10 YEARS AGO
OCT. 2, 2003
Gary Counter of Traer, has been hired as the new editor at the Reinbeck Courier.
The following students have been selected as candidates for Reinbeck's Homecoming on Oct. 3-4. Selected for king were: Heath Brown, Brett Evans, Andrew Peters, Chet Shaffer and Sean Williams. Queen candidates were: Laura Beichley, Amy Fogt, Heidi Groth, Lexie Hach and Shawna Woebbeking.
Class of 1940 holds 63rd class reunion.
Mary Benson celebrated her 80th birthday on Oct. 5 at St. Mary's Church in Dike.
Steve Freitag was promoted to rank of Naval Chief Petty Officer.
Albert Dekker, 93, Grundy Center, died Sept. 23 at Allen Hospital.
Edward A. Sieh, 74, Reinbeck, died Sept. 25 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.
20 YEARS AGO
SEPT. 30, 1993
Roy Snyder, 75 year member of the American Legion and last surviving WWI veteran, died Sept. 26 at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown.
RCS board elects Randy Ohrt as President.
Lisa Kiehne & Steve Swanson, Traer, will be married on Oct. 23.
An open house will be held to celebrate sisters Helen Kahler and Elnore Schroeder birthdays. Helen will turn 90 on Oct. 10 and Elnore will be 80 on October 8.
30 YEARS AGO
OCTOBER 6, 1983
Melvin Hepperle, 54, formerly of Reinbeck, died Sept. 30 of an apparent heart attack.
Lorna Alderman, 64, formerly of Reinbeck, died Oct. 1.
Paul Jaquis, 67, Reinbeck, died October 1.
Mr. & Mrs. Murray Henricks are parents of a son born Oct. 4.
Mr. & Mrs. Mike Henningsen are parents of a son born Sept. 23.
40 YEARS AGO
OCT. 11, 1973
When Mr. & Mrs. Ray Bonacker returned home from a trip they discovered their home had been entered by thieves and approximately $300 in jewelry and cash had been taken.
Ella Harris, 70, Reinbeck, died Oct. 7 at Schoitz Hospital.
Mr. & Mrs. Jan Lockwood are parents of a daughter born Oct. 6 in Marshalltown.
50 YEARS AGO
Henry Barfels, 82, died suddenly at his home on Oct. 7.
Richard Barr has been appointed County Attorney for Grundy County.
Dave Kelsen and son David S. Kelsen are opening a law office in Dike.
Mrs. Harry Adair died Oct. 9 at a Marshalltown Hospital.
Mr. & Mrs. Harold Bowers Jr. are parents of a daughter born Oct. 5.
Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Wrage, Gladbrook, are parents of a son born Oct. 3.
Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Knaack, Gladbrook, are parents of a son born Oct. 8.
60 YEARS AGO
OCT. 1, 1953
Mel Dudolski announces the grand opening of Dudolski Electric.
A barn on the Leonard Hulme farm near Dinsdale was destroyed by fire.
Installation of telephone service to Voorhies from Hudson has been completed.
Enrollment at Reinbeck Consolidated School shows 650 students making it the largest in Grundy Co.
70 YEARS AGO
Mr. & Mrs. Fred Sindt bought Harold Downey's home for $5,100.
Illys McCommon and Robert Bell were married on Sept. 22.
Phyllis Clausman and Marvin Ahrenholz were married Sept. 8.
Mr. & Ms. Dale Hulme are parents of a son born Sept. 16.