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October 1, 2011
Laura Beard


SEPT. 27, 2001

Fog causes accident and fire at the corner of Hwy 175 and 63 on Sept. 29. Robert Parrish, 49, Union, failed to yield at a stop sign and Lawrence Koppes, Dyersville, struck Parrish's vehicle which caught on fire and reported as a total loss. Neither driver suffered major injuries.

Chris Linder & Jennifer Billerbeck were named King & Queen at Homecoming.

Duane Akers, 41, Marshalltown, was killed on Sept. 19 in an accident at a corn elevator in Conrad.

John Duncan and Janelle Segelberg were married on Sept. 15 in St. Elmo, Colo.

Kimberly Sweet and Matthew Anderson were married on June 30 at the United Church of Christ in Reinbeck.

Nicole Wubbena and Ryan Folkerts exchanged marriage vows on July 21 in Vilmer.

Kristi Hein and Kristopher Hay were married July 21 in Gladbrook.

Lydia Robertson & Ali Al-Rabie announce plans for an Oct. 6 wedding.

Joseph Lawrence & Alison Mytych will be married Oct. 13 in Grand Forks, N.D.

Faye Lowe will celebrate her 80th birthday on Sept. 28.

Mr. & Mrs. Juston Vaverka of Garwin are parents of a daughter born Aug. 28.

Mr. & Mrs. Matt Wyatt, Coralville, are parents of a son born Sept. 14.

Norman H. Harms, 85, Wellsburg, died Sept. 19 at Allen Hospital.

Edward A. "Ted" Mitchell, 89, Reinbeck, died Sept. 22 at Parkview Manor.

Edward L. Smith, 81, Wellsburg, passed away Sept. 18 at the VA Center in Des Moines.

David Kalwkorf, two month old son of Keith Kalwkorf and Jamie Louck of Grundy Center, died Sept. 17 at Covenant Medical Center.


OCT. 24, 1991

Pauline Beck, 85, died Oct. 17. Services were held on Oct. 20 at Selmore Christian Ch., Ozark, Mo.

Funeral services for Clarence J. Paterni, 58, Marshalltown, formerly of Eldora, were held on Oct. 22 at the First Congregational Church in Eldora.

Thomas (Virgil) Copley, 87, of Marshalltown, formerly of Grundy Center, died Oct. 18 with services held on Oct. 23 at Engelkes-Abel Funeral Home.

John L. Mugge, 81, Cedar Falls, died Oct. 19. Committal service in Vienna Cemetery, Beaman.

Christine Schildroth and Aaron Sannes announce their approaching marriage on Nov. 30.

Mr. & Mrs. Mike Christistensen, rural Dike, are parents of a son born Oct. 16.

Mr. & Mrs. Dan Tschirgi of Lohman, Mo. are parents of a son born Oct. 17.

Mr. & Mrs. LaVern Bown, Sidney, Neb., are parents of a daughter born Oct. 18.

Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Strawhun of Norman, Okla. are parents of a daughter born Oct. 15. Mrs. Strawhun is the former Lori Beard.


OCT. 29, 1981

Reinbeck residents will be going to the polls on Nov. 3 to elect a mayor, a five member city council, five members to the library board, two members to the city park board and casting their YES or NO vote on an ordinance to grant a cablevision franchise.

Mr. & Mrs. Gary Lorenz of Reinbeck, have purchased the home of Viola Lovell at 103 Randall for $34,000.

Robert Hoffman has purchased the home of Ann Wieben at 609 Clark St. for $21,500.

The first snow of the season fell on Sat. Oct. 24 as predicted by the Farmers Almanac.

Floyd Cooper household and antique auction to be held on Oct. 31.

Viola Lovell household sale to be held on Oct. 31.

Mr. & Mrs. Lon Larsen are parents of a son born Oct. 22.

Reinbeck High School Drama Club to present "South Pacific" on Nov. 6 & 7th.

Karen Delahunty, Schaumberg, Ill. and Craig Koht were united in marriage on Oct. 10.

Mr. & Mrs. Harold Fogt will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 4 with an open house at Parkview Manor.


OCT. 28, 1971

Harold Plaehn of Reinbeck, will begin hauling garbage on Nov. 1. Plaehn has a contract with the city for a fee of $756 per month, with the city doing all the billing and collection of fees.

Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Miller who are moving to Wis. are holding a household goods sale on Oct. 30th.

Mr. & Mrs. Vern Schildroth are parents of a son born Oct. 20.

Mr. & Mrs. Mark Nash are parents of a daughter born Oct. 26.

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Wieck, II, are parents of a son born Oct. 1.

Chandra Smith, 9 month old daughter of Mr & Mrs. Gary D. Smith of Holland, died at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City.

Reinbeck Town Council is meeting in special session, voted to adopt a comprehensive plan for the town's waste treatment system. David Fox presented the plan and recommendations to update the treatment plant at the present site at an estimated construction cost of $146,000.


OCT. 1961

Ernest Lampe, 69, died Oct. 22 at a Waterloo hospital.

Iowa Electric Light and Power Co. start to erect new substation on two acres acquired from Clarence Claussen. The light company will spend over $200,000 on the installation.

Kaye Schelling and David Abels were united in marriage on Oct. 27.

Mr. & Mrs. Dale Johnson of Greene, are parents of a daughter born Oct. 24.

Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Hook of Grundy Center, are parents of a daughter born Oct. 23.

Herb Boomer, Dike, and Annette Fournier, Waterloo, were married in Sept.

Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Mark of Dike observed their 25th wedding anniversary on Oct. 17.


OCT., 1951

Merton Frank, who operates a TV sales and Service in the Wheeler Appliance building is holding an "open house" Oct. 26-27. A free TV will be given away.

Professor Guy Wagner, formerly of Reinbeck, now instructor at Iowa State Teacher's College is Senior Editor of Reading Skill Builder issued by Reader's Digest.

Mr. & Mrs. Kay Eliason of Jefferson are parents of a son born Oct. 13.

W.H. Nicholas of Mason City, announces that he is a candidate for the Governor of Iowa.

Mr. & Mrs. Henry Frei, Jr., observed their 25th wedding anniversary on Oct. 26.


OCT. 1941

Edna Moser was united in marriage to John Zug of Des Moines on Oct. 18.

The residence of Fritz Linder, 85, on south Black Hawk is over 60 years old and three families have lived in it, yet a child has never been born in this house. It was built by Steve Bradley, an early day stock buyer, also dealt in the lumber business with Sandy Mitchell. Bradley sold the house to Allan Sloss and in 1911, sold it to Linder.

Emil Sieh of Waterloo sells his 120 acre farm to Charles Parish of Cedar Falls for $140 an acre. Parish now has a half-section of land.

Three cases of scarlet fever have been reported in Reinbeck. They are Joyce Claussen, Leroy Strohbehn and Welly Poland.

Adolph Mordhorst, 64, Shell, formerly of Reinbeck, died Oct. 17.

Harry Mason, 53, formerly of Reinbeck, died Oct. 23.

Lester Linder stationed at Fort Still, Okla. lost an eye and a finger and suffered burns and lacerations when a shell exploded in his arms.

Arthur Collins, 47, Alfred Reed, 31, and Edward Dingle, 32, were killed when the car crashed into a railroad engine on Oct. 17 during heavy fog at the south edge of Dike.

Mary E. Kerr, Hudson, and Roland Mitchell of Buckingham were united in marriage on Oct. 18.

Mr. & Mrs. Delmar Ritchey are moving to Calif. and Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Jans have rented the Ritchey residence.


OCT. 1931

A fire started in the fireplace destroying considerable flooring at the Grundy Golf Country Club clubhouse.

Vic Claussen, Dinsdale, suffered a fracture of his right arm, a fractured finger and the loss of a finger-end when his hand got caught in a corn elevator.



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