Looking Back from the Front pages of the Northern-Sun Print By: Betty Dahms
November 30, 2012
20 yrs. ago Nov. 13, 1992 Girls who have entered the 1993 Tama County Pork Queen contest are Jodi Svendsen, daughter of Chuck and Joni Svendsen, Lincoln, and Tiffany Hala, daughter of Rich and Darlene Hala, Chelsea. 30 yrs. ago Nov. 26, 1982 President of the American Legion Auxiliary #127 Evelyn Walston and Emma Moeller, Education chairman, presented apples to the high school and elementary teachers at Gladbrook Community School last Thursday in observance of American Education Week. Accepting the apples were elementary teachers Sue Grove and Barb Schwarck. 40 yrs. ago Dec. 1, 1972 The Gladbrook girls basketball team lost their opening game of the Mid-Iowa Conference Tuesday at Wellsburg 33-55. The Gladbrook girls Junior Varsity won their second straight game Tuesday by defeating Reinbeck 60-51. After a rather dismal 72-39 opening loss at the hands of NU High of Cedar Falls, the Panthers bounced back Tuesday to win their conference opener 54-49 over Wellsburg. Mr. and Mrs. Dean Vint announce the engagement of their daughter, Becky Ann, to Gary Lee Fricke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fricke of Marshalltown. An April 14 wedding is planned. Mr. and Mrs. Dean Boldt announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Jacqulyn Elaine, to Stanley R. Goos, son of Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Goos. A Saturday, December 16 wedding is planned at the Lincoln Salem Church. Judith Rae Busch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Loren Busch, Rt. 2, Traer, and Stanley Duane Hall, son of Mr. and Mrs. Merle Hall of rural Garwin, were united in marriage on Saturday, November 25 at the Peace United Church of Christ in Gladbrook. Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Readout of Steamboat Rock announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Becky Jane, to William Thomas Medberry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kroeger of Gladbrook. 50 yrs. ago Nov. 30, 1962 Ralph Thomsen was picked as a member of the 7th All-State Football Team. Others from Gladbrook on the All-State Honor Roll were Jim Bauch, Guard, and Dale Sienknecht, End. The Gladbrook boys basketball team opened the 1962-63 season with a 67-44 decision over L.D.F. last Friday night on the home court. The Gladbrook girls basketball team opened its 1962-63 season with a loss to L.D.F. 50-29. Tuesday night the Panthers and Pantherettes played their first IRV Conference games and divided with the Cobras . The U-W girls won the opener handily 57-33. The Gladbrook boys came back in the final game of the night to even the count as they downed the visitors 56-40. Miss Paula Potratz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Potratz of Oelwein, and Henry Meyer, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Meyer, were married in the Little Brown Church at Nashua on Sunday, November 25. Wendy Jo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed McCreery, appeared last Friday on the “Sheriff Steve” Show from Cedar Rapids. Wendy’s name was drawn and she received a bicycle. 60 yrs. ago Nov. 28, 1952 Mr. and Mrs. Ray Rowden are the parents of a daughter, Elizabeth Anne, born Sunday morning. They have one other child, a boy, Timothy. Mr. and Mrs. James Storjohann are the parents of a boy born to them Tuesday evening. They have another child, a daughter. Suzanne Engel, Gladbrook, won the area Voice of Democracy contest held Monday evening at Radio Station KFJB, Burr Perrin, chairman of the contest, announced Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. William Pippert are the parents of a son born to them last Saturday. He has been named Thomas William. They have one other child, a girl, Sue. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Pippert and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Koster. 70 yrs. ago Nov. 27, 1942 As the weather begins to strengthen so does the liquor business, Iowa’s liquor sales for the month of October were $881,316.83 over the month of September, a gain of almost a million dollars. Tama County’s three liquor stores in the three “T” towns-Tama, Toledo and Traer, soared to a new high of $26,572.33 for October, or about 65% above September sales. The second snow storm of the winter fell late Wednesday afternoon, about 4 inches as we go to press. It was accompanied by wind blowing from the northwest and will cause some drifting in places. 80 yrs. ago Nov. 25, 1932 On Friday evening the Senior Class of Gladbrook High School and their sponsor Prof. M. F. Cheever entertained at a guest party. Each member of the class inviting a guest. The evening was spent in playing games which created a great deal of hilarity. The entertainment committee consisted of Lorene Johansen, Arlene Meggers, Caroline Reimers and Marlys Rehder. At the close of the evening a delicious lunch was served by Eva Marie Swartz, Burnetta Jontz, Gayle Allard and the class president, George Gethmann.
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