Looking Back ~ From the Archives of the Reinbeck Courier-By Laura Beard
10 YEARS AGO MAY 13, 2010 Reinbeck Day Care cornerstone laying ceremony and ribbon cutting, along with an open house, was held on May 1 Beth Larsen, 82, Reinbeck, died May 7 at her home. Nancy Shipley, 65,Elmhurst, ILL died May 8 in Peoria, Ill.. Harold Wm. Thoms, 79, Reinbeck, died May 2 at his home. 20 YEARS AGO MAY 11, 2000 Gary Gutknecht, 59, was killed when he was involved in a motorcycle/deer accident 1/2 mile north on Pioneer Road on May 6. Jonathan Ohrt, received $800 district & $500 scholarship from Waterloo Elks Memorial Foundation Fund. . Rachel Fogt received a $500 Scholarship. Kerry Lovell graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine on May 7. He will begin practice in Pensacola, FL in June. Jana Grupp and Philip Johnson announce upcoming marriage on June 24. Jean Nissen will celebrate her 90th birthday on May 16. Rev, W.A. Schultz, 50, died May 5 from a heart attack at his home. Gene Hite, 70, Madrid, IA. died April 30 at his home. Heath Brown, 13, Gladbrook finished in 2nd place at Bass Masters National Semi-finals in Knoxville, Tn. 30 YEARS AGO May 24, 1990 Angie Diehm has been chosen by Unit No. 242 of Action Post, American Legion , to the 45th annual session of the Iowa American Legion Auxiliary Girls State. Helen Rasmussen , 81, Reinbeck, died May 19 at Allen Hospital. Myrtle Olsen, 87, Gladbrook, died May 14 at Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center. Diane Nosbisch and B. Michael Brogan Jr were married April 28 at United Methodist Church. Mr & Mrs Clark Porter of Waterloo are parents of a son born May 6. Mr & Mrs Larry Schroeder of Elk Run Heights are parents of a daughter born May 19th. 40 YEARS AGO May 29, 1980 Pioneer awarded $750 scholarships to Lori Winterroth and LaVerne Bown. Kevin Watson, son of Mr and Mrs Don Watson, will receive scouting’s highest award, Eagle Rank, at a special Court of Honor, on June 1. Mr and Mrs Virtus Ramundt of Beaman will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on June 7. Mona Bandy and Joel Larsen announced their engagement and approaching marriage. Funeral services for Mary Smith, 85, Reinbeck, were held May 24 at United Church of Christ. Mr and Mrs Joel Paige of Hubbard are parents of a son, born May 20. 50 YEARS AGO May 28, 1970. Norma Lenius of Grundy Center is announcing that she has leased the Skyway Club and will open June 1. Spec Four Steven Kroeger, 21, was wounded in Cambodia on May 8th when caught in an ambush. Mrs John Miller, 82, died May 17 at Allen Hospital. Irma Weiss, 68, died May 13 in Hement, Calif.