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July 8, 2012
Laura Beard , Reinbeck Courier


JULY 4, 2002

Stamps go up to .37 cents effective June 30.

Maggie Garaventa-Boege will appear in Grease at the Waterloo Community Playhouse. It will be presented July 9-27 at the Hope Martin Theatre.

Melinda Moore & John Olson announce their approaching marriage on August 3 in Osage.

Ruby McCoy, 80, Marshalltown, died June 29.

Erma M. Lewis, 103, Reinbeck, passed away June 29 at Parkview Manor.

Jenni Sweet has been accepted to Cottey College in Nevada, Mo.

Mr. & Mrs. Jurgen Block are parents of a daughter born June 20.

Mr. & Mrs. Matt Boldt, Cedar Falls, are parents of a son born June 1.


JULY 16, 1992

117th Grundy Co. Fair opens with a free gate.

Russian Ambassadors visit in Reinbeck visiting the Courthouse in Grundy Center, Pioneer Hi-Bred, Farmers Cooperative and several other points of interest.

Open house is being planned to honor K.D. Bicket on July 24 on his retirement from Lincoln Savings Bank.

Elmer Lorenzen of Sturgeon Bay, Wis. will celebrate his 90th birthday on July 25.

Amy Johannsen and Patrick White make plans for Sept. 12 wedding at Peace Church in Gladbrook.

Mr. & Mrs. Steve Anderson, rural Beaman are parents of a daughter born July 7 at University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.

John Graves died July 8 at the Grundy Co. Memorial Hospital.

Fannie Bruns died July 9 at the Grundy Co. Memorial Hospital in the long term care unit.

Fred Newton died July 6 at the Grundy Co. Memorial Hospital.


JULY 23, 1982

Grundy Co. Fair starts on July 22.

Elsie Mastain, Hudson, won $400 at bankroll drawing at Ernie's Super Valu.

Michael Ruth, 16, Wellsburg died July 16 at University of Iowa Hospital after being injured in a 2 vehicle collision in Wellsburg.

Members of Action Post & Reinbeck Jayce-ettes are sponsoring a Neighbor hood Watch program in cooperation with the Reinbeck Police Dept.

Gladbrook's 60th annual corn Carnival opens July 22 sponsored by the Gladbrook Commercial Club.

Mary Frier, Reinbeck, and D. Blake Butz, Waterloo, were united in marriage on July 10 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Reinbeck.

John Hooper was transferred from Iowa City Hospital to Schoitz Hospital. He was seriously injured in a car/motorcycle accident in Iowa City.

Herman Beier, 91, Reinbeck, died at the Veterans Home in Marshalltown on July 10.


JULY 20, 1972

Lester T. Bicket, 78, Reinbeck, died July 15 at his home. He was president of Lincoln Savings Bank since 1934 retiring on Jan. 14, 1972.

Grundy Co. Board of Supervisors appointed Mike Rickert to serve a 5 year term on the Grundy Co. Conservation Board.

Oak Hill Apartments has been sold to Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Tweet of Waterloo for $28,500.

Dan Gurnett, a physics professor at University of Iowa was forced to land his sailplane on the Dave Neil, Jr. farm one mile east of Reinbeck.

Russell "Buzz' Burdick furnished pictures of a partial eclipse of the sun that he took.

Brad Brandt accepted the position of band & vocal music instructor in Frost, Minn.


JULY, 1962

Irma Mitchell, 66, died July 16 following a lingering illness.

Will Adair purchased the Walt Musser home for $5,000.

Ted Schultz, 30, Gladbrook, lost his left arm in a hay chopper last week.

Tom Emmett is having a gas war on gas at12.9 cents per gallon.

Mr. & Mrs Merle Jans are parents of a son born July 11.

Mr. & Mrs. Myron Craig are parents of a daughter born July 12.


JULY, 1952

Carl Lockhart, 61, died July 10 following a lung operation.

Six of the 150 Bahamas have arrived to detassel corn.

Firemen were called two different times to water down a grass fire at the Carl Bern residence.

Jim Erpelding is the new postmaster in Dike.

Mr. & Mrs. Don Dirks are parents of a son born July 13.

Mr. & Mrs. Merle Strohbehn are parents of a daughter born July 13.

Norma Kilbourne, Lone Tree, Iowa and Gordon Rickert were married July 3.

Peter J. Pruisner, 27, Grundy Center, died of heart disease on July 12.


JULY, 1942

Beulah Plaehn and Raymond Hauschildt were married July 1 in Gladbrook.

Pioneer Hi-Bred wants to start girls and young women on detasseling work as an experiment.

Mr. & Mrs. Elmer Senning, Grundy Center, are parents of a son born July 10.

Mr. & Mrs. Lyman Juhl are parents of a daughter born July 12.

Pvt. & Mrs. Allan Brandt are parents of a son born July 14.

John Dew, 73, Morrison, fell 10 ft. from a load of hay and escaped serious injury.

Vern Saak fell from a load of hay and sprained both legs quite badly.



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