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April 11, 2014

April 13, 2014
Laura Beard , Reinbeck Courier


APRIL 8, 2004

Pioneer Hi-Bred adds 16 full-time and part-time regular employees due to increased work load.

G-R senior Andrew Peters was one of fifteen Iowa Football players to receive a scholarship from the National Football Foundation.

Amy Helland & Steve McHenry, Reinbeck, announce wedding plans for May 15 at the United Methodist Church.

Neal Fischer received his 30 year Service Award with the Road Dept.

Chester "Bill" Ladd 64, Manning, died March 29 at Allen Hospital.

Vern Paustain, 84, Gladbrook, died March 30 at Westbrook Acres Nursing Home

Lois Rickert Robertson, 87, died March 27.


APRIL 14, 1994

Lance Cpl. Patrick & Amy White, Jacksonville, N.C. are parents of a daughter.

Matilda Karkosh, 85, Reinbeck, died April 6.

Announcement of upcoming marriage of Patricia Witt and Thomas Striewig on May 28.


APRIL 19, 1984.

Mr. & Mrs. John Morrow will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 28.

Ora Hartman, 85, Grundy Center, died April 14.

Angie McKenna, daughter of Carol McKenna, has been awarded $350 scholarship from Women's Club.

Mr. & Mrs. John Parmenter, Donnellson, Iowa are parents of a son born April 15.


APRIL, 1974

Fire destroyed a large barn on the Tom Schnell farm west of Dike.

Verlyn Rysdam, Reinbeck head football & track coach, suddenly died of a cerebral hemorrhage on May 1.

Danny Beenken, 18, Morrison, sustained serious leg injuries in a motorcycle accident on April 23.

Deb Keith is selected to go to girls state at UNI.

Richard Riley plans for a supper club in the Kelly Building.

Linda Witt and John Rich, Jr. were married in San Diego, Calif. on April 20.

Mr. & Mrs. Louis Schildroth are parents of a son born April 26.

Jack Moore catches a 5 lb. 2 oz. catfish in Black Hawk creek.

Charles Engle, 19, Gladbrook, sentenced to 50 years in the state penitentiary for 2nd degree murder shooting his wife.

Anna Mason, 77, Reinbeck, died at Americana Nursing Home in Waterloo on May 7.


APRIL 6, 1964

Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Volker are parents of a son born April 19.

Charles Camp. 83, formerly of Reinbeck, died April 23 in Owatonna, Minn.

Wilmer Hulme is starting an addition to the north end of the Windsor Hotel.


APRIL, 1954

Elvin "Curley" Juhl becomes the sole owner of Reinbeck Plumbing & Htg. when he purchased Elmer Gauger's interest who died several weeks ago.

Rock Island Railroad plans to discontinue its passenger service thru Reinbeck.

French Furniture is celebrating its 5th year as the largest store in Grundy County.

Reinbeck homeowners to get natural gas after signing up for it.

Patsy Graves, Waterloo, and Charles F. Murphy, Reinbeck, were married on April 24.

Marie Siefken & James Smith, Traer, were married on April 23.

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Dirks are parents of a son born April 25.


Reinbeck's post office is made a 2nd class post office beginning July 1.

Rev. O.F. Koch, 51, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Curch died April 25.

Mr. & Mrs. Adolph Folkerts, Morrison are parents of a daughter born April 23.

Mr. & Mrs. Walter Hawkins are parents of a daughter born April 25.

Lieut & Mrs. J.M. Kenndy of Chicago are parents of a son born April 22.



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