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

July 3, 2019
Reinbeck Courier
10 YEAS AGO JULY 16. 2009 Chris Conrad & Julie McClain were married June 6 on Laniekea Beach. Oahua, Hawaii. Lindsey Koele graduated from Un. of Iowa College of Medicine on May 15. Lois Feller, 85, Grundy Center, died July 7 at her home. 20 YEARS AGO JULY 15, 1999 Grundy Co. Fair will open July 19 thru July 24. Carol Bruhn, 54, New Hartford, died July 7 from injuries sustained in an auto accident. Violet Bush, 79, Gladbrook, died at her home on July 6. Lorna Thuesen, 78, died July 10 at the Cedar Falls Luth. Home. Angela Ohrt, Reinbeck, will be working at the 4-H Exhibit the Iowa State Fair. 30 YEARS AGO JULY 27, 1989 Dawn Larsen who saved her baby’s life using CPR has been selected to go to Washington D.C. to help launch the new American Red Cross Infant/Child CPR Campaign. Class of ‘59 held their 30th class reunion on July 2 at Oakleaf Country Club. Mr. & Mrs. James Hamer will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on August l. Cora Mattingly, 98, Marshalltown, died July 22 of natural causes. Noreen Ewing, 73, Buckingham, died July 17 at Allen Hospital after a brief illnes.

40 YEARS AGO AUGUST 2, 1979 Dean & Marcia Beninga, Dike, purchased the Skyway Supper Club. An open house for citizens of Reinbeck to tour the new water aeration & filtration plant. Three Reinbeckers, Jeff Billerbeck, Ray Keith and Jerry Willer were selcted to tour New Zealand with the Black Hawk Rugby Football Team. Karen & Karol Linder twins sisters, escaped serious injuries when their car collided with an Illinois Central switch engine in Waterloo. The car was a total loss. Jerry Lorenzen was selected to the state All-Star baseball team. Jeff Storjohann showed the Grand Champion individual hog and Chris Billerbeck had Reserve Grand Champion at the Grundy Fair. 50 YEAS AGO JULY 31, 69 An estimated crowd of 500 + attended a special potluck picnic dinner at the Dinsdale School Alumni Class reunion. Classes from 1924 to 1968 were honored. Marlys Everts, 42, died July 28 at the Grundy Hoslpital. The new ladies fashion shop in Reinbdeck has been open for two weeks and plans are proceeding for gala two day grand opening. Gladbrook will be opening it’s new indoor swimming pool located in the high school building.



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