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May 20, 2016

May 22, 2016
Laura Beard , Reinbeck Courier

10 years ago

May 2006

Tranquility On Main opened for business on May 5.

June Mittler retires from preschool at the end of the year.

Open house to honor Pastor Matt, Janice & son Zack Conover on Sunday, June 4 at the Dike Methodist Church.

Mr. & Mrs. Harry Thoms and family were honored on April 28 as they were inducted into the Clydesdale Breeders of the U.S. Hall of Fame.

Josh McConnell graduates from military training at Lakeland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

Doug Clapp inducted into the Football Hall of Fame.

Dorothy Cablish, 78, died April 29 in St. Louis, Mo.

Benjamin M. Eslinger, 19, died May 4 in Oakland, Iowa.

Dylan Jans selected to All-State Wrestling team.


MAY 16, 1996

G-R to graduate 53 on May 26.

Mr. & Mrs. Tom Iezek will observe their 25th wedding anniversary on May 21.

Melissa Siemens and Brian Jensen are planning a wedding for June 8.

Lydia Robertson selected as Provost Scholarship at UNI.

Marvin DeVries, 69, died May 9 at his home.

Charles Harberts, 78, Grundy Center, died May 8 at Sartori.

Edna Garlits Johnson, 82, formerly of Reinbeck, died May 8.

Shirley Haren, 66, Grundy Center, died May 12 at her home.


MAY 22, 1986

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bowen are parents of a son born May 6.

David Keith, 81, Hudson, died May 19.

A.L. Kenney, 72, Grundy Center, died May 11.

Harold Claussen, 80, Gladbrook, died May 12.

Walter Boss, 93, former area farmer, died May 20.


MAY 27, 1976

Carol Thede and Jerry Willer were recipients of The Verlyn Rysdam Award.

LeRoy Schultz was hired to serve as Jr.-Sr. High School principal.

Kathy Shoup, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jack Shoup, was selected to participate in "America's Youth in Concert."

Jim Sealman received severe injuries to both hands when he fell over a rotary hoe at his home.

Mr. & Mrs. Delayne Hopkins of Scranton are parents of a daughter born May 16.

Less Weiss, 67, longtime area painter died following surgery.


MAY 26, 1966

Jack McCreery, 67, died May 20.

Stan Slessor won a $1,000 scholarship in an essay contest sponsored by Thorp Credit.

Fire partially damaged a car in Stephan's Dodge used car lot.

Harvey Lorenz, 55, died May 18 of a heart attack.

Area farmers with nine tractors and other planting equipment gathered on the Harvey Lorenz farm to help finish planting of crops.

Mrs. Wm. Kuehn, 54, Lincoln, died May 20.

Janet Stephan to be capped at the School of Nursing in Marshalltown on June 3.



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