dost became the bride of Gerald Allen Eilers on March 31. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Dost, Marshalltown, and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer O. Eilers, Gladbrook. Mr. and Mrs. John Harmsen, Marshalltown, became parents of their second child, a daughter, Sara Jane, born April 4. She is welcomed home by a brother, Joel, 3 years old. Grandparents are Mrs. Evelyn Novotney, Garwin, Sylvester Novotney, Marshalltown, Clarence Harmsen, Iowa Veterans Home, Marshalltown. Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Keiser became the parents of a daughter, Natalie Rose, born April 4. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ron Kaiser and Mr. and Mrs. Merle Hall of Garwin. 50 Years Ago April 4, 1969 The Annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Gladbrook Women’s Club, will be held this coming Saturday, April 5 at the local football field. In case of rain the “Hunt” will be held in the school gym. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Boege, Reinbeck, will celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary. Ted Sisson, mayor of Green Mountain and well known in this community, passed away suddenly at his home Wednesday afternoon of last week. He had been in his usual health. 60 Years Ago April 2, 1959 The Board of Education of the Community School District of Gladbrook made some vital decisions this week affecting the future of the school. A new superintendent was hired, a new salary schedule for elementary and high school instructors was adopted, and contracts were offered to present teachers. Charles A. Barker, 32, of Grand Mound, has signed a as superintendent for the Gladbrook schools next year. 70 Years Ago April 1, 1949 Herman Wedemann of Gladbrook and Lydia Monet of New Orleans, Louisiana, were united in marriage. Martin Bruene, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Bruene, and Joyce Virginia Gillette, of San Bernadino, California, were married March 14. 80 Years Ago March 31, 1939 The Gladbrook Creamery has produced over 106,772 pounds of butter since opening. J. N. McGowan, living northeast of Gladbrook, announces the engagement and approaching marriage of his daughter, Julia McGowan, to Raynard Lage, son of Albert Lage, who live northeast of Gladbrook. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Schulz are the parents of a baby boy born Wednesday at the Deaconess hospital. Mother and son are doing nicely. Theodore H. Lage, 64, passed away March 24. He had been ill for several years. 90 Years Ago April 4, 1929 Lawrence Leroy Beck of Garwin, and Bonnie Mary Harrington, of this city were married. Mrs. Beck is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Harrington of this city. Miss Kathryn Paulyne Feddersen and Mr. Charles H. Stoner of Eldora, were united in marriage. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Feddersen. Last Thursday evening when things began to quiet down in Gladbrook, Sheriff Harris accompanied by his deputies and County Attorney Kepford motored up from Toledo, and visited the shooting gallery which has been operated in the Kline building by Harry Lawrence. The officers drove the school boys out, locked the door, and searched the place for liquor, gambling machines, and other items which are not supposed to be handled in the state. The officers found a gambling machine and some cigarette cases containing prohibitive pictures. The whole “caboodle” including Mr. lawrence were loaded into the cars and taken to Toledo. Mr. Lawrence was given a hearing before Justice Smith, Friday, and bound over for the grand jury which meets the first week inMay. The Kline building has been sold to Fred Boldt who will make some needed repairs and concert it into a rug and carpet factory. Frank McGinnis, aged 35, a traveler on passenger train No. 2 which passes through Gladbrook, Wednesday night at 1 o’clock became insane as the train reached Reinbeck. He went into the toilet and jumped from the window which he had kicked out. Other passengers on the train heard him breaking the window and notified the conductor who started an investigation. By the time the train had reached Hicks and the operator was asked to notify the section men along the route to make a careful search for McGinnis. The Reinbeck section men found the body of McGinnis about six hundred feet west of the depot. The train does not stop in Reinbeck but slows down for the crossing. It seems Mr. McGinnis threw himself from the window and rolled down the grade. He got up and ran back to the track and laid his head on the rails so that the rear coach wheels could do there worst. McGinnis was on his way from Gallatin, Missouri to Regina, Canada.



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