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October 22, 2011
Laura Beard , Reinbeck Courier


OCT. 18, 2001

Red Ribbon Week set for Oct. 23-31.

Halloween Hikes set for Oct. 27 & 28 near Morrison.

Mr. & Mrs. Mike Harrison are parents of a son born Oct. 9.

John D. Anderson, 42, Lake City, Minn. died Oct. 7 at his home.

Ruth A. Bengen, 63, Dike, passed away Oct. 14 at the Long Term Care Center in Grundy Center.

Herman Akkerman, 92, Grundy Center, died Oct. 7 at the Grundy Co. Hospital.

Bonnie Hulne, 76, Grundy Center, died Oct. 13 at her home.


NOV. 14, 1991

Michele Simonsen and Ronald Dorsey were married at Green Pastures in Austin, Texas.

Gilbert Martens will celebrate his 80th birthday with an open house at Oakleaf Country Club on Nov. 17.

Barbara Gurney, Charlyne Manlick and Julianna Nelsen were honored on Nov. 7 at the Ramada Inn during a dinner honoring employees at the Covenant Medical Annual Service Awards.

Fire destroyed a hog barn on a farm owned by Harris Jorgensen, Dike. 20 sows were lost in the fire.

Mr. & Mrs. Adrain Penne of Ames are parents of a son born Nov. 6.


NOV. 18, 1981

Mr. & Mrs. Phil Larsen have purchased the Anna Sell home on Park St. for $2,500.

Helga Staker, owner of Fashion Fabrics announces that she will be opening a fabric shop in Grundy Center in the near future.

Walter A. Wellman, 66, Cedar Falls, died of a heart ailment at Sartori Hospital.

Raymond Whannel, 73, died at his home in Rochester, Ill. this past week.

Jeffrey Wilson, 22, Traer, was sentenced to serve a term not to exceed 8 yrs. at the Men's Reformatory in Anamosa. Wilson's trial followed a Tama Co. Grand Jury indictment for manslaughter in connection with an accident on May 16. The accident occurred at the north edge of Traer when the car Wilson was driving struck the Wolf Creek bridge killing Laura Andrews, 14, a passenger in the car.

Sunday, Nov. 21 St. John's Lutheran Church will be celebrating its seventy-fifth year as a congregation.

Arthur Reed Trevillyan, 71, Grundy Center, died at his home on Nov. 12.


NOV. 19, 1971

Reinbeck Assembly No. 100, will honor Dawn Alcorn, Grand Worthy Advisor and Diane Slessor, Grand Representative at a reception on Nov. 22.

Dress a Doll for Christmas. Women who would enjoy doing a good deed for Christmas and make some small girls happy are asked to stop in at A Woman's Place and select a doll, take it home and make an outfit. The dolls will be sent to Goodwill to some needy child.

Mr. & Mrs. Rick Schroeder are parents of a son born Nov. 3.

Mr. & Mrs. James Spear are parents of a son born Nov. 15.


NOV. 16, 1961

The first snow of the season fell on Monday morning, Nov. 13 and melted as it fell.

Fred Schoenfeld, 58, Grundy Co. Auditor, died Nov. 14.

Margaret Gardiner, 85, died on Nov. 9.

Grace Heronimus was appointed as County Auditor on Nov. 15.

Last passenger train by Chicago Great Western Railroad to be on Dec. 15.


NOV. 1951

Mr. & Mrs. Edward Karkosh of Voorhies are announcing their 5th anniversary of the opening of the Voorhies Grain Company.

Annual school carnival at Reinbeck High is set for Nov. 20.

Reinbeck Rams win North Iowa Cedar League Championship and defeated Grundy Center, 19-0, also winning the Cowbell.

Donna M. Parkhouse, formerly of Reinbeck, and Larry Jacobsen of Waterloo were married on Nov. 9.

The former Judge Wm. T. Evans 80 acre farm which was sold at auction to Andrew Hogencamp of Parkersburg, brought $314 an acre.

Mary Thompson was awarded $50 on Cash Night at the Reinbeck Theatre.

Marlin Peters, Reinbeck farm youth, took Grand Champion honors at the Pfister Hybrid Corn Show at Ackley on Nov. 9. Adolph Babinat exhibited Reserve Champion. Gary Rickert, Bob Rickert and Gayle Lorenz won 4th, 6th and 7th places respectively.

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Petersen are parents of daughter born Nov. 9.

Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Didio are parents of a daughter born Nov. 11.

Mr. & Mrs. Dale Rickert of Grundy Center are parents of a daughter born Nov. 13.

Darlene Cooper of Morrison became the bride of Wilford Niewoch of Fredericksburg on Nov. 11.

Dan Lovell, 73, died Nov. 10.

Breakenridge Farms, Dinsdale, received six carloads of about 300 head of Texas feeding calves.


NOV. 1941

Reinbeck/Grundy Center football game finished in a no score tie last weekend.

Velma Hoeg of Lincoln reveals secret marriage to Arthur Raney of LuVerne, Iowa on March 9, 1941.

The John Kubik family of Voorhies area are settled in their new home.

Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Cheeseman are parents of a daughter born Nov. 8.

Mr. & Mrs. Duane Jans are parents of a daughter born Nov. 12.


NOV. 1931

W.L. Mooty is opening a law office in the building formerly occupied by Grundy County National Bank in Grundy Center. He graduated from law school in June, 1930.

Miller's Bakery of Hubbard was destroyed by fire early Sunday on Nov. 15.

Reinbeck School received their full amount of deposit in the closed Reinbeck State Bank which was $24,511.67.

Mrs. William Schroeder died Nov. 14 of injuries received in a fall on her steps on Oct. 21.

Mrs. Will Koch, 55, died on Nov. 12 of a heart disease.

Dike Town Council appointed John Groenwald as town marshall for the winter months.

L.C. Canfield has taken on management of the Phillips Station on Main St.



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