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August 11, 2013
Laura Beard , Reinbeck Courier


AUG. 7, 2003

Larry Plaehn sold his sanitation business to Lon Larsen & Kirk Dinsdale effective August 1.

Ryan Cheeseman & Lacey Caquetin plan wedding for August 9 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Webster City.

Matthew Sealman & Brandy McCoy will be married Sept. 6 at the United Methodist Church in Reinbeck.

Anita Giesking, 54, died July 31 at Harmony House in Waterloo.

Ben Oltman, 83, Parkersburg, died August 3 at Grundy Co. Hospital in long-term care.

Norma Aswegan, 83, died at Parkview on July 30.


AUGUST, 1983



AUGUST 11, 1983

Mrs. Eldon Giesking, Morrison, was last weeks winner of $500 bankroll drawing at Ernie's Super Valu.

Mr. & Mrs. Don Draper will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 21 with an open house at the Memorial Bldg.

Lisa Hacker and Tim Stephan make plans for a Sept. 3rd wedding.

Kimberly Spear & Craig Brumbaugh, both of Reinbeck, were married July 30.

Marlys Kent & Jay Sharp of Grundy Center, announce their upcoming wedding on Sept. 10.

Mr. & Mrs. Dana Linder are parents of a son born August 7.

Mr. & Mrs. Mark Boehm are parents of son born August 7.

Mr. & Mrs. Greg Dirks are parents of a son born August 7.

Rana Beck caught a 11 1/4 lb. catfish in Black Hawk Creek.

Lucile Seward, 74, Reinbeck died on August 4 following a stroke.

Esther Luchsinger, 89, Grundy Center, died August 5.

Tenus Dirks, 64, Grundy Center, died August 5.

Kerry Boldt & Jane Steele, Central City, exchanged marriage vows on July 23.


AUGUST 16, 1973

Vernon Schoonover, Reinbeck, purchased the Howard Corwin residence in Morrison.

Leo Kaufman, Reinbeck businessman, suffered a serious heart attack and remains at Schoitz Hospital in Waterloo.

Otto Wilts, 75, died August 10 at the Grundy Co. Hospital.

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Bouska announce the adoption of a son born April 8.

George Thoren, 68, died August 9 at his home of a heart attack.


AUGUST, 1963

Morrison Co-op is erecting a new 50 x 70 storage building with a new capacity of nearly 800 tons.

Cathy McGowan, 12, Gladbrook, daughter of Mrs. Raymond McGowan died August 8 of failing health.

Jorgen Thiel, 72, Reinbeck, died August 9. Jorgen operated a freight line serving area communities selling out to Amburn Truck Lines.

Norbert Gauger was installed as Commander of Action Post of the American Legion and Paul Plaehn as adjutant.

Linda J. Kubik & Donald Mattusch were married on August 9.

Marian Knaack & James Meester were married on August 11.


AUGUST, 1953

Bertha A. Mosey, a civilian employee of the U.S. Army, has been selected to teach children in Europe.

Hollis Wilkinson,17, Reinbeck, showed the Grand Champion beef at the Grundy Co. Fair.

Dr. P.L. VanWyke is to be Reinbeck's new chiropractor.

Reinbeck schools to open on August 31.

Mr. & Mrs. Ward French, Phil & Bruce, and Mr. & Mrs. Russell Roberts, Phil, Steve and Chris left for Philmont, N.M. to attend the largest Boy Scout Camp for adult scout training and leadership classes.

Mr. & Mrs. Don Dirks & family have been selected 3rd District G.I. Farm Family.

Marie Ragsdale and William Heithoff, Jr. were married August 11.

Hertha Jensen, Voorhies and Arthur Barfels, Fairmont, Minn. were married.


AUGUST, 1943

Walnut Dairy, Waterloo, are now serving Reinbeck with pasteurized milk.

During a severe electrical storm lightning struck the R.J. Claussen home and the Anderson Feed Store.

Alvin Petersen took his first train ride to Colorado Springs, Colo. to seek relief from asthma.

The Vinton Produce Station in Morrison has been temporarily closed until a new manager can be found.

Hiram Dutton has his arm in a bandage caused from a severe burn when boiling water spilled on his arm.

Lawrence White has joined the U.S. Army and Bill Ballard joined the U..S. Navy.



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