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April 25, 2019
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30 Years Ago April 28, 1989 The Tama-Toledo Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW)held their annual “Women of the Year” ceremony. Fourteen senior girls from around the county were nominated by organizations or individuals for this award. The 1989 AAUW Tama County Women of the Year was Nicole Paustian of Gladbrook, a senior at the Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School. Mike Casebolt of the Gladbrook Jaycees was elected to serve as the Regional Director for the Region Six Jaycees for the 1989-90 Jaycee Year. Bill Schadt, 62, is announcing his retirement from the radio and TV repair business. He will retire on May 1. 40 Years Ago May 4, 1979 Mayor Floyd F. Cutler has proclaimed the week of May 14 through the 19th Clean-Up Week in Garwin. John Thompson will again be pool manager and the summer session at the Gladbrook Indoor Pool will begin June 1 through August 19. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Arp are the proud parents of a daughter, Jill Marie, born May 2. She has a brother Shane to greet her home. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Arp and maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Maas, all of Gladbrook. Miss Susan Shouse and Mr. Randy Beichley exchanged wedding vows on April 21. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Jay Dee Shouse and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Beichley, all of Gladbrook. Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne Martin of Garwin announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Diana, to Michael Rohach, son of Mrs. Deloris Rohach of Tama and the late louie Rohach. Mr. and Mrs. Terry Paustian, Marshalltown, became the parents of a daughter, Catherine Marie, born April 21. She is welcomed home by a sister, LeAnn, seven-years-old. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Leland Paustian of Garwin and John Alice and Alice Alice of Mason City. 50 Years Ago April 25, 1969 Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Watson, of Denver, Colorado, announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Sue Wilcox, to Ryan Tessau, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Tessau of Gladbrook. Raymond W. (Swede) Wiese, 68, of Lincoln, passed away Wednesday noon of a heart attack at the Victor Sebbert residence in Lincoln, where he had been residing since returning home from California. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. George Goos Saturday afternoon. He has been named Lane Eric. Mr. and Mrs. Allen Card, Marshalltown, became the parents of a daughter, Dana Marie, April 22. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Luethje. Mrs. Card is the former Vicky Halsted. Cheryl Rene Eckhart, eight-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. LaVern Eckhart of rural Gladbrook, passed away early Sunday morning following a lengthy illness at Blank Memorial Hospital attributed to leukemia. Mr. and Mrs. Hollis Sievers announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Karen Kay, to Craig Handorf, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ward Handorf. Kenneth and Jack Gethmann of Gladbrook, were present at an awards dinner held recently in New Orleans, where they were presented a “Special Silver Award” for the design and construction of a Stran Steel building at Washington, Iowa. 60 Years Ago April 24, 1959 Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Hass, Marshalltown, announce the engagement of their daughter, Betty Jean, to Mr. Patrick O’Malley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent O’Malley of Chicago, Illinois. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sievers, Gladbrook, announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Barbara. She will become the bride of Leonard Vogt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Vogt of Reinbeck. Larry Ray Landt, son of Mrs. Harvey Petermeier of Melbourne and Henry Landt of Gladbrook was united in marriage to Miss Mary Louise Roskopf of Melbourne, daughter of Lorence Roskopf, on April 18. Miss Janice Marie Koester, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Koester of Gladbrook, and Earl L. Hoing, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl J. Hoing of Garwin, were united in marriage on April 18. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Horstmann Jr., are the parents of a daughter, Carol Ann, born Saturday at the Evangelical Hospital in Marshalltown. 70 Years Ago April 22, 1949 Gladbrook’s first television set is now in operation at the Eilers Radio & Appliance Co. “Ovie” has his antenna mounted about fifty feet in the air at the rear of his business establishment. Lois Irene McGowan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James McGowan, Traer, became the bride of Bert M. Bern, son of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Bern of Reinbeck. Miss Margaret Greve, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Greve, became the bride of Burleigh Boedeker, son of Karl Boedeker, of Cedar Falls. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Politz, of near Garwin, are the parents of a daughter, Patricia Rae, born April 11. Mrs. Politz is the former JoAnn Staker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Staker. Because of her outstanding record of service in the American Legion Auxiliary, Hilda Claussen was chosen Tama County’s most distinguished unit member at the spring conference in Garwin on Tuesday, April 19. Miss Claussen will represent Tama county at the District meeting in Sumner next Thursday. 80 Years Ago April 21, 1939 Miss Alice M. Klink, daughter of Mrs. Peter Klink, of Gladbrook, became the bride of Thomas J. Costello, son of Mrs. Thomas Costello, Waterloo. Announcements reached friends recently of the marriage of Wm. F. Stauffer of Waverly to Mrs. Engelston, of the same city, onApril 12. Mr. Stauffer is the son of the late Isaac Stauffer and was born and raised here. On Friday, April 28 in the Gladbrook High School Gym, some fifty or more young ladies from and around Gladbrook will compete for honors in what is known as ‘The Merchant’s Beauty Parade.” 90 Years Ago April 25, 1929 Adolph Henry Bruene, 34, son of Carl Bruene and his wife, Emelie passed away April 19 in the hospital in Marshalltown. A young man, named John Stuart Bauch and weighing 6 1/2 pounds has been added to the law firm of J. S. Bauch. He arrived Sunday night at St. Thomas hospital in Marshalltown, and will be brought here in a week or so, to start in “working with his parents,” Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Bauch, who are delighted with the new arrival. The body of little Jimmie Gould, two-year-old son of Dr. and Mrs. George R. Gould, of Conrad, who disappeared at 11:30 Saturday forenoon, was taken from Wolf Creek about noon Sunday, about three-quarters of a mile from the Gould home. The body was found after a continuos search of the stream throughout Saturday, Saturday night, and Sunday morning. The glint of a safety pin on the sleeve of the tot shining through the water, attracted one of the searchers, a young man named Ruppelt, of Grundy Center, after the search near the Gould home had been abandoned and efforts to locate the body had been turned farther down stream. Practically the entire town of Conrad and many farmers from the vicinity joined in the search. It was estimated that several hundred were on the scene Sunday afternoon, and a full 1,000 persons were at the the creek Sunday forenoon.


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