Looking Back from the Front pages of the Northern-Sun Print By: Betty Dahms
November 5, 2012
20 yrs. ago Oct. 16, 1992 Westbrook Acres continues to move ahead with the building plans for the new facility. Gethmann Construction Co., Gladbrook, will be responsible for the project in conjunction with Johnston Wertzberger Architects of Marshalltown. Financing was obtained from Security Bank and the Iowa Business Development Credit Corporation. The project will be completed in 1993. The official groundbreaking will be Sunday, October 18, at 1:30 p.m., north of the existing building with refreshments to follow. 30 yrs. ago Oct. 29, 1983 Last Wednesday an old landmark came down as Hitchcock Scrapyard from central Illinois took down the viaduct east of Gladbrook on Highway 96. They are moving the complete Chicago-Northwestern line from Gladbrook to Toledo. 40 yrs. ago Nov. 3, 1972 Last summer when the Lions Club of Gladbrook brought the glaucoma truck to Gladbrook, Mrs. Richard Denbow, R. N., helped with the eye examinations and was paid for the work by the local Lions. However, she returned the money to them and they purchased a new Freedom Flag which is 10 X 15 feet, the size of the original one. This is the fourth flag they have had to use since the “Freedom Flag” pole was erected over a year ago. 50 yrs. ago Nov. 2, 1962 Tonight the Gladbrook Panthers play the Radcliffe Cardinals on their home field at 7:30 p.m. This is the last home game of the 1962 season and if the boys can take Radcliffe they will have gone undefeated and will lead the IRV Conference. Gladbrook assured itself a share of the Iowa River Valley Conference football title Friday night by blanking Alden 33-0. 60 yrs. ago Oct. 31, 1952 Workmen have been busy the past week spreading the rock and sand for the swimming beach at Union Grove Lake. Over 1200 tons of rock and sand are being spread on the area approximately 200 feet wide by 150 feet toward and into the water. Other plans for improvements at Union Grove Lake include the raising of the spillway 2 1/2 feet, rebuilding of roads and possibly new roads and the building of a Scout campground on the west shore of the lake near the well and picnic area. Some of the improvements that have been made at the lake within the last two years include a public dock, four large parking areas, a number of new picnic tables around the lake, restrooms, seven picnic stoves, clearing of brush from the area and numerous minor improvements. The Salem Church of Lincoln will hold dedication services Sunday for the new addition to its church plant. The church is Lincoln’s only church and is a federation of the Evangelical & Reformed and Presbyterian denominations. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Osten are the parents of a daughter born Wednesday. They have named her Christine Ann. 70 yrs. ago Oct. 30, 1942 Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord Stauffer are the parents of a son born Friday morning. He has been named Richard Alan and weighed 9 1/2 pounds at birth. Gretchen Louise Engelland, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claus Engelland, of this city, has enlisted in the women’s division of the Navy, known as the “Waves” and was sworn in at Des Moines recruiting office October 22. 80 yrs. ago Oct. 28, 1932 Glen Rogers and Miss Arline Wheeler, both of Lincoln, were married Monday morning at 10 o’clock by E. M. Hufford, Justice of the Peace, in Toledo. The couple will make their home on a farm near Lincoln next Spring. Edward J. Sweerin of “Dutch Row”, Gladbrook, is in the county jail as a result of a raid on his home, conducted by Sheriff Harris, Sunday evening. Three cans of liquor were captured and taken to Toledo along with Sweerin. He pleaded guilty.
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