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November 24, 2011

November 26, 2011
Laura Beard , Reinbeck Courier


NOV. 22, 2001

G-R School board voted to move forward with voter approved PPEL.

Operation Threshold plans an Open House for relocated Grundy Center Outreach Office at 1606 G Avenue, Grundy Center.

Kip Reuman & Tricia Breakenridge announce upcoming wedding planned for Dec. 31 at the Ripley United Church of Christ.

Edna Morrow celebrated her 90th birthday on Nov. 17 with a family dinner.

Danita Rickert and Tyson Shumard were married Sept. 14 in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Mr. & Mrs. John "Jack" Weber wil celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on Nov. 28.

Dean Degner, 72, Traer, died Nov. 13 at Allen Hospital.

Hilda Bellamy Neal, 94, Knoxville, died in November.

Hilda Steiert, 87, Gladbrook, passed away Nov. 12 at Westbrook Acres Nursing Home.


DEC. 19, 1991

Anfin "Red" Anderson, 87, Reinbeck, died Dec. 11 at Parkview Manor. Services were held on Dec. 14 at Alice Church of God with burial at Alice Cemetery.

Norma Billerbeck, 83, Reinbeck, died Dec. 13 at Parkview Manor.

Harold O. "Grumpy" Fischer" 74, Wellsburg, died Dec. 15 at Grundy Co. Hospital.

Marguerite Skare was presented a plaque for being selected as Lincoln's Outstanding Citizen.

Mr. & Mrs. Harold W. Smith of Morrison, will be celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary on Dec. 31.

Announcement is made of the approaching marriage of Jill L. Knapp and Eric Andrew Roberts.

Announcement is made of the Oct. 5 wedding of Jodi Richardson and Michael Cale of Norwalk.

Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Storjohann will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on Dec. 28.


DEC . 24, 1981

Mr. & Mrs. James A. Bowen will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Dec. 24.

Mr. & Mrs. Fred Strohbehn will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Dec.26.

Dawn Vogt Gladbrook, and Steven Ramsey were married on Dec. 5 in Bingen, Wash.

Craig Heithoff, 44, Littleton, Colo. died Dec. 21 of an apparent heart attack.

Funeral services for Ed Purvis, 73, rural Grundy Center, were held on Dec. 19 at the Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center.


DEC. 23, 1971

Glen Dalbey, 54, Traer, is in serious condition at Allen Hospital with a neck injury he received in a three car accident 7 miles east of Reinbeck on Hwy 63.

Mr. & Mrs. James Beenken of Buckingham are parents of a son born Dec. 10.

Mr. & Mrs. Steve Robertson are parents of a daughter born Dec. 16.

A motion for a new trial for Jeffrey Wilson, 22, Traer, found guilty of manslaughter in a Tama Co. trial on Nov. 11.

Margaret B. Connell, 88, Grundy Center, died Dec, 13 at the Grundy Co. Hospital.

Mr. & Mrs. Wendell Storjohann of Gladbrook will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Dec. 28.

A Reinbeck school bus driven by David Newell, 21, Reinbeck, overturned on Dec. 15, about 6 miles south of Reinbeck. The bus was traveling on a muddy road and the back wheels slipped into the ditch and the bus rolled over. The most serious injury to the 28 students on board was a broken collar bone.

Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Schweiger purchased the Wayne Cook property on the corner of Blackhawk and Randall for a price of $6,000.


DEC. 1961

Russell Walton, 26, Dysart, is reported in fairly good condition after his semi-truck collided with a Chicago-Northwestern freight train, 6 miles east of Reinbeck. Ferne and Raleigh Robertson were behind the truck and saw the accident.

Elvin Boege, Reinbeck, won a 1962 Mercury Meteor 4 door sedan in national promotional sweepstakes sponsored by Lincoln Mercury Division.

Dr. John Thompson has closed his dental office and has accepted a staff position with the Vets Hospital in Des Moines.

The cornerstone for the new Reinbeck Community Elementary building was laid on Dec. 14.


DEC. 1951

Marts Motor Co. to cease business on Jan. 1 as announced by B.L. Marts, Marts has leased the two story building to Art Gehringer of Iowa Falls who has secured the franchise for a Chevrolet agency.

In a deal completed this week, Wayne Schmidt purchased the Mettlin Dairy from Prentiss Mettlin. The deal included equipment, business and building. Prentiss has purchased an interest in the R.H. Motor Co., selling Dodge and Plymouth cars and will replace Ben Graves as salesman.

J.J. Mulder has sold their house to Mr. & Mrs. Robert Morrison for $9,500.

Seventy-two men were drafted in 191 along with 57 enlistments.

Edna Aswegan and Edwin Sebekow were married on Dec. 16.

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Plaehn are parents of a daughter born Dec . 17.

Barbara Meewes of Waterloo and Donald K. Holmes of Dike were married on Dec. 16.


DEC. 1941

Gustav Koht, 75, died of a heart ailment on Dec. 12 at his home.

Loyd Plaehn is chosen War Fund Chairman for Reinbeck Red Cross.

Mrs. G.A. Biebersheimer slipped on the city street and broke her wrist.

Mr. & Mrs. Henry Bryant of Davenport are parents of a son born Dec. 13.

Donald Morrison, son of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Fackel, re-enlisted for another term in the Navy.

Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Ewoldt of Long Beach, Calif. are parents of a daughter.

Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Schildroth are parents of son born Dec. 5.

Herman Petersen slipped and fell on the ice and broke his right hand.


DEC. 1931

North Tama farmer, Don Mitchell, was attacked by the herd bull of his holstein herd. Don suffered a sprained ankle, two fractured ribs and a bruised leg.

Pete & Newt Westergaard will take over the management of W.W. Wagner's Gym this winter.

Marshall Henry Willert, water commissioner and Martin Juhl, will divide the duties of night watchman for the winter months.

Albert Bros, sold 178 dressed turkeys at top market price which will bring about $900.

Thomas Parkhouse, 57, Traer, was struck by an auto driven by Kenneth Staveley. Parkhouse died almost instantly.

Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Storjohann are parents of a son born Dec. 22.

Mr. & Mrs. Henry Plaehn are parents of a son born Dec. 18.

Mr. & Mrs. Floyd Petersen, Zaneta, are parents of a daughter born Dec. 19.



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