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May 2, 2019
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30 Years Ago May 5, 1989 The Reinbeck Jaycees Honors Banquet was held Tuesday night, May 2, at the Reinbeck Memorial Building. Liz Mathes, KWWL-TV nightly news anchor woman was the guest speaker. Jodi Lynn Bruene of Gladbrook and Thomas Allen Day of Moline, Illinois, were united in marriage March 4. The bride is the daughter of Kenneth Bruene, Gladbrook and Des Moines, and the late Ruth Ann Bruene. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Day Sr., of Iowa City. 40 Years Ago May 11, 1979 Mr. and Mrs. Tom Brown of Gladbrook announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lynna, to Dennis Hauser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hauser, Vancouver, Washington. 50 Years Ago May 2, 1969 Mr. and Mrs. James Glover, Hannibal, Missouri, announce the engagement of their daughter, Claire Ann, to Lieutenant Lynn Handorf, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ward Handorf of Gladbrook. Mr. and Mrs. Ward Handorf of Gladbrook announce the engagement of their daughter, Sue, to Stanley Koster, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Koster, also of Gladbrook. Mrs. Carl Denbow, 69, passed away at her home early Wednesday morning. She had been in failing health for the past two years. Dick Vry, 79, longtime Green Mountain farmer, passed away in Evangelical Hospital in Marshalltown Wednesday morning. He was hospitalized Tuesday. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Mark Goos April 27. He has been named Brock William. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Kroeger and paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Goos. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Larkin of Fort Worth, Texas, are the parents of a son, Lance Ernie, born April 21. Lance has a sister Lynnette, who is three years old. Mrs. Larkin is the former Karen Schaeferle. Mrs. Elmo (Wanda) Hasselmann, 51, of Gladbrook, passed away Tuesday. She was one of the three persons fatally injured in a three car accident about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday about 7 1/2 miles north of Marshalltown on Highway 14. Wedding vows were exchanged on April 14 by Miss Rosemary Siemens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Siemens, and Dennis Dean Shirk, son of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Shirk, all of Garwin. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Sams announce the marriage of their daughter, Judy Ann, to Arnold J. Sohn, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Sohn of Muscatine on April 20. 60 Years Ago May 1, 1959 The seniors of the Gladbrook High School were entertained Friday night at the annual Jr.-Sr. Banquet with the juniors using a Hawaiian theme and menu. Marcia Lynk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Lynk, has been named by Ehrig-McTurk Unit, The American Legion Auxiliary to attend Girls State at Cedar Falls June 14 through June 20. Mrs. Emmett Street passed away Sunday at the Evangelical Hospital following a heart attack. 70 Years Ago April 29, 1949 Ninety-nine eighth grade rural students will take their annual examination to enter high school April 29th. A baby girl was born last Friday morning to Mr. andMrs. Bod Ledtje. She has been named Katherine Alice. This is their first daughter. They have three small sons. A little girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. E. Lynn Reinhard early Wednesday morning. The little Miss has been named Denise Marlane. Mr. and Mrs. J. Q. Kongsback, of Cedar Falls, are the parents of a daughter, Sylvia Ann, who was born April 13. Mrs. Kongsback if the former Kathleen Lorenz of the Lincoln community. Gladbrook’s champion band will be on the air Wednesday morning, May 4, from 10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. over KWWL, 1320 on your dial, during the “Parade of Bands” program. Russell Rosenberger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Rosenberger, suffered perhaps a serious injury Thursday noon while playing at school. He was hit in the face with a ball bat by a playmate. The bat tore his face open on the left side just below the eye. The wound required three stitches. An overheated belt on a hay baler being used to bale corn husks was the cause of the estimated $30,000 farm fire at the Vernon Stubbs farm home 8 miles southwest of Gladbrook early Monday afternoon. The farm is owned by John Shipton. Destroyed were the barn, a corn crib that had 6,000 bushels of shelled corn in it, a machine shed, hog house, chicken house, a garage, new tractor, hay baler and numerous small items. Firemen from both Green Mountain and Gladbrook answered the call as as neighbors who were abel to save the farm house. However, it was damaged considerably by heat and water. The house was saved only by soaking it repeatedly with water from three large cisterns that were full. 80 Years Ago April 28, 1939 After an illness of six days following the death of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Henry Ohrt, last week, Mrs. Johanna Ohrt, 71, passed away of pneumonia Wednesday evening at her home in Gladbrook. The former Taylor Grocery is being reopened this week by the new owns, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Wolfe of Toledo. Miss Gladys Wiese, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.Theodore Wiese, of Garwin, and Frank Maysak, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Maysak, of Traer, were united in marriage. Miss Nadine Johnson has been elected to fill the vacancy in the fourth grade of the local school caused by the resignation of Miss LeNore Cole. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Storjohann are the parents of a baby boy born Friday. Edward K. Hoppe is wearing a smile that any father should be proud of, the occasion being a daughter was born Sunday afternoon. A son was born April 23 to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lewis at the home of Mrs, Lewis’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claus Harms, of Garwin, former residents here. This is their first child. Martin C. Bruene, of Gladbrook, has been issued a Certificate of Merit by the Holstein-Friesian Association of America in recognition of satisfactory Calf Club work carried on by him. 90 Years Ago May 2, 1929 The family of Rev. Williams was placed under quarantine Saturday, the youngest son, Ralph, being ill with scarlet fever. Mr. and Mrs. Henry N. Boege are the parents of a son born Thursday. Marshal Hauschildt arrested Raymond Klink on the charge of reckless driving on the streets Wednesday, and took him before Justice of the peace, J. V. Miller. James T. Duffy, 43, living on a farm eight miles southwest of Tama, was found shot dead Monday morning in his home by Sheriff E. O. Harris, and a neighbor Jim Hyek, who was assisting the sheriff in locating Duffy. Sheriff Harris had been to the home on Saturday to serve some papers which were issued by Mrs. Duffy who had started action for a divorce and the custody of their two children. It is believed Mr. Duffy wanted to escape troubles in court.


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