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

February 1, 2019
Reinbeck Courier
10 YEARS AGO FEB. 12, 2009 Reinbeck 4th of July Committee was the top recipient for Save-N-Share program. Leslie Bern celebrated his 90th birthday on Feb. 4. Mr. & Mrs. Harold Petersen will observe their 60th wedding anniversary on Feb. 18. Cassie Davis & Wayne Sidler will be married on April 18. Julia Lage will celebrate her 90th birthday with Feb. 13 with a family dinner. Open house at St. Gabriel is set for March 1. Grundy County receives Patriot Award from Dept. of Defense. Jazz show will presented on Feb. 27 & March 1. Three GRNT wrestlers Brandon Oettchen, Nathan Jones & Riley Storjohann are advancing to wrestling districts. 20 YEARS AGO FEB. 11, 1999 Ed Boern, 89. Traer. died Feb. 5 at Sunrise Hill Center in Traer. Max Purk, 23, died on Feb. 6 at the Grinnell Regional Medical Center. Mr. & Mrs. Gary Lorenz, Eden Prairie, MN are parents of a son born Jan.26. Mr. & Mrs Harold Petersen will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 18. Mr. & Mrs. Gary Mitchell will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a party scheduled later in the summer. Shawna Oltman & Bob Jones plan for March 27 wedding. Tania Jorgensen & Marcus Wood announce their marriage on May 22. 30 YEARS AGO FEB.16, 1989 Wilbur Kielly has been honored by his company for 30 years of service. Ron Tordoff has been hired as Deputy Sheriff for Grundy Co. effective March 6. A former bookkeeper Mary Fecht of Cedar Falls at the Farmers Coop Elevator of Dike,, plead guilty of theft in the first degree. Mr. & Mrs. Gary DeVries are parents of a son born Feb. 6. Florence Knox, 78, Reinbeck, died Feb. 8 of cardiac arrest. Linda Puls, 91, Gladbrook, died Feb. 14.

40 YEARS AGO FEB. 22, 1979 Mr. & Mrs. Jay Venenga are parents of a daughter born Feb. 15. Mike Schick, Reinbeck wrestler, qualiifies for the state wrestling meet. Jerry Lorenz signs “letter of intent” to attend and play football at ISU in Ames. 50 YEARS AGO FEB. 20, 1969 Reinbeck Commercial Club will serve free pancake on sat. Charles Gustafson, Ankeny, will become the manager of the Morrison Coop on March 1. Sandy Mitchell, 99, Reinbeck, oldest citizen in Reinbeck, died Feb. 12 at Parkview,. Mr. & Mrs. Orla Hite will observe their 40th wedding anniversary on Feb. 23 with an open house. Mr. & Mrs. Al Jans are parents of a daughter born Feb. 12. Fire destroyed a hog house on the Rupert Brubaker farm south of Reinbeck. Iris Bieber died Feb. 13.



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