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Looking Back ~ From the Archives of the Reinbeck Courier-By Laura Beard

December 13, 2018
Reinbeck Courier
10 YEARS AGO DEC. 18, 2008 Emma Fleschner got her hair cut and donated 10 inches of hair to “Locks of Love “. A fire was reported in the bagging filter system at Green Products Co. in Conrad on Dec . 13. No injuries were reported. Mr. & Mrs. Allen “Bud” Weeks will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec, 21, Harry Cooley will observe his 97th birthday. Emily Russell & Nathan Slife were married Aug. 2 in Delaware. Paul Paton, 66, Reinbeck, died Dec. 9.

20 YEARS AGO DEC. 17, 1998 Ultra Flow in Morrison has plans for big expansion project. Fred Strohbehn received a plaque for 25 years of service on the Board of Directors for Self-Help International. Mr. & Mrs. David Dolezal are parents of a daughter born Dec . 3. Modena Lauterbach, 77, died Dec.9 at Westbrook Acres Center in Gladbrook. Elmo Hasselman, 86, Gladbrook, died Dec. 8 at Grandview Hgts. Care Center in Marshalltown. Clarence Meewes, 88, Cedar Falls, died Dec. 9 in Allen Hospital. Barbara Beem, 62, Dike, died Dec, 12 at Sartori Hospital. Clifford Allen, 81, died Dec. 12 at the Grundy Hospital. Mr. & Mrs. Leo Meewes will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary on Dec. 27 in Vinton . Henrietta Beck, Grundy Center, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Jan. 1 with a card shower, Amy Repaal & Martin Mumm were married on Nov. 7 in Clinton. 30 YEARS AGO DEC. 22, 1988 Mr. & Mrs. Scott Miller are parents of a daughter born Dec . 2. Hans Kuehl, 75, Grundy Center, died Dec. 7. Grace Miller, formerly of Grundy Center, died Dec. 17. Staci Winterroth is a freshman starter for the North Iowa Area Community College Lady Trojans. Arnold Bern is a patient at Covenant Medical Center following a stroke. 40 YEARS AGO DEC. 28, 1978 Mr. & Mrs. Ken Mutch, Grundy Center, are parents of a son born Dec . 20. Mrs. Harry Billerbeck of rural Gladbrook is a winner of $400 of Bankroll drawing at Ernie’s Super Valu. Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Tonneson, 65, Dike, were held Dec, 26. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Thompson are parents of an adopted daughter born Dec. 21. Funeral services for Henry DeBerg, 82, Grundy Center, were held Dec. 28. 50 YEARS AGO DEC. 27, 1968 Mr. & Mrs. John Ayer, Reinbeck, have been involved in an auto accident near Meade, KS. John was not seriously injured, but Mrs. Ayers suffered severe back injuries. Fire of unknown origin caused an estimated $5,000 loss at the Lincoln Coop in Lincoln Mrs. Emil Wrage, 71, died Dec. 11 in Phoenix, AZ, Gene Staack, 71, Grundy Center, died recently. Kenneth Harrison, 54, died Dec . 10 at his home. Paul Berner, 15. swerved to miss a box and lost control and collided with a parked car owned by Lyman Juhl. On Dec. 18 Terry Knaack, 20, on his way home from Oklahoma college attempted to pass a truck on Hwy #14 driven by Donald Schwark of Conrad. Knaack received a summons for improper passing. Mr. & Mrs. John Strohbehn will observe their 40th wedding anniversary with an open house on Dec . 27,



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