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June 6, 2019
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30 Years Ago June 2, 1989 The Gladbrook Jaycees walked away with all the top honors at the State Jaycee Convention held in Cedar Rapids May 20-21, bringing home four trophies and 27 plaques. The Ehrig-McTurk Post #127 of the Gladbrook American Legion which sponsors Boys State have selected seven candidates to attend Boys State, which will be held at Camp Dodge, june 2-8. The candidates are Shawn Siemens, Tim Handorf, Damon Staker, Chad Mercer, Marty Martens, Scot Martens, and Chad Pierce. Local insurance agent Priscilla Crumley and Gast-Bandy-Becker, Inc. announce the opening of the newly formed Gladbrook Insurance Agency. The agency will be located in the McKinney Insurance Agency Building. On Tuesday, May 30, the Gladbrook school staff honored Gertrude Baumeier as she will be retiring from her position of Superintendent Secretary/Board Secretary/Treasurer the end of August. Gertrude has been with the Gladbrook School system for 26 years starting July 1, 1963. Carla Marie Kopel and Gary Mark Goettsch were married May 6. The bride is the daughter of Lawrence and Mary Ann Kopel, Haverhill. Mr. Goettsch is the son of Janet Goettsch, Garwin, and Gary Goettsch, Marshalltown. Alma Schroeder will celebrate her 100th birthday. Teresa Hlas, daughter of Mrs. Phillip J. Hlas, Toledo, has been chosen by Unit #71, of William M. Saunders, Garwin American Legion Auxiliary to attend the 44th annual session of Iowa American Legion Auxiliary Girls State to be held June 10-17 on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls. 40 Years Ago June 8, 1979 The skies darkened and the wind did blow...that was the talk and concern of Gladbrook and Garwin area folks Monday evening. Tornados hit the hardest east of Gladbrook and followed a southeasterly path, doing serious damage over many sections of land. The most extensive tornad damage was at the Mr. and Mrs. Gus Wrage farm on Highway 96, a mile east of Gladbrook. The ownership of Casey’s General Store in Gladbrook has changed. Emily and John Putney of Gladbrook have sold their interest in Casey’s to Howard and Delores Casebolt of Gladbrook. Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord Vogt of Spencer are announcing the April 21st wedding of their daughter Julie, and Larry Jindrich, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Jindrich of Gladbrook. Have you noticed it....the new sign on Larry Miell’s barn. “Welcome to Gladbrook, Home of Corn Carnival, Centennial Year 1980” is a Gladbrook Community Women’s Club Centennial project. It was painted by Jerry Van Houten of Marshalltown. Sue Richards, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Richards, Union Grove Lake, became the bride of John Hlas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Phil Hlas, Toledo, on June 2. 50 Years Ago May 30, 1969 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wentzien are the parents of twins, a boy, Michael Baron, and a girl, Michelle k., born May 22. Maternal grandparents are the James Vances of Des Moines and paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. I. H. Wentzien. Mrs. Jan Grossnickle has accepted a position on the Beaman-Conrad faculty, teaching English in Junior High. Dr. Albert J. Ploog, 71, passed away Saturday evening at the Allen Memorial Hospital. George L. Martens celebrated his 91st birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Duane R. Hansen, Palmdale, California, are the parents of a daughter born May 15. The little Miss has been named Lori Ann. She has a sister, Wendi, age 2. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Karl Hansen and the maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Kliebenstein. 60 Years Ago May 29, 1959 Memorial Day Services will be held Saturday, May 30th at 10 a.m. in the Gladbrook School auditorium under the sponsorship this year of the Gladbrook Amvet Auxiliary. Leland Kaloupek, Tama Co. Clerk of District Court, submitted his resignation to the Board of Supervisors Wednesday to take effect July 1. Lee Ribby of Tama was convicted of bootlegging in Tama County District Court Tuesday. Judge M. C. Farber set June 5, 10 a.m. as time for sentencing Ribby. Bootlegging carries a maximum penalty of up to a $1,000 fine and 1 year in the county jail. 70 Years Ago May 27, 1949 Jo Anne Gloe was selected by the American Legion Auxiliary, Gladbrook, to be represented at Hawkeye Girls’ State held at Grinnell College. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hilton Gloe. James Dierks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dierks, Gladbrook, was selected by the local American Legion as the youth from this community to attend Hawkeye Boys’ State to be held at Camp Dodge June 5-12. Mrs. Gustav Martens, 54, passed away May 22. Mrs. Martens had been suffering from cancer since 1947. Mr. and Mrs. Godfried Otto of Reinbeck, announced the approaching marriage of their daughter, Elaine Fay, to Arthur Dostal. of Toledo. Joyce Thomas, whose poppy poster was entered in Class I for grades 5th and 6th, was winner in the local contest sponsored by the American Legion and Auxiliary. Maxine Hooper, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hooper, became the bride to Cleon Schoel, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Schoel. 80 Years Ago May 29, 1939 Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hoing, Garwin, are the parents of a son born Saturday at the Deaconess Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Harold R. Rider are rejoicing over the arrival of a son born Saturday at the Deaconess Hospital in Marshalltown. Saturday morning in Marshalltown an ape from one of the side shows broke loose and ran down Main Street. The ape was caught in Abbot’s Hardware where he was gently patting a girl clerk on the arm. Saturday afternoon while Dale Friday and Alvin Russie at the F. and F. Sales Company in Conrad were working on a gas stove, it suddenly exploded burning Mr. Russie quite badly about the chest and arms. Announcement has been made of the approaching marriage of Kenneth Bower, son of Mr. and Mrs. N. V. Bower, of Gladbrook, to Miss Lenore Cole, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cole, of Greene, June 8. David Lee Hermann was the winner of the Poppy Poster contest in Gladbrook announced by the Auxiliary of the American Legion. He had taken first prize in the first class at the Districts. 90 Years Ago May 30, 1929 Frank Davenport, manager of the Davenport Dairy, was called to Minneapolis the last day of the week by the death of his mother. Mr. and Mrs. RAy Hooper, living on a farm three miles southwest of Gladbrook are rejoicing over the arrival of a boy at their home early Monday morning. This is the second son and they also have a daughter. Howard Glass and Miss Alice M. Jackson were united in the holy bonds of wedlock. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Rose Jackson of Liscomb and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Glass of Vienna Township. On Saturday, June 1, Earl Reinhard will take over the dray business which has been owned by R. C. Allard, the past two years.


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