Looking Back from the Front pages of the Northern-Sun Print By: Betty Dahms, Editor
March 8, 2013
20 yrs. ago March 5, 1993 Larry and Cindy Blaine and children Duane, 4 and Laurel, 18 months, were the recipients of the 100th Welcome Wagon Basket delivered by the Gladbrook Commercial Club to new residents in the Gladbrook area. The Commercial Club started this project in April of 1989 with many businesses, churches, and organizations supplying items to help and welcome new families to Gladbrook. 30 yrs. ago March 4, 1983 David Street placed 4th at 145 in the State Wrestling Tournament last weekend. The Des Moines Register stated that the Class A 145 pound class was the toughest of all classes. 40 yrs. ago March 9, 1973 Elmo Hasselmann has recently gone out of the dairy business with the sale of most of his herd to Kenneth Busch, but will continue his farming activities. This is the first time in 54 years that Mr. Hasselmann will not be milking cows, having started when he was a youngster. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Busch of rural Gladbrook will observe their silver wedding anniversary on Friday, March 16 with a public dance at the Amvet Hall in Lincoln. Miss Wilma Lucht and Kenneth Busch were married March 15, 1948 at the United Brethren Church in Garwin. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Steven Siemens of Lincoln on Tuesday. Sunday it was announced by Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Psotka that they were the new owners and operators of the Gladbrook Bowl having purchased the business from Paul Klinefelter and Kenneth Gethmann, who have been operating the lanes with the assistance of managers. 50 yrs. ago March 8, 1963 Mr. and Mrs. Jim Pippert are the parents of a son born March 2nd. Mark Richard weighed 6 pounds and 3 ounces. 60 yrs. ago March 6, 1953 Paul Klinefelter and Julius Bruene both members of the present school board, are seeking re-election at the school election on Monday. Both men are unopposed. Workmen have been busy the past two weeks felling 28 trees at the city park to make way for the new playground. Bill Glass, Jr. announces the Grand Opening of Glass Radio-TV appliance and repair shop in Lincoln on Monday March, 9. In the afternoon and evening free coffee and doughnuts will be served. 70 yrs. ago March 5, 1943 Aviator Cadet John Noble Klink, son of Mrs. Emma Klink, of Gladbrook, successfully completed his primary flight training at the 73rd AAF Flying Training Detachment at Harris Field. From here Cadet Klink will be transferred to a basic flying school. Mr. and Mrs. Otto Thaden, living north of Lincoln, received a telegram from the War Department Sunday, stating that their son, Lester, who is serving with the American forces in North Africa, has been injured. Thaden has been in the armed forces for 18 months. Thoughts of spring outfits, victory gardens and early planting were in the back of most every Gladbrook residents mind this week as the mercury dropped to 10 below Monday night. Not since 1913 have we had such a severe cold in March. 80 yrs. ago March 10, 1933 Miss Dorothea Gienger, of Gladbrook, was graduated from the Iowa State Teachers College in the winter term exercises held Thursday evening, March 2. Miss Gienger received the Bachelor of Science degree in education. John Storjohann of Beaman and Miss Erma A. Harders of Gladbrook were united in marriage Thursday afternoon in Marshalltown.
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