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

December 7, 2012
Northern-Sun Print
20 yrs. ago Nov. 2, 1992 Stacey Stoehr has opened the doors to a new eating establishment in Lincoln called the “BeefEaters Restaurant & lounge” (formerly where the Village Inn was located). Stacey, the owner, has been managing the Imperial House in Des Moines for the past five years, so he brings a great deal of experience into his new business. 30 yrs. ago Dec. 3, 1982 The Gladbrook Laundromat and Game Room is now open for business on Main Street. Dwight Doud of Eldora purchased the former Finishing Touch building and in remodeling has constructed an area in front for baked goods. Peg Hansen will open the Laundromat every morning and will work in the bakery area with baked goods from Ken’s Pastries of Eldora. Deb Scott will be in charge of the Game Room located in the basement. 40 yrs. ago Dec. 8, 1972 The Panthers dropped to 1-1 in the Mid-Iowa Conference and 1-2 overall by falling 60-40 to 7th ranked Beaman-Conrad last Friday at Gladbrook. The Gladbrook Pantherettes upset Beaman-Conrad 53-52 last Friday night. The Panther Junior High boys basketball team opened their season with a 40-23 loss at the hands of North Tama last Friday night. The JV gals won their third straight game by defeating Union-Whitten on Monday 48-28. Mr. and Mrs. Arnie Murra of Forest City announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sharon Kay and Rollin R. Harder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Harder of Gladbrook. The couple plan a June 9th wedding. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hanson of Boone are the proud parents of a daughter, Amelia Ann, 8 pounds and 3 ounces, born Thursday, November 30. Grandparents are the Arlo Hansens of Gladbrook and the Paul Crews of Des Moines. 50 yrs. ago Dec. 7, 1962 The Gladbrook boys basketball team won their third victory over a young Alden team 75-38. The Gladbrook girls, who are having a hard time getting started and finding the bucket, went down behind Jane Bessmans 20 point scoring. This is the third straight loss for the Pantherettes. Gladbrook and Eldora divided high school victories in games played at Eldora on Tuesday. Eldora won the girls game 66-27. Gladbrook behind the 23 point scoring of Ralph Thomsen, sped to a 71-49 victory in the boys contest. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shope, Jr., of Mason City, became the parents of a son born Monday afternoon. He weighed 8 pounds 12 1/2 ounces and has been named Jacob Forney. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shope of Gladbrook and maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bloodsworth of Albia. Wednesday the first snow of any consequence fell to officially open the winter of 1962-63. Though winter does not officially open until Dec. 22 we have had our first taste of cold weather. We had 12 above zero Thursday morning. A year ago on De. 8th we had 10 inches of snow and the thermometer dropped to 16 below zero. 60 yrs. ago Dec. 5, 1952 Lois Marie Denbow, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Denbow of Gladbrook became the bride of Donald J. Gannon, son of Mr. and Mrs. leo M. Gannon of Spencer, Saturday, November 2. A little boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. James Storjohann, Tuesday evening, Nov. 25, and has been named Michael James. He weighed 8 1/2 pounds. They have a daughter, Ann, who will be two this month. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Crumrine of Gladbrook announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Neva, to Harold Poland of Bell, California, which will take place after the first of the year. Betty Halsted, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Petersen of Marshalltown, became the bride of Lynn Luethje, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Luethje of Gladbrook, Saturday morning, Nov. 2. 70 yrs. ago Dec. 4, 1942 H. J. Goettsch, local furniture dealer, completed a deal Wednesday of last week whereby the Mason Furniture Company of Tama, purchased his stock and will move it to Tama in the near future. In a simple candlelight ceremony Sunday evening at 6:30 o’clock in the Methodist church, Miss Edna Eilers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl O. Eilers, became the bride of Allen Medberry, of Jacksonville, Florida, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mert Medberry. Tuesday evening about 11 p.m. a smoldering fire was discovered by Mrs. O. W. Brush in the kitchen of her home when she returned from visiting at the home of a neighbor. Due to the prompt response from neighbors and the local fire department very little damage was done. Considerable plaster was torn from the kitchen wall so that firemen could locate the flames. The fire itself had not burnt much, but the house was full of smoke. 80 yrs. ago Dec. 2, 1932 Master John Diehm, student at No. 8 Carlton township has been awarded a special medal by the extension department of Iowa State College for locating a rust carrying barberry bush in his neighborhood. Miss Fern Gephart is the teacher of the school and joined with county superintendent Mary A. Richards in securing the medal for John.


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