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Looking Back Week of March 26

March 26, 2009
Laura Beard

10 YEARS AGO

MARCH 25, 1999

Pioneer Hi-Bred contributes to the Heritage Center and Agriculatural Hall Project. Joe Davis accepts a plaque recognizing the $5,000 check.

Action Post #242 American Legion have completed the display cases. They also have a display of uniforms

Mr. & Mrs. Don Jones of Dike, are parents of a son born March 11.

Lowell Williams, 67, Hudson, died March 17 at his home.

Terry Ross, 43, Grundy Center, died March 17 at his home.

Gene Blythe, 68, Wellsburg, died March 21 at Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames.

Belva Wumkes, 79, Cedar Falls, died March 20 at Sartori Hospital.

Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Hinders will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 3.

Jami Miller and Michael James will be married on May 29 in Eldora.

Heather Hoover & Chad Gould to be married on June 26.

20 YEARS AGO

MARCH 30, 1989

Orville Mills, 74, Grundy Center, died March 23 of an apparent heart attack. Leta Stauffer, 95, Gladbrook, died March 23 of a circulatory problem.

Harold & Rosemary Christensen are having a farm machinery auction on April 4.

Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Volkens of Cedar Falls, are parents of a daughter born March 22.

Mr. & Mrs. Raynard Lage will observe their 50th wedding anniversary on April 8.

Martin Sweerin, 71, a former Reinbeck man, died on March 26.

Arlo DauSchmidt, 79, a former Reinbeck area farmer, died March 18.

Ellsworth Harrison, 89, Traer, died March 30.

30 YEARS AGO

APRIL 5, 1979

The Rock Island railroad experienced 2 derailments in one day in Grundy County. Two hopper cars were overturned near Morrison, then several cars left the tracks near Wellsburg.

The Jack Harris estate house at 127 Randall was purchased by Mr. & Mrs. Duane Jans for $18,000.

A new home in Eastgate addition was sold to Mr. & Mrs. Harry Wach for $53,500.

Kip Larsen and Nancy Strunk were united in marriage on March 24.

Harold Volkens south of Lincoln is announcing a closing out farm auction.

Paula Greiner won eleven first placings at a Pony of America horse show in Oklahoma, including grand champion gelding.

Gertrude Ingols, 81, died March 30.

Ella Schmidt is holding a household sale in April.

40 YEARS AGO

APRIL 3, 1969

The Reinbeck Commerical Club again is sponsoring the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Elmwood Park in Reinbeck. The hunt will be held on Saturday April 5th.

Reinbeck merchants are again offering a Free Vacation Game, which will provide a week-long outing for a family of 6 in this area at West Lake Okoboji. Drawing for the Free Vacation will be awarded on Friday, June 6th.

Oliver Dybevik, who has served as a Reinbeck policeman for several months, tendered his resignation to the Reinbeck Town Council on Tuesday night of this week. His resignation will be effective on May 1.

In a business property transaction completed this week, Cordell Peterson, owner of PCI has purchased the Reinbeck Motor Co. building on north Blackhawk St. from Walter Thede.

Due to poor communications, the Pony Express ride failed to show in Reinbeck on Saturday as scheduled.

Omke Engelkes, 60, died at his farm home in Lincoln Twp.

Reinbeck rural mail carrier, Don Keith, was making his route about 6 miles north of Reinbeck, when Phil Roberts of rural Reinbeck failed to observe a "yield sign" and struck the 1967 Dodge driven by Keith.

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Anderson are parents of a son born March 26.

William F. Murray, 83, died in Marshalltown on March 30th.

Mr. & Mrs. Ed Boege will observe their Golden wedding anniversary on April 13 at the Reinbeck Memorial Bldg.

50 YEARS AGO

APRIL, 1959

Services for W. Robert Nash were held on March 30th.

Reinbeck school instructors were offered a salary raise and contracts. The base is $4,100 for a 4 year period.

Lyle Steffen bought the J.K. Anderson house in Reinbeck for $10,000.

A meeting was held to arouse interest in getting rid of noisy dirty birds. Only 8 people showed any interest.

Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Conradi are parents of a daughter born March 30.

Glenn Dirks sold one of his three 100 mile cream routes to Paul Calvert for $12,000.

60 YEARS AGO

APRIL, 1949

Herbert Springer, 57, died of a heart attack on March 25.

Voorhies will hold an election on closing their school.

Chris Stephan was elected as president of the Reinbeck Commerical Club.

Prentiss Mettlin makes announcement of reduction in milk to 17 cents a quart in Reinbeck and surrounding areas.

George Thacker purchased the Reinbeck Theatre from Warren Franklin.

Robert Lonergan purchased the Lewis Ben Franklin store building which was owned by the Lutheran trustees for $13,000. Dave Lewis has purchased the Tabat Variety Store who moved to Des Moines.

Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Petersen are parents of a daughter born on March 27.

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Schmidt of St. Paul, MN. are parents of a son.

70 YEARS AGO

APRIL, 1939

Wm. J. Breakenridge shipped 10 carlods of cattle in March.

Mr. & Mrs. Lester Lorenz are parents of a girl born April 3.

Mr. & Mrs. J.J. Mulder are parents of a daughter.

Mr. & Mrs. Al Gardiner are parents of a girl born March 28.

High School teachers now receive $122 a month and grade school teachers receive $105.

Services for Raleigh Roberts were held on April 2 at the United Presbyterian Ch.

Reinbeck was stirred up on Sunday, when Frank McGinnis, no address, cut his throat and jumped off an early morning freight train. He was badly cut up.

Charles Lorenz died at the home of his son, Lester, on April 3.

John Grimm has taken employment with a poultry station in Dike.

Mrs. M.E. Slessor died in Reinbeck.

Grundy Co. is listed with 1,433 dogs.

Reinbeck Council purchased 10 acres of the Schmidt estate at $250 an acre, for a dump.

J.J. Mulder was elected President of the Reinbeck Commerical Club-Wm. Kelley-secretary-Treasurer; W.N. Mitchell as vice-president.

Reinbeck School Board re-elected the same staff, with a 5% increase in pay, making it $2,500 for the next year.

Dr. H.N. Hake purchased the Whaylen estate building lot for a consideration of $200.

The Lincoln elevator is adding a new 28x40 ft. addition to their office.

89 YEARS AGO

APRIL, 1920

Robert Creswell is the new manager at the Community Store.

Mattie Dohrman was quarantined at the Lena Franklin home with smallpox.

100 YEARS AGO

APRIL, 1909

The Reinbeck basketball team took state honors at Fort Dodge.

The Dike Creamery burned to the ground.

Four passenger trains run each way daily on the Great Western.

 
 

 

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