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February 26, 2017
Laura Beard , Reinbeck Courier


MARCH 1, 2007

Winter storm of 2007 hits area on Feb. 23 until early hours on Feb. 25. Heavy snow, ice and winds of 45-50 mph and power outages for many areas. More than 500 IPL workers were called in from Kan., OHIO, Mo. and Wisc. to assist with getting things up and running.

Maida Morrison Scott, 90, Grundy Center, died Feb. 22 at the Grundy Co. Hospital.

Harold Plaehn, 93, Reinbeck, died Feb . 25 at the Grundy Co. Hospital.


FEB. 27, 1997

G-R school reorganization vote passes.

Interest is growing to get the Internet into Reinbeck.

Janet Tomlinson, 94, Reinbeck, formerly of Traer, died Feb. 19 at Parkview.

Barbara Claussen, 62, Gladbrook, died Feb. 18 at Mary Greeley Med. Center in Ames.

Richard Brownell, 50, Traer, died Feb. 15 at U. of I. Hospital.

Ella Paterni, 88, Grundy Center, died Feb. 19 at Allen Hospital.

Joseph Kucera, 88, Traer, died at Covenant Medical Center.

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Dahms will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on March 2.


MARCH 5, 1987

Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Billerbeck, Reinbeck, are parents of a son born Feb. 25.

Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Junge are adoptive parents of a daughter born Nov. 10 in Korea.

Louise Thesing, 74, Reinbeck, died Feb. 27.

Henry Engel, 74, Hudson, died Feb. 27.

David Mooty, 36, Grundy Center, died Feb. 22 of complications of pneumonia.

Margaret Lynn, 72, Grundy Center, died Feb. 28.

Della Kristensen, 78, Dike, died Feb. 26.


MARCH 10, 1977

Mr. & Mrs. George Hall bought the Ray Francis home.

A 2nd benefit public card party held to raise funds for the restoration of the former Morrison school house.

Ed Hooper complete closing out farm sale will be held on March 12.

Mildred Chalupsky, 70, Traer, died March 2. She was injured in an auto accident on Feb. 25 which claimed the life of her husband Charles.

Mr. & Mrs. John Egesdahl are parents of a son born Feb. 16.

Reinbeck Rams place 2nd in Mid Iowa Conference.


MARCH 9, 1967

Lester Kupka, Grundy Co. Clerk, resigned as of April 1 and will be replaced by Dorothy Palmer.

Chris Thesing has purchased the B.E. Hunter vacant lot on Pioneer Road.

Art Gehringer, 58, submitted to lung surgery.

Will Stickfort, 66, died March 7.

Ewald Jensen, 62, Voorhies died Feb. 28

Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Fogt are parents of a son born March 1.

Mr. & Mrs. Russ Greiner are parents of a daughter born Feb. 21.

Army 1st LT. Philip French was awarded the Bronze Star Medal on Feb. 20 in Siagon.

Mrs. Lester Kohl, 76, Grundy Center, died March 4.

John Stack, 67, Gladbrook, died March 7.



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