Looking Back-Do You Remember When? By: Betty Dahms, Editor
March 28, 2014
20 yrs. ago March 25, 1994 Don Briggs, wrestling coach at the University of Northern Iowa for the past 12 years will be the guest speaker at the Rebels All Sports Banquet on Saturday, April 9th. The Salem Church of Lincoln is happy to announce that Rev. Susan Cluts has accepted the call to fill their pulpit. Rev. Cluts comes to Lincoln from St. John’s UCC Church in Brighton, Illinois, have served the congregation the past four years. Prior to that she served a yoked congregation in Plainview and Brunswick, Nebraska. Plans are that Rev. Cluts and her husband, Gregory, will be moving to Lincoln June 1st. Their family consists of two daughters, Jennifer and Tricia. The Green Mountain First Responders is a new organization in the Green Mountain community. The members of the group are Pat Cornwell, President; Chris Harris, Vice President; Crystal and Kenny Bortel and Randy Bonnett. They had their first meeting in December of 1993 and have met every month since then. Mark Otto presented an American Legion & Auxiliary flag set to the Junior Auxiliary in memory of his daughter, Jessica, who was a tiny tot member of the Gladbrook Juniors. The flag set was given by Jessica’s grandparents, Marvin and Mary Otto. Wayne Chamberlain of Wayne’s Photography, Gladbrook, was recently honored for excellence in photography by American Color Imaging in Cedar Falls, earning 1st place in the Wedding Party Category and honorable mention award in the Bride and Groom Category in their Annual Wedding Competition. The Regional Invention Convention was held March 12 at the Marshalltown High School. Sixty local winners from AEA 6 schools had their inventions judged. Sixteen winners were chosen to advance to state competition, Saturday, April 9 in Des Moines. Gladbrook Elementary took nine inventions to Marshalltown and four were chosen winners, Heidi Groth and Amy Koester, Funnel Tunnel Tree Waterer; Bryce Mercer, Warm Music; Dan Seda, One-Shot Wheel Grinder; and Douglas Bruene, Funnel Jug. 30 yrs. ago March 30, 1984 Students, parents, grandparents and friends filled the gym Saturday evening at the 10th Annual Athletic Banquet. Recipients of the Leon Schulz Athletic Awards were Wendy Ladehoff and Jeff Storjohann. Wendy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Crumley and participated in volleyball, basketball, track and softball her senior year. Jeff, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Storjohann, participating in football and wrestling his senior year. Bill Schneider, president of the All Sports Booster Club, presented Sportsmanship Awards to the following: Girls Track, Dona Flamme; Boys Track, Marc McCreery; Softball, Jill Dierks; Baseball, Marc McCreery; Football, Jeff Storjohann; Volleyball, Kim Sienknecht; Wrestling, Jeff Storjohann; Girls Basketball, Wendy Ladehoff and Boys Basketball, Mike Horstmann. The Gladbrook City Council met in special session Tuesday night and approved a cable television franchise with Dow-Sat of Iowa, Inc. An election will be held May 1st for voters to approve the franchise. The Gladbrook Athletic Department will be holding a fundraiser basketball game and slave auction on Tuesday, April 3rd. Three students in the Drama Dept. of the Garwin School entered in the State Individual Speech Contest at Ottumwa Saturday, March 17th. The students are: Tammy Allen, who received a II in poetry; Lynette Frahm, I in prose; and Jackie Collins, II, also in prose. Denise Handorf and Cynthia Busch were overall winners in the Poppy Poster Contest sponsored by the Ehrig-McTurk Legion Auxiliary Unit 127. Their mottos were: “Lend a Helping Hand” and “ A Poppy Shines for Every Veteran”. Last Saturday, Mrs. Acton and five speech contestants traveled to Ottumwa for the State Speech Contest. Gladbrook participants and their selections were: Leanna Frericks, prose; Jodi McCreery, expository address; Dee Wiebensohn, prose; Donita Bru, poetry; and Dwight Elmore, radio news. All received II ratings. 40 yrs. ago March 22, 1974 Mr. and Mrs. Ed McCreery became the parents of a son Friday, March 15th at 11:08 a.m. He has been named Clint Patrick. He has three sisters at home, Wendy, Julie, and Jodi. Mrs. Leona McCreery of Gladbrook is the only grandparent. Mr. and Mrs. Roland Fink are the parents of a six and a half pound daughter, born Sunday, March 17th. She has been named Brenda Kay and has a brother, Mark. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ervol Fink. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Sienknecht became the parents of an eight pound daughter on Friday, March 15th. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Sienknecht are the grandparents and Mrs. Laura Sienknecht is the great grandmother. 50 yrs. ago March 20, 1964 The Monsanto Agricultural Center in Gladbrook has opened, with Ray Connell, Manager; Mary Haack, office girl; and Ross Sharp, the plant operator. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Maassen received word that a baby daughter was born Tuesday morning, March 17th to Mr. and Mrs. Leland Maassen of Honolulu, Hawaii. The little miss weighed 6 pounds and 8 ounces and has been named Kaylyn Marie. Each year the Iowa Farm Bureau gives scholarships to boys and girls who live on farms and who intend to make teaching their profession. Each county sends one candidate to the state office, from these candidates 18 are selected to receive scholarships. Tama County has chosen Donna Delfs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raynard Delfs of Garwin. Paul Franzenburg, 47, a Conrad businessman and meat processor, announced today that he will be a candidate for the Democratic nomination for State Treasurer. 60 yrs. ago March 26, 1954 The Cornell Concert Band which will appear at Gladbrook’s school gymnasium Friday, March 26 in an evening concert has six Gladbrook young people now attending school at Cornell that will appear with the band. They are Sandra Dierks, Suzanne Engel, Janyce Meggars, Patsy Junge, Robert Engel and Betty Wiese. Charles C. Bowers, 38, of Fort Dodge, lost his life last Sunday about 5 p.m. when a boat in which he and two other companions were riding upset at Union Grove Lake. The accident took place about 30 yards off shore on the west side of the lake in front of the Harold Read home. Mr. Bowers body was recovered about 7:15 p.m. by Orlo Hinegardner, one of the four boat crews that was dragging the area. 70 yrs. ago March 24, 1944 The large shaft in the drier at the Central Iowa Soybean Mill broke Tuesday, which caused an automatic shutdown for a few days. Mr. Klinefelter says this is the first breakdown they have had while processing the 1943 crop and that over 150,000 bushels of beans have been processed to date. Another young man of this community has won his wings! Leon E. Baumeier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin F. Baumeier, of Gladbrook. He successfully completed the Army Air Forces Advanced Flying School training at Williams Field, Chandler, Arizona. The pilot has been commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army Air Corps. Lt. Baumeier is a former student of our local high school. Wm. Swartz, Jr., Elroy Beddow, George Matinson, Roger Schroeder, Marvin Otto, Donald Wolfgram and Eldon Staker were those from Gladbrook who went to Des Moines Wednesday for their pre-induction exams. They all passed. Martinson and Otto for the Army and the other five for the Navy. Cpl. Fred Sonkens, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sonkens, Sr., Gladbrook, and Marie Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Williams, of Gardenville, New Jersey, were united in marriage March 17th. The ceremony took place in Baltimore. The new postal rates which will be in effect for the duration of the war, will take effect Sunday, March 26. First class mail for local delivery will be 3 cents for each ounce or fraction thereof. Air Mail from the post office to another on the mainland of the United States including Alaska, will be 8 cents per ounce. The rate of 6 cents for each half ounce or fraction thereof will continue for airmail of our armed forces overseas. 80 yrs. ago March 23, 1934 Harry Shultz bought the Lincoln garage business from Sam Anderson and William Lorenz in a deal closed Saturday for the sum of approximately $1,800. He also leased the building. Mr. Shultz will handle a line of new and used cars, do repair work and run a blacksmith shop in connection.
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