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Looking Back

August 23, 2013

August 25, 2013
Laura Beard , Reinbeck Courier

CORRECTION TO AUGUST 2 ISSUE OF LOOKING BACK-10 YEARS AGO.

SHOULD HAVE READ MR.& MRS. AARON SANNES ARE PARENTS OF A SON NOT MR. & MRS. AARON SCHILDROTH. SORRY FOR THE ERROR.

10 YEARS AGO

AUGUST 21, 2003

Reinbeck received a downpour last Wednesday a.m. of a much needed rain.

Crop duster, Ronald Cook, 59, Salix, received minor injuries when his crop duster plane crashed 4 miles south of Aplington. His plane was a total loss.

Construction underway for new G-R High School weight room.

Stephen Payette, 49, Reinbeck, died unexpectedly on August 12 at his home.

Gertrude Arends, 86, Dike, died August 12 at Allen Hospital.

Cyrrel Redechel, 78, Grundy Center, died August 13 at the Long Term Care Unit at the Grundy Memorial Hospital.

20 YEARS AGO

AUGUST 19, 1993

Grundy County is one of four in the state to receive financial assistance for the disabled.

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Draper will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on August 22 with an open house.

Mr. & Mrs. Earl Dinsdale will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house on August 29.

Mr. & Mrs. Laurence Murphy, formerly of Dike and Grundy Center, will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on August 25 at Stonehill Care Center in Dubuque.

Kim Cooper and Robert Heinrich were married on July 24.

Gladys Juhl, 72, Reinbeck, died recently.

Grace Coffman, died August 11 at Parkview Manor.

Olinda Bulthius will celebrate her 80th birthday on August 25.

30 YEARS AGO

AUGUST 25, 1983

Construction began on Reinbeck's first condominium complex on the corner of Broad & School Streets.

Classes began on August 23 with an enrollment of 509 students.

Mr. & Mrs. Russell Meewes observed their 55th wedding anniversary recently.

40 YEARS AGO

AUGUST 30, 1973

Medlen Dabdoub, a YFU student from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, is making her home with Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Plaehn.

Mrs. Rudolph Hook, Grundy Center, won $1,500 in bankroll at Ernie's Super Valu.

Carol Taylor and Randy Wilson were married August 1 at Hudson Community Church.

Mr. & Mrs. Randy Evenson are parents of a son born August 29.

Mr. & Mrs. Gary Oelschlager are parents of a son born August 27.

Reinbeck has a new business, ElVera's Fashion and Variety Store, owned by Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Reisinger.

Marjorie Amidon, 77, died of an apparent heart attack on August 22.

50 YEARS AGO

AUGUST, 1963

Mr. & Mrs. Emil Tessau purchased a home at 209 Main for $9,300.

Harold Paton, 65, died of a heart attack on his farm north of Reinbeck on August 21.

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Dunham, Cedar Falls, are parents of a daughter born August 24.

Mr. & Mrs. Chester Dinsdale are parents of a son born August 22.

Denise Thacker, formerly of Reinbeck, and Harold Veneer of Council Bluffs were married August 20.

Sparrows at the Lloyd Runft farm west of Reinbeck became "bombed" after drinking corn silage juice leaking from a silo.

60 YEARS AGO

AUGUST, 1953

Ron Bern will receive his Eagle Scout award at a Court of Honor at the Grundy County Fair on August 28.

Charles Engel, 65, died in his sleep on August 17.

Reinbeck's new Chiropractor, Dr. Paul VanWyk, will open his office on August 31.

Two young doctors Lynn Frink of Tama and John Jacquis of Jefferson have decided to locate in Reinbeck.

Harold Dudolski, 30, was stricken with bulbar polio on August 14 and remains in serious condition.

Donald Bashford, 29, Cedar Falls was critically injured at the stock car races at the Grundy Co. Fairgrounds. Bashford was the starter and was hit by driver, Bud Slater.

A grease pit fire at Robby's station and a grass fire at the west edge of Reinbeck were extinguished by the Reinbeck Fire Dept. this past week.

Donald Dirks arrived home from Decatur, Ind. where he graduated from Reppert School of Auctioneering.

Mr. & Mrs. James Miller are parents of a son born August 18.

Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Hamilton are parents of a son born August 19.

Mr. & Mr. Ted Weaver are parents of a son born August 25.

George Cavalier, 54, Traer, was killed in an auto accident on August 19.

70 YEARS AGO

AUGUST, 1943

Ralph "Pat" Knaack, east of Reinbeck, lost an M tractor in a fire.

V.A. Paige, manager of Dike Sale Barn, announcing it will open for the season on August 27.

John Lorenz, 7 month son of Mr. & Mrs. Noel Lorenz, died August 22.

Russell Thoren, hired man of Jim Neesen, northeast of town, lost two fingers while chipping at a board with a corn knife.

Theodore J. Hildebrant, formerly of Reinbeck and Lillian Allison of New York were married on July 10.

Lightning strikes Reinbeck Courier and Richter Market building during a electrical storm.

 
 

 

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