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August 31, 2012

September 2, 2012
Laura Beard , Reinbeck Courier


SEPT. 2002

Senior Life Fitness Program comes to Reinbeck designed for senior or anyone 55 years or older.

Jennifer Harders and James Ryan Creswell were married May 25 in Gladbrook.

Beth Linnenbrink and Jason Schildroth were married June 29 near Madrid.

Michele Niehaus and Jason Dew, both of Indianapolis, Ind. were married June 15 at the American Lutheran Church in Grundy Center.

Mr. & Mrs. Chris Hayek of Charlotte N.C. are parents of a son born Aug. 22.

Mr. & Mrs. Torry Rhoades, LaCrosse, Wis. are parents of a daughter born August 17.

Marion V. Heller, 79, Toledo died Aug. 22 at Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center.

Esther Van Deest, 84, Wellsburg died Aug. 25 at Allen Hospital.

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


SEPT. 1992

13th annual Pioneer Craft Fair takes place on Sunday, Sept. 13 at the Grundy County Museum in Morrison.

Mr. & Mrs. Roy Staker will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at Amity Presbyterian Church with an open house on Sept. 20.

Mr. & Mrs. Lester Linder, Reinbeck, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Sept. 13 with an open house.

Scott & Chris Schildroth have welcomed Jasper Stefan Classen, a Youth for Understanding student, from Denmark.


SEPT. 1982

Neil Freitag and Jane Hasek won the two open board positions at Reinbeck Community School.

Incumbent Marcia Dudden easily defeated her opponent as Hawkeye Tech board member for another term.

Colleen Dunlay, Waterloo & Gary Hansen were united in marriage on August 28 at Sacred Heart Church in Waterloo.

Violet Johannsen, 62, Reinbeck died Sept. 13 and services were held on Sept. 15.

Services for Leona McCreery, 84, Gladbrook, were held Sept. 15.

Services for Lillie Hagen, 94, Gladbrook, were held Sept. 13.

Mr. & Mrs. Doug Danielsen of Cedar Falls, are parents of a son born Sept. 5.

Mr. & Mrs. Mark Volkens, Gladbrook, are parents of a daughter born Sept. 6.

Tracy Garkow, Hudson, and Gary Thede were married August 14 at the United Church of Christ in Reinbeck.

Lorna Jensen, Voorhies and Roger Bieber were married on Sept. 10 at Faith Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs, Colo.


SEPT. 1972

A two year old charge of defrauding insurers filed against Glenn Rogers, 58, Reinbeck, has been dismissed.

Approximately 850 attended the annual Lion's chicken supper .

Barbara Pieres, 97, died on Sept. 10 at her home in Reinbeck.

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Nelson are parents of a son born Sept 9th.

Mr. & Mrs. Dan Robertson, Denver, Co;o. are parents of a daughter born Sept. 6.


SEPT. 1962

William E. Redfearn, 84, died Sept. 9 in a Iowa City Hospital.

The infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. David Heiple, Waterloo, died Sept. 5th.

Mrs. Ray Freed, Reinbeck, was visiting in Eldora and while eating got a pork chop bone sliver lodged in her throat which required hospitalization.

Lloyd Smith, former Reinbeck man, to receive the coveted Charter Life Underwriters Award from Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States.

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Mennenga are parents of a daughter born Sept. 10.

Mr. & Mrs. Harlan VanDeest, Grundy Center, are parents of a daughter born Sept. 7.


SEPT. 1952

Claudia, 5, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Harlan Meester was taken to University Hospital as a polio victim.

Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Hoeppner are parents of a daughter born Sept. 4.

Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Paulsen are parents of a daughter born Sept. 7.

Mr. & Mrs. Harry Adair are parents of a son born Aug. 28.


SEPT. 1942

Reinbeck Canning factory closed the sweet corn season making it the largest season on record. Some corn ripened so fast it had to be left in the field because the factory could not work fast enough .

June Leuthje became the bride of Marvin Johannsen on Sept. 2.

Adolph Gethman, 77, Gladbrook, and Reinbeck brick yard owner, died Sept. 6 at his home.



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