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August 22, 2019
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30 Years Ago August 18, 1989 Gladbrook-Reinbeck classes will start on August 28. Dustin Kinkade, 12, of Traer, formerly of Gladbrook, was killed when he was thrown from a vehicle in an early morning accident near Clutier. Iowa Games officials listed athlete Sheresa Lynch as a 2nd place silver medal winner in the 15-16 age free throw competition and she also received 6th place in the Shootout Competition. Mr. and Mrs. Keith Johannsen of Garwin and Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Wegner of Gladbrook are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children Michele Kay and Joey Wegner. The Wolfcreek Whirlwinds swept the Swine Show at the 1989 Tama County Fair. David and Dana Brown became the proud parents of their first child, a baby girl, MacKenzie Logan, born August 13. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Brown of Conrad and Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Surber of Gladbrook. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Mathern became the parents of a baby girl, Kacie Joan, born August 8. She is welcomed home by her three brothers; Jason, 10, Ryan, 9, and Eli, 13. Kacie’s grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Merle Hall of Garwin and Mr. and Mrs. Dale Mathern of Arizona. Anthony and Tammy Davis of Dike are the parents of a baby boy, Lyndon Douglas, born August 11. He is welcomed home by a brother, Michael. Mr. and Mrs. Rhea Carstedt of Lincoln are his grandparents. 40 Years Ago August 24, 1979 Family Medical Services of Marshalltown has purchased the practice of Dr. L.G. Schaeferle of Gladbrook, effective September 1st, according to Ted Lund, M.D. of Family Medical Services. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Krob of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, are the parents of a daughter, Melanie Jo, born August 12. She has a brother, Brian, at home. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Arlo Hansen of Lincoln and Mr. and Mrs. Norbet Krob of Independence. It took most of the weekend and then some, but it’s up! The new playground equipment has been made possible by the Gladbrook Jaycee Ettes. Mr. and Mrs. Gary Fricke of Melbourne became the parents of a son, Timothy Robert, born August 15. He has a brother Christopher Dean, 3 !/2 years old. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fricke of Marshalltown and Mr. and Mrs. Dean Vint of Garwin. 50 Years Ago August 15, 1969 A speeding car, being pursued by local law officers, failed to make a turn at the curve at the east end of main street and crashed into the front of the David Arp home doing extensive damage estimated at $6,000 to $8,000. Miss Sue Handorf, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ward Handorf of Gladbrook, and Stanley Koster, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Koster, also of Gladbrook, exchanged wedding vows on August 1. The Gladbrook School will open on Monday, August 25. Mr. and Mrs. Karl Wiebensohn are adoptive parents of a baby girl, born July 29. She has been named Deann Michelle. Chuck Fish, formerly from Reinbeck, was seriously injured August 2 at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin, where he was in reserve training. The injury occurred when he fell from a truck. Among his injuries was a badly splintered thigh bone. He will be hospitalized in Chicago for two or three months. Mr. and Mrs. Fish moved to Gladbrook where they planned to teach this fall. Mr. Fish was to be the football coach and Mrs. Fish an elementary teacher. 60 Years Ago August 14, 1959 Douglas Gethmann, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gethmann, won top honors in the Swine Division and the Wolverton Farm trophy at the Tama County 4-H Show last week with his 190 pound Champion Market Pig. Doug’s pig, a cross between a Yorkshire and Spotted Poland China, sold at the auction Saturday. Miss Norma Frerichs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. Frerichs of Ackley, and Roger Wrage, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Wrage, Gladbrook, exchanged wedding vows. Mr. and Mrs. John Boege will celebrate their Golden Wedding anniversary on August 24. 70 Years Ago August 12, 1949 Marjorie Plett, youngest daughter of Alfred Plett, Gladbrook, became the bride of James E. Storjohann, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Storjohann of Garwin. Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Harms are the parents of a son, Gregory Lee, born to them. They have another son, Marshal. Lester Spiers of Tama was killed Wednesday when he fell about 18 feet from a window ledge at the Iowa State Juvenile Home administration building, landing in a basement area-way at Toledo. Spiers, 37, was employed by the contractors on construction of the new building.s 80 Years Ago August 11, 1939 The annual Corn Carnival opens here August 17 for three days. Roy Koster, of the Koster Angus Farms, and his herdsman, Floyd Oaks, are busy getting thirteen head of Aberdeen Angus groomed to enter on the show circle at the Illinois State Fair, in Springfield. J. R. Fleming and sons, who live five miles southwest of Gladbrook, entered some of their purebred Shorthorn cattle in the Hardin County fair at Eldora this week. Out of the three herds entered they won nine firsts, four seconds, and three thirds, and also have two championships. Gregory Kehoe, youngest son of Dr. and Mrs. H. D. Kehoe, sustained a green stick fracture in the radius bone in his right arm, necessitating the breaking of the bone completely in order to set it. 90 Years Ago August 15, 1929 Dr. Milo G. Meyer and Miss Josephine Ayers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Ayers of Chamberlain, South Dakota, were united in marriage on August 5. Clifton Judge, 20-year-old son of Krit Judge, living seven miles southwest of Garwin, was drowned in the Iowa River near the quarry Sunday afternoon.


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