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August 12, 2012
Laura Beard , Reinbeck Courier


AUGUST 8, 2002

United Methodist Church mission team builds home for Habitat for Humanity.

John Barfels & Amy Jo Nolan announce wedding plans for Sept. 7 at Amity Presbyterian Church at Amity.

Michelle Bowers & Jeremy Vaverka will be married on Oct. 19 at Salem Lutheran Church in Lincoln.

Heather Schmidt & Jeff Greiner plan a Sept. 7 wedding at Bethany Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center.

Mr. & Mrs. Tony Knaack are parents of a son born July 31.

Irene Miller, 100, Grundy Center, died August 3 at the Grundy Co. Hospital.

Willis A. Stickfort, 61, Reinbeck, died Aug. 4 at Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.

Ronald Finzen, 79, Toledo, died Aug. 5 at Covenant Hospital.

Elmer L. Ramsey, 81, Reinbeck, died Aug. 4 at Parkview Manor.

Jordan Rickert, Cedar Falls, son of Todd & Alesia Rickert, competed in the U.S. Tumbling and Trampoline National Championships in Moline, Ill. on June 23.

Frieda Frier will observe her 95th birthday on Aug. 16 at Parkview Manor.

First annual Cedar Valley Hospice benefit golf tournament scheduled for Aug. 17 at Fox Ridge Golf Course in Dike.


AUGUST, 1992

The new manager at the Reinbeck Farmers Coop is Marc Melhaus. He is replacing LeRoy Hayes who has serviced the Coop for the past 18 years.

800+ people attended the 90th birthday party for Lincoln Savings at Reinbeck Elmwood Park.

Benjie Blakeslee and Lois Ogg are parents of a son born June 19.

Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy Dugan, Fayetteville, N.C., are parents of a daughter born Aug. 12.

Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Rowe are parents of a daughter born Aug. 6.

Mr. & Ms. Chuck Freitag are parents of a daughter born Aug. 12.

Mr. & Mrs. Mike Paige are parents of a daughter born Aug. 14.

Rev. Dr. John Osborn died Aug. 13 at Allen Hospital of heart failure.


AUGUST 26, 1982

Jens Oleson & Son Construction of Waterloo are completing the tearing down project of the smoke stack at the Reinbeck School.

Mabel Chesick, 71, Reinbeck, died Aug. 23 at Schoitz Hospital. Services were held on Aug. 26.

Gleo McCommons, 85, Reinbeck, died Aug. 22 at Parkview Manor.

Leola Hook, 73, Wellsburg, died Aug. 21 and services were held on Aug. 24.

Fred Gienger, 79, Gladbrook, died Aug. 18 at Marshalltown Hospital. Services were held Aug. 21.


AUG. 24, 1972

Harriet Terrall, 63, Grundy County Recorder for 13 year, died Aug. 19 in Fort Dodge at the home of her son.

Jana Sharp, 13, Grundy Center, was killed when a horse she was riding jumped in front of a pickup on Hwy 14 5 1/2 miles West of Grundy Center.

Crystal Emmett and Joel Paige exchanged vows on Aug. 19 at the Methodist Church in Reinbeck.

Cindy Kessel & Warrren Nabors were married on Aug. 12.

Mr. & Ms. Glenn Witt are parents of a daughter born Aug. 15.


AUGUST, 1962

John Childs, 21, Traer died Aug. 21 from a self inflicted bullet wound.

More than 2,000 folks turned out to enjoy a free lunch and to help Bonacker's Super Valu celebrate their 25th anniversary.

Harvey & Sylvia Price of Grundy Center have purchased the Lunch Basket Cafe in Morrison from Dale Folkerts.


AUGUST, 1952

Seven cases of polio have been reported in the Reinbeck area. Among those are Thomas Robertson 6, Kathryn Ward 5, Sandra Sloth 7 and Robert Rickert 6.

Norma Thaden of Gladbrook and Richard Russell of Newton were married Aug. 10.

John Cook and son Wayne are erecting another new home.


AUGUST, 1942

The Parish acreage north of town has been rented to Don Schildroth.

Margaret Keith became the bride of Robert Cooper on Aug. 15.

Ed Horning, city water superintendent, handed in his resignation and will work for Reinbeck Motor Co.

Wayne Bean who is stationed with the Antitank Co. 159th Inf. has been promoted from Corporal to Sergeant.

Mr. & Mrs. Carl Samo are parents of a son born Aug. 14.

Donald Koch graduated from aerial gunnery school and has been promoted to rank of Sergeant.

Mr. & Mrs. Beryl Gale of Morrison are parents of a daughter born Aug.11.



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