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Nov. 17, 2011

November 19, 2011
Laura Beard , Reinbeck Courier


NOV. 15, 2001

Dr. Kenneth Storjohann celebrates 30 years at the Storjohann Back & Neck Center.

Nancy Gardner receives national recognition for outstanding reading education.

Mr. & Mrs. Fred Strohbehn will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on Nov. 24 at the United Church of Christ.

Sarah Dostal & Jurgen Block were married on Sept. 15.

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Hatch of Gladbrook are parents of a daughter born Nov. 6 at Covenant Medical Center.

Margaret Kohl, 72, Grundy Center, died Nov. 11 at her home.

G-R football ends 2001 season with an awards potluck supper.

Several RTU members sign up for the new cable service.


DEC. 12, 1991

Bess Miller Ford, 97, Reinbeck, died Dec. 7 at Parkview Manor. Services were held on Dec. 9 at French-Hand Funeral Home with burial in the Reinbeck Cemetery.

Burge Larsen, 79, Reinbeck, died Dec. 8 at Sartori Hospital with services held on Dec. 11 at the United Church of Christ in Reinbeck.

Sheldon D. Hall, 75, Waterloo, passed away Dec. 2 at Covenant Medical Center. Services held on Dec. 6 at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church with burial in the Reinbeck Cemetery.

Harry Cooley will be honored for his 80th birthday on Dec. 22.


DEC. 17, 1981

The new Amvet Home in Lincoln was honored last Saturday as national and state AMVET officers stopped for a tour of the new structure.

Grundy Co. Sheriff, Wm. Marten, submitted his formal resignation to the Grundy Co. Board of Supervisors. He is going to be released of his duties effective Feb. 1, 1982.

Alvin Redman, 61, Waterloo, car spun on the icy road while attempting to pass a snowplow, causing an accident. Redman escaped serious injury but the gas tank exploded on impact and the vehicle was destroyed.

Sal Skare was named recipient of the 1981 "Outstanding Citizen of Lincoln" award.

Jennifer Hummel and Michael Schick, both of Reinbeck, were united in marriage at St. John's Lutheran Church on Dec. 5.

Mr. & Mrs. Dean Robinson of Long Beach, Calif. are parents of a son born Dec. 11.

Mr. & Mrs. Virgil Butterfield, rural Reinbeck, are parents of a son born Dec. 5th.

Mr. & Mrs. David Ferguson, Indianola, are parents of a daughter born Dec. 7.


DEC. 16, 1971

Gerald & Hazel Robinson who have operated Robby's Standard Station for the past 20 years, announce that beginning Jan. 19, 1972, Richard (Rick) Jans will be managing the business.

Mr. & Mrs. Gary Gutknecht have purchased the rental house on west Main St. from Wayne Rickert for $7,000.

Winners in last Saturday's Reinbeck Commercial Club drawing were: Mrs. Darwin Fink, $50; Mrs Robert Voigt, $25 and James Keith $25.

Carolyn Redding and Christopher J. Roberts exchanged marriage vows on Dec. 4 at the Kimball Ave. United Church in Waterloo.

Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Marken of Morrison will observe their 25th wedding anniversary on Dec. 19.

Mrs. Almeda Klipping, 87, died at Parkview Manor Nursing Home on Dec. 10.

Mr. & Mrs. Dale Andorf are parents of a son born Dec. 4.

Werner H. Oettchen, 37, formerly of Gladbrook, died Dec. 8 at his apartment in Marshalltown.

Santa Claus will visit Reinbeck on Sat. Dec. 18 to distribute hundreds of bags of candy. The candy is again provided by members of Reinbeck's Action Post American Legion.


DEC. 1961

Sylvan Barry of San Antonio, Texas has purchased the controlling interest of the Reinbeck Canning and Asparagus Company. Tom L. Evans of Grundy Center and Roger DeWolf of Reinbeck were the sellers.

Harlan Heikens, operator of Van's Steak House in Grundy Center, has leased the Gold Room in the Reinbeck Windsor Hotel from Wilmer Hulme.

The Town Council of Reinbeck has authorized the purchase of an $850 radio for the Reinbeck police patrol car.

Elmer Eggert, 76, formerly the caretaker of the Grundy Co. poor farm and Country Club grounds, died Dec. 10.

Fire did about $250 damage to Henry Bern's garage on Wednesday morning.

Mrs. Floyd Creswell, 54, died Dec. 7 at the Grundy Co. Hospital.

Sylvan Ames of Lincoln, was elected vice president of the National Water Well Association.

Mr. & Mrs. Don Thiel are parents of a son born Dec. 7

Clarence Boege to hold a complete closing-out sale on Dec. 12.

Park Board is putting finishing touchs on their new ice skating rink at Elmwood Park.


DEC. 1951

Rev. C. Haupt's rental house in east Reinbeck, recently vacated by Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Plaehn was sold to C.D. Frey of Dinsdale for $6,750.

The young people of the Congregational Church are having a waste paper drive on Dec. 15.

Mrs. Fred Ploog, 82, died on Dec. 11.

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Lauterbach are parents of a son born Dec. 8.

Mr. & Mrs. Leon Ramundt are parents of a son born Dec. 12.


DEC . 1941

Marlys Jans, representing Reinbeck High School won a Class 1 rating in the State Declamatory contest.

Cobus Koch, 69, died at his home on Dec. 7.

E.J. Waton, proprietor of Watson Cafe and Russell Gates of Gates Cafe in Reinbeck were fined $25 & $50 respectively for operating slot machines in their places of business.

United States declare war on Japan after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on Dec. 7.


DEC. 31, 1931

Farmers Coop of Lincoln has decided to go strictly cash starting Jan. 1, 1932.

Meyers-Jacobsen Drug Store are going on a cash basis and will not give any credit.

The skating rink in Morrison opened for business on Dec . 9 with a large crowd attending.

Warren Fogt fell in the silo at the Fogt farm and dislocated his left shoulder.

John Wrage had his thumb and one finger of right hand cut in a buzz saw.

J. A. Seales, agent for Great Western Railroad in Lincoln has been transferred to Lorimor, Iowa. A.D. Nye of Kansas City is replacing Seales.



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