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

November 22, 2012
Northern-Sun Print
20 yrs. ago Nov. 6, 1992 Lincoln Savings Bank has announced the winners of its Pumpkin Contest. They are Shane Buskohl and Dan Seda. Each winner received a cash prize. 30 yrs. ago Nov. 19, 1982 An impasse has been declared in negotiations between the Garwin school board and education association, and a mediator will be brought in. The two sides were only $100 apart in the clause governing base pay with teachers asking a $600 raise to $13,000. However, the board sought changes in salary steps. 40 yrs. ago Nov. 24, 1972 The Gladbrook girls basketball team split in their opening games of the season last Friday night with the varsity loosing to NESCO 50-55 while the junior varsity won 49-43. The Gladbrook wrestling team started the season off with a big win over SEMCO this past week on Friday evening, with a score of 50-10. The Panthers recorded 6 pins, had 3 wins, and 2 ties. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd E. Kogle of Gladbrook announce the engagement of their daughter, Marcia Dee, to Stephen C. Beck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Beck of Waterloo. A December 23rd wedding is planned. 50 yrs. ago Nov. 23, 1962 The Gladbrook Panthers and Pantherettes open their 1962-63 basketball season on Friday of this week when they play LDF in a non-conference game on the local court. Reports are that both the local squads are shaping up real good and the fans are promised some exciting games as the season gets into full swing. The Pantherettes have four returning letter winners from last year, Patsy Fish, Sue Moeller, Sondra Rice and Julie Schulz. The Panthers have five returning letter winners from last year, Larry Russell, Craig Tessau, Dean Hoppe, Dale Sienknecht, and Ralph Thomsen. 60 yrs. ago Nov. 21, 1952 State Representative Lawrence Putney (Rep., Gladbrook) Tuesday announced his candidacy for speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives in the 1953 session of the legislature. Putney will be serving his fifth consecutive term in the house. As we go to press we learn Glen Smaha has posted a $300 cash Supersedes bond on the appeal to the Supreme Court of Iowa concerning the Garwin School consolidation. Clerk Leland Kaloupek issued a stay order Thursday afternoon to stop the election and all other reorganization plans and proceedings of the proposed Garwin Consolidated School District. An election was to have been held today in Garwin to elect directors and officers for the new district. 70 yrs. ago Nov. 20, 1942 Wednesday night of this week the “tabby” cat that resides at the Pippert Grain & Coal Co. blessed-evented and is now the mother of seven babies. Freeman Pippert, local elevator operator is now buying cream to feed the mother feline. Freeman says, “Any cat that can produce an army of cats like that is worthy of a pint of cream.” Noble John Klink, son of Mrs. Emma Klink, of Gladbrook, is now enrolled as an aviation cadet in the army air forces pre-flight school for pilots at Maxwell Field, located on the outskirts of Montgomery, the capital of Alabama. At the annual meeting of the Tama Co. Farm Bureau held at the Wieting theatre Saturday afternoon, November 14, in Toledo, Julius K. Bruene was re-elected as Farm Bureau president for 1943. 80 yrs. ago Nov. 18, 1932 When is a drinking man drunk? Is alcohol a stimulant? Why do men drink? The answer of science to these very timely questions and others will be given by Dr. Albion R. King, professor and Dean of Men at Cornell College in a lecture on “The Psychology of Drunkenness” to be given Monday, November 21 before students of the Gladbrook High School in Gladbrook at 11 a.m.


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