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Looking Back BY MOLLY DAHMS

December 11, 2009
Northern-Sun Print
20 Years Ago December 15, 1989 Susan Kay DeWitt, daughter of Keith and Lucy DeWitt, Gladbrook, became the bride of Jeffrey Paul Vajgrt, son of Harold and Mary Vajgrt, Marshalltown, on November 25. The newly elected Gladbrook Council members, Allen Eggers, Chuck Earp, and Greg Randolph along with Mayor Mike Wentzien, took their Oath of office. GMG congratulates Senior Teresa Hlas, the daughter of Bernadette Hlas and the late Phil Hlas, on being selected the runner-up in “The Voice of Democracy” contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary. 30 Years Ago December 21, 1979 The Gladbrook Fire Department was called to extinguish a fire that destroyed 40 round bales at the Roger Greve farm southeast of Lincoln on Monday of this week. Thomas William Pippert, 27, of Lubbock, Texas, former Gladbrook resident, passed away Wednesday evening at Marshalltown Area Community Hospital where he had been a patient since November 29. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Hiatt, Gladbrook, and Mr. and Mrs. Marion Eacret, Ames, and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Braasch, Blairstown, announce the engagement of Katie Hiatt and Ron Braasch. Miss Amanda Lorenz, 86, a native of Reinbeck, passed away December 16, at the Catered Manor Nursing Home in Long Beach, California. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kroeger, Marshalltown will observe their 25th wedding anniversary. 40 Years Ago December 12, 1969 Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Maas, Gladbrook, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Patricia, to Gordon Arp, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Arp, of Gladbrook. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Sienknecht are the proud parents of a son, Mark Dennis, born December 10. He will be welcomed home by three sisters, Sherri, Terri, and Kimberly. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Sienknecht and Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Froistad of Green Bay, Wisconsin, are the grandparents. Ken Wiese called his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Wiese, last Saturday morning from Japan to tell them he was being sent back to Vietnam. 50 Years Ago December 11, 1959 Showing improvement with each successive game, Gladbrook’s basketball teams knocked out Dinsdale, Alburnett and Beaman-Conrad this past week. LeRoy Hall, 56, former resident of Gladbrook, was found dead in his room at the Hotel Tallcorn in Marshalltown on Saturday. Beulah Harms and Fred Lage were united in marriage on December 4. 60 Years Ago December 9, 1949 Mr. and Mrs. Earl Steiert, of the Crystal Community, are the parents of a daughter, born to them last Wednesday. She has been named Ann Marie. This is the Steierts first child. Three break-ins were reported in Traer over the weekend to Tama County Sheriff, Russell Kern, including $150 taken from the Traer school. The paintings of one of Iowa’s best known artists, Mrs. Nellie Gebers, of Lincoln, went on display last week in Cedar Falls and Waterloo art shows. A cow owned by John Steiert, of Gladbrook, was killed Saturday when it was struck atop a hill by a car driven by Dale F. Mathern, of Garwin. Damages to Mathern’s car were estimated at $425, while the cow was valued at $400. 70 Years Ago December 8, 1939 Dr. William C. Wagner, Traer, physician, and Dr. Paul F. Marling, Gladbrook, physician, both plead guilty in district court Monday to a state charge of not keeping proper records of drug administered to patients. Coach and Mrs. Hugo Birkhahn are the parents of a baby son, born Monday. He has one sister, Joyce. Miss Bessie James, daughter of J. R. James, and Albert Hansen, of Seattle, Washington, were united in marriage on November 30. Robert Innes, 79, longtime resident of Grant township, and former large land owner, passed away in a Waterloo hospital after suffering a fractured leg in a fall last week. 80 Years Ago December 12, 1929 Toney Georgeadis, better known in Gladbrook as Toney George, changed his mind Tuesday and decided to go to Judge Cummings in Marshalltown and plead guilty to the charge of bootlegging and take his punishment. Dr. G. T. McDowall was called to Woonsocket, South Dakota, Thursday night by the serious illness of his father. Miss Amelia Hoppe, daughter of Mrs. William Hoppe, living four miles north of Gladbrook, and Archie J. Moser, of Marshalltown, were united in marriage.
 
 

 

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