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December 30, 2012
Laura Beard , Reinbeck Courier


DEC. 26, 2002

Gladbrook-Reinbeck technology receives grants of $965 to Reinbeck for 20 Microsoft Excel in the computer lab and $2,000 to the Gladbrook campus for reading & science books.

Janice McCart has resigned from the Grundy hospital as chief executive officer effective Jan. 10. She is leaving to take a position as chief operating officer in Southside Community Hospital in Farmville, Va.

Mr. & Mrs. Chris Schmidt are parents of a son.

Lucille "Lucy" Claussen, 94, Wellsburg, died Dec. 16 at her home.

Peter Bakker, 86, Wellsburg, died Dec. 16 at the long-term care unit at the Grundy Hospital.


JAN. 7, 1993

The Conrad Record newspaper has a new managing editor-Helen Kopska of Beaman. She began her duties on Jan. 1 replacing Linda Waugh.

Anna Leistikow died Dec. 30.

Fern McGowan died Dec. 28 at Covenant Medical Center.

Donald (Bud) Coleman, 70, Grundy Center, died Dec. 29 at Allen Hospital.

Mr. & Mrs. Lynn Trask are parents of a daughter born Dec. 20.

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hoffman, are parents of a daughter born Dec. 18.


JAN. 1983

Lincoln Savings Bank appointed Dixie Schildroth to position of personal banker.

Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Billerbeck will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

Mr. & Mrs. Emil Koupal will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 23 with an open house at the Memorial Bldg.

David Bystricky, 44, Reinbeck, died Jan. 8.

Robert Schultz, 55, Gladbrook, died Jan. 9.


JAN. 1973

Hattie Ramsey won $100 at Bankroll at Ernie's Super Valu. This is her 2nd time to win. She won $400 about 6 months ago.

Marilyn Olsen & Ralph Witzel were married Dec. 16 at Blooming Prairie. Minn.

Bliss Willoughby, Grundy Center attorney, has been indicted by a Grundy County grand jury, charging him with mishandling clients funds. He was indicted on three counts of obtaining money under false pretenses and two counts of embezzlement. Total money mentioned in the indictments is $38,734.18.

Josiah Montgomery, 86, Reinbeck, died Jan. 15 at Parkview Manor.

Edith Bohnsack, 77, died Jan. 14 of a heart attack at her home in Traer.

Mr. & Mrs. Jon Ehrig, Dinsdale, are parents of a son born Jan. 10.

Jennifer Koele and Brittany Bicket, both of Reinbeck, have been accepted to Luther College in Decorah.


JAN. 1963

Richard Claussen has taken over the operation of Reinbeck's Sinclair Station on Grundy Avenue, formerly operated by Roy & Tena Redfearn.

Zaneta Mills recently placed into operation a Rosekamp Roller Mill for high speed cracking corn for livestock feeding.

Drs. Verduyn & Kahler will move on Feb. 1 from over the Nissen Bldg. to the former Dr. Hake dental office bldg. on the corner of Main & Broad.

Mr. & Mrs. Russell Sindt have sold their farm north of Reinbeck to Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Billerbeck.

Wm. White, 84, died Jan. 10 at his home in Reinbeck.

Stewart Bauch, 59, Gladbrook lawyer, died Jan. 15 at his home.

Mr. & Mrs. Carroll Allen are parents of son born Jan. 10.

Mr. & Mrs. George Ehlers are parents of a daughter born Jan. 8.

Paulette Mitchell and Lt. Jarold Lem, Clinton, announce their engagement.


JAN. 1953

Henry Frier 3 miles east and 1/2 mile south is having a closing-out sale on Jan. 22.

John Nelson is having a farm sale on Jan. 19.

Carl Petersen, 72, found dead in the alley at the rear of Bean & Nissen Drug Store on Jan. 14.

Melvin Simonsen has purchased a 450 lb. buffalo from an Indian reservation in S.D.

Harry Ackerman, Reinbeck, has acquired a U.S. patent on a wire tying tool in Dec. 1952.

Mr. & Mrs. Lee Benson are parents of a daughter born on Jan. 5.

Sgt. & Mrs. Gordon Rickert are parents of a daughter born Jan. 1,1953.

Betty Dreesen, Gladbrook became the bride of Ray Wiebensohn.


JAN. 1943

Reinbeck Motor Garage was destroyed by fire on Jan. 14. Lawrence Cheeseman was greasing John Stark's auto when the gas tank exploded and the garage caught on fire. Warren Mitchell is the owner of the garage.

Mrs. Adolph Niederman, 49, died Jan. 10.

Mr. & Mrs. Noel Lorenz are parents of a son born Jan. 11.

Bethel Kostlan and George McCreary were married on Jan. 1.

Doris Goettsh became the bride of Cpl. Harold Boege on Jan. 10.



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