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June 27, 2019
Northern-Sun Print
30 Years Ago June 23, 1989 Gladbrook’s Walt Easley finds himself featured in the August issue of Better Homes and Gardens’ “Wood Magazine”. The article, written by Peter J. Stephano and photographed by Hopkins Associates, is a conversation with Walt about how “Easley Knives” came into existence. Randy and Susan Beichley are the parents of a son, Jay Randall, born June 20. He is welcomed home by sisters Michelle, 7, and Laura, 3. Grandparents are Harold and Wilma Beichley and JayDee and Sharon Shouse. Great grandparents are Harry and Viola Ohrt and Anna Shouse. Sara Kramer and Scott Winke exchanged wedding vows on May 27. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Kramer, Waterloo, and Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Winke, Gladbrook. 40 years Ago June 29, 1979 Deb Pemberton, daughter of Ted and Shirley Pemberton, of Garwin, was crowned 1979 Miss Tama County plus being named the winner if the special award, Miss Congeniality. Mary Jensen will open up her new cafe in Garwin on Monday, July 2, 1979, located in the former Walters Plumbing and Heating Shop on the north side of Main Street. Jeff and Kelli Schulz became the parents of a baby boy, Justin John, born June 27. He is welcomed home by brother, Ryan Christopher. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Schulz and Mrs. Jean Williams. Miss Margaret Ann (Peg) Bott and Gary Lee Stanley exchanged wedding vows June 16. Parents of the couple are Richard Bott of Gladbrook and the late Charlotte Bott and Mr. and Mrs. Max Stanley, Marshalltown. Lisa Jan Hansen became the bride of David John Koester on June 9. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Hansen of Sioux City, and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Koester, Gladbrook. 50 Years Ago June 20, 1969 Mr. and Mrs. Earl Lubbert of Gladbrook announce the engagement of their daughter, Donna Mae, to William J. Badger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Badger of Tama. Kirk Nelson, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Nelson was awarded the “God and Country Emblem” during the worship service Sunday morning at the Gladbrook United Methodist Church. Sunday, June 22, the Park Hill Church of God will celebrate the 75th anniversary of their church building. Miss Elaine Ann Murty, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Murty of rural Traer, and L/ep Dale F. Thurman, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Thurman of rural Beaman, were united in marriage June 7. Mr. and Mrs. James Psotka of Marion, are the parents of a son, Gregory James, born june 7. There are two daughters, Dawn, 3 1/2 and Tamara 2, in the family. They spent ten days at the paternal grandfather Jerry Psotka home. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Bob Fish of Dubuque. 60 Years Ago June 19, 1959 Margaret Ann Delfs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph H. Delfs of Traer, and Elmer D. Sonkens, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sonkens of Gladbrook, were united in marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hauschildt announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Eleanor Ann, to Jerry Parsons, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carol Parsons, all of Gladbrook. The Board of Education of the Gladbrook Community School District has employed six new teachers for the 1959-60 school year leaving five vacancies yet to be filled on the faculty. The new six teachers hired are: Richard D. Norton has contracted to teach Junior High subjects and coach the varsity boys’ basketball team. He will also assist with the football coaching. Dianne Lee Kroeger has been employed to teach Home Economics; Jo Ann Schacht has signed to teach third grade; Margaret Ann Bright will teach first grade; Marry Ann Ingelbritson will teach second grade; Kent McIntyre has been contracted to teach Junior High subjects and freshman English. The board has announced the Miss Overturf, who taught first grade here for several years, has been transferred to kindergarten which she will teach during the 1-59-60 school year. 70 Years Ago June 17, 1949 Miss Shirley Joyce King, daughter of Mrs. Bernice J. King, became the bride of Wayne V. Paustian, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Paustian of Traer, on June11. Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Parish are the parents of a boy. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Busch are the parents of a son, Ronald Kenneth, born to them June 8. Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Storjohann are the parents of a son, Robert Laverne, born June 9. This is their second child. A group of farmer friends and their tractors did a good neighbor deed at the Schmitz farm on Wednesday of last week and plowed over 100 acres of corn. Miss Dorothy Serfoss, daughter of Lottie Serfoss, of Shellrock, became the bride of Warden B. Laufer. 80 Years Ago June 16, 1939 Mrs. Emma Rehder announced the approaching marriage of her daughter, Kathryn, to Dr. Wayne Wishart, of Ames. Miss Ina Wiese, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. C. Wiese, was united in marriage to Mr. Loren Moeller, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Moeller of near Beaman. Funeral services were held Saturday at Waverly fo W. F. Stauffer, a brother to the late George Stauffer. Mr. Stauffer while residing here lived with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Stauffer, who have passed away some time ago. 90 Years Ago June 20, 1929 Empress Theater, Grundy Center, owned and operated by E. G. Slater, presented its closing program Saturday night. The theater will be closed for about three weeks when it will be reopened by a talking movie company. A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. F. Hamann, residing four miles northwest of Gladbrook, early Monday morning, which completes their family of three boys and one girl. The home of Mr. and Mrs. George Rosenberger at Toledo, was made happy Friday by the arrival of a boy. The lad has been named George.


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