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August 15, 2019
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30 Years Ago August 11, 1989 The Gladbrook City Council authorized the refurbishing of the tennis court in the City Park. The courts are painted green with the secondary boundary painted in white and the rest of the court is painted in red. Gladbrook was printed on the south wall. Gladbrook-Reinbeck Schools will open on August 28. A boy, Ryan Paul, arrived August 2 to Steve and Terri Osborn. He was welcomed home by one brother, Daniel, 2 years old. Grandparents are Bud and Jean Bruene and Jack and Laura Osborn all from Gladbrook. 40 Years Ago August 17, 1979 Nancy K. Langbehn and Roger E. Gardner were united in marriage on August 11. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Langbehn, Route 5, and the bridegroom is the son of the late John and Mary Gardner. The Green Mountain school will begin on Monday, August 27. Christy Lynn Oettchen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Oettchen of Gladbrook and Mark Jay Pilcher, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Fred Pilcher of Anamosa, were married August 4. Mr. and Mrs. Keith DeWitt of Gladbrook are proud to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Debra Ann to Mr. Gary Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Johnson of rural Gladbrook. Clyde and Bonnie Jorgensen became the parents of their second child, a son, Christian Allen, born on August 9. Christian has a sister, Lisa, almost three years old. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth Jorgensen of Garwin and Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Boswell of Conrad. Robert and Carol Crawford of Garwin became the parents of a son, Derek Joseph, born August 6. He has a sister, Angela Marie, three years old. Mrs. Carl Walker of Toledo is the grandmother. 50 Years Ago August 8, 1969 Mr. and Mrs. John Sass announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Linda Jean, to Randy Pierce, son of Mr. and Mrs. Park Pierce of Colfax. The 47th Annual Corn Carnival is underway along with the Tama County 4-H and FFA Fair at the fairgrounds. Mrs. Lloyd Hauschildt received a telegram on Tuesday from Sunset House in Los Angles, California, (a mail order gift firm) that she was the lucky winner of a Ford Mustang, in a lucky number coupon drawing. 60 Years Ago August 7, 1959 Miss Karlene Ann Hansen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Karl N. Hansen of Gladbrook and Bruce R. Appelgate, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Appelgate, also of Gladbrook, were united in marriage August 2. Gladbrook Corn Carnival and the Tama County 4-H Fair are underway. The long awaited decision of the Federal Power Commission came Friday of last week authorizing the Northern Natural Gas Company to begin natural gas service to Gladbrook. Senator and Mrs. Lawrence Putney announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Joan Marie, to Senator David D. Tews of Lincoln, Nebraska, son of Mrs. E. Reekers and the late Mr. August Tews of Norfolk, Nebraska. 70 Years Ago August 5, 1949 Miss Alma Laurine Dreessen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hans B. Dreessen of Gladbrook became the bride of James A. Gilchrist, Iowa Falls, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Gilchrist, Waterman, Illinois. The excavation and form laying work on the new tennis court was started this week by the Gethmann Construction Co. Judy Kelly and Dan Allard were united in marriage on July 29. Final preparations are being made for the annual Corn Carnival for August 18, 19, and 20. 80 Years Ago August 4, 1939 Mrs. Anna Sterns celebrated her 90th birthday. Clayton Sienknecht, Lloyd Hauschildt, and Emil Wrage are Gladbrook farmers entering the National Corn Growing Contest. 90 Years Ago August 8, 1929 All creeks and rivers in Tama County are considered state waters and a fishing license is now required of any male person over 18 years of age. Gladbrook will be prominently represented this year in the statewide Baby Health Contest. Word received from the State Fair offices this week announce the following entry from Gladbrook: Paul John Mohr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. Mohr. Charles Jindrich took a little “time out” last Thursday evening and went to Wolf Creek to fish. He returned with a catfish 22 1/2 inches long and weighing 5 1/2 pounds. It was the best caught in the Classic Wolf Creek this summer.


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