Looking Back from the Front pages of the Northern-Sun Print By: Betty Dahms
October 25, 2012
20 yrs. ago Oct. 2 & Oct. 9, 1992 The 1992 GMG Homecoming King and Queen are King Matt Keller, son of Jim and Jean Keller and Queen Jenny Sinclair, daughter of Gary and Karen Sinclair. Last Thursday evening, Oct. 1, the Gladbrook Lanes was busting with activities, league bowling and a Gladbrook Commercial Club dinner meeting, when the lights started flashing and drew down from low voltage before the whole building went black. Come to find out, the feeder line on the outside pole was on fire which started the tree that nearly surrounds the pole on fire. Needless to say the bowling alley was evacuated and the Gladbrook Fire Department responded to the call. Iowa Electric restored the line and power later that evening. 30 yrs. ago Oct. 15 & Oct. 22, 1982 Gladbrook High School Homecoming King and Queen were Queen Marlis Routier and King Duane Groth. The Gladbrook Pantherettes captured the title of Volleyball Sectional Queens Saturday night as they defeated the Tigers of Eldora-New Providence 3 out of 5 games. They now face Dysart-Geneseo, at Dysart, in the finals of Regionals Thursday night. The winner of that match advances to state competition in Des Moines next week. Gladbrook Housing, Inc. is presently constructing a 4 one-bedroom apartment complex at Eastbrook Apartments north of the other apartment complexes. Zuber Construction Co. of Marengo is constructing the 84 X 33 building with work expected to be completed after the first of the year. Each apartment is 19 X 33 with a laundry room on the west end. 40 yrs. ago Oct. 20 & Oct. 27, 1972 The newly organized Troop No. 327 of Boys Scouts in Gladbrook won numerous honors at the “Camporee” for Scouts held at Otter Creek Park northeast of Toledo recently. Nancy Marie Schmitz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Schmitz of Gladbrook, became the bride of Marvin Dale Boldt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Boldt of Traer, Saturday, October 14. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Koster of Marshalltown are the parents of a daughter, Ann Christine, 7 pounds 13 ounces, born Sunday, October 22. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ward Handorf and Warren Koster. 50 yrs. ago Oct. 19 & Oct. 26, 1962 The first Sunday of the 75th Anniversary Services of Peace United Church of Christ was well attended by over 500 members, guests, and friends of the congregation. Gladbrook Panthers romped over Hubbard 46-0 in an Iowa River Valley Conference football game Friday night. This is their 16th victory. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Dahms of Boise, Idaho, are the parents of a son, Mark Allyn, born last Saturday. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Roy Dahms, their first grandchild, and Mrs. Medhus of Marshalltown. Mr. and Mrs. Don Hasselmann are the parents of a son born Monday, Oct. 122. He weighed 7 lb. and 4 1/2 oz. and has been named Jefferey Don. 60 yrs. ago Oct. 17 & Oct. 24, 1952 Gladbrook’s fourth annual Homecoming football game gets underway this evening, Friday, Oct. 17, at Wentzien Athletic Field at 8 p.m. The Panthers will tangle with a strong and fighting team from Alden. It will be the last homecoming for seven senior players, Lenny Paustian, Roger Dreessen, Melvin Browning, Don Kliebenstein, Wilbur Busch, Bill Goette and Verlyn Sager. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Thomsen are the parents of a son born Monday evening. He weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces and has been named Bruce Allen. LeRoy and Judith are the older brother and sister. Announcement was made Thursday of the purchase of the City Cafe by Mr. and Mrs. John Storjohann from Howard Briney. Last Sunday afternoon in the Evangelical and Reformed Church Eldon Wiese and Dorothy Harris of Rolfe were united in marriage. Gayle Appelgate was crowned the 1952 Homecoming Queen for Gladbrook High School. Attendants were Barbara Oaks, Freshman; Audrey Clausen, Sophomore; Jackie Patton, Junior; and Laura Kuehl, Senior. The Gladbrook Panthers lost 20-7 with Alden here last Friday night a the Homecoming Game. 70 yrs. ago Oct. 16 & Oct. 23, 1942 In a simple ceremony at two o’clock Sunday afternoon in Peace Evangelical Church Miss Doris Mohr, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Mohr, became the bride Ralph Sievers, of Waterloo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sievers of Waterloo. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Street are the parents of a daughter born last Friday. She weighed nine pounds at birth and was named Judith Kay. Tama County gathered almost 1,000 tons of scrap iron and steel on the one-day county scrap drive which was held on Tuesday, October 20. 80 yrs. ago Oct. 14 & Oct. 21, 1932 A shetland pony owned by Glen Rosenberger and cared for at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Lundt, living on the Geo. E. Conant farm east of Conant Park, was caught in the road by a Chevrolet sedan driven by Delmer Thede Tuesday evening and killed. The pony appeared in view so quickly that Mr/ Thede had no time to avoid hitting it. Cards received in Gladbrook announce the marriage of Miss Helen Gloe of Cedar Rapids, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Gloe, and Harvey Westcott of Gladbrook at Fargo, North Dakota, Monday, October 10.
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