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

April 4, 2019
Reinbeck Courier
10 YEARS AGO APRIL 16, 2009 Lincoln impersonator from Orange City, IA. gave an interesting presentation portraying Lincoln. Jessica Larsen has been hired as a reporter at the Reinbeck Courier. Mary Janes celebrated her 80th birthday with a family dinner. LaVonne Ramsey celebrated her 90th birthday on April 21. Mr. & Mrs. Tyler Blohm are parents of a son born March 11. Mr. & Mrs. Daryl Dreesman will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house on April 19. Irene Toben, 90, died April 8 at the Grundy Holspital. Helen Kinsinger, 101, Grundy Center, died March 23 at the Grundy Hospital. Evelyn Monk, 101, of Iowa City, died March 26 in West Branch, IA. New Life Assembly of God holds their 3rd annual Pinewood Derby. 20 YEARS AGO APRIL 15, 1999 Bill Davis will be honored as an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on April 18 at the United Meth. Church. Peters Construction, Waterloo, was awarded the lowest bidder for the new 14 bed jail addition. Kenneth Lauterbach, 73, Cedar Falls, died March 22 in Columbia, S.C. Alta Draper, 87, Traer, died April 10 at the Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer. Arthur Izer, 82, Gladbrook, died April 7 at Marshalltown Medical Center. Mr. & Mrs. Earl Wical and son Scott have been recognized by the American Angus Association in 1999 Pathfinder Repots. Kim Wilson to speak at All Sports Banquet on April 10. 30 YEARS AGO APRIL 20, 1989 Rosie Seda, 93, Traer, died April 15. Mr. & Mrs. Darol Synder, DeWitt, are parents of a son born April 12. Connie McIntrye and Scott Hoeppner were married March 23. Grundy Co. supervisors seek bids on new sheriff’s office. Pioneer grows seed corn in So. America during the fall & winter months 40YEARS AGO APRIL 26, 1979 Early last Friday morning residents were awakened ty heavy crashes of lightning and heavy spring rains of more than 2”. Lightning and thunder, and stripped bark from several large trees Mr. & Mrs. George Addison, Traer will celebrate their 50th anniversary on May 11. Wilbur(Bill) Kielly was recently recognized by General Telephone for 25 years of service. Mr. & Mrs. Bill Anderson are parents of twin boys. 50 YEARS AGO Wayne Thede reported the birth of an two headed and seven legged calf. Louis Murphy, Reinbeck area farmer, settled damages claims totaling $769,595. against Grundy Co. & Dick Kern, sheriff, resulting from Murphy’s conviction on a charge of cruelty to animals. Murphy charges Kern took control and possession of his herd of black angus without consent from Murphy and sold them at public auction Amity Presbyterian Church congregation recently purchased a new organ. They will hold a dedication service on April 27. Mr. & Mrs. Don Koch are parents of a daughter born April 21. Kathy Witt & Dennis Willer were married April 12 at Queen of Heaven Church. Margena Pearson & Wm. Butterfield were married April 19 at the Methodist Church. JoAnn Gordon & Richard Rickert were married April 19 at Queen of Heaven Church. George Wilmes. 78. died at Parkview Manor.


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