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August 19, 2016

August 21, 2016
Laura Beard , Reinbeck Courier



FFA honors awarded Michael Schreck on his Grand Champion hog at the State Fair out of a field of 620 hogs.

G-R school board meets to improve the softball field.

Melissa Volkens and Tyler Blohm were married July 1 at United Church of Christ in Reinbeck.

David Clubine will celebrate his 80th birthday on August 26.

Mr. & Mrs. Steve Martens are parents of a son born July 28 in Ames.

Mr. & Mrs. Joe Pastorino, Winterset are parents of a son born August 9.

Marvin Hinders, 78, Reinbeck, died August 8 at his home.

Barn quilts of Grundy Co. are looking for barn owners to display painting of quilts to hang on their barns.

Tara Ramsey, 17, Cedar Falls, will present a violin recital on August 27.


AUGUST 22, 1996

Reinbeck City Council introduces water rates ordinance.

Reinbeck Action Post #242 of the American Legion donates a rural farm scene picture to the Reinbeck Library in honor of Iowa's 150 years of statehood.

A large fire burns down a barn on the Jeff Werkman farm four miles south of Reinbeck.

Betty Albright, 62, Conrad, died August 12 at Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames.

Florence Hawn, 101, Grundy Center, died August 12 at Sartori.

Esther DeVries, 74, died August 15 at Parkview Manor.

Elsie Struwe, 96, died August 15 at Marshalltown Medical Center.

Eldon Mussig, 87, Gladbrook, died August 16 at Westbrook Acres Nursing Home in Gladbrook.

Melanie Lynch & Todd Loecke were married July 20 in Cedar Falls.

Staci Winterroth and Paul Braun will be married on Oct. 5.

Michelle Dostal & Matt Kock were married June 29 in Grundy Center.


AUGUST 28, 1986

Jean Stephan will join the staff of Planned Parenthood on Sept. l5 in Cedar Falls.

Mary Jans, 93, Reinbeck, died August 22 of a heart attack.

Mr. & Mrs. Jared Owen, Hudson, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Sept. 2

Mr. & Mrs. Duane Woebbeking are parents of a daughter born August 17.

Lowell Rasmussen underwent major surgery at Covenant Medical Center.

Homer Cannon suffered an arm injury while working at a job site.


SEPT. 9, 1976

74 Grundy Co. families will receive recognition for living on a Century Farm.

The Jack Shoup family is hosting Sue Stahmer of Reinbeck, Germany as an foreign exchange student.

Vernon Slessor & Karen Troudt, Waterloo, were married August 28.

Dave Wrage, 78, Gladbrook, died unexpectedly on Sept. 2 at his son's farm.

Three young men received injuries when the driver, David Steffen, Hudson, missed a curve south of Reinbeck and flipped into the ditch. Passengers were Jack Brandt and James Creswell.


SEPT. 8, 1966.

Wayne Dake will hold a machinery auction to make room for a new building.

George Schooley, Marion, died of injuries on Sept. 3.

Marie Murphy, 75, Dike, died August 31.

Vicki Thede and Jerry Lage were married Sept. 2.

Karen Rasmussen, Cedar Falls and Loren Miller, Dike, were married August 27.

Pam Mitchell & Robert Smoldt were married August 27.

Mr. & Mrs. Kent Creswell, Omaha, Neb. are parents of a son born Sept. 6.



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