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September 27, 2013

September 29, 2013
Laura Beard , Reinbeck Courier


SEPT. 25, 2003

Monday Sept. 13 was the kick-off for the American Legion Aux. with Diane Stephan and Bonnie Shinn as speakers on conditions in Baghdad and Kuwait. They both have sons serving there.

G-R Rebels beat state runner-up Dike-New Hartford with a 26-21 win.

Brooke Nederhoff, rural Grundy Center, was crowned homecoming queen at Grundy Center on Sept. 16.

Magdalen Greiner will celebrate her 93rd birthday on Sept. 27 at Westview Estates.

Erna Meewes will celebrate her 100th birthday on Oct. 7.

Dorothy M. Hamer, 81, Hudson, died Sept. 21 at Allen Hospital due to complications of surgery.

David Speir, 80, Traer, died Sept. 16 at Covenant Medical Center.

LaVerne L. Stumberg, 82, Waterloo, died Sept. 20 at Covenant Med. Center.


SEPT. 23, 1993

Leonard Vajart, Reinbeck, caught a 4 lb. 13 oz. bass in the Northern Division Championship.

Carol Abels and Alvin Miller exchanged vows on Aug. 21 at Bethany Pres. Church in Grundy Center.

Mr. & Mrs. Levern McIntyre celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary in June. They were married Sept. 25, 1948.

Mr. & Mrs. Don Brandhorst celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 26 with an open house at Zion Church, Hudson.

Viola Lovell celebrated her 93rd birthday on Sept. 17.

Roy Snyder will celebrate his 100th birthday with a card shower.


SEPT. 29, 1983

Kathy Spear and Susan Boyle were selected to be 1983 Reinbeck's Homecoming Queens.

Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Beenken are parents of a daughter born Sept. 20.

Harold Hoeppner, 72, Cedar Falls, died Sept. 23.

Ruth Emmett, 88, Reinbeck, died Sept. 25.

Connie Mumm, 34, Cedar Falls, died Sept. 20 of a intracerebral hemorrhage.

Donna Thede & Michael Schrage were married on Sept. 10 at First Presbyterian Church in Cedar Falls.

Mr. & Mrs. Clark Fleming will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Oct. 4, 1933.


OCT. 4, 1973

Craig & Kirk Jensen, sons of Mr. & Mrs. Delbert Jensen of Reinbeck, will both be receiving the Eagle Badge, the highest award in scouting on Oct. 7.

Thomas C. Straack, 54, Grundy Center attorney, was sentenced to a six month federal prison term on charges of income tax evasion.

Two Hudson men, Leslie Sergeant, 19, and Anthony Beck, 19, were arrested and charges have been filed in connection with a burglary at Bean & Swaney Drug on Sept. 23. They were arrested near Voorhies.

E. Langley Jensen, 61, Voorhies died of cancer on Sept. 28 at Schoitz Hospital.

Carol D. Smith & Jeffrey Mast were married on Sept. 22 at Peace United Church of Christ in Gladbrook.

Mr. & Mrs. Ron Bern, Pittsford, N.Y. are parents of a son born Sept. 28.

Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Lage, Omaha, are parents of a son born Sept. 28.

Mr. & Mrs. LaVerne Arter are parents of a daughter born Sept. 26.


OCT, 1963

Stein's Cafe re-opened at its new location formerly occupied by Ohrt's family Store.

Jennie Noltensmeier, 64, Dike, died Sept. 30.

Warren Bieber, south of Reinbeck, is having 15 acres undergo a huge conservation job.

Fred Rasmusen, 89, fell and fractured his right hip.

Richard Barr, Attorney associated with Roger DeWolf Law Office is now with Willoughby, Straack & Sieverding in Grundy Center.

Ed Vogel, 79, died Oct. 2.

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Trent are parents of a son born Sept. 28.

Mr. & Mrs. Mike Owen, Chatfield, Minn. are parents of a son born Sept. 26.

Karma Hoppe and Marty Smith of Cedar Rapids were married on Sept. 28.


OCT. 1953

Vern Webrand, 63, Reinbeck, died Sept. 30.

Jessie Whiting, 71, died Sept. 29.

Mr. & Mrs. Foster Owen are parents of a daughter born Sept. 23.

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Tschirgi are parents of a daughter born Sept. 23.

Robert Speirs, 73, north Tama Co. farmer, died Sept. 28.


OCT. 1943

Albert Dirks is having a large concrete feeding lot installed on his farm.

John Mumm is building a hog house on his farm west of Reinbeck.

Russell Bown broke his leg in a tractor mishap.

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Hoeg are parents of a son born Sept. 26.

Mr. & Mrs. Don Petersen are parents of a daughter born Sept. 26,

Lucille Lorenz, Gladbrook and PVT. Raymond Buchholz of Waverly were married Sept. 23 in Waverly.



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