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April 18, 2019
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30 Years Ago April 21, 1989 Bill and Carol Helleseo became the parents of a baby girl, Bethany Suzanne, on April 8. Her grandmother is Dorothy Rohwer of Garwin. Paul and Velma TeKippe, Gladbrook, celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary. Elmer Ladehoff was honored and recognized for his 35 years of loyal service at the annual meeting of the Maple Hill Cemetery Association. 40 Years Ago April 27, 1979 Roger Halverson of Gladbrook is announcing the formation of his new business. Halverson’s Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning will operate from 614 Washington Street in Gladbrook. Roger has the experience as he has been associated with Wentzien’s Hardware for the past eight years. Two top awards were given at the Jaycee and Jaycee Ettes awards night last Friday. Linda Goos received Outstanding Jaycee Ette of the Year Award while Bruce Sperry was presented the Jaycee of the Year Award. Mr. and Mrs. John D. Langbehn, Route 5, announce the engagement of their daughter, Nancy Kay, to Roger E. Gardner. Mr. Gardner is the son of the late Mary and John Gardner. Marille Risius of Marshalltown and Stan Siemens of Gladbrook wish to announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Frank Risius of Buffalo Center and Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Siemens of Lincoln. Lora Flamme is the new holder of the high jump in girls track. The record was held at 4’9” by Jo Moeller. Jo broke the record in 1972. At the Aplington Relays Lora placed second with her record breaking jump of 5’0”. Hope Linette Beenken, seven and one-half week old daughter of Ronald and Linda Boldt Beenken or rural Gilman, passed away Thursday at MACH from a respiratory disorder she had since birth. Mr. and Mrs. Steve Bruner, Marshalltown, are the proud parents of their first child, a son, Derek Adam, born April 21. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Danny Starits of Garwin and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bruner of Webster City. 50 Years Ago April 18, 1969 Mr. and Mrs. Lester Thede of Gladbrook announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Ardella Allene, to Donald Richard Gerdes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gratus Gerdes of Steamboat Rock. Jeanne Ann Schroeder, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Schroeder of Gladbrook, and Darrell Ray Paustian, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vern Paustian of Traer were united in marriage April 12. Miss Carol Lynn Petsel, daughter of Mrs. Lloyd Petsel and the late Mr. Petsel of Des Moines, and Keith H. Wegner, son of Walter Wegner and the late Clara Wegner of Gladbrook, were united in marriage on March 29. Seventeen head of cattle were set loose in the south part of Toledo when the truck in which they were being hauled upset at the intersection of highways 63 and 30 on Sunday. John McGowan, 52, Gladbrook, driver, suffered at cut lip which required stitches. McGowan’s son-in-law, Donald Hein, Gladbrook, who was riding with him in the truck was not injured. 60 years Ago April 17, 1959 Friday morning April 17, 1959, Duane Hamann and Merlyn Wrage will share the honor of being the first FFA members elected to the Iowa Farmer Degree of the Future Farmers of America, from Gladbrook. They will receive the degree in a ceremony to be held in the Auditorium of the Masonic Temple at Davenport. A hearing in Washington, D. C., Monday will determine whether or not natural gas will be piped into Gladbrook this year. Eighteen instructors in the Gladbrook Community Schools have signed contracts for the 1959-60 school year, it was announced Thursday by Mrs. Marjorie Rugg, president of the school board. A proposal to merge the Traer, Reinbeck and Dinsdale school districts into one large district was presented this week to members of the Traer, Reinbeck boards by the Dinsdale school officials. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Cleon Schoel April 10. She has been named Jean Renee. The little girl was born on her great grandmother, Mrs. Hoffbuhr’s birthday. This is their second child. They have another daughter, Teresa, who is 7 years old. 70 Years Ago April 15, 1949 Miss Lora Jessen, only daughter of Mrs. Clara Jessen, of Gladbrook, became the bride of Wayne Mullnix, son of Mr. and Mrs. Evan Mullnix, of Williamsburg, on April 10. Mrs. Donna Fairchild, Gladbrook, has been chosen for a salute as the “Iowa Woman of the Week”, on Listen Ladies heard over the Iowa Tall Corn Network stations. 80 Years Ago April 14, 1939 Mr. and Mrs. John Read celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. Henry Clausen, Jr., celebrates his 77th birthday. Miss Julia McGowan, daughter of John McGowan, and Raynard Lage, son of Albert Lage, were united in marriage. 90 Years Ago April 18, 1929 The Waterloo-Des Moines express plane which makes daily trips over this city was lost in fog at 10 o’clock Thursday morning and was forced to make a landing on the D. S. Collins farm four miles northwest of Albion. Earl Knappen sold the Knappen Cafe, located the first door west of the Northern office, to H. F. Teale and wife of Murray, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Lynch are the parents of a baby girl born April 12. The school board has ordered the brick for the new building from the Gethmann Brick Company. When kicked by a horse late Saturday afternoon, John R. Thompson, farmer living one mile east of Lincoln, sustained severe injuries which will probably result in the loss of his eye. The entire left side of Mr. Thompson’s face was caved in by the blow. The facial bones were broken, together with the nose , and the eyeball was ruptured. Thompson was hurried to Marshalltown and to the Deaconess hospital where he is considered to be in good condition.


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