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July 25, 2019
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30 Years Ago July 21, 1989 Saturday, July 15, friends and family gathered to honor John Alfred Niedermann, 98, life long resident of Garwin, currently residing at Grandview Heights Nursing Home in Marshalltown. Alfred’s claim to fame is that he is one of very few to be awarded a certificate for 70 years of continuos years of membership to the Wm. M. Saunders Post #71 of the American Legion. Scott and Toni Nederhoff, of Steamboat Rock, are the proud parents of a baby girl, Megan Maureen, born July 3. She is welcomed home by two brothers, Adam, 4 1/2, and Chad, 2. Grandparents are Bonnie Hogan, Eldora, and Melvin and Lucille Nederhoff, Steamboat Rock. Kirk and Diana Eberhardt from Garwin would like to announce the birth of their baby boy, Justin James, born July 17. Waiting at home were a sister, Lisa, and brother, Danny. Adam Utterback, 8, of Gladbrook, son of Mike and Deb Brown, caught a 5 1/2 pound catfish measuring 26 1/2” long at Holiday Lake. 40 Years Ago July 27, 1979 Gladbrook’s community doctor committee has purchased the Moeller building on the north side Second Street, two doors east of the State Bank, for the new Medical Clinic. Tama Co. Cookout King was determined Saturday night at Gladbrook’s Corn Carnival. The King is Charles Bearden of Gladbrook. Cookout winner in the teen division was Dave Anker, Gladbrook. Marilee Risius of Marshalltown and Stan Siemens, Gladbrook, were united in marriage on July 7. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Frank Risius, Buffalo Center, and Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Siemens, Lincoln. Opening night of Gladbrook’s Corn Carnival, last Thursday, Andrea Powell was selected as this year’s Little Miss Corn Carnival. Verla Ruth Menninga, Pella, and Kirby Allan Goos, Pella, exchanged wedding vows on May 26. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Menninga, Pella, and Mr. and Mrs. Clair Goos, Grinnell. Barbara Ann Utterback, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Utterback, Sr., Gladbrook and Dennis Wade Smith, Beaman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Smith, Beaman, were united in marriage July 14. Roger and Karen Jackson became the parents of a daughter, Luann Kay, born July 19. She has a three year old brother, Matt. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Jackson and Mr. and Mrs. Leon Stamp, all of Garwin. 50 Years Ago July 18, 1969 Two new teachers for the 1969-70 school year have been announced by the Gladbrook Community School District. The staff of the Gladbrook Community School is now complete for the 1969-70 school year. Craig L. Anderson will be the junior and senior high principal and Mrs. Zelda Metz of Tama will teach remedial reading in the Gladbrook system this year. 60 Years Ago July 17, 1959 Raena Wegner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wegner, will represent Gladbrook in the “Miss Tama County’ Contest. Tama County will have an entry in the “Miss America” contest series for the first time in 12 years when the winner of the “Miss Tama County” pageant is announced next Wednesday night at Traer. Bruce Appelgate and Allen Koester of Gladbrook were among 179 students at Ames who were the first graduates to received degrees under the new name, Iowa State University of Science and Technology. 70 Years Ago July 15, 1949 Out of forty-six criminal cases in which there were convictions in Tama County District Court during the past year, three-fourths of them involved liquor. Mr. and Mrs. Duane Clow are the parents of a son born to them on July 9. He has been named Donald Duane. They have another son, Dick. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mennenga are the parents of a son born July 8. He has been named Marshal Henry. They have another son, Michael. Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Dreessen announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Alma Laurine, to James A. Gilchrist, of Iowa Falls. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Gilchrist, of Waterman, Illinois. 80 Years Ago July 14, 1939 The Community Locker System and Meat Market wishes to announce that it has employed two new men, Ralph E. Danner and his son, Dillion Danner, of Cedar Falls, to manage and operate the locker system under new, revised supervision. Farmers in the western Iowa are laying down a heavy barrage of grasshopper bait to rout the heaviest “hopper” infestation of any season in the last 10 years. 90 Years Ago July 18, 1929 Walter Glass and Miss Lillian Sanderson of Beaman were married on July 10. Ralph Freeburn and Irene Hotopp of Beaman were married on July 3. Miss Irene Dreessen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claus Dreessen of this city, was united in marriage to John Williams on July 7. Gilbert Boll, aged about 16, who was quarantined at home for smallpox, wanting to attend a band that was playing in Lincoln and not wanting to missing anything, climbed the electric light pole near the home of his father William Boll and some way came in contact with the high powered electric wire running into the transformer. The fire flew in all directions and just how he escaped with his life , has not been explained by the electrician of the company. His brother Henry took hold of him and made another circuit and in this way they were both badly burned.


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