Looking Back from the Front pages of the Northern-Sun Print By: Betty Dahms
January 25, 2013
20 yrs. ago Jan. 22, 1993 Walter Easley, 64, Gladbrook, owner of Walt Easley Knives died Monday, January 17, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, of heart failure. Bowman & Company, P.C., has opened an office in Gladbrook in the former NAPA building, which has been completely remodeled. Certified Public Accountants, James Bowman, Ellen Bergman, and Elizabeth Miller will be serving this office which will be open daily during tax season and part-time the rest of the year. O. Lynn Kroeger, 68, Lincoln, died Tuesday evening, January 19, at his home of heart failure. 30 yrs. ago Jan. 21, 1983 The Gladbrook Jaycees presented Dave Loupee with the Iowa Jaycee Governor Award Sunday, January 16, at the Region K Regional in Gladbrook. This is the highest award presented to a local member by the Iowa Jaycees. Jim Reisener was Region K Jaycee of the Quarter. Janeen Chamberlain of Gladbrook will be among the fourteen Iowa girls competing for the title of Iowa Pork Queen at the 1983 Iowa Pork Congress on January 25, 26, and 27. 40 yrs. ago Jan. 19, 1973 Early Thursday morning Mohr’s Garage was broken into by thieves. Two safes were completely destroyed by the thieves and papers and ledgers were strewn about. An unspecified amount of money was taken as well as some old coins. Sheriff Quigley and his deputies are investigating. Entry at the garage was gained by breaking a window on the south side of the building. The same night Lundt’s Feed Store was entered but on finding an empty cash register the intruders left without causing further damage. Iowa Electric Light and Power Company today announced an increase in the cost of natural gas amounting to about 16 cents per month for the average residential heating customer in Gladbrook. The increase was made necessary by a boost in IE’s wholesale cost of natural gas from Northern Natural Gas Company, the pipeline supplier for this area. 50 yrs. ago Jan. 25, 1963 Services for C. Lyle Medberry, 43, were held at the Goettsch-Perrin Funeral Home in Gladbrook Wednesday. Lyle died Monday morning at the Evangelical hospital in Marshalltown where he had been taken earlier by ambulance following a heart attack at his home. Death was attributed to a heart condition. The Iowa River Valley Conference 1963 Boys’ Basketball Tournament will be held in Gladbrook Jan. 28, 29, 31 and Feb. 2. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Barfels of Phoenix, Arizona, became the parents of a baby girl January 10th. She has been named Christine Ann. 60 yrs. ago Jan. 23, 1953 The Gladbrook Consolidated School bus tipped over in a ditch Tuesday, but only one of the 16 pupils riding in it was injured. Kathleen Hansen, 8, sustained a cut on the forehead. She was treated by a physician at the scene of the accident. The bus, driven by Loren Lench, skidded on a muddy dirt road near the Richard Junge home five miles northeast of Gladbrook and turned on its side in the ditch about 5:50 p.m. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $300. 70 yrs. ago Jan. 22, 1943 Funeral services were held Wednesday for Orion J. Allard, 82, who died Saturday, January 16, at Independence. Mr. Allard was born December 17, 1860, near Waterloo, Canada. He was the son of Greenleaf and Emily Berry Allard and came to Iowa in 1869 and the family settled on a farm near Gladbrook where he grew to manhood and taught school for a time. In 1882 he was married to Miss Belle Allard, who died in 1900, leaving one son, Greenleaf. During this time he was chief train dispatcher with offices in Eagle Grove and Council Bluffs. Later he gave this up to enter the ministry because of his father’s interest in the Church of God. In later life her married Mrs. Kate Robinson. She died in 1929. He married Mrs. Mildred Lansing on January 7, 1937. She survives him. Mrs. Doris Bruene Richards, former 4-H club member of Tama County, has been appointed as temporary Home Economist in Tama County beginning January 18. 80 yrs. ago Jan. 27, 1933 The school election will be held on Monday, March 13th and the terms of Mrs. Lillian Foster and Harry Lundt, directors, expire. They hold three-year terms. The office of H. D. Kehoe appointed to fill a vacancy caused by the death of Martin Mee, will be vacant this spring and his successor will be elected for the short term of two years. The Lincoln 4-H Merrymakers met with Irvin Lage Monday evening, January 16. Thirteen members were present. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year. President, Werner Thaden; vice-president, Robert Martens; secretary-treasurer, Irvin Lage; news reporter, Lyle Lorenz. Refreshments were served by Mrs. Lage. In answer to the demands of the democrats of Spring Creek township Harry Lundt has filed his bond for Justice of the Peace in Spring Creek township with the county auditor. The appointment will follow when supervisors meet February 2nd. Mr. Lundt will fill the vacancy caused by the decision of John Hauschildt who was elected last fall by a large vote not to qualify.
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