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

December 14, 2012
Northern-Sun Print
20 yrs. ago Nov. 27, 1992 Saturday evening the Tama County Pork Producers and Porkettes held their annual banquet at the Gladbrook Memorial Building. The new 1993 Tama County Pork Queen was Jodi Svendsen, daughter of Chuck and Joni Svendsen, Gladbrook, and Tama County Pork Princess is Tiffany Hala, daughter of Rich and Dalynn Hala of Chelsea. 30 yrs. ago Dec. 10, 1982 Vivien Sebbert was named Lincoln’s Outstanding Citizen at last weeks Lincoln Commercial Club meeting. The Gladbrook-Lincoln Ambulance Service and the Gladbrook Volunteer Fire Department are in the process of purchasing a Jaws of Life. The Jaws of Life is an extraction and cutting tool that is portable to use in auto accidents, farm accidents or wherever there is an emergency situation and they will be needed. The purchase price is $5,798.00. 40 yrs. ago Dec. 15, 1972 Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Hamilton of Lincoln announce the engagement of their daughter, Denise Faye, to Mark Richard Schryver, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Schryver of Conrad. A June 15 wedding is planned. The 5th District Family Bowling Tournament was held in Tama on Dec. 2nd and 3rd. Three local Parent-Junior bowling couples qualified for state competition to be held in Des Moines in January. Eleanor and Shellee parsons, a mother-daughter Bantam team, bowled a 1252, to top that category. Charles and Brenda Willer bowled a 1304 to top the father-daughter Bantam division. In father-daughter Junior division, Wendell and Cindy Cheville took top honors by bowling a 1212 series. The Pantherettes dropped a pair of games this past weekend to Dike and Garwin by the scores of 58-66 and 47-63. The Panthers basketball team let their record slip 1-4 by dropping a pair of home games over last weekend. Friday, Gladbrook suffered an 81-80 overtime loss at the hands of Dike, only to further frustrated by losing 82-59 to Garwin on Saturday. The Gladbrook wrestling team is now 3-0 after last weeks win over North Tama 29-20. 50 yrs. ago Dec. 14, 1962 Michael Vint, 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Vint, of rural Toledo, was taken to Evangelical Hospital in serious condition Sunday after a bale of hay had fallen out of the haymow on the Vint farm and landed on the youth. By noon Monday, young Vint had regained consciousness and was listed in improved condition. Gladbrook’s boys romped over Beaman-Conrad, 81-39 and Beaman-Conrad girls defeated the Gladbrook girls 62-46, in Iowa River Valley conference basketball there Tuesday night. Gladbrook won two games from Radcliffe in Iowa River Valley conference play there last Friday night. The Gladbrook boys won 74-50 and the Gladbrook girls won 57-56. 60 yrs. ago Dec. 12, 1952 A group of neighbors surprised Mr. and Mrs. Julius Bruene at their farm home on Wednesday evening. They were presented with a present by the group which brought their lunch. Mr. and Mrs. Bruene will soon move to Gladbrook from their farm home northwest of Gladbrook to the new home they have built in the south part of Gladbrook. Al Seales of Mingo took up his work as agent in the Gladbrook depot for the Chicago Great Northwestern Railroad on Tuesday. Wendell Conrad of Waterloo who has been agent here since the death of Henry Harms, will be the agent in Green Mountain. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wiebensohn are the parents of a son born Tuesday evening at 10:15 in the Deaconess hospital in Marshalltown. 70 yrs. ago Dec. 11, 1942 The Tama County Civilian Defense Council is making thorough preparations for the blackout which will be held in the Seventh Region Monday night, December 14, between the hours of 10 and 10:20 p.m. Central War Time. At exactly 10 p.m. all citizens in Tama county should be in their own homes with all the lights turned out. The responsibility for turning out lights falls upon the individual family groups. No master switch will be used to extinguish lights in residence buildings in any town in the county. Wardens, police, and fire watchers will be on duty in Gladbrook. One long blast of the fire siren will be the warning signal and two short blasts will be the all clear signal. 80 yrs. ago Dec. 9, 1932 The Wolf Creek Whirlwinds is the name of the new 4-H Boys’ Club which was organized at the Fred Bruene home Tuesday evening, Dec. 6, by county agent Z. R. Mills. eleven boys became signed members and elected Leroy Schweckel as their leader and the following officers for the year. President, Richard Bruene; Vice-President, Arlo Hansen; Secretary-Treasurer, Loren Moeller; News Reporter, Wayne Jessen. Mrs. Bruene served a delicious lunch at the close of the meeting. The next meeting will be at Loren and Lyle Moeller’s in January.


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