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February 18, 2018
Laura Beard , Reinbeck Courier


FEB. 21, 2008

Chris Finn wins 3rd place in consolation finals at the state wrestling tournament. He finished his senior year with a 44-1 record and set a new high school record with 123 wins.

Mr. & Mrs. Henry Birdsell will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 23.

Mildred Witt will observe her 99th birthday.

Tricia Breakenridge received her Masters of Art degree in counseling on Dec. 15.


FEB. 19, 1998

David Abels, 56, Grundy Center, died Feb. 14 at his home.

Essie Addison, 88, Traer, died Feb. 7 at Covenant Medical Center.

Leeno Grimmus, 89, Grundy Center, died Feb. 12.

Alice Brandhorst, 72, Hudson, died Feb. 13 at Allen Hospital.

Faye Ladehoff, 77, formerly of Gladbrook, died at the Marshalltown Hospital.

Les Lindner will be honored for his 85th birthday with a card shower.

Mr. & Mrs. Curt Kern are parents of a daughter born Feb. 8

Mr. & Mrs. Eric Roberts are parents of a daughter born Feb. 9

Mr. & Mrs. Rod Oaks, Collins are parents of a daughter born Feb. 11.


FEB. 25, 1988

Independence School Principal Stan Slessor, was named interim Supt at their monthly meeting on Feb. 11.

Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Schwein, Gentry, Arkansas are parents of a daughter born Feb. 18.

Kim Sienknecht, 36, formerly of Gladbrook, died Feb. 20 in Des Moines of a heart attack.

Milo Middleton, 83, Grundy Center, died Feb. 21 of complications of a stroke.


MARCH 2, 1978

Three people won Ernie's Bankroll: Mrs. Delvin Harms-$500; Mrs. Bill Heithoff-$400 and Lynn McBride-$400.

Mr. & Mrs. Tom Bicket are parents of a son born Feb. 17.

Reinbeck Rams basketball team wins sectional. They will play Grundy Center in the first round of Districts on March 1.

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Heckroth, Parkersburg, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on March 8.

Capt. & Mrs. Calvin Staker are parents of a son born Feb. 26.

Mr. & Mrs. John Ayer are parents of a son born Feb.27.

Julie Moser & Alan Bachman were married on Feb. 18 in Mandeville, La.

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Rickert are parents of a son born Feb. 23.

Reinbeck wrestler, Luther Beenken, and Ron Sharp placed 3rd & 6th respectively in Class A at State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines.

David Smoldt, D-X tank wagon operator for 37 years, retired on Feb. 28.

Katherine Conradi, 18, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Merle Conradi, was killed in a car-pickup truck accident in Cedar Falls.


FEB. 29, 1968

Mr. & Mrs. Everett Bowen who have operated the Morrison Grocery Store are quitting.

Mr. & Mrs. Bill McBride, Dike, will observe their 50th wedding anniversary on March 10.

Rudolph Vogt, died Feb. 27 at the Vets Hospital in Des Moines.

The Rams defeated Mid Iowa Conference Champs in sectional basketball.

M.L. Daherty, 73, died Feb. 20 in Cedar Rapids.

Mr. & Mrs. Mike Lovell are parents of a son born Feb. 23.

Mr. & Mrs. Victor Devick are parents of a daughter born Feb. 22.

Custom Farm Services to have grand opening on March 4. Plant manager is Bill Thoms, Joe Clapp, assistant and Roy Petersen plant operator.



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