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

November 14, 2019
Reinbeck Courier
10 YEARS AGO NOV. 26, 2009 A memorial service is planned for Samuel Brubaker, 73, who died Nov. 7 at the Montana Vets Home in Columbia Falls, MT. Jill Stumberg has joined Hawkeye Valley Area Agency on Aging as a case manager. 20 YEARS AGO NOV. 25, 1999 Action Post 242 donated $1,200 to Reinbeck Fitness Center. Melissa Volkens and Lori Izek received All Conference honors for the 1999 season volleyball. Deborah Koch & Brian Wilson were married June 26 in Hudson. Shelly Dietz and Robert Eslinger will be married Dec. 18 Mr. & Mrs. Brent Billerbeck, Oklahoma City, are parents of a son born Nov. 16. Ralph Thuesen, 8l, Cedar Falls, died Nov. 15 at Sartori Hospital. John Arends, 92, died Nov. 17 at Allen Hospital. 30 YEARS AGO DEC. 7. 1989 Kailyn Paige is the new pharmacist at the Reinbeck Pharmacy. A prestigious American Red Cross certificate was awarded to Dawn Larsen on Dec. 4. She saved her baby from chocking by using CPR techniques. Mr. & Mrs. Arlen Happel, Hudson, are parents of a son born Dec. 5. Margaret Cooper, 62, died at her home on Dec. 2. Olga Ruck, 84, Reinbeck, died Dec. 4. Toma Meester, 87, Holland, died Dec. 2. Grace Heronimus, 87, Wellsburg died Nov. 30. Betty Jochem, Conrad, received the Grundy Co. Farm Bureau award at the IA. Farm Bureau annual meeting. 40 YEARS AGO DEC. 13, 1979 Reinbeck Lion’s Club donated $5,200 to the Help Steve Buhman fund to help defray expenses and provide special costs not covered by insurance. Steve was paralyzed in an auto accident in 1978. Funeral services for Carsten Lundt, 96, were held on Dec. 12. Mr. & Mrs. David Vohr, Manchester, are parents of a son born Dec. 11. A lone bandit armed with a handgun entered Ernie’s Super Valu and made off with an undetermined amount of cash. Mr. & Mrs. Emil Karkosh celebrated their 45th weddding anniversary on Dec. 12. Ann VanHauen, Dike and Rich Clausen were married Dec. 1. 50 YEARS AGO DEC. 4, 1969 Mr. & Mrs. Fred Chesick will hold an open house to observe their 40th wedding anniversary on Dec. 14. Mr. & Mrs. Emil Linder will observe their 25th wedding anniversary on Dec. 11. Winter’s first snow storm arrived with 9” of soft wet snow.



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