Looking Back from the Front pages of the Northern-Sun Print By: Betty Dahms
November 19, 2012
20 yrs. ago Oct. 30, 1992 Over the past several months a new Industrial Park in Gladbrook has taken shape. At the present time, there are two new industries, Rowe Manufacturing, formerly the Pump Doctor from Garwin, and Gladbrook Manufacturing. Greg Randolph, PA, received the PA of the Year Award, at the annual Iowa Physician Assistants Conference held Oct. 21-23 in Iowa City. 30 yrs. ago Nov. 12, 1982 Debra Ann Wescott and Jeffrey Allan Hughes exchanged wedding vows November 6th at the home of her parents, rural Beaman. Rev. LeRoy Franz officiated. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Larry Wescott, rural Beaman, and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hughes, North Mankato, Minnesota. 40 yrs. ago Nov. 17, 1972 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Murty are the parents of a son born Monday, November 13, weighing 8 pounds and 6 ounces. He has been named Steven Dean. Steven has one sister, Sandra. Grandparents are Mrs. Evelyn Bern of Gladbrook and Mrs. Edna Murty of Waterloo. Great grandparents on the Murty side of the family are Mr. and Mrs. Joe Frost of Oelwein. Mr. and Mrs Larry Herink of Union Grove Lake are the parents of a son born Sunday, November 12. He weighed 7 pounds and 7 ounces and has been named Lance Charles. Mr. and Mrs. Leon Sienknecht of Lincoln and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Herink of Gladbrook are the grandparents. The winter’s first snow storm hit this area about 9 a.m. Monday and turned out to be a record breaker, some 12-14 hours later an unofficial estimate placed the snow depth at nearly 9 inches. Strong winds gusting up to 30 mph threatened to create blizzard conditions, but warm temps of around 30 degrees put a halt to excessive drifting. 50 yrs. ago Nov. 16, 1962 Gladbrook finished its football season last Tuesday, November 6, with a 39-0 defeat of Traer and an 8-0 standing for the season. The Panthers won their second Iowa River Valley championship and finished with a 19-game winning streak, the second highest in the state except for Manson which has a 20-game record. Mr. and Mrs. Hans Dreessen received word that a son was born Saturday, November 10 to their daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Wiebensohn, at Mishicot, Wisconsin. He weighed 8 pounds and 7 ounces and has been named Kurt Allan. Mr. and Mrs. Wiebensohn have three other children, Kent, Laurie, and Lynne. 60 yrs. ago Nov. 14, 1952 The Gladbrook Community Women’s Club, in cooperation with the Iowa Electric Light and Power Company, is sponsoring an outdoor residence Christmas Lighting Contest in an effort to beautify our city during the holiday season and subsequently spread joy and pleasure. Plans are being made to hold the long delayed election of Directors for the newly formed Consolidated Independent School District of Garwin at the Garwin school gymnasium at Garwin on Friday afternoon November 21. The Tama County Draft Board has ordered ten men to report for Induction on November 18, 1952. Among those from Gladbrook is Lynn Henry Steiert. 70 yrs. ago Nov. 13, 1942 Last Tuesday evening the Junior Class of the Gladbrook High School presented the 3-act play, “Sadie of the U. S. A. “ before a good crowd at the high school gym. This was one of the best high school plays ever presented in Gladbrook. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Fink, who live east of Gladbrook, announce the marriage of their daughter, Melva Adalyn, to Victor N. Zimmerman, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Zimmerman, of Albia. 80 yrs. ago Nov. 11, 1932 Miss Avis Wiese of the Crystal Sunbeams Club has been announced as winner of the 3-year 4-H Club record contest, conducted by the State Club department of Iowa. Miss Avis was awarded a trip to the National Club Congress, Nov. 26-Dec. 3, and will be one of the 25 4-H Club girls to represent Iowa at the national event. Practically all the the business houses in Gladbrook will close at noon for the remainder of the day on Armistice Day, Friday, November 11.
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