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Looking Back from the Front pages of the Northern-Sun Print By: Betty Dahms

October 5, 2012
Northern-Sun Print
20 yrs. ago Sept. 18, 1992 Friday, Sept. 18, the G-R Rebels will go head-to-head with the Hudson Pirates for Homecoming 1992. This year’s theme is “Rebels With A Cause”. King candidates are: Travis Gethmann, Chad Gould, Mike Noltensmeier, Darren Reid and Wayne Haskovec. Queen candidates are: Leslie Blohm, Jessie Clark, Sara Koster, Bobbi Storey and Jodi Svendsen. King and Queen candidates for GMG’s Homecoming on Fri., Sept. 25, have been chosen. Candidates are Steph Furrow, Jenny Sinclair, Yvonne Podhajsky, Angie Carlon, Steph Welton, Jacob Brown, David Beck, James Eilders, Paul Parks, and Matt Keller. Friday, September 11 was opening day of the new Pronto Market in Garwin. 30 yrs. ago Oct. 1, 1982 This years King and Queen candidates for Gladbrook Homecoming 1982 are, for King, Duane Groth, Marc McCreery, and Howard Walton. For Queen, Jill Dierks, Marlis Routier, and Donna Schmidt. The newly constructed concession stand at the Garwin School athletic field has been completed with the exception of interior painting and putting sealer on the cement. The concession stand was a project of Past President Dean Vint of the Garwin Lions Club. The Lions Club, Norment Gossard and his crew, and the Garwin School worked together to complete the project. 40 yrs. ago Oct. 6, 1972 Patricia A. Stewart, Marshalltown, and Roger L. Sievers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sievers of Gladbrook, exchanged wedding vows on September 23rd at the Central Christian Church in Marshalltown. After the ceremony a champagne dinner was held at the Thunderbird Restaurant for the immediate families. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Powell of Gladbrook became the parents of a daughter Sat., Sept. 30. Announcement has been made of the engagement of Irma Clar and Bruce Weir, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Weir of Tama. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mrs. Lorene Clar, Marshalltown and Albert Clar of Gladbrook. A December 31st wedding is planned. 50 yrs. ago Oct. 5, 1962 The Gladbrook Panthers clipped Beaman-Conrad last week at Homecoming for a 26-6 win to put them on top in the conference. Sue Handorf, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ward Handorf and a senior in Gladbrook was the 1962 Homecoming Queen. Her attendants were Sally Turner, Sondra Rice, Denise Bruene, and Bonnie Rice. Mr. and Mrs. earl Niedermann are the parents of a son born September 27. he has been named Gary Lynn and weighs 8 lb. and 11 oz. They also have a girl. 60 yrs. ago Oct. 3, 1952 Art Koester, local farmer, brought in the first shelled corn to be dried at Pippert Grain and Coal Co. Mr. Koester had 691 bushels of his new crop dried. The moisture content was 32 percent when delivered at the elevator on Thurs., Sept. 25 and after being dried tested 15 percent on Friday and Saturday. 70 yrs. ago Oct. 2, 1942 The snow here last Friday and the frost and hard freeze on Saturday night killed most fall flowers. This was the first snow ever to be recorded in the month of September in the past 64 years. They escaped severe damage, but it is thought that Iowa’s large soybean crop is severely damaged. 80 yrs. ago Sept. 30, 1932 In this issue you will find a notice signed by the majority of the retail stores in the city, stating that their places of business will be closed at 6:30 every night in the week except Wednesday and Saturday nights. The business men allege that the expense of additional lights and heat during the fall and winter months is more than profit on goods sold during the evening.


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