Looking Back

20 years ago May 11, 1990 Patricia Clausen has been named assistant cashier for Security Bank, Gladbrook. Mrs. Clausen has been at Security Bank since 1980, and previous to that at State Bank of Gladbrook since 1978. David & Frances Bacon, Garwin, are the proud parents of a baby girl, Cory-Jean, born May 1. She weighed 9 lbs. 2 1/2 oz. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Marley Bacon of Grwin and Mr. and Mrs. Alphonse Plattner of Lebanon, Oregon. Shawn & Kimberlee Shouse, Atlantic, Iowa, are the parents of a daughter born May 4. Melina Michon weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz. Grandparents include Marcia Sears and Dave Sears, Des Moines, and Jay Dee and Sharon Shouse. Lynn and Lisa Moeller, Indianapolis, Ind., are the parents of a baby boy on May 2nd tipping the scales at 9 lbs 5 oz. He has been named Kevin James. Mr. and Mrs. Keith Johannsen of Garwin announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jill Renee to Brian Dilly, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dilly, Traer. The couple will be married August 4. 40 years ago May 16, 1980 Mr. and Mrs. Roger Rohweder will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Sat. May 24 with an open house. Anna Mae Dettmer and Roger Rohweder were married May 24, 1955 at Peace Evangelical and Reformed Church in Gladbrook. Jayne Dahms was presented the Cast Award by Mrs. April Acton after the final act of “Arsenic and Old Lace” on Friday, May 9. Cast and crew vote for the person who shows the most cooperation, dedication, and inspiration during the rehearsal of the play. The 800 Meter Relay team of Karen Garvey, Susan Ladehoff, Dona Flamme and Lora Flamme broke the school record of 156.0 when they placed second in the District meet with a run of 154.39. Jaycee and Jaycee Ette of the Year went to Dave Loupee and Susan Sperry of Gladbrook. 50 years ago May 8, 1970 Mr. and Mrs. William Elmore are the parents of a son, Roger Smith Elmore, born May 1, weighing nine pounds five ounces. Services for Mrs. Sylvan Ames, 59, of Lincoln, who died last Friday morning were held at Salem Church on Monday. Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery. On April 16, 1933 in Marshalltown she was married to Sylvan Ames and they had always made their home in Lincoln. 60 years ago May 6, 1960 Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Sienknecht announce the engagement of their daughter, Janice Ellen, to A/1C James P. Zwyers of Savannah, Georgia, son of the late Carter Zwyers of Ackley and Mrs. Carl Young, St. Charles, Missouri. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hoing, Cedar Falls, are the parents of a son born May 2. He has been named Robert Lynn and weighed 7 pounds 12 ounces. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Koester and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hoing. 70 years ago May 5, 1950 Mr. and Mrs. Frank Klink announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Margaret, to Dale L. Mast, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Mast of Beaman. Don Kliebenstein and Dick Kienzle have been named Gladbrook’s Jamboree Scouts and will attend the Second National Jamboree of Boy Scouts of America at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, from June 30 to July 6th. Clydene Carter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin L. Sistern, of Marshalltown and Lynn Kroeger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kroeger, of Gladbrook were married at The Little Brown Church, Sunday, April 30. Plans were announced this week for building a $15,000 Amvet Hall in Gladbrook. The structure to be erected by the Green Engineering Service, Oskaloosa, will be 40X100 containing a large assembly room, kitchen, restrooms, and club rooms. The Gladbrook Softball Association was formally organized Friday night of last week. The association is being organized with six senior teams, three junior teams plus one girls team. 80 years ago May 10, 1940 The annual sale of the Memorial Poppy by the Auxiliary of the Ehrig-McTurk Post will be held Wednesday evening, May 22 and Saturday evening May 25. The unit sold 1200 poppies last year and the same number are already on hand to be sold. 90 years ago May 9, 1930 The Gladbrook High School Glee Club will present the operetta, “The Belle of Barcelona” on May 16. What proved to be a most distressing and serious accident occurred at about 5 o’clock Thursday evening at the Edward Beichley rural home, five miles southwest of Gladbrook, when Harold Beichley, 15 year old son of Mr. Beichley, jumped from the haw mow and landed on the handle of a pitchfork that had been thrown down after the hay had been pitched to the barn floor. The handle of the fork penetrated the lad’s rectum, tearing it badly, and rupturing the bowels extensively. The boy was taken to Deaconess Hospital for emergency surgery. The heirs of the Thomas Fleming estate have found it impossible to settle their differences out of court and will let a jury decide the matter for them.