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March 25, 2016

March 27, 2016
Laura Beard , Reinbeck Courier

10 YEARS AGO

MARCH 23, 2006

Kyle Gorres will play at the Shrine Bowl on July 22 at Jack Trice Stadium at ISU.

Sharon Owens, Traer, has announced she will run for State Representative in Iowa House District 40.

Lt. Col. Tim Rickert to head the National Guard unit in Afghanistan.

Mr. & Mrs. Don Vogt celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 20.

Gareld "Robby" Robinson, 83, Reinbeck, died March 12 at home.

Mary C. Rouse, 100, Grundy Center, died March 14 at Grundy Long Term Care Unit in the hospital.

Raymond D. Willer, 91, Reinbeck, died March 9 at Parkview Manor.

20 YEARS AGO

MARCH 21, 1996

John Lee has been hired as high school principal.

Norma Albert, 93, died March 13 at Bartels Home in Waverly.

John Volberding, 88, Dike, died March 11 at Sartori.

Mr. & Mrs. Mike Alberts, Danville, are parents of a daughter born March 1.

Mr. & Mrs. Marc Lamfers, Grundy Center, are parents of a daughter born March 6.

Rita Robertson has been awarded a presidential scholarship to Central College.

Laura Hougen & Mark Lansink announce their upcoming marriage on April 13 in Dubuque.

30 YEARS AGO

MARCH 27, 1986

Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Schwein, Gentry, Ark. are parents of a daughter born March 22.

Jean Goebel & John Houge were married on March 1.

A faulty heating pad in the farrowing house on the Arlyn Billerbeck farm resulted in the loss of 26 sows and 100 baby pigs.

Heavy smoke that filled the motor home of Jeff & Wena Johnston was caused by a malfunction of heat tape used to protect water pipes under the home.

Scott Miller, 32, Reinbeck was in a vehicle accident when he lost control of his car when he came up on a section of road covered with hail. Brenda Miller, 23, was injured with torso injuries.

John Cooper, 73, former Reinbeck man, died March 20.

Joe Greiner, 81, died March 20.

LeRoy Watson, 77, died March 23 of complications of hepatitis.

Marion Snow, 82, died March 23.

Ruth Dalzell, 97, Grundy Center, died March 20.

40 YEARS AGO

APRIL 1, 1976

Thieves broke into the Reinbeck Canning Factory and made off with several pieces of office equipment.

PCI reported extensive damage to heavy equipment including broken windshields and headlights and put dirt in the gas lines.

Bruce French will appear in a t.v. movie "Helter Skelter."

Mr. & Mrs. Ron Bern, Pittsford, N.Y. are parents of a daughter born March 29.

Reinbeck post office sponsored a stamp show with several area stamp collectors showing their collections of post cards and first day cover stamps.

50 YEARS AGO

MARCH 31, 1966

Kenneth Stoakes of Mason City signed a one year contract to serve as superintendent.

Robert Lonergan, Jr. died March 27 of a heart attack at his home in St. Paul, Minn.

Mrs. John Barfels, 76, died March 23 at the Grundy Co. Hospital.

Pioneer Corn Co. purchased 18 acres of farm land from John Wittgreve on the east edge of town.

Doris Hornig and Embert McPherson, both of Des Moines, were married March 24.

Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Hasek are parents of a son born March 23.

Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Paige are parents of a son born March 26.

 
 

 

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