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Looking Back-Do You Remember When By: Betty Dahms, Editor

January 17, 2014
Northern-Sun Print
20 yrs. ago Jan. 14, 1994 The year 1993 was a busy one for the members of the Gladbrook Fire & Rescue. There were a total of 26 calls for the year including 4 grass fires; 2 structure fires; 2 vehicle fires; 2 farm machines; 2 smoke evacuations; 2 weather watches; 1 chemical spill; 1 mutual aid and 5 miscellaneous. These calls accounted for a total of 377 man hours. Congratulations to Aaron Russell for being selected to the Iowa Newspaper Association All-State Football Team. Aaron earned honorable mention at quarterback. He threw for 1,201 yards with a 49% completion rate for the Rebels this past season. Aaron is the son of Craig and Rose Russell of Gladbrook. Steve and Jana Read, Gladbrook, are the proud parents of a son, Christopher John, born Sat., Jan. 8th. He weighed 7 lbs. 5 ounces and was 19 inches long. He is welcomed home by a brother, Landon Lee, 2-years-old. Grandparents are Harold and Catherine Read, Gladbrook and Mrs. Howard Foust, Marshalltown. Gary and Debra Johnson are the proud parents of a son, Samuel David, born Sun., Jan. 9th. Samuel weighed 8 lbs. 8 1/2 ounces and was 22 inches long. He was welcomed home by a sister, Abby, 3 1/2. Grandparents are Keith and Lucy DeWitt and Bob and Esther Johnson, all of Gladbrook. 30 yrs. ago Jan. 13, 1984 Jeff Halverson and Scot Dierks won championships at 105 and 145 Saturday, January 7, at the BCL Tournament. Halverson won it with three pins. Dierks got two quick pins and then beat Keith Vry from Parkersburg 6-0 for first place. 2nd place was won by Ken Hatch and Don Snider. 3rd place went to Russ White, Matt Eggers, Jeff Storjohann, Marty McKinney and Keith Smith. The Tamaha District of the Mid-Iowa Council of the Boy Scouts of America has presented Don Garvey, lincoln, with the District Award of Merit for his outstanding service to youth in the community. Don started in scouting in 1969, serving as Gladbrook’s Cubmaster. In April 1972 he reactivated Gladbrook’s Boy Scout Troop 327, serving as Scoutmaster for nine years. 40 yrs. ago Jan. 11, 1974 Mrs. Loretta Larson, of Cedar Falls, has accepted the position of administrator of Westbrook Acres. The Gladbrook Panthers defeated Hudson 62-51 on Friday, January 4. The Gladbrook team showed great desire, hustle and determination in the key victory over a fine team. John Jindrich lead the scoring with 22 points followed by Jeff Goos 14, Steve Miell 10, Kerry Bern 9, Dave Schoel 4 and Dave Denbow with 3. Jeff Goos led the rebounding with 7 followed by several players all with 5 rebounds apiece. Charles A. Engel, 19, of Gladbrook, entered a plea of not guilty in connection with a charge of murdering his wife on November 23rd. He is accused of the shot gun slaying of his wife, Carol Faye Magnuson Engel, 23, at their rented home in northwest Gladbrook. Mrs. Engel’s body was reported to be found on the floor of the kitchen in the house, after Engel indicated there was a shooting to persons in downtown Gladbrook. He was later arrested at his home. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Steiert of Waterloo are the parents of a daughter, Christie Ann, who weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz. when born on Fri. Dec. 21. The new baby has two sisters, Cindy and Tracy. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Sonksen of Gladbrook and Hilda Steiert of Toledo. 50 yrs. ago Jan. 10, 1964 Bob Wiese, farmer northeast of Gladbrook was severely bruised when he slipped while climbing down off his tractor while grinding corn stalks for bedding and fell into the power take-off. His hooded sweatshirt and shirt were taken off before he was able to break loose. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Rosenberger observed their 25th wedding anniversary on Friday, January 3. Mr. and Mrs. Rosenberger were married January 3, 1939 at 3 p.m. in The Little Brown Church near Nashua. Mrs. Rosenberger is the former Ilene Thede. The Gladbrook boys easily defeated Alden 78-16, here last Friday night and the Alden girls rolled past Gladbrook, 68-43. Mel Roberts and Duane Beichley led the Gladbrook cagers with 25 and 22 points respectively. Gladbrook and Union-Whitten each obtained an Iowa River Valley Conference basketball victory here on Tuesday night of this week. The Gladbrook boys battled to a 62-54 victory and the Union-Whitten gals romped over the Pantherettes, 44-34. The Gladbrook HIgh School wrestling swamped the mat-men from Iowa State Training School here on Monday night, 39-8. 60 yrs. ago Jan. 15, 1954 Lawrence Putney (R), Gladbrook who has served five regular terms and one special session as Tama County State Representative, this week announced that he will be a Republican candidate for State Senator for the new Senatorial District comprising Tama, Benton, and Grundy counties. Mr. and Mrs. Leon Stamp became the parents of a baby boy, Kevin Robert, born at 6 o’clock Sunday morning. Gladbrook’s boys had to come from behind to nudge Albion 44-39 in non-loop basketball action here Tuesday night, but the local girls had an easier time, waltzing to a 45-23 triumph. Patricia Street, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne Street of Gladbrook, was united in marriage to Melvin Browning, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Browning of Gladbrook at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 10th. An announcement has been made of the engagement of Shirley Marlene Pothast, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Pothast of Melbourne, to Dale Lee Dixon, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Dixon of Garwin. Engaged to wed Feb. 15 is Miss Carol Freese, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Freese, State Center. She will be married to Wesley Rohach, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Rohach of Garwin. 70 yrs. ago Jan. 14, 1944 The women of Lincoln organized a United Service Women of America Club December 6, at the home of Mrs. Nellie Gebers, with sixteen women signing the unit charter. The 4th War Loan will be launced January 18 and closing date for the drive is February 29. The county quota is $1,075,000 and Gladbrook quota is $20,018.75. Cadet Leon E. Baumeier, son of Ervin Baumeier, of Gladbrook, has successfully completed the basic flying training at Marana Army Air Field, Tucson, Arizona. He will now be sent to an advanced flying school to complete the last phase of his cadet training, after which he will be awarded his silver wings as a pilot in the Army Air Corps. Last Friday evening in the local gym the Yellow Jacket seconds won over Green Mountain with a score 15-9. This game, we believe was one of the best ever played this season. However, the first team was unable to start the new year off right. They lost to Green Mountain by a score of 32-21. 80 yrs. ago Jan. 12, 1934 The Farmers Savings Bank of Garwin, which was closed March 4 and operated under S.F.111, was opened unrestricted last week under a new organization. About $84,000 in deposits was released when the bank opened. The bank was reorganized without assistance from the R. F. C. Wednesday evening, January 10, a pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Barfels, south of Grundy Center, when their daughter, Miss Florence, was united in marriage to Albert Martens, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Martens, Lincoln.


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