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June 28, 2016
Laura Beard , Reinbeck Courier


JUNE 22, 2006

After 130 years Blessing Church will close on June 25.

G-R FFA competes in State Food Science contest.

Mr. & Mrs. Don Bown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house on July 2 at the First Presbyterian Church.

Teri Rokusek achieves Toastmaster Accreditation with local Speechmaster Club.

Mr. & Mrs. Don Dirks will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on July 2 at Oakleaf Country Club.

Lucille Karkosh, 93, Reinbeck, died June 12 at Parkview Manor.

Wendell Byrnes, 88, Grundy Center, died June 17 at Grundy Co. Hospital.

Max Appel, 81, Grundy Center, died June 14 at his home.

Tractor Safety Day held on Saturday June 10.


JUNE 20, 1996

Reorganization plans for G-R is becoming more positive.

LeRoy Barnes, 80, Reinbeck, died June 5 at Sartori Hospital.

Ed Hooper, 82, Gladbrook, died June 12 at the Marshalltown Hospital.

Mr. & Mrs. Peter Bowen of Des Moines are parents of a daughter born June 17.

Mr. & Mrs. Bill Harris, Reinbeck, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on June 30.

Michi Reeves and Wm. Nelson, Sr. were married on March 20.

Mr. & Mrs. Fred Seda, Gladbrook, will observe their 50th wedding anniversary on June 20.


JUNE 26, 1986

After 13+ years of business, Swaney Drug Store, was sold to Health Services Division of Covenant Medical Center. It is now known as Reinbeck Pharmacy.

A bolt of lightning struck and caused a barn fire at the Lester Greve farm south of Reinbeck.

The class of 1936 held their class reunion with 26 of the original 43 present.

Marlys Dudley & Lynn Fogt were married June 7.

Services were held June 27 for Ethel Mosey, formerly of Reinbeck, who died March 13.

Albert Storjohann, 73, Gladbrook, died June 17.

Mr. & Mrs. Kim Brubaker are parents of a daughter born June 15.

Mr. & Mrs. Tom Hansen, Reinbeck, are parents of a daughter born June 16.


JULY 1, 1976

Three Reinbeck residents; Johanna Wiese, Martha Wiese and brother Detlef Wiese died of injuries suffered in a two car accident on June 28 at a rural intersection northeast of Reinbeck. Steven Graesch, 23, Oelwein, suffered facial and head cuts and multiple bruises. He was charged with OWI.

Mrs. Adolph (Mae) Schroeder, 78, Gladbrook, died June 28 at her home.

Rhonda Neil, Reinbeck & Dennis Kock, St. Ansgar were married June 19.

Construction of a new wing at Parkview began including a lounge area to the south of the new wing & a lounge added on the end of the north wing. Also extensive remodeling to the kitchen and increased storage and office space.

Jane Keller, Newton & Roger Hogan, Lincoln, were married June 19.


JUNE 30, 1966

Susan Bean was awarded the $100 annual Nurse Scholarship presented by 40 & 8 Club.

Lillian Moeller, 78, died in Cedar Falls on June 24.

Mr. & Mrs. Donovan Nash, formerly of Reinbeck, are parents of twins born June 24.

Jon Hansen, 14, Dike, lost the end of his ring finger while driving his go cart.



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