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January 21, 2018
Laura Beard , Reinbeck Courier


JAN. 24, 2008

Fountain on Main will celebrate their first anniversary.

Braelynn Morgan, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Tyler Morgan, was chosen as cutest baby contest winner.

Helen Poland will celebrate her 95th birthday on Jan. 27.

Ada Wilkinson, 96, died Jan. 18 in Texas.

Magdalen Greiner, 97, Reinbeck, died Jan. 20 at Parkview Manor.


JAN. 22, 1998

PCI has been awarded a 5 million dollar bridge contract. They will build twin bridges at 4 locations in Floyd Co. for four lane U.S. Hwy 18. The highway is part of the Avenue of the Saints between Charles City and Mason City.

Mr. & Mrs. Adolph Karkosh will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Jan. 26.

Brian Moser and Christine Cawley were married August 30 in Austin, Minn.

Elizabeth Voelker, 84, Eldora, formerly of Reinbeck, died in Eldora.

Harvey Boege, 81, Reinbeck, died Jan. 19 at the Iowa Vets Home in Marshalltown.

Feb. 2 is the deadline for farmers to return the U.S. Agriculture census form.


JAN. 28, 1988

A major snow storm hits the area with winds blowing, blocked roads, closed schools, postponed meetings and special events.

Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Reynolds, Coralville are parents of a son.

Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Horne, Norman, Okla. are parents of a son born Jan. 25.

Don & Laurie Diehm escaped serious injury when their car was totaled in an accident near Hudson.

Leona Wrage, 83, Reinbeck, died Jan. 21.

Lorena Podhasky, 86, Traer, died Jan. 24.


FEB. 2, 1978

One of the worst blizzards ever hit north central Iowa on Jan. 25 lasting 2 1/2 days. Strong winds blocked roads, closed schools, zero visibility. Weatherman reported wind between 30-50 mph and wind chills of 50-70 below.

David Neil, Jr. & Dennis & Dale Greiner received second place honors in 1977 Iowa Master Soybean growers contest in Districts 6 & 8.

Mr. & Mrs. Rick Tedore are parents of a daughter born Jan. 31.

Mr. & Mrs. Bink Keller, Davenport, are parents of a daughter born Jan. 25.

Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Davis celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.

Annabelle Ward & Jack Needham, Reinbeck postal employees were honored at a retirement party by fellow employees.

Democratic & Republican caucuses to be held Feb. 6.

Dala Maehrlein, 89, died Jan. 27 at Parkview Manor.

Marion Walbaum, 54, Hudson, died Jan. 23.

Clarence Ehlers, Jr. 53, died in Cedar Falls on Jan. 29 of a heart attack.


FEB. 1, 1968

Leonard & Norma Brandt damage suit of $106,701 against D.E. Richter Stock Farms was taken to the Supreme Court of Iowa.

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Morrison are parents of a son born Jan. 28.

Mrs. Earl Diamond died Jan. 27.

John Soska enlisted in the U.S, Air Force on Jan. 9 and is taking training at Lackland AF base in San Antonio, Texas.



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