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October 31, 2019
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30 Years Ago October 27, 1989 The G-R Running Rebels Cross Country boys team ran a super race on Thursday, October 19, and qualified for the State Meet to be held October 27 and 28 at Veenker Golf Course in Ames. Fred and Barb Yergler, Dekalb, Illinois, are the proud parents of a little girl, Korissa Louise, born September 20. She joins an older brother, Joshua, 16 months. Grandparents are Richard and Harriet Fleming of Gladbrook and Harry and Liz Yergler of Cissna Park, Illinois. October 20, a farewell open house was hosted by Security Bank, Gladbrook, in honor of Dee Lansing, their employee for the last twelve years. Susan Ladehoff, daughter of Priscilla Crumley, Gladbrook, and Don Ladehoff, Marshalltown, became the bride of Brian Landon Thompson, son of Mr. Robert (Bob) and Linda Thompson of LeGrand on September 23. Tesha Marie Gilge, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Gilge, Garwin, and Michael Lee Nagle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Lasser of Gilbert, Iowa, were married on October 7. 40 Years Ago November 2, 1979 Vandals bent the flag pole at the Gladbrook Community School over the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Nelson are the parents of a daughter, Carrie Elizabeth, born October 25. She is joined by a brother, Nathan, 4, and a sister, Heather, 1. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. George Nelson, Gladbrook, and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Shelton, LaPorte City. Anne Patricia Redmond, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George B. Redmond of Clinton, Iowa, exchanged wedding vows with Dennis Lee Alvestad, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Alvestad of Gladbrook on October 13. 50 Years Ago October 24, 1969 Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Schulz announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Julie Ellen, to Charles R. Hall, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Hall of Klemme. Miss Marsha Kroeger was crowned the 1969 Homecoming Queen at Gladbrook. Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Mussig, of Gladbrook, are the proud parents of a daughter, Cynthia Ann, Born October 15. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Russell Winborn of Iowa City and paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Mussig of Gladbrook. 60 Years Ago October 23, 1959 Fire destroyed the barn and its contents on the Adolph (Bud) Bruene farm Saturday night including some 2000 bales of hay and about 900 bales of straw besides some feed. No livestock was lost. Two men, one from Worthington, Minnesota, and the other from New London, Wisconsin, were arrested Wednesday of last week at Traer on charges of illegal importation of swine into the state of Iowa. 70 Years Ago October 21, 1949 Marlene Zink, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Zink of Gladbrook, became the bride of John D. Langbehn, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Langbehn, Marshalltown. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Chesick, of Gladbrook, have announced the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Marjorie June, to Edward Frank Harms, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Harms of Reinbeck. Clara Jean Martens, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Martens and Jim Hooper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hooper were united in marriage on October 16. A second good neighbor act in as many weeks was performed Friday on the Homer Lynch farm in the Chapel community. Twenty-seven armed with mounted pickers and fifteen tractors and wagons picked and cribbed 60 acres of corn. 80 Years Ago October 20, 1939 Miss Alice Mary Paustian, daughter of Mrs. Amelia Paustian, became the bride of Lawrence C. Rehder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Rehder, on October 11. Monday evening Miss Anna Broeker and a friend, Bill Cornelius, an employee of the Toledo Dairy, were nearly overcome by carbon monoxide and other gases arising from a defective exhaust pipe in Mr. Cornelius’ car. About 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, a large barn on the J. F. Wrage farm, operated by William Tessau, was enveloped in flames shortly after a muffled explosion was heard by the family at breakfast. The blaze, caused by spontaneous combustion, spread rapidly and destroyed the hay barn, which was full of new hay, a large hog house, 34 month old pigs, and 14 sows, a horse barn and cattle shed. 90 Years Ago October 24, 1929 B. W. Cole and Miss Ethel Millard, both of this city, were married Thursday. Erwin Landt was placed under arrest Saturday evening by Marshal Hauschildt on the charge of reckless driving.



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