Looking Back from the Front pages of the Northern-Sun Print By: Betty Dahms, Editor
May 10, 2013
20 yrs. ago May 7, 1993 The Gladbrook American Legion made their selection for Boys State June 11-17 at Camp Dodge at Johnston. Those attending are Shane Arp, son of Gordon and Pat Arp, and William Baumeier, son of Steve and Jeri Baumeier. The alternate is Jason Hamann, son of Galen and Lori Hamann. All are juniors attending Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School. 40 yrs. ago May 11, 1973 Conestoga Council of Girl Scouts sponsored a Lincolnland trip for Cadet Girl Scouts, April 27 thru April 29. Two chartered buses left last Friday afternoon for the historic tour of Springfield, Illinois. Over seventy girls and six adults were on the three day trip. Included on the tour was a visit to New Salem Village, Lincoln’s home, the Lincoln Museum, Lincoln’s Tomb and other points of interest in the area. Girl Scouts attending from Gladbrook were April Bruene, Michelle Goos, Ramona Sonkens and Brenda Willer. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Bern of Gladbrook announce the engagement of their daughter, Judy, to Darryl Widmayer, son of Mr. and Mrs. La Roy Widmayer of Hampshire, Illinois. The date chosen for the wedding is June 23. The Tama County Board of Education, at their regular meeting on April 18, selected Mrs. R. E. Gamble of Garwin, to fill the interim term of Charles A. Gary on the Tama County Board of Education. 50 yrs. ago May 10, 1963 Gladbrook “Tracksters” placed second in the IRV Conference meet at Wellsburg on Tuesday. Beaman-Conrad won the meet with a total of 84 points followed by the Panthers with 54. One school record fell when Larry Herink bettered his old mark by 11 seconds as he ran a 4:15.4 mile. Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Ohrt became the parents of a 9 pound 10 ounce son, Saturday, May 4. He has been named Edward Curtis. A daughter weighing 8 pounds and 1 1/4 ounce was born Friday, may 10 to Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Wendel. She has been named Lisa Michelle and is their first child. The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Lester Schade and paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Nick Wendel. James Scott, of Lincoln, a well driller for Hoeg & Ames was seriously injured last Saturday while drilling a well a t Union Grove Lake, when a pipe fell on his leg. The bone was broken both across and up and down. He will be hospitalized for some time and off the leg for approximately 16 weeks. 60 yrs. ago May 8, 1953 Announcement was made this week by Cleo Poe of Conrad of the sale of his produce business to Loren Moeller of Gladbrook. Mr. Poe said the sale of the business was due to poor health. The Tama County Local Draft Board sent 29 men for Physical Examination April 30th. May 20th eight men will be inducted into service from Tama county, those from Gladbrook are Leland Ray Staker and Roger Leon Rohweder. Roger Bruene, son of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Bruene, Gladbrook, has been named winner of the freshman Danforth Scholarship from Iowa State University. Stanley Overton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Overton, and a junior in Gladbrook High, has been named delegate to Hawkeye Boys State at Des Moines in June. He is sent by the Ehrig-McTurk Post No. 127 American Legion. 70 yrs. ago May 7, 1943 Beauty and attractiveness have been added to the interior of the Methodist Church in Gladbrook, as well as the wonderful atmosphere being greatly enhanced by the installation of a worship center. An altar cloth of wine colored velour has been hung at the front of the church, covering a space six feet wide and eleven feet high. In front of the altar cloth is the Communion table with a drape covering of wine colored valour. in the center of the table is a gold cross which stands twenty-one inches in height. Two large silk flags stand one on either side of the altar cloth, the American flag to the left of the audience and the Christian flag to their right. The pulpit stands to the left of the worship center while the robed choir is on the right. The worship center was a project of the Fidelis Class of the church school, and was presented to the church by the minister, Rev. R. C. Jerrell, on behalf of this group of young people. The cross was made by Willard Dielschneider, of Conrad, and the material used was part of the altar formerly used in the church. 80 yrs. ago May 12, 1933 Between 3:30 and 4 o’clock Tuesday morning both restaurants in Lincoln were entered and the slot machines carried away. W. C. Schulz who sleeps in the rear rooms of his restaurant is employed to take the mail to the south bound passenger and the thief entered his cafe by breaking the glass and unbolting the rear door. The burglar seemed to be fond of slot machines as he did not molest the cash register containing several dollars in change. When Mr. Schulz returned from the depot he noticed the door of George Lorenz’s cafe wide open and on later investigation it was discovered that the slot machine with its double jack pots was missing. Mr. Lorenz and family live in the west part of the building and did not hear the crash when a brick was put through the front door. Considerable change in the cash register was not touched. No trace of the slot machines have been obtained by the officers.
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