Looking Back from the Front pages of the Northern-Sun Print By: Betty Dahms, Editor
May 17, 2013
40 yrs. ago May 18, 1973 A fire at 11:45 Wednesday morning considerably damaged the home of the James Hartsoe family. Someone turned in the alarm when smoke was sighted coming from the back window of the home where an electrical short is believed to have caused the blaze which completely destroyed the deep freeze, a refrigerator, and other things in a pantry storage area back of the kitchen. The washer and dryer and perhaps the stove were ruined, and much smoke damage occurred throughout the house. There was one casualty as the family pet cat was found overcome by smoke on the living room floor. No one was at home at the time of the fire. 50 yrs.ago May 17, 1963 Mr. and Mrs. Loren Flamme became the parents of a daughter at 9:56 Monday morning. The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Wentzien of Lincoln and the paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Flamme. The Little Miss has been named Lora May. Gladbrook High School Commencement will be Friday, May 24, at 8:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. 60 yrs. ago May 15, 1953 Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kadner are the parents of a son born to them Tuesday. He weighed 8 pounds. This is their first child. Mrs. Kadner is the former Irmgaard Horstmann. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hooper announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Phyllis, to Marlin Moeller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Moeller, all of near Gladbrook. The wedding will take place June 21st. Twenty-eight eighth graders of the Gladbrook Consolidated School will receive their eighth grade diplomas in graduation exercises at the school gymnasium on Friday afternoon May 22 at 2:30 p.m. 70 yrs. ago May 14, 1943 Word was received through the Red Cross, Washington, D. C., the first of this week by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Haack, living northwest of Gladbrook, that their son, Clarence C. Haack, was a prisoner of war somewhere in Germany. He was captured during the Tunisia campaign. Nothing else is known except that he is well. 80 yrs. ago May 19, 1933 On Friday, May 26, the entire Gladbrook school will be open for inspection by the public. The faculty of the local school is urgent in its invitation to every taxpayer and parent in the community to come up to the school next Friday and see what is being accomplished.
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