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October 14, 2016

October 16, 2016
Laura Beard , Reinbeck Courier


OCT. 2006

Jason Appel, 31, Grundy Center, was arrested after he struck and killed Barbara Dellit, 57, in a hit and run incident on Oct. 16 in Grundy Center.

A shooting incident is being investigated when Joshua Wohlman,19, a sophomore at Wm. Penn University of Oskaloosa, died at a party south of Garwin. Tama Co. Sheriff's Dept. are investigating the incident.

Kyle Plaehn, 18, Lincoln, was injured when he was pulling a grain auger and the tractor tipped over. He was airlifted to Covenant with multiple injuries.

Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert Niedermann will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house on Oct. 28 at St. John's Lutheran Church.

Michele Andersen & Waylon Bern will be married Dec. 16 at Fredsville Church near Cedar Falls.

Dan VanHeiden & Traci VanDyke are parents of a son born Oct. 11.

Bernice McGowan, 88, Reinbeck, died Oct. 10 at Parkview Manor.

Gladys Feltz, 88, Gladbrook, died Sept. 27 at the Grundy Co. Hospital.

G-R observes National School Bus Safety Week.


OCT. 17, 1996

Red Ribbon Week will be observed Oct. 23-31. Red Ribbon emphasizes to students to decide NOT to use alcohol or drugs.

Wm. Ragsdale, 90, Reinbeck, died Oct. 8 at Covenant Medical Center.

Grace Brower, 88, Grundy Center, died Oct. 11 at the Grundy Long Term Care Center in Grundy Center.

Byrl Dodd, 83, Grundy Center, died Oct. 13 at Allen Hospital.

Virginia Lucken, 90, Grundy Center died Oct. 13 at the Grundy Care Center.

Marian Hansen, 82, Dike, died Oct. 12 at her home.

Dave Grunklee was awarded the Iowa Vocational Association Outstanding Young Educator Award.

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Della Penna are parents of a son born Oct. 15..

Mr. & Mrs. Ray Lockhart will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 19.


OCT. 23, 1986

Connie Sell & Brian Finn were married Sept. 13.

A belated 45th anniversary and surprise party was held for Doc & Mary Henderson.

Philip D. Watson, 68, a former Reinbeck man, died. Oct. 15.


OCT. 28, 1976

Elaine Ehlers and Mike Mennenga were honored at Oak Leaf Country Club as ladies & men's 1976 Golf Champs.

Lori Hansen, Dike School was first place winner in the 1976 Grundy County Soil Conservation District Speech Contest. Jan Conradi, Reinbeck High School placed 2nd.

Wayne Lovell, 45, former Dike resident, died Oct. 23.

Mrs. Vern Witt, Hudson, is holding a complete closing out sale on Oct. 30.

Herman Wiese, 74, Grundy Center, died Oct. 21.

Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Bern observed their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 20.

Reinbeck High School seniors to present their class play "You're a good man, Charley Brown" on Nov. 12-13.


OCT. 27, 1966

65 baby pigs were lost in a fire that destroyed a hog house on the Wier Uhlenberg farm east of Reinbeck.

Jim Burdick has accepted a position as an Aircraft mechanic with Western Air Lines.

Fire destroyed two chicken houses at the Kenneth Barnes residence. They were empty at the time of the fire.

Theodore Meyer has been awarded a Black & Vestch Scholarship for $500. at Iowa State University where he is a freshman in Civil Engineering.

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lonergan celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on Oct. 20.

J. Clyde Smith, 80, Grundy Center, died Oct. 21.

Rev. & Mrs. Harold Brockhus are parents of a son born Oct. 13.



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