Looking Back from the Front pages of the Northern-Sun Print By: Betty Dahms, Editor
April 5, 2013
20 yrs. ago April 2, 1993 A rural Garwin, Iowa woman, Eleanor Mary Hines, 35, was arrested Friday by the Tama County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Potter-Randall Special Crimes Unit from Texas. She is being held in connection with the disappearance and murder of Vernon Eschler, 74, of Amarillo, Texas. 30 yrs. ago April 1, 1983 In spite of Mother Nature’s Spring snowstorm, the gym was nearly filled Saturday evening with athletes, parents, and friends at the annual Athletic Banquet. Presented with the Leon Schulz Athletic Awards by Jeff Schulz were seniors Dona Flamme and David Street. Dona is the daughter of Loren and Pauline Flamme and David is the son of Darroll and Peggy Street. 40 yrs. ago April 6, 1973 Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Lorenz are the parents of a son, Corey David, born Wednesday, March 28. Corey weighed 7 lbs. and 4 oz. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mohr and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Lorenz. Great grandmother is Mrs. Matie Volkens and great grandfather is Wm. J. Mohr. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Erpelding of Dike are the parents of a son born Monday, March 26. He has been named James Allen. He has one brother, Kirby. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dreessen and James Erpelding of Dike is paternal grandfather. Mrs. Floyd (Marjorie) Oaks of Albion has purchased Renner’s Flowers in Marshalltown, where she has been working for the past six years. Mr. and Mrs. Allyn Plambeck of Indiana, became the parents of a son, Eric Curtis, on Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. James Plambeck of Beaman are grandparents and Harry J. Dahms of Gladbrook is a great grandfather. 50 yrs. ago April 5, 1963 Miss Joan Beth Slinker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Slinker of Conrad, and Walter Earl Gethmann, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Gethmann of Beaman, were married Saturday evening, March 30, in the Methodist Church at Gladbrook. Burnell Grimmius, who has been working at the Raymond Klink farm started work Monday at the Gladbrook Lumber Co., as assistant to the manager, W. L. Stewart. Burnell replaces Loran Frericks, who resigned to start farming. 60 yrs. ago April 3, 1953 Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Wiley, Gladbrook, became the parents of son last Friday. Al Bell, well known world traveler, lecturer, and photographer, will present his newest program “Sons of Gaspe” at the Gladbrook gym on April 14. This last summer Mr. Bell traveled north into Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, then north along the Gaspe Coast. He made beautiful color and sound movies of deep sea fishing, lobstering, Evangeline’s story (Longfellow’s tragic Arcadian maiden who spent her life searching for her lover), farming with oxen, picturesque French villages, horse and dog carts, wood-carvers, and the religious shrine at St. Ann de Baupre. 70 yrs. ago April 2, 1943 The Gladbrook merchants will start staying open Wednesday evenings beginning with the first Wednesday in April, which is April 7. They have remained closed on Wednesday evenings during the winter months to help conserve fuel and electricity. The Uptown Theatre has announced that for the present there will be no more Wednesday and Thursday shows. This makes three dark nights each week-Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Cash nights which have been Wednesday and Thursday will be changed to Friday and Saturday. The order becomes effective the first week of April. T. E. Mann, in his 89th year, of Des moines, arrived in town Thursday and visited with old friends and neighbors. Mr. Mann was the first editor of the Northern. 80 yrs. ago April 7, 1933 Miss Frances Lundt, Miss Evelyn Meissner, and Miss Alice Koster accompanied by Miss Caroline Reimers entertained with vocal selections over W.M.T. radio station at Waterloo Saturday evening.
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