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February 18, 2012
Laura Beard , Reinbeck Courier


FEB. 14, 2002

Self-Help QPM corn use is expanding rapidly in Nicaragua.

Jody Stover managing editor at the Traer Star Clipper and Dysart Reporter took over as managing editor of the Reinbeck Courier effective Feb. 1, 2002.

Lorie Weber will act as managing editor of the Reinbeck Courier and Gladbrook Northern Sun Print.

Tracy Stribling and Craig Rickert were married Oct. 27 in Atlanta. Ga.

Mr. & Mrs. Leon Christensen will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner.

Raymond Buchholz celebrated his 80th birthday with a card shower and family dinner.

Faye Paulsen will celebrate her 80th birthday with a family dinner and card shower.

Emily O'Conner, 78, Fairfield, formerly of Reinbeck, died Feb. 2.


FEB. 20, 1992

Services for Lucille Kerns, 85, Waterloo, were held on Feb. 19 at Locke Funeral Home.

Services for Verner Claussen, 84, Ames, formerly of Traer, were held Feb. 9 at the United Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center.

Reinbeck received 8" of snow on Feb. 14.


FEB. 26, 1982

Scott Beenken, Reinbeck wrestler, will be making his 3rd trip to Iowa State Wrestling Tournament. He will be competing in the Super Heavyweight division.

Mrs. Jim Jensen, rural Reinbeck, won $400 in the bankroll drawing at Ernie's Super Valu.

Reinbeck Ramettes won the 1982 sectional tournament with a 64-61 victory over Class A Don Bosco.

Mr. & Mrs. H. Junior Thede are celebrating their marriage on Jan. 16, 1982.


FEB. 25, 1972

Charles C. Fink, 86, Lincoln died at his home on Feb. 18.

Otto Oettchen, 69, died Feb. 17 at the University Hospital in Iowa City.

Mrs. John Kahler, 84, died Feb. 17 at the Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer.

Mr. & Mrs. John Creswell are parents of a son born Feb. 22.

John Chezik, 69, died at Schoitz Hospital on Feb. 19.

Mr. & Mrs. John Wittgreve celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Feb. 18 with a family potluck.

Noe's Midway Station on Hwy 63, 7 miles east of Reinbeck, will soon be a memory.


FEB. 1962

Burge Larsen fractured a bone in his leg on Feb. 18 while helping put the sharpened blade on the Morrison town road grader.

Carl Dudden, Grundy Center, has been appointed postmaster at Grundy Center.

Rev. David Arnold of the UCC Church will resign on Aug. 1 and move to Minn.

Kenneth Kroeger, Lincoln, burned his hands when they came in contact with an electric high line.

Ralph Smith lost his billfold last year while assisting Sheridan Downey with seeding. It turned up last week in a bale of hay all intact.

Melvin Ihns fractured his left knee while moving a large sprayer.

Linda Glaw, Waterloo, and Ross DauSchmidt, Traer, were married Feb. 17.

Valerie Johnson, Hudson, became the bride of Jerry Murphy of Traer on Feb. 14.

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Graham, Waterloo, are parents of a son born Feb. 19.

Mr. & Mrs. Leon Christensen are parents of a son born Feb. 14.

Mr. & Mrs. Don Billerbeck are parents of a daughter born Feb. 15.

Mr. & Mrs. Mike Staker are parents of a daughter born Feb. 19.


FEB. 1952

Loran Albert will hold a closing out sale on Feb. 26.

Dinsdale was chosen as site for boys basketball sectional tournament.

For the first time in history of girls basketball in Reinbeck the Ramettes will play in the state tournament in Des Moines beginning on Feb. 27 when they will meet Morning Sun.

Mr. & Mrs. John Mumm observed their 59th wedding anniversary on Feb. 23.


FEB. 1942

Milo Miller, formerly of Reinbeck, is a Captain in the procurement service of the Army Air Corps in Detroit.

J.J. Mulder filed his nomination papers for director of the Reinbeck School Board. Roger DeWolf and Roy Snyder are also candidates for the two vacancies.

Mr. & Mrs. Lester Marts sold their property to Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Lovell who plan to build a new home in the spring.

Elsie Sweetser has resigned her job at the Federal Currency Dept. in Washington D.C. because of poor health.

Mrs. R.J. Matheson, long time resident of Reinbeck and Amity community, died on Feb. 13.



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