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February 23, 2018

February 25, 2018
Laura Beard , Reinbeck Courier


FEB . 28, 2008

Gale Folkert's yard featured on the cover of a National magazine, Conifer quarterly. They also published an article written by Gale on conifers.

Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy Thesing are parents of a daughter born Feb. 12.

Brandi Burhann, Dysart & Tom Harmsen, Traer, will be married on April 12 at the United Methodist church in Dysart.

Two brothers, Shawn & Terrance LaBarde have been called to serve our country.

Misty Wells received her 5 year service award from Grundy Co. Supervisors for being County Sanitarian & Zoning Administrator as well as driver license deputy.

Louise Schildroth Fogt, 94, Reinbeck, died Feb. 20 at Parkview Manor.

Bill Lawton won $1,000 in American Express Gift cheques sponsored by affiliated Foods Midwest and General Mills.


FEB. 26, 1998

Heather Feldkamp. Attorney, has become a member of Thompson Law Firm.

Reinbeck Educational Loan Fund is seeking additional financial support from the community.

Karma Smith, 54, Cedar Rapids, died at home in Cedar Rapids.

Jeanette DeNeui, 85, Wellsburg, died Feb. 16 in Ackley.

Dorothy Primus, 84, Wellsburg, died Feb. 16 at Allen Hospital

Lillian Launstein, 82, Conrad, died Feb. 17 at Westbrook Acres in Gladbrook.

Emma Weseman, 97, died Feb. 18 at the Grundy Hospital.

Lester Stammer, 75, Traer, died Feb. 17 at Sunrise Hill Care Center.

Mr & Mrs. Tom Robinett are parents of a son born Feb. 6.

Mildred Witt will celebrate her 89th birthday on March 4 with a card shower.


MARCH 3, 1988

Dr. Harold Taylor's new medical clinic is entering the final stages of construction.

Leona Hopkins, 68, Morrison, died Feb. 26.

Emma Buschman, 90, Grundy Center, died Feb. 22.

Becky Thom & Steven Fevold were married Feb. 6.

Wayne Dake is a patient at University of Iowa to undergo a kidney transplant.

Mr. & Mrs. Merlyn Boege are parents of a daughter born Feb. 28.

Sandra Barfels, 40, Reinbeck, escaped injury when the car she was driving was struck broadside on the driver's side by a deer.


MARCH 9, 1978

Work on the new water facility has come to a halt due to severe weather conditions.

Karen Richter will compete in the Miss Iowa Pageant representing Grundy Co.

Merle Willer was named manager at Oakleaf Country Club.

A real estate auction of Rose Slessor Estate to be held March 8.

Boys basketball team were conference champions and Sectional champs for the year.


MARCH 7, 1968

Grundy Co. Sheriff Dick Kern, 31, and Eugene Oulman, 20, Grundy Center, were injured in a traffic accident on Highway 58.

Reinbeck Fire Dept. was called to the Dinsdale School early Friday March 1 for a fire in the furnace room.

The following Reinbeck High School winners will go to state: Mary Dirks, Pat Petersen, Kathy Richter, Sue Keith, Jan Thede, Curt Schneider, Bruce Thede, Sandy Hinders and Randy Ohrt.

Gethman & Co., was low bidder for Gladbrook school addition of $535,000.

Joe Clapp, Jr. 39, Dike died March 1 of a heart attack.

Wendy Clark, Olin, & Daryl Dunham were married Feb. 24.

Michelle Ericksen was capped Feb. 25 at St. Luke's School of Nursing at Sioux City.

Mr. & Mrs. Mark Nash are parents of a son born March 5.

Wilma Schmidt, 63, died March 6.

Dennis Linder, Drake University senior, is the Chairman of the 1968 Senior Progress Project in the College of Business Administration.



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