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May 11, 2014
Laura Beard , Reinbeck Courier


MAY 6, 2004

National volunteer coffee held at the Reinbeck Elementary school.

Emily Robertson & Tyler Haskovec were married on Jan. 3, 2004 at St. John's Lutheran Church.

Mr. & Mrs. Al Cheeseman, Reinbeck, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house at the Memorial Bldg.

Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Hamann will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on May 16.

Mr. & Mrs. Bryce Lemke of Nevada are parents of a daughter born April 22.

Lester Barfels, 89, Reinbeck, died April 29 at Parkview Manor.

Russell Witt, 83, Reinbeck, died April 29 at Covenant Medical Center.

Jeanne Frederick, 75, Grundy Center, died April 20 at the Grundy Co. Hospital.

Rev. Clell Hickman, 94, died April 20.

Jeanette Plaehn, 84, Waterloo, died April 26 at Country View Care Center in Waterloo.

Cecil K. Robinson, 79, Reinbeck, died April 24.

Lisa Helland was inducted into Cardinal Key as a junior majoring in accounting & marketing on April 25.


MAY 19, 1994

Florence Folkerts, 85, Cedar Rapids, formerly of Reinbeck, died May 15.

Reka Harms, 92, Dike, died May 14 at the Grundy Co. Hospital Long-term Care Unit.

Doug Hall, 73, Waterloo, died May 9.

Mike Frier, son of Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Frier, graduated from College of Veterinary Medicine on May 14.

Cari Conrad & Lance Kruger announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

Adolph Karkosh, Reinbeck, celebrated his 80th birthday on May 20.

Reinbeck will graduate 55 on May 29.

Richard Wood gets a hole-in-one at Oakleaf Country Club on May 4.


MAY 24, 1984

Christine Petersen was named valedictorian and John Gurney was named salutatorian.

Mrs. Lester (Alice) Lorenz won $300 at Ernie's Super Valu.

Emily Brubaker named Worthy advisor at Reinbeck Rainbow Assembly #100 and will be installed on May 27.

Christine Petersen named winner of AID Association for Lutherans Scholarship.

Mr. & Mrs. Ron Larsen are parents of a son born May 16.

Mr. & Mrs. Kenny Jans, New London, are parents of a son born May 16.

Jack Steffen & Jonni Jorgensen were married May 19 at the UCC Church.

Kathy Eglehoff, Clarinda, & Scott Petersen announce their upcoming wedding on June 9 at St. Timothy's United Methodist Church in Cedar Falls.

Otto Mertens, 84, formerly of Reinbeck, died May 12.

Main St. Deli celebrated their 1st anniversary.


MAY 30, 1974

Dorothy Raney named valedictorian and Ted Berner named salutatorian of 1974 graduating class.

Mr. & Mrs. Harold Quckenbush purchased the Uptown Restaurant from Noel & Lois Bern.

Rev. Darwin Pierce has been appointed new pastor of the United Methodist Church replacing Steve Pohlman.

Mr. & Mrs. Earl Schick are parents of a son born May 22.

Darwin Beckwith, 21, Dike was hospitalized with injuries suffered in an assault in Traer on May 28.

I.E. begins operation of its new nuclear plant in Palo.


MAY. 1964

John Blohm sold his home on south BlackHawk St. to Frances Shearn for $14,000.

Erna Schick or Morrison has 12 high school graduates as all 12 of her children completed their schooling.

Mr. & Mrs. John Brubaker are parents of a daughter born May 24.


MAY, 1954

Roy Shafstal, 62, and Carl Morgan of Waterloo were killed on May 26 in a semi truck & 3 car accident 3 miles south of Hudson on Hwy #63.

Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Lowe are parents of a son born May 23.

Mr. & Mrs. Roger Schelling are parents of a son born May 23.


MAY, 1944

Alfred Petersen, 66, Traer, died May 22.

Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert Eslinger, Santa Monica, Calif. are parents of a daughter born April 30.

Mr. & Mrs. Leland Roberts are parents of a daughter born May 18.

Wm. Whannel, 67, Janesville, died May 17.

Wes Mohler, 12, was killed in a tornado that hit his home vicinity of Maxwell. Relatives here include Mrs. Henry Unrau and & Mrs. Fred Davis.

Grace Armstrong and Raymond Dobbs were married May 15.



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