Looking Back from the Front pages of the Northern-Sun Print By: Betty Dahms
February 1, 2013
20 yrs. ago Jan. 29, 1993 Last Wed., Jan. 20th, may have been a beautiful day for President Clinton’s inauguration, but it was anything but nice in Iowa! An ice storm traveled from south to north across the sate causing very hazardous driving conditions. Both Gladbrook-Reinbeck and GMG let school out very early Wednesday, and even with that the Gladbrook buses had a hard time getting students home, and the buses back to school. Five buses left Gladbrook and before their routes were done, four had to be towed and the other one the State Highway Commission truck helped it out on Highway 96. When the buses finally made it back, the streets were to slick to drive back to school, so four of the buses were parked where they started sliding in Gladbrook until morning. Mike Boege was appointed by the Garwin City Council on Jan. 11, 1993, to fill the vacancy on the council by the death of Max “Skip” Harrah. 30 yrs. ago Jan. 28, 1983 Three girls are contestants for the Tama County Pork Queen title, they are: Noel Jean Strohbehn, daughter of Kenneth and Barbara Strohbehn of rural Gladbrook; Janis Marie Hala, daughter of Milo and Juanita Hala, of rural Toledo; and Allyson Renae Early, daughter of Craig and Sharon EArly of rural Traer. The queen will be crowned at the Tama County Pork Producers Annual meeting Feb. 5th. Janeen Chamberlain of Gladbrook was crowned Iowa Pork Queen Wednesday, January 26 in Des Moines at the annual Iowa Pork Congress. 40 yrs. ago Jan. 26, 1973 Mr. and Mrs. Larry Jensen of Marshalltown are the parents of a son born Friday, January 19. He has been named Brian Arthur and weighed 7 lb. 7 oz. Mrs. Jensen is the former Corrine Sash. Mr. and Mrs. Glen Sash of Traer and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Jensen of Liscomb are the grandparents. Christine Osten, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Osten, was recently named on the President’s List at Drake University in Des Moines, by maintaining a grade point average of 4.0 for the fall semester. 50 yrs. ago Feb. 1, 1963 Last Friday, January 25, at the Christian Church in Garwin, before an alter decorated with ivy, Miss Darlene Dahms, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Dahms, and Paul Hatcher, son of Mrs. Lyle Johannsen, of Gladbrook, were united in marriage by a double ring ceremony with Rev. Jerry Palmer officiating. Michael Street, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Street, of Gladbrook, escaped without injury Sunday, Jan. 27, when the jet wash of a fighter plane blew him off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Ranger head first into the ocean 70 feet below. Street, a third class aviation boatswain’s mate, “fortunately was wearing a flight deck communications helmet which cushioned the fall,” said the Navy. Kathie Ann Boyd is the winner from Gladbrook Community High School in the 1963 Betty Crocker Search for the American Homemaker of Tomorrow. She thus becomes eligible for one of 102 scholarships with a total value of $110,000. 60 yrs. ago Jan. 30, 1953 Mr. and Mrs. Orval Adair of Garwin announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Barbara, to Gilbert G. Rockhill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norval Rockhill of Marshalltown. The wedding will take place February 7 at Carlton Brethren Church. Due to the strike on the Chicago Great Western railroad the local post office is only dispatching mail on the star routes. The last star route through Gladbrook is a 4:30 p.m. and any mail you desire to go out the day of mailing should be at the post office by 4:20 or earlier. The local post office will not be open and the employee will not arrive a the post office until 7 a.m. 70 yrs. ago Jan. 29, 1943 Ray Rowden and Ray Lynk were honored at a party last Monday evening a the Legion Hall which was sponsored by the Commercial Club and others. Each was presented a gift. A “Dutch” lunch was served. Richard Bruene, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred K. Bruene, was commissioned a Second Lieutenant Wednesday of the Medical Administration at Camp Barkley, Texas. 80 yrs. ago Feb. 3, 1933 The Hotel Garwin, built in 1912, at a cost of $10,000, was sold Saturday at auction for $2,650 to Hans Jorgensen and Will Drexel of Garwin. The hotel will be operated under the management of Will Sears, who has been operating the place for sometime for the stockholders. Saturday evening a young man from Gladbrook became a little confused while in Toledo and knocked on the outer door of the county jail and demanded admission. Sheriff Harris having read the seventh verse of the seventh chapter of St. Matthew, wherein it says “knock and it shall be opened to you”, followed instructions and in a few minutes the young man was sleeping in a jail cell. Mrs. Harris is a good cook and the meals were enjoyed until Monday when friends from Gladbrook were requested by the sheriff to take the guest home as there were no charges against him.
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