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October 15, 2017
Laura Beard , Reinbeck Courier


OCT. 18, 2007

Fire Prevention Week is being observed with kindergarten kids getting a ride on fire truck.

Candace Davis & Tyson Brown will be married June 8, 2008 at Holiday Lake.

Erik Bachman & Jackie Hampe will be married Dec. 28 in Wis.

Mr. & Mrs. Allen Mittler will observe their 50th wedding anniversary.

Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Wrage are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with a card shower.

Mr. & Mrs. Bryce Lemke are parents of a son born Oct. 9.

Iva Lorenz, 93, Gladbrook, died Sept. 28 at Westbrook Acres Nursing home.

Bess Wheeler, 93, Reinbeck, died Oct. 8 at Parkview Manor Nursing Home.

Lucille Saak, 93, Reinbeck, died Oct. 13 at Parkview Nursing Home.


OCT. 16, 1997

Brian Miller, Reinbeck, was killed in a car accident on Hwy #63 eight miles north of Traer.

Betty Staker, 53, Traer, died Oct. 7 at her home.

Alice Blackford, 91, Lincoln, died Oct. 13 at the Western Home.

Viola Hansen, 84, Holland, died Oct. 11 at the Grundy Hospital.

Ginny Poppen, Reinbeck Woman's Club President, presented a check for $300 to the Outdoor Learning Center.

Mr. & Mrs. Tom Dunham will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 26.

Lucile Wrage will celebrate her 80th birthday on Oct. 13 with a card shower.

Anne Bailey, G-R senior, was honored at a banquet in Des Moines and was awarded a $500 scholarship in an essay contest.

Mr. & Mrs. Darren Thran are parents of a son.


OCT. 22, 1987

Mr. & Mrs. Tim Stephen of Omaha, Neb. are parents of a son born Oct. 12.

Mr. & Mrs. John Schreck are parents of a son born Oct. 14.

Walter Barfels, 83, Lincoln, died Oct. 17.

Wm. Sievert, 72, Grundy Center, died Oct. 18.

Leonard Halupnick, 76, Traer, died Oct. 18.

A two vehicle accident on Oct. 17 resulted in Shirley Moye, 52, sustaining a broken right leg and other torso injuries when she crossed the center line into the path of a pickup. Two people in the pickup were injured.

Ron Sharp has been appointed as manager of Cropmate in Reinbeck.


OCT. 22, 1977

Melissa Hummel was crowned Homecoming Queen.

Steve Buhman, 21, was seriously injured with a broken neck when his car flipped over and struck a tree.

Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Jacobs observed their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 19.

Mr. & Mrs. Gary Poppen are parents of a daughter born Oct. 16.

Thieves broke into the Reinbeck School and stole some purses, billfolds, money and a leather jacket. Two juveniles were arrested.


OCT. 26, 1978

The grandstand at the Grundy Co. fairgrounds burned down. Estimated loss is $20,000.

Mr. & Mrs. Elmer Watson will observe their 40th wedding anniversary on Oct. 20.

Firemen have been busy as they were called to extinguish a blaze at the town dump, Dinsdale, Ralph Creswell farm, Jim Karkosh farm and Belmont Stock Farm for grass & corn fires.

Dawn Alcorn, Dinsdale, fell from a horse and broke her arm.



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