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April 27, 2014
Laura Beard , Reinbeck Courier


APRIL 22, 2004

Young Writers Conference held on the campus of UNI on April 2. Eight students attended from Reinbeck.

Twenty-four people from the New Life Assembly of God Church went on a trip of Costa Rica to focus on construction and repair of school facilities.

Caleb Sieh and Michelle Beichley will be married on June 12 in the Peace United Church in Grundy Center.

A card shower is planned for Mr. & Mrs. James Smith for their 50th wedding anniversary.

Leona Arter, 90, Reinbeck, died April 17 at Sartori Hospital in Cedar Falls.

George C . Miller, 60, Grundy Center, died April 14 at his home.

Thomas Farris, 79, Waterloo, died April 14 at his home.

Herman Sietsema, 91, Wellsburg, died April 18 at his home.


APRIL 21, 1994

RCS board accepts 3 staff resignations of Mary Jo Schreck, Pat Petersen and Brant Clausen.

Joan Troug opens Corner Collectibles at the corner of Main & Broad Streets.

Sharon Wambold, volunteer at Girl Scouts, receives special recognition. She received an honor pin for her outstanding work as troop leader, service co-manager, trip advisor and Sports Day Volunteer. She is currently camp director for 1994 summer session.

Robert Anderson, 72, formerly of Reinbeck, died April 15 in Marshalltown.

Donald Dahms, 70, Reinbeck, died April 18 at the Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center.

Idamaye Bown will celebrate her 90th birthday on April 23 with a family dinner.

Rev. Mike & Mrs. Voigts, Waco, Texas are parents of a son born March 23.

Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Widdel are parents of son born April 13.

Mr. & Mrs. David Clubine, Traer, are parents of twin boys born April 17.


MAY 3, 1984

Mr. & Mrs. Russell Frost are parents of a daughter born April 8.

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Sharp are parents of a son born April 29.

Over 2" of rain fell with strong high winds. Dinsdale Elevator lost a 36,000 bushel grain bin. Winds were reported at 50-60 mph.


MAY 9, 1974

Work is progressing on the new Izaak Walton park being developed on the old Reinbeck dump.

Roger DeWolf and Carl Bern sold their rental property to Bill Koch's of rural Cedar Falls.

Mr. & Mrs. Dave Lewis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

Phyllis Benham a teacher in Blackhawk and Tama counties for 38 years announced her plans for retirement.

Martha Wollesen, 93, Lincoln, died May 3.

Sue Weiss qualifies for state track meet at Drake in the Mile Run.

Rebecca Breakenridge and Ernie Mitchell were married April 26 at Amity.

Plastronics Division has ended their three month strike.


MAY, 1964

Walter Musser, 86, died May 2.

Ruth Meyer daughter of Rev. & Mrs. C.G. Meyer, is a finalist for the Veisha Scholarship Award at Iowa State.

Dr. H.V. Kahler will celebrate his 86th birthday on May 5.

Oldsmobile Division of G.E. Corp. presented more than $1,000 worth of Industrial Art training aid to the RCS.

Elsye Roberts who recently purchased the Koffee Corner will have an open house on May 9.

Ida Hall announced that her beauty shop on Main Street is open and will hold an open house on May 12.

Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Simonsen began construction on a new home on Hwy 175 east of Reinbeck.

Mr. & Mrs. John Wittgreve sued for $80,000 from John Strohbehn as a result of a car-pedestrian accident in Morrison in May, 1962.


MAY, 1954

Bert Saltou landscaped and planted shrubbery around the Memorial Bldg.

Reinbeck received a hard freeze on Sunday & Monday. It destroyed a good heavy stand of asparagus. The Canning Co. had to drag the field again.

Dora Ladehoff, 67, died May 3.

Mr. & Mrs. Chales Ladd are parents of a daughter born April 29.

Mr. & Mrs. R.L. Kreese of Des Moines, are parents of a son born April 29.


MAY, 1944

James O'Brien has purchased the Mary Engel estate house on east main.

Edward Kolfort, 51, received 24 fractured ribs and vertebra when a rear wheel of a tractor ran over his chest.

Twelve farmers gathered to prepare 54 acres for Lyle Billerbeck who is in the hospital with severe asthma.



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