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

August 1, 2019
Reinbeck Courier
10 YEARS AGO AUGUST 13, 2009 Allyssa Buskohl & Todd Harmsen were married August 29 at St. John’s Lutheran Ch. in Reinbeck. Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Buskohl will be celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary on August 15. LaRoka Orr, 98, Reinbeck, died August 7 in Toledo. Campgrounds at Grundy Co. Lake, Dike, will open on August 14 for overnight camping. 20 YEARS AGO AUGUST 12, 1999 Grundy Co. sheriff to conduct 3rd traffic safety program on August 16-22. The class of ‘49 presented Janet Slessor at the Reinbeck Public Library with a check for $1,000. made possible by Elizabeth Synder who is a member of the class. Construction for the new Grundy Co. jail addition is underway. Sue Hayek, 4th grade teacher, was awarded the Model Classroom Certification. Sue has been cited for outstanding performance in reading education. Mr. & Mrs. Dale Renner will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on August 15. Mr. & Mrs. Jared Hasselman are parents of a son born August 4. Mr. & Mrs. Kent Wulf are parents of a daughter born August 5. Pauline Hockemeyer, 75, Reinbeck, died August 4 at Covenant Medical Center. Arthur Slifer, 85, Grundy Center, died August 5 at the Grundy Hospital Ike Huber, 82, Grundy Center, died August 6 at Grundy Care Center. 30 YEARS AGO AUGUST 24, 1989 Lillian Heronimus, 76, Grundy Center, died August. 16. Mr. & Mrs. Harold Dielman will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 6. Mr. & Mrs. James Crewell, Waterloo, are parents of a son born July 15. Mr. & Mrs. David Bolin are parents of a son born August 18. Thelma Witzel, 67, Reinbeck, died August 16. Tena Raska, 83, Grundy Center, died August 17. Clara DeVries, 73, Grundy Center, died August 20. 40 YEARS AGO AUGUST 30, 1979 Reinbeck School classes will begin on August 27 with a total of 691 students. Monk Law Office. Grundy Center and DeWolf, Beard & Sweet. Reinbeck, will merge beginning Sept. 1. The new firm will be known as DeWolf, Beard, Monk & Sweet. Judy Oettchen, Beaman, & Henry Mentel, Jr. Gladbrook were married August 19. Funeral services for John Wittgreve, 59, who died August 28 at the Vet’s Holspitall in Iowa City. Funeral services for Darrell Eyers, Sr. 91, Reinbeck, who died August 24 at Parkview. Mr. & Mrs. Jack Wittgreve are parents of a son born August 23. Mr. & Mrs. Kenny Greiner are parents of a daughter born August 22. Mr. Mrs. Chris Roberts are parents of a daughter born August 26. 50 YEARS AGO AUGUST 28, 1969 Herman Bern, 84, died August 25 at Schoitz Hospital. Reinbeck School opened with a total enrollment of 774 students. Winners of Reinbeck’s tennis tournament were Dorothy Raney, Yvette Berner, Jerome Verduyn, Kerry Bolt and Don Dutcher. Peg Danielsen graduated from Patrica Stevens Career College in Omaha. Service were held for Norman Draper, 71, Traer. He died at Allen Hospital.



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