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

February 20, 2020
Reinbeck Courier
10 Years Ago March 4, 2010 St. Gabriel’s Church celebrated their first anniversary on Feb 22. Cork Peterson of PCI received a Patriotic Employer Award. Brian Wrage and Lisa Sorensen will be married April 24 at Salem Church in Lincoln. Sara Freese and Jerin Thede announced wedding plans for April 10 at the Methodist Church in Grundy Center. Adam Heise and Kristina Ragsdale of Reinbeck are parents of a son born Feb. 3rd. Emily Draffen will attend Riverside Theater in Iowa City for a summer internship. Ruby Nissen, 72, Iowa City, died Feb 19. March is Red Cross month. Grundy Hospital celebrates March as Professional Social Work Month. 20 Years Ago March 2, 2000 More than 800 pairs of glasses have been collected by the Lion’s Club for use in Lion’s Recycle For Sight Project. Grundy County Auditor, Mary Schmidt, seeking reelection in the June Primary. Plaetus Arnold, Grundy Center, left a gift of $275,000 to the Grundy Center School District to be used for scholarships. Amity Presbyterian Church will observe its one hundred twenty fifth birthday on June 27. Airman Dan Hayek received an award at Minot Air Force Base. He was promoted to Airman First Class. Mr and Mrs Matt Wyatt are parents of a son born Feb. 20 in Cedar Rapids. Mary Ann Tessau, 66, Reinbeck, died Feb 26 at Covenant Medical Center. Irene Kubik, 89, Hudson died Feb. 25 at Cedar Valley Hospice Home. Elmer Lorenz, 82, Waterloo, died Feb 22 in Texas. Maxine Brubaker, 59, Grundy Center died Feb 23 at her home. 30 Years Ago. March 15, 1990. Mabel Boege, 86, Reinbeck, died at Parkview Manor on March 12. Roger Bown, 86, Hudson, died March 8 of congestive heart failure. Fred Martin, 82, Waterloo, died March 3 of natural causes. Verda Lau, 80, died March 8. Charles Herink, 75, Gladbrook, died March 10 of a heart attack. A.L. Lowe, 86, Reinbeck, died March 14, An open house honoring V.A. Paige’s 90th birthday was held on March 17. Mr and Mrs Brent Stickfort are parents of a daughter born March 5. 40 Years Ago March 20, 1980 The Grundy County Museum of Morrison will celebrate their first birthday anniversary. FFA Chapter President Lynn Fogt introduced Deb Stensland, FFA Sweetheart, and presented her with the customary white jacket. Chris Conrad, Reinbeck, is among the returning Knights getting ready for the Wartburg College Baseball Team opening in San Antonio. Mr and Mrs Al Cheeseman, Jr., (Skip) are parents of a son born March 15 in Des Moines. Kelli Abbas and Richard O’Kones were married Feb. 14 in Ackley. 50 Years Ago March 19, 1970 Reinbeck Editor LeRoy Moser, Jr., was elected Grundy County Central Committee Chairman by members of the Grundy County Republican Central Committee. A law suit filed in Grundy County District Court by Erma Studyvan is asking for $100,000 in damages for injuries received in a car accident west of Morrison in March of 1968. She asks $50,000 from Moeller & Walter of Reinbeck and $50,000 from Wm. Lowe of Reinbeck. William Delfs, 85, died March 15 at Parkview Manor. Karen Christensen, 20, died March 17 of injuries received in a car accident on March 13. Mr. & Mrs. Ron Blong, Charles City, are parents of a daughter, born March 17. AT-1 Tony and Mrs. Olson are parents of a daughter, born March 15.


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