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April 11, 2019
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30 Years Ago April 14, 1989 Mary Lynne Bearden and Linda Randolph representing the Gladbrook Commercial Club delivered the first “Welcome to Gladbrook” basket to Kevin and Donna Case and Kelli, a new family in Gladbrook. Joan Morse and Tom Morse of Plymouth, Wisconsin, announce the engagement of their daughter, Linda Marie Morse, to David Henry Meyer, son of Paula Meyer and the late Henry Meyer of Gladbrook. The engagement of Diane Kopsa to Dean Halverson is being announced. Parents of the bide-elect are Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Kopsa of Conrad and Mrs. Joan Hill of Phoenix, Arizona. The groom-elect is the son of Mrs. Pauline Halverson and the late Harold Halverson of Gladbrook. 40 Years Ago April 20, 1979 Pete Wiebensohn, Gladbrook, manager of Tabor & Co. Elevator in Gladbrook remains a patient at the Grundy County Hospital in Grundy Center. Pete suffered a serious heart attack early Friday morning of last week. Gladbrook Board of Education met Thursday and approved a contract for a new elementary teacher, Julie Christy. She will teaching the 5th grade and serve as an assistant girls basketball coach. Tuesday morning when Doug Stamp, south of Garwin, went to check on his cattle, he found this “strange happening of nature”. In the field found dead this two-headed Hereford calf. The animal seemed to have normal features except for the heads, which had four eyes, two mouths, and one set of ears. Announcement is being made of the engagement and approaching marriage of Diana lynn Halverson and Mark Richard Volkens. Parents of the couple are Mrs. Pauline Halverson of Gladbrook and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Volkens, rural Gladbrook. Danielle and Terry Schmitz are the parents of a son born April 15. The baby boy has been named David Scott. Grandparents are Edmund and Darlene Schmitz, Gladbrook and Daniel and Faye Muck of Omaha. Mr. and Mrs. John Sass, Jr., are the parents of their first child, Andrew John, born April 4. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Richard Volkens and Mr. and Mrs. John Sass, Sr., all of Gladbrook. Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord Hauschildt of Marion are the proud parents of a daughter, Kelly Jean, born April 17.The grandparents are Mrs. Arvella Hauschildt and Mr. and Mrs. Vick Moeller of Davenport. Miss Valerie Lynn Schulze, 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Schulze of Gladbrook, has been selected to be a finalist in the 1979 Miss Iowa National Teenager Pageant to be held at the Hilton Inn, Des Moines. The Brookside Drive-In of Gladbrook officially opened Monday, April 16 with Kevin Chizek as the first customer. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Untiedt are the parents of a daughter, Christine Lee, born April 13. She has a sister, April, two years old. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Harold Untiedt of Garwin and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Harris of Marshalltown. 50 Years Ago April 11,1969 Mr. and Mrs. Donald Henningsen are the proud parents of a baby boy born April 4. He has been named Craig Allen. Mr. and Mrs. Fred G. Zimmer, Wichita, Kansas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Marolyn, to Sgt. Michael Mennenga, of McConnell AFB, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Mennenga of Gladbrook. Mr. and Mrs. Rick Booth of Garwin are the parents of a daughter born Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Koester are the maternal grandparents and Mr. and Mrs. Warren Booth are the paternal grandparents. Mrs. Booth is the former Peggy Koester. Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Murty of Traer announce the engagement of their daughter, Elaine Ann to L/Cpl. Dale F. Thurman, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Thurman of Beaman. 60 Years Ago April 10, 1959 The engagement and approaching marriage of Judith Sherman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sherman, to Leon Schulz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Schulz, was announced this week. Tragedy struck the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Boldt Saturday when their five-year-old son, Michael, suffocated in a cedar chest at their home northeast of Garwin. Michael Roger Boldt was born March 24, 1954 and passed away April 4, 1959. The Tama County Sheriff’s office received several complaints this week including the apparent theft of 15 hogs from the Joe F. Upah farm near Chelsea. Mr. Upah stated that 15 hogs each weighing about 100 pounds on March 5. He assumed they were buried in one of the snow storms but when the snow melted, they could not be found. 70 Years Ago April 8, 1949 William o. “Bill” Foster, 63, passed away last Saturday at the Deaconess hospital in Marshalltown of coronary thrombosis. Mrs. Clara Jessen has announced the approaching marriage of her daughter, Lora Louise, to M. Wayne Mullnix. James Pippert, president of the Gladbrook Commercial Club, announced Thursday that starting next Wednesday, April 13, Gladbrook businesses will remain open on Wednesday evenings until further notice. Beverly Ashton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ashton of Beaman, was killed instantly on Conrad’s Main Street at 5:10 Tuesday afternoon when she ran in front of a car driven by Jim Curry, of Conrad. The little girl was two years and three months old. 80 Years Ago April 7, 1939 Saturday afternoon at 2:00 the annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held in the city park for all the children 11 years of age and younger. Over 500 eggs will be hidden for the youngsters to find. Mrs. Henry Ploen, 67, suffered a fatal heart attack at her home here Wednesday evening about 8:45 p.m. She had been as well as usual and had been out to dinner, returning to her home shortly after 7:00 p.m. She later complained of feeling ill and death occurred while her husband was at the neighbors phoning for a physician.



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