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March 7, 2019
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30 Years Ago March 10, 1989 Chuck Sebbert is retiring as Fire Chief of the Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department after 15 years and Vance Sebbert is the new Fire Chief of the Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Beenken will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary. Joe and Michelle Putnam of Gladbrook are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kelli Marie, born February 27. Kelli is welcomed home by a brother, Daniel, 2. Grandparents are Charles and Beverly Bru, Gladbrook and Wesley and Emilie Price, Tulane, South Dakota. Great grandparents are Edith Bru, Gladbrook, and Clifford and Lois Reed, Marshalltown. Dorothy, Wendi, and Tom Stanley, will be hosting an open house to celebrate their new ownership of Garwin Grocery (formerly R & H Grocery) on Saturday, March 11. 40 Years Ago March 16, 1979 Gladbrook area residents will have a unique opportunity to see a famous painting “come to life” on March 18 at the Gladbrook Community School. The living dramatization of “The Last Supper” painting by Leonardo da Vinci will be presented in the school by men of the West Des Moines United Methodist Church. Kristi Reinhard and Richard Rothmeyer were united in marriage on March 3. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Richard Reinhard of Omaha. Grandparents of the bride are Mrs. Alice Reinhard and Warren Koster, both of Gladbrook. Parents of the groom are Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rothmeyer of Perry, Iowa. 50 Years Ago February 28, 1969 A pre-dawn fire Wednesday at Porky’s Red Carpet, 4301 Falls, Ave., Waterloo, swept through the restaurant and resulted in a “near total loss” to the building , according to Waterloo Fire Chief Harold Smith. The United Methodist Church of Gladbrook will hold a dedication service this Sunday, March 2, dedicating their new Educational Building. The $92,080 structure has 5,160 square feet of floor space on two floors. Mr. and Mrs. Leon Stamp will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. John Sievers of Garwin are the parents of a son. 60 Years Ago March 6, 1959 Mr. and Mrs. Walter Tomlinson, of Grant Township, who have spent their entire married life in Tama county, will celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary. Seventeen railroad cars of train No. 92 of the Great Western Railroad Co. were derailed three miles north of Lincoln early Wednesday morning when a draw-bar broke throwing the cars into the ditch, jamming them and upsetting them. “We’re going to State!” This cry rang through Waterloo’s Hippodrome Friday night as Gladbrook fans saw the final seconds slip away with the Pantherettes safely ahead of Eldora. It was a new cry for Gladbrook for this is the first time in the school’s history that they have won a berth in the state tournament competition. Supt. Cliff Evans announced this week that he has submitted his resignation to the school board effective the end of the present school year. Mr. Evans has been superintendent here for the past three years. 70 Years Ago March 4, 1949 Tommy Rae Garlow, 21, hanged himself in the basement of the Toledo Motor Company about 1 a.m. Tuesday according to Harvey Jones, Tama County Coroner. Miss Blanche Jesina, daughter of Mrs. Josie Jesina, of Toledo, became the bride of August Hauschildt, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Hauschildt, Sr., of Gladbrook, on February 8. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Greve announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Margaret, to Burleigh Boedker, son of Karl Boedker, Cedar Falls. The wedding will take place April 17. A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Storjohann February 26. The little Miss has been named Judith Ann. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Niedermann became the parents of their third son on Monday morning at Deaconess hospital at Marshalltown. James Pippert narrowly escaped serious injury when his car figured in an accident about 18 miles northeast of Des Moines. Ivan Elliott, 55, was near death from a self-inflicted bullet wound at the Deaconess hospital in Marshalltown, after he shot an Iowa highway patrolman and fired at other officers in a tear-gas rifle battle at his home in Tama, Wednesday afternoon. Patrolman John Wilson, 23, Tama, suffered a bullet wound to his right cheek. Dorothy and Virginia Thomas, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Sterling A. Thomas of Beaman, became the brides in a double ceremony. Dorothy became the bride of James Edward Beeson, and Virginia became the bride of Harold D. Eggers, of Gladbrook. Mr. Beeson is the son of Garr Beeson and Mrs. Mabel Beeson. Mr. Eggers is the son of Arnold Eggers, Gladbrook. 80 Years Ago March 3, 1939 Edwin C. Hill stated that we had the heaviest snowfall Tuesday that we’ve had in February since 1884 - and we believe him. Gladbrook resident awoke Tuesdays morning to find approximately 10 to 12 inches of snow covering everything with a stiff wind whipping it about causing drifts, which paralyzed traffic. Tuesday during the snow storm. the Waterloo Laundry truck became stuck in the snow, a quarter mile west of the pavement at the junction of 96 and 63 and while still stalled the Hutchinson Ice Cream truck crashed into it. Both trucks were still there when the Smith Candy Co. truck also rammed into the Waterloo truck, damaging it badly. 90 Years Ago March 7, 1929 Herbert Reese and Miss LaVere Christensen, both of Gladbrook, were married Monday afternoon. The hard wind Wednesday afternoon blew in the large plate glass in the Walter building, occupied by the Iowa Railway and Light Co.
 
 

 

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