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

December 19, 2019
Reinbeck Courier
10 YEARS AGO DEC. 31, 2009 Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Knaack will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Jan. 7 with a family dinner at a later date and a card shower. Mr. & Mrs. Travis Thede are parents of a daughter born Nov. 5. Lincoln Savings Bank will contribute a total of $110.36 to various organizations in the Cedar Valley. Janice VanHauen. 50, died Dec. 22 at Covenant Medical Center. Grundy Hospital was re-certified as Level 4 trauma care facility. 20 YEARS AGE DEC. 30, 1999 The American Legion presented an award to Ken Kenyon of action Post #242 for 80 years of contribution service to children’s services. Margory Paton, 75, Reinbeck, died Dec. 23 at Covenant Medical Center. Larry Raum, 59, Gladbrook, died Dec. 25 at Marshalltown Medical Center. Lucy Horbach, 84, died Dec. 21 at Allen Hospital. Zach Mathers was a letter winner in the 1999 Buena Vista Unv. football team. 30 YEARS AGO JAN. 11. 1990 Karen Mauderer and Curtis Kern were married Nov. 18, Louis Bakker, 63, Dike, died Jan. 1 of a heart attack. Ella Schildroth, 97, Grundy Center, died Jan. 4. Marion Sternhagen, 63, Grundy Center, died Jan. 4. Dora Harms will celebrate her 90th birthday on Jan. 20. Mr & Mrs. Chuck Felton are parents of a daughter born Dec. 30. Grundy Co. had it’s first fatality of the year on Jan. 8 when Tom Summerhays, son of Mr. & Mrs. James Summerhays of Parkersburg was pronounced dead on arrival at Sartori Hospital. 40 YEARS AGO JAN. 17, 1980 Lucille Jacobsen, Hudson, is the winner of $400 in Ernie’s weekly bank roll. Funeral services for Paul Diedrick, 16, Hudson, died of injuries sustained in a snow mobile accident on his parents farm NE of Reinbeck. Mr. & Mrs. Joel Griner are parents of a daughter born Jan. 9. Reinbeck Ramettes defeated by Allison-Bristow 41-3 and fell short by 6 points against Wellsburg.

50 YEARS AGO JAN. 15, `970 First baby born in Grundy Co,. was Matthew McCann, son of Mr. & Mrs. Wm. McCann of Parkersburg born Jan. 10 at the Grundy Hospital. Bertha Backens, 84, died Jan. 17 at Parkview Manor. Mr. & Mrs. Charles Anderson will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Jan. 18 with an open house. Susan Orr & James Martens were married Jan. 10. Mr. & Mrs. Mike Rickert are parents of a son by adoption born Jan. 4. T/Sgt & Mrs. David Martens are parents of a daughter born Jan. 6. Rev. & Mrs. Harold Brockus are parents of a daughter by adoption born Sept. 18.



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