Looking Back-Do You Remember When By: Betty Dahms, Editor
December 20, 2013
20 yrs. ago Dec. 24, 1993 On Tues., Dec. 7, John Fleming, Gladbrook, bowled a 702 series on the Businessmen Bowling League at Gladbrook Lanes. This is the first 700 series on record at the Gladbrook establishment by any sanctioned bowler. John bowled a 224, 210 and 268, which was 156 pins over his average series. John is a member of Dean’s Conklin bowling team and has been bowling for 32 years. He began bowling in junior league at the age of 12, also in Gladbrook. Winners of the Lighting Contest were: Religious: 1st-Peace Chruch; 2nd-Methodist Church; 3rd-Lutheran Church. Originality: 1st-Don Swenson; 2nd-Kenny Wiebensohn; 3rd-Marvin Crumley. Beauty & Design: 1st-Gene Walston; 2nd-Roger Gardner. Brian and Jennifer Fuhs are proud to announce the birth of their third son, Brian Joseph Christian. He was born Wed., Dec. 8th and weighed 7 lbs. 10 ozs. and was 20 inches long. Joey was welcomed home by brothers, Kaulen, 3 and Charlie, 23 months. Maternal grandparents are Steve and Jeri Baumeier of Gladbrook and Rich and Sherry Ryan of Quinlan, Texas. Paternal grandparents are Norman and Threasa Fuhs of Clarkston, WA. Darrell Paustain received the Jackpot Bowling check from Gladbrook Lanes manager, Dave Psotka last Friday night. Jackpot Bowling has been going on since last January and this is the first time the jackpot has been won. Paustain, who hadn’t picked up a bowling ball for 5 years, had to bowl 5 strikes out of eight balls one on each of the eight lanes to win. Thelma R. Osborne, 85, a long-time resident of Gladbrook, died Wednesday, December 15. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 18. The Garwin Cub Scouts, first year Webelos Den of Pack 394, visited Westbrook Acres on Saturday delivering handmade gifts and singing Christmas songs. 30 yrs. ago Dec. 23, 1983 Ron Sharp, Plant Manager for the Iowa River FS fertilizer plant at Garwin, will be honored at an “Open House” on December 29. He will retire on December 31 after serving as the original manager of the fertilizer plant since 1965. Olivene Chapter #326 Order of Eastern Star elected the following officers for 1984-Worthy Matron, Abbie Sash; Worthy Patron, H. Ted Wentzien; Assoc. Matron, Charlotte Ploog; Assoc. Patron, William Koester; Secretary, Jo Wentzien; Treasurer, Majel Eilers; Conductress, Louise Giles; Asoc. Conductress, Tracy Ostrem. Jim and Clara Crouch, residents at Westbrook Acres, celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary Saturday, December 17th. They were married on December 17, 1919. An open house will be held for Therese McTurk in honor of her 90th birthday, Friday, December 30th. Gladbrook seniors, Kim Sienknecht and Wendy Ladehoff, were recently selected to the thirteen member Des Moines Area USVBA Junior Volleyball Team. On Friday, December 16, the Panthers traveled to Allison to play the A-B Trojans. Field goals seemed to be the problem for Gladbrook as they made only 17 of 61 shots and lost the game, 83-48. The Pantherettes won over the Allison-Bristow Trojanettes 78-62. 40 yrs. ago Dec. 21, 1973 Mrs. Mattie Pageler suffered a broken hip in a fall at her home last Friday. Gladbrook 69 - Beaman-Conrad 44, The Gladbrook girls played good basketball Friday at Beaman-Conrad and they came home with their third straight victory. They are now 3-2 for the season and 2-0 in the conference. The Gladbrook Panthers defeated Beaman-Conrad 51-47 last Friday night. Despite good defensive play by the Panthers, Beaman-Conrad continued to shoot well the entire game and probably played one of their best games of the year. The Gladbrook wrestling team finished in third place at the Mt. Vernon Tournament this past Saturday. Mt. Vernon, a powerful AA school, won the championship. They returned five state qualifiers on their team as did Lisbon who took second place. Lisbon was last years’ Class A State Champions. Placing third was pleasing to the entire team as this was the strongest tournament we have ever been in and the team wrestled very good. Gladbrook had two champions in Buck Jones and John Mohr. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Helleso became the parents of a son on Monday, December 17th. He has been named Cory David and weighed 7 lbs. 11 ozs. He has a brother, Marty Lee. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Fred Seda and Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Helleso. Great grandparents are Mrs. Clara Schlicht and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Seda. Services were held Monday for Lynn W. Luethje, 41, who died Friday, December 14th. Mr. Luethje was born August 24, 1932, at Gladbrook, the son of Carl R. and Viola Paustain Luethje. He graduated from the Gladbrook High School in 1951. He lived in Marshalltown from 1951 to 1965 when he returned to Gladbrookand built a new home. He recently built a new home in Marshalltown and moved back to Marshalltown. He was married to Betty Peterson on November 29, 1952 at Nashua. Mr. Luethje was steel shop supervisor for Lennox Industries Inc. in Marshalltown at the time of his death. Mr. and Mrs. John Shoup of Belle Plaine are the parents of ason, Mark Alan, born Saturday, December 8th. He weighed 7 lbs 4 ozs. He has a brother, Michael, who was four on December 14th. Grandparents are Mrs. Johanna Shoup of South Amana and Mr.and Mrs. Otto Schmidt. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Koester of Marshalltown became the parents of a baby girl on Thursday morning. She weighed 9 lbs. and has been named Kendra Kay. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Art Koester of Gladbrook and Mrs. Cleo Polling of Albion. Great grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rose and Mrs. Elsie Koester of Gladbrook and Mrs. Florence Fuller of Marshalltown. Ivan G. Gethmann of Gladbrook was recently elected treasurer of the Master Builders of Iowa for 1974. 50 yrs. ago Dec. 20, 1963 Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Schroeder of Gladbrook will observe their Golden Wedding Anniversary on December 29th. Mr. and Mrs. Schroeder were united in marriage on December 31, 1913. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Sienknecht are the parents of a daughter born Tuesday, December 10th. She weighed 4 lbs. 13 1/2 ounces and has been named Terri Sue. This is their second child. Mr. and Mrs. Jake Johannsen have received word that a daughter was born to their son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Allen Johannsen on Tuesday, December 10th at LaCrosse, Wisconsin. She weighed 8 pounds and has been named Susan Kay. This is their second child. Their son Scott, is three and a half and at the present time he is staying at the home of his maternal grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. A. J. Ploog in Lincoln. A son was born last Friday, December 13 to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Crumrine. He weighed 6 pounds 13 ounces and has been named Harris Lee. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Harris are maternal grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Ted Wentzien of Lincoln are the parents of a new son, Herbert Troy, born Tuesday, Dec. 17. Troy weighed seven pounds and one ounce. He has a sister, Tracy, four and a half, a brother, Trent, one and a half. Mrs. Willliam Buck, 73, a longtime resident of the Lincoln-Gladbrook communities passed away on Wednesday evening, December 18th. Agnes Marie Hagen was born June 18, 1890, near Gladbrook. She was the daughter of Jochim and Mary Louise Schaeffer Hagen. She received her education in this community and grew to womanhood here. February 22, 1911, she united in marriage to William Buck in Gladbrook. The couple farmed east of Gladbrook and later near Lincoln and then in 1932 moved to Lincoln. Mr. and Mrs. Buck observed their Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1961. Mrs. Faye Adeline Crumrine, 73, of Gladbrook passed away Wednesday evening, December 18th. Born June 25, 1890, in Buffalo, Kansas, she received her education and grew to womanhood in the area of her birth. She was united in marriage to Fred W. Crumrine and they lived in Yates Center and Buffalo, Kansas until coming to Gladbrook to make their home in 1938. Lloyd Carstensen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Carstensen, dressed in uniform, was honored Sunday morning and presented “The God and Country Award” of the Explores of the Boy Scouts of America at the worship hour at the Peace Church. It seems that it boils down to the team who makes the most mistakes, loses. It was surely the case last Friday night against Hubbard. We lost the ball 34 times on bad passes and fumbles. The most we had lost the ball on mistakes in previous games was 16. Hubbard, 63, Gladbrook, 49. In the girls outing at Hubbard, we were soundly defeated. Hubbard has a fine young team, but they are not 30 points better than us. The girls simply didn’t have their feet on the ground. They weren’t ready for the action. Hubbard, 70 Gladbrook, 42. 60 yrs. ago Dec. 18, 1953 Olivet Lodge No. 436 met Thursday evening of last week and held their regular election of officers. Those elected were: Richard Bott, Worshipful Master; Elmer Eilers, Senior Warden; Harry F. Goettsch, Junior Warden; A. H. Hoppe, Treasurer and Carl O. Eilers, Secretary. Other officers will be appointed by the Master. Pvt. Roger L. Rohweder, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Rohweder of Gladbrook, recently joined the 45th Infantry Division in Korea. The first National Guard division to see combat since Word War II, the 45th Infantry was federalized in 1950 and arrived in Korea during December 1951. It is now receiving intensive post-truce training. Rohweder, in the Army since May, last served at Camp Chaffee, Ark., where he completed basic training. Many candidates are interested in the school board positions for the Garwin Consolidated school election to be held on Wednesday, December 23rd. They are Albert Dahms, Leonard Nielsen, Loren Emke, Victor Vajgrt, Raynard Delfs, Raymond Cooper, Archie Ferry, Merle Trout and Kenneth W. Pemberton. It was 8 below zero in Tama county early Wednesday morning. That was the coldest for the new winter season. The predictions are that the thermometers will slip lower. A fire, thought to have been started by defective wiring in the basement, was first discovered about 11:45 Saturday evening at the former G. L. Springer property where Mr. and Mrs. Gene Knode and Mrs. Anna Smith now live. The fire had followed up the cold air shaft to the southwest room on the main floor, and it was only through the prompt and efficient work of the Fire Department of the town that the fire was extinguished at all. All the furnishings on the first floor were badly damaged by smoke and water. The down stairs had only recently been redecorated when Mr. and Mrs. Knode moved there. From the Purple and Gold-Dragnet Dum-de-dum-dum. Hi Kids, here we are again. Our net is really loaded this time so you must have been having lots of fun! Are party lines a good thing, Raena? One of our ace reporters happened to eavsdrop and hear a conversation between Darol M. and Raena W. Too bad you had to say “no” Wegner, but then you are pretty busy gal!! Well! Well! This is what we like to see! Janice S. and “that” Marvin K. were seen in Marshalltown Saturday night. From what we’ve heard it is neither the first or the last. That’s good!! Some of our gals are so mysterious! Especially Janet R. Why don’t you tell all, Jan. We want to know about some your “adventures!” Another foursome Marshalltown bound Saturday night were Kenny K. and Nancy B., and Gary P. and Rita B. Next time you tell the boys which show you want to go to. They can’t always have their way, girls. LeRoy T. got the car Sunday afternoon and was nice enough to take his sister and some neighborhood girls to the Sunday matinee. After “dumping” his load, he headed for Bruce A.’s but didn’t get any farther than Fritz T.’s How was the T. V. boys???? Flash!! Bruce A. “why don’t you believe me?” It is too “that” senior girl that is interested in you! Why? Because you are both going to Ames, naturally! There comes a time in everyones life when all good things must come to an end. This is it! The end of the column, that is!! See ya next week!!!!! 70 yrs. ago Dec. 17, 1943 The marriage of Miss Lois Wilken, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter D. Wilken and Edward G. Haack, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Haack, Sr., both of Gladbrook, took place at 6 o’clock Sunday evening, December 12th. Funeral services were held Thursday for Benhard Amandus Boldt, 69, who died at the Presbyterian Hospital in Waterloo Tuesday of a heart ailment and dropsy were held yesterday. Mr. Boldt was born near Gladbrook, January 1, 1874. His early life was spent on his father’s farm. At the age of 7, he was stricken with infantile paralysis and walked with crutches the balance of his life. H. C. Schwyhart, who farmed west of Lincoln for many years, died suddenly at his home in Grundy Center Tuesday evening of a heart attack. 80 yrs. ago Dec. 22, 1933 Tama County paid pensions to 14 blind people amounting to a total of $2,239.68. The Peer Oil Co. is installing new computing pumps, so you will know exactly what your bill is as the gas goes into your car. Women’s Lingerie makes nice Christmas presents: Bloomers, Step-Ins, French panties, at Bigelow’s!!
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