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September 26, 2019
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30 Years Ago Sept. 22, 1989 Chris Gienger, senior 3rd baseman for the Rebels this past season was selected to the All-State Honorable Mention team for her outstanding play at 3rd base. Chris led the Rebels with a .409 batting average. She was also a First Team All Big Iowa Selection. Jody Surber, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Surber, Gladbrook, is the winner of the Beginner Division of the Waterloo Cattle Congress Baton Twirling Contest. Mr. and Mrs. Keith DeWitt announce the engagement of their daughter, Susan DeWitt, to Jeffrey Vajgrt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Vajgrt, Marshalltown. 40 Years Ago Sept. 28, 1979 The Harry Thoms family of Gladbrook had the winning entry in the four-horse team of Clydesdale class during Sunday nights horse show at the National Cattle Congress. 50 Years Ago Sept. 19, 1969 A girl was born September 8, in the hospital at Grundy Center to Mr. and Mrs. Joel Brekke of Gladbrook. Jay Moeller was Player of the Week. Linda Lea Blass, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Delmer Blass of Early, and Dennis Baumeier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Baumeier of Gladbrook, were united in marriage on August 30. A Gladbrook girl, Janna Bruene, 19, a 1968 graduate of Gladbrook Community High School, has been named a teen-age winner of a nation-wide creative arts contest sponsored by YOUTH magazine, published by the United Church of Christ. The 75th Anniversary of the Carlton Brethren Church is to be observed September 20-21. 60 Years Ago Sept. 18, 1959 Mr. and Mrs. Earl Barger will observe their Golden Wedding Anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Ladehoff, of Lexington, Kentucky, are the parents of a son, Lance Alan, born September 8. He has a sister, Debbie, 6-years-old. Mr. and Mrs. Otto Schmidt will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. Mike Casebolt, five year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Casebolt, escaped serious injury Wednesday night after falling from a moving tractor on the farm of his uncle, Harry Eggers. In order to cut down election expenses, the Tama County Board of Supervisors have purchased thirty-four (34) voting machines from the Automatic Voting Machine Company, Jamestown, New York, and have adopted a Resolution that these machines be used in all voting precincts in Tama County. Delivery will be made in early 1960 so that they can be used for the June 1960 Primaries. 70 Years Ago Sept. 16, 1949 Mr. and Mrs. Lester Beichley of Gladbrook became the parents of a son. Beverly Rae Shope, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shope, became the bride of Marvin W. Barger, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Barger, on September 11. Pauline Kroeger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Kroeger and Vern Sonkens, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sonkens, were united in marriage. Total cost for operating and maintaining Tama county schools last year jumped $83,459 higher according to the county superintendent’s annual report filed with the state superintendent. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert E. Martens announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Clara Jean, to James Hooper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hooper. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Stark, of Traer, became the parents of a baby girl, Carol Ann, born Tuesday. Mrs. Stark is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Schlict, of Gladbrook. Lightning struck the Methodist Church Sunday night during a severe electrical storm here, tearing several shingles off the roof but doing no serious damage. Mrs. Albert Clemann was shot with a 22 caliber bullet Saturday afternoon while sewing at her home. The bullet entered the house through a screen door on the east side of the house, grazing Mrs. Clemann’s right arm. She is getting along fine now. Two of the largest construction projects ever undertaken in Gladbrook are now underway at the Central Iowa Bean Mill and Pippert Grain and Coal Company. Both companies are erecting circular grain storage bins for use this fall when the harvest season begins for soybeans and corn. The projects have ben contracted by the Gethmann Construction Co. which is employing approximately 50 men working in two 11-hour shifts. 80 Years Ago Sept. 15, 1939 Elwood Fink, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Fink, of Lincoln, and Miss Luella Sweerin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sweerin, Reinbeck, were united in marriage. L. H. Thomsen, veterinarian, and G. T. McDowall, M. D., have moved into their new offices in the recently constructed Thomsen building, located on the south side of Main street midway in the block. Dr. Thomsen has the west half and Dr. McDowall has the east half. The enrollment in the Green Mountain school for the current year has exceeded all previous records with a total of 206 students enrolled. 80 of this number are in the high school with 126 in the elementary grades. 90 Years Ago Sept. 19, 1929 Philip Hartley Vogt, manager of the Marshalltown Nash Company, ended his life late Thursday afternoon at his home by firing a charge from a 12-gauge shotgun into his chest. George Martens, living four miles north of Gladbrook, got his hand caught om a corn binder Wednesday, and will be minus most of the nails on his two middle fingers. Miss Gynifred Axalene Hulse, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. U. S. Hulse, became the bride of Mr. George W. Appelgate, on September 15. Gladbrook will have its first experience with airplane delivery of merchandise next Saturday. The merchandise will be delivered in a new Eagle Rock airplane. The plane will fly over Gladbrook and Mr. Graves will drop the merchandise from the plane with the assistance of a specially designed parachute and the shipment will land in front of the Clothes Shop.


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