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August 1, 2019
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30 Years Ago July 28, 1989 1989 Little Miss Corn Carnival is Heidi Hotopp, granddaughter of Skip and Darlene Hotopp. Vandalism struck late Friday night or early Saturday morning at the Gladbrook Bowl. According to the Tama County Sheriff’s Department a fist went through the window. Charges will be filed. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Garrett, Marshalltown, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Linda Kay, to David Kuhl, son of Audrey Kuhl and the late Thomas Kuhl, rural Beaman. Bill and Crystal Petersen are the parents of their first child, Jacob William, born July 16. Grandparents are Jim and Carolyn Wolf of Tripoli and Walter and Neva Petersen of Gladbrook. The Tama County Farm Bureau 26th Annual Cookout Contest was held July 22, as a feature attraction of the Gladbrook Corn Carnival with 8 contestants entering in 6 categories. Chosen as Cookout Champion was David Boldt, of Traer. 40 Years Ago August 3, 1979 The Gladbrook Jaycee-Ettes are organizing a dance-a-thon for muscular dystrophy. Dave Chamberlain, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Chamberlain, showed the Reserve Champion pig at the Tama County Fair in Gladbrook. Grant Strohbehn, Gladbrook, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Strohbehn, showed the Champion Pen of 3 at the swine show at the Tama County Fair in Gladbrook. Kim Frahm and Sandra Dake were married on July 21. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Dake of Vinton and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Art Frahm, Garwin. Diana K. Martin and Michael A. Rohach were united in marriage July 21. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. Dwayne Martin, rural Garwin, and the groom is the son of Mrs. Deloris Rohach, Tama, and the late Louis Rohach, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wood, Jacksonville, Illinois, are the parents of a son, Douglas Andrew, born July 24. He will be joined at home by a sister, Cheryn Dee, 2. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Loren Thede of Gladbrook and Mrs. Genevieve Wood of Jacksonville, Illinois. 50 Years Ago July 25, 1969 This week the final touches are being added to make the 47th Annual Corn Carnival a success. The Gladbrook Jaycees are again conducting a “Car Safety Check” for motorists in the community. The check will be held this Saturday, July 26 on the street directly in front of the Gladbrook Fire Station. The Goettsch-Perrin ambulance has been busy this week. Clarence Broeker is a patient at the Evangelical Hospital in Marshalltown. Mrs. Charles Freeburn is hospitalized at the Evangelical Hospital since Wednesday evening and Fritz Fulster returned home from the Evangelical Hospital last Friday and is now a resident at Westbrook Acres. 60 years Ago July 24, 1959 Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lohse announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Barbara Jean, to Stanley A. Walton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Walton, all of Gladbrook. Nancy Kesinger of Tama was named “Miss Tama County of 1959” at the pageant held at Traer Wednesday night. Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Boege became the parents of a son. The Boege’s have two other children, Steven and Jeanette. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Henry Boege of Gladbrook and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Harmsen of Garwin. The Northern is week announces the opening of Gladbrook’s new Gamble Store operated by Maynard Brown. Robert Moeller, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Moeller, received a possible skull fracture on Friday when he fell from scaffold to a concrete walk in front of the Green Mountain school. 70 Years Ago July 22, 1949 Wilbur Luethje was elected commander of the Ehrig-McTurk Post No. 127 here Monday evening by the American Legion. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Pippert are the parents of a daughter, Sue Maurine. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Pippert and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Koster. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Broeker, Jr., of Cedar Falls, are the parents of a baby girl. Mr. and Mrs. Art Broeker, of Gladbrook, are the grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Jacobs are the parents of a son, Robert Dean, born Friday. Rev. and Mrs. E. R. Klaudt, of Lincoln, are the parents of a baby girl. What might have been a tragedy this week was averted by the quick thinking and action of a 5-year-old, Marsha Beck and her mother, Mrs. Rodger Beck, of Garwin. The Beck children, Marsha, Diane, and Billy were playing around the corn crib when 3-year-old Diane somehow opened the door of the corn crib and 200 bushels of ear corn started rolling onto her. Marsha stayed with Diane and Mrs. Beck drove for help. Mr. Beck’s father, Lawrence Beck, and a number of men soon arrived and freed Diane. Marsha, even though her hands were bleeding, had managed to keep Diane’s face uncovered till help came. 80 Years Ago July 21, 1939 Mr. and Mrs. Henry Goette announce the marriage of their daughter, Ruth, to Russell Albright, on July 15. Monday evening at a meeting of Ehrig-McTurk American Legion Post, held in their hall, Albert Dierks, prominent farmer living in the Badger Hill community, was elected commander of the local post. Fritz Viering, farmer, who lives east of Beaman, found a crippled carrier pigeon in the road near his home. The bird had a crippled leg and was unable to fly. Mr. Viering is caring for the birds which has a band on its leg bearing the letters A. U. 38S PP. C. 47. Miss Wava Fink, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Fink, of Gladbrook, was united in marriage to Mr. Elwin Sonksen, of Waterloo. Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Wiese are rejoicing over the arrival of a daughter born to them. The little Miss has been named Karen Ann. This is the first grandchild of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. C. Wiese. Lenora Dorothy Wrage, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Wrage, of Gladbrook, and Ernest R. Maassen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Maassen of Mason City, were united in marriage. 90 Years Ago July 25, 1929 Members of the Tama County Board of Education in a special meeting last Thursday morning unanimously passed a resolution approving operation of two Indian day schools, on the Sac and Fox reservation as public schools according to Iowa Standards. Grace Bennett, 16-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bennett, of Tama, disappeared from her home July 11 and is still missing. Belief is still prevalent that she followed the Rice Dorman Carnival out of town in the company of one or two of its employees.



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