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January 9, 2020
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30 Years Ago January 12, 1990 Goos Implement, Gladbrook, was burglarized early last Sunday morning, January 7. Martha J. Goettsch, passed away January 7 at University Hospitals in Iowa City. Elizabeth L. Parsons, 97, Gladbrook, passed away January 3, at MMSC of natural causes. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Luethje, Tama, formerly of Conrad and Gladbrook areas, will observe their 50th wedding anniversary. 40 Years Ago January 18, 1980 Lewis Butler Elmore, 81, of Beaman, passed away early Friday at his home. Miss Linda Susan Teefey of Kansas City, Missouri, daughter of Mrs. Wm. Teefey and the late William Teefey of Kansas City, Missouri, became the bride of Samuel Edward Skare, son of Mr. and Mrs. Selmer Skare of Lincoln, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Merle Parks of Garwin announce the engagement of their daughter, Theresa Marie, to Mr. Gregg Anthony Goos, son of Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Goos of Gladbrook. 50 Years Ago January 9, 1970 Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mohr, of Gladbrook, announce the engagement of their daughter, Paula, to Ryan Busch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Busch, of rural Gladbrook. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mohr, of Gladbrook, announce the engagement of their daughter, Dawn Marie, to SP/4 Rodney R. Lorenz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Lorenz, of rural Gladbrook. Mrs. John (Elizabeth) Wieben, 77, of Reinbeck, passed away Tuesday morning in her home after a lingering illness. Thursday morning saw the thermometers down to a minus 20 degrees. This was the fourth day in a row with a minus reading as Iowa remained locked in the grips of an artic cold mass. 60 Years Ago January 8, 1960 John Puls, 68, passed away Friday of last week at the Evangelical Hospital in Marshalltown following a stroke. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hoppe observed their 25th wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Schwabauer announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Deanna Rae, to Johnny Frank Turner, son of Mrs. Cecil Langley of Munford, Alabama, and the late Howard E. Turner. Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Sienknecht of Gladbrook announce the engagement of their daughter, Joan Mae, of Anamosa, to Terry Haverly, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Haverly of Anamosa. Dinsdale, Dysart, Geneseo and Gladbrook moved into the semi-finals of the Tama County Girls’ Basketball Tournament at Garwin this week. 70 Years Ago January 6, 1950 Myron B. Brown, 86, one of Gladbrook’s pioneers, passed away early Wednesday morning at the Deaconess hospital in Marshalltown where he had been a patient since last August. Phyllis Wrage, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Wrage, of Gladbrook, has announced her plans for opening a beauty shop in the balcony of Clow’s Variety Store here January 9. 1949 brought more divorces, OMVI’s and fines than in 1948. A partial copy of an Iowa paper dated five years after the Civil War ended was found in the Northern office this week behind an old picture frame. It was called “The Million,” published at McGregor, Iowa, and dated August 4, 1870. Mr. and Mrs. Arlo Hansen, of Lincoln, are parents of a daughter, Jane Laurel, born Wednesday. They have one other child, a boy, Jimmy. 80 Years Ago January 12, 1940 The Salem Presbyterian Church, located about six miles southeast of Gladbrook, will be moved soon to Lincoln. Lester Taylor has taken over the management of the local Peer Oil Company service station since the resignation of Kenneth Bower. Mrs. Henry Arp fell Monday morning and broke her leg. The Gethmann Construction Company of Gladbrook, low among ten bidders, was last week awarded the contract at $9,580 to build a new 50x90 foot addition to the plant of the GraIron Foundry Corporation in Marshalltown. 90 Years Ago January 10, 1930 Mrs. Thomas Fleming, 73, passed away January 4. The number of births in Tama County during the year 1929, outnumbered the number of deaths by 109. There were 308 births recorded as compared with 199 deaths. Jacob Frederick Thomsen, 45, passed away suddenly January 2, at his home in Gladbrook. A deal was closed Monday where by Jesse Hansen sold the Chevrolet agency to Ed. Chesick and William Laufert. Dr. H. D. Kehoe has been very ill the past week and his dental office is closed for the present.


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