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February 8, 2013

February 10, 2013
Laura Beard , Reinbeck Courier


FEB. 6, 2003

Hand Funeral Home is one of the top 2002-e-business firms for funeral homes.

G-R chooses Iowa Telecom as local and long distance provider.

Douglas Frost graduates from the FBI Academy at Quanteco, Va. on Dec. 6. Doug is a 1988 G-R graduate.

Tanya Ewing and Brian Ratleff are parents of a son born Jan. 20.

Mr. & Mrs. Kristopher Jones are parents of a son born Nov. 7.

Mr. & Mrs. Dan Foster are parents of a daughter born Jan. 23.

Patricia Pippert, 69, Dysart, died Jan. 28 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home.

Norma Kling, 83, died Jan. 28 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.

Earl D. Taggert, 56, died Jan. 30 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home.

Kevin Justice, 44, died Jan. 23 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

Brianna Thede has been named a Presidential Scholar at AIB College of Business in Des Moines.


FEB. 1993

The fate of the Grundy Co. Hospital to be subject of public hearing set for Feb. 16.

Dan Bicket has purchased the former Your Place or Mine building from Diane Weber. He will remodel the building and will house the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance business.

John Stull's chevy Astro burst into flames as he backed out of his driveway. The Reinbeck Fire Dept. extinguished the flames.

Harry Frederickson, 87, Lincoln, died Feb. 4.


FEB. 1983

A new dry cleaning machine has been installed at the Reinbeck Cleaners.

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Buskohl are parents of a daughter born Jan. 31.

Mr. & Mrs. Dale Wambold are parents of a son born Feb. 9.

Wanda Breakenridge, 62, Dinsdale, died Feb. 10.


FEB. 1973

J.R. Shoop has purchased the Reinbeck Insurance Agency from Mike Rickert effective Jan. 1.

Merle Claussen will hold a closing out sale on his farm on Feb. 26.

Dick Dinsdale will hold a closing out sale on March 1.

Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Weltha are parents of a daughter born Feb. 18.

Mr. & Mrs. Delbert Blom, Grundy Center, will observe their 25th wedding anniversary on Feb. 25 with an open house.

Agnes Gardiner, 87, died at Beverly Manor in Grundy Center on Feb. 1.

Fire of unknown origin leveled an old hog house on the Robert Stephan farm south of Reinbeck.


FEB. 1963

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Beenken are parents of a son born Feb. 19.

Sharon Miller and Wm. Ruby, Jr. will be married on June 22.

Jane Cavanaugh and David Bystricky announce their engagement and approaching marriage.


FEB. 1953

Mr. & Mrs. John Mumm, Reinbeck's longest married couple, observed their 60th wedding anniversary on Feb. 23.

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Jacobsen of South Bend, Ind. are parents of a son born Feb. 14.

Marion Dutton became the bride of Raymond Thiel on Feb. 14.

Donna Ritchey & Oramel Brown were married on Feb. 9 at Dixon, Ill.


FEB . 1943

Elias Bieber lost his residence in west Reinbeck on Feb. 13 destroyed by fire. The hydrants were frozen and firemen couldn't obtain enough water to fight the blaze.

Mr. & Mrs. John Mumm observed their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 23.

Reinbeck Creamery announced it will discontinue the milk business in Reinbeck on Feb. 22.

Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Cheeseman will move to the Louisa Porter house next door to them.



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