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August 26, 2012
Laura Beard , Reinbeck Courier


AUGUST 22, 2002

Five candidates are running for three seats on the G-R school board. They are: Gary Stanley and Sherri Denbow, running for re-election, Ted Hamer, Rick Lockhart and David Schlitter.

A 50th anniversary celebration for Grundy County Memorial Hospital with a Mardi Gras theme will take place on Sept. 8 in the front parking lot.

Gregg Trepp, Reinbeck, made a hole-in-one on August 2 at the Dysart Golf Course.

Gerry Monk, made his 1st hole-in-one on Aug. 15 at Oakleaf Country Club on hole #6.

Morrison will celebrate their 125th year on Sept. 7 & 8 with food, street dance, entertainment and a cemetery walk.

Marion Robertson & Jack Boyer were married June 13 at Grace Baptist Church in Waverly.

Janice Allen will celebrate her 60th birthday on August 25 with an open house.

Mr. & Mrs. Jason Meester are parents of a son born Aug. 7.

Augusta Rodweder, 99, Gladbrook, died Aug. 15 at Westbrook Acres Nursing Home.


SEPT. 3, 1992

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Sanderson, of Midland, Mich. are parents of a daughter born August 23.

Stacie Burgin & Kyle Dudden were married on July 18.

Angela Cooley of Morrison and Chad Kickbush of Mason City, were married on July 25.

Renae Hummel & Brian Verduyn plan a wedding for Oct. 10 at the First United Methodist Church in Ankeny.

Freida Larsen, 77, died August 29 at Parkview Manor.

Martha Paustain, 88, died Aug. 27 at Parkview Manor.


AUGUST 26, 1982

Four candidates are running for the school board: Incumbent William Heithoff, Jane Hasek, Neil Freitag and Don DeVore.

Paula Schroeder and Mike Molstead were married Aug. 7 at Sunnyside Temple in Waterloo.

Maribeth Mumm & Dale Bartell, Mason City, were married July 24 at the United Methodist Church.


AUGUST 31, 1972

Mr. & Mrs. Gary Poppen have purchased the Adair Feed & Supply Store from Merlin Adair.

Reinbeck School will open with 733 students.

Mary Brubaker & Ralph Hook are planning a fall wedding.

Valorie Wrage & Mark Kruse exchanged marriage vows on Aug. 26 at Colfax Presbyterian Church.

Mr. & Mrs. Roy Snyder, Reinbeck, will observe their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 2 with an open house.

Mr. & Mrs. Gary Ellis are parents of a son born Aug. 22.

Sara Dawn Hultman, 4, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Gene Hultman of Hudson, died at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City on Aug. 23 following open heart surgery.


AUGUST, 1962

Mrs. Wilbur Byrnes, Dike, fell in her basement and fractured her right leg.

Frank Gutknecht, 64, Chief of Hudson Dept. died of a heart attack on Aug. 28 while on a call to the Max Kelly farm.

Elizabeth DeWolf became the bride of Airman Harold Sealman of Grundy Center on Aug. 20.

Pamela J. Lenth of Traer and James A. Ohrt of Buckingham were married on Aug. 16.

Connie Marks, Waterloo and Merlyn Wrage, Gladbrook, were recently married.

Mr. & Mrs. Darrell Folkerts are parents of a son born Aug. 23.

Mr. & Mrs. Jack Shoup are parents of a daughter born Aug. 27.

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Morrow are parents of a son born Aug. 28.


AUGUST, 1952

Virgil Volkens was recently promoted to PFC and is serving with the 25th Infantry Division in Korea.

Erna Schick while working at the Reinbeck Canning Factory was struck on the head by a 2 x 2 wooden lever that came loose. She is reported in good condition at the Grundy Hospital.

Mr. & Mrs. Dale Stumberg are parents of a son born Aug. 22.

Mr. & Mrs. Vic Larson of Hudson are parents of a son born Aug. 26.


AUGUST, 1942

Leila Miller & Charles Lovercheck were married Aug. 22.

Flora Porter, Waterloo and Weir Uhlenberg, Traer, were married Aug. 22.

Mr. & Mrs. Adolph Kolpek of Dixon, Ill. are parents of a daughter born Aug. 26.

Pvt. Robert G. Dew, 21, enlisted with the paratroopers and is at Camp Roberts, Ga. for training.



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