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July 11, 2019
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30 Years Ago July 7, 1989 The 1989 Grand Marshal of the Gladbrook Corn Carnival Parade is Louise Giles. The Gladbrook Jaycees’ “Potties in the Park” is well underway. The Jaycees hope to have the project done by Corn Carnival. Announcement is being made of the engagement and approaching marriage of Stacey Lynn Beck and Kenneth Lee Brown. Parents of the couple are Ralph and Carla Beck, Garwin, and Tom and Sharon Brown, Clinton. Tammi Boldt and Mike Appelgate exchanged wedding vows on June 3. Parents of the couple are Robert and Jody Boldt, Gladbrook, and Merlyn and Connie Appelgate, Garwin. Diane Marie Kopsa and Harold Dean Halverson exchanged wedding vows on June 17. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Kopsa, Conrad and Mrs. Joan Hill, Phoenix, Arizona. The groom’s parents are Mrs. Pauline Halverson and the late Harold Halverson, Gladbrook. The Governor’s Seventh Annual Volunteer Recognition for the State of Iowa was held on June 2 in Urbandale, Iowa. Among those recognized was Lorna Ehrig of Gladbrook. Robin Sue Wasielewski and Michael Brekke were married June 3. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Roberta Wasielewski and the parents of the groom are Orville and Marilyn Brekke. 40 Years Ago July 13, 1979 Gladbrook’s 57th annual Corn Carnival is set for next week July 19, 20, and 21. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Carstensen Jr., of Toledo. became the proud parents of a baby boy born July 3. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Honda of Toledo and Mr. and Mrs. Lester Carstensen of Gladbrook. Mr. and Mrs. William R. Tierman of rural Stuart, Iowa, wish to announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Angela Anna, to Mr. Jerry Buskohl, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Buskohl, Lincoln, Iowa. 50 Years Ago July 4, 1969 Mrs. Margaret Dahms, 63, of Azusa, California, was found dead Saturday morning at the home of her mother-in-law, Mrs. Henry Dahms, in Gladbrook, where she has been visiting for the last week. A contract for a 10 bed addition to the present Westbrook Acres has been accepted from the Evan-Kay Labor and Construction Co., of Clarion, the same company that constructed the existing structure of a 23 bed capacity. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Rogers, Elyria, Ohio, announce the engagement of their daughter, Nancy Lee Meyers, to Dennis K. Maassen, U.S.N., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest R. Maassen of Gladbrook. Henry Judge of Garwin was elected Commander of County American Legion. Miss Ardella Thede, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Thede of Gladbrook and Donald Geerdes. son of Mr. and Mrs. Gratus G. Geerdes of Steamboat, exchanged wedding vows on June 28. 60 Years Ago July 3, 1959 Mr. and Mrs. Karl N. Hansen announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Karlene Ann, to Bruce R. Appelgate, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Appelgate all of Gladbrook. Eleanor Hauschildt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hauschildt, became the bride of Jerry Parsons, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carol Parsons all of Gladbrook on June 27. The Central Iowa Telephone Co. announced this week that the changeover to the dial system at the Garwin exchange will be made the latter part of July or in the first part of August. Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Shirk of Garwin, announce the engagement of their daughter, Priscilla Ann, to Donald C. Ladehoff, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Ladehoff, of Gladbrook. 70 Years Ago July 1, 1949 Elaine Otto, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Godfried Otto, of Reinbeck, and formerly of Gladbrook, was united in marriage to Arthur J. Dostal, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louie E. Dostal, of Toledo. Deloris Stubbs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold l. Stubbs, Marshalltown, and Arthur R. Nelson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur T. Nelson of Marshalltown. Edward J. Beckwith, 27, a factory worker, was being held in Grundy County jail this week on an “open” charge of murder in connection with the mutilation slaying of Mrs. Irma Jean Stahlhut in Morrison last week. The “open” charge of murder which does not specify first or second degree murder or manslaughter, was filed by Sheriff John A. Meyer of Grundy County.

80 Years Ago June 30, 1939 Contrary to an old custom of celebrating the Fourth of July next Tuesday in Iowa, but all cocked and primed and ready to explode in our faces, are 148 new laws which will go into effect on that day commemorating American Independence. Herman Mundt, who is almost 80, submitted to the amputation of his limb three inches above the knee Saturday at the Deaconess Hospital in Marshalltown. Mr. Mundt’s condition is remarkable, considering his age. H. H. Wentzien was out to his old homestead near Lincoln on Saturday and brought in two stalks of lo-wealth hi-bred seed corn measuring over 6 feet in height. There was six acres of corn and it all was an average of the same height. Miss Edith Hannigan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Hannigan and Robert Dyer, of Green Mountain, were united in marriage on June 28.s 90 Years Ago July 4, 1929 The community was shocked Sunday evening when word came that Leolin VAnHorn, 21, of Garwin, son of Mrs. Alda VanHorn, had been drowned in the Iowa River near the LeGrand quarry. Mr. and Mrs. Al Reinhard are happy over the arrival of a sweet little baby girl, born June 24. Sunday, during the severe storm, which visited this section, six head of cattle belonging to George Delfs, were killed by a stroke of lightning which struck the herd. W. Scott Rouse, 80, who was found in critical condition at his home three miles northeast of Montour, at about 2 o’clock p.m. by an Indian from the Tama Reservation, passed away Tuesday night in the Deaconess hospital at Marshalltown. Rouse, a farmer who had lived a life of a hermit for the last forty years was discovered bound hand and foot. There was bruises on his back as if he had been dragged. He was found on the floor and some cattle had wondered in through an open door into the house. Officers believe that Rouse had been bound by robbers.



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