Looking Back ~ From the Archives of the Reinbeck Courier-By Laura Beard

TEN YEARS AGO May 27, 2010 Eric Peters was selected for the Don and Beth Dirks Lincoln Savings Bank Foundation Scholarship award. Local student, Rachel Bearden, from G-R High School was honored as Best of Class by Channel KWWL. Kim Niederman and Mark Vavra plan their wedding on Sept. 11 at St. Gabriel’s Church. Mr and Mrs Al Cheeseman will observe their 66th wedding anniversary on May 29. Mr and Mrs Gale Folkerts will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 4 at a family dinner. Mr and Mrs Steve Martens of Grundy ‘Center are parents of twin boy and girl born March 22. Raymond Thoms, 88. of Reinbeck, died May 18 at Parkview Manor. Chad Allen graduated from Drake Univ. on May 16th. TWENTY YEARS AGO May 25, 2000 Kenneth Benard, 40, died at home on May 20. Mr and Mrs Jesse Monk are parents of a son on May 10. Mr and Mrs Les Barfels will observe their 65th anniversary on May 27. Grace Stephens, Reinbeck, will celebrate her 95th birthday on May 27. Coinette Chapter will be celebrating their 100th anniversary on June 4th. Jonathan Ohrt, son of Mr and Mrs Phil Ohrt, Reinbeck, was honored as Best in Class by Channel KWWL. A local teacher, Kim Cawelti, third grade teacher at Reinbeck Elementary School, has been cited for outstanding performance in reading education. THIRTY YEARS AGO June 7, 1990 Ann Hamer and Aaron Spurr were married May 12. Mr and Mrs Chris Dinsdale are parents of a son born May 18th. Mr and Mrs Jeff Paige are parents of a son born May 31st. Guy Watson, 66, formerly of Reinbeck, died May 28 of cancer. Margaret Anderson, formerly of Reinbeck, died June 3rd. Grace Lersch, 80, formerly of Reinbeck, died May 29 in Waterloo. Sarah Livingston, Junior at G-R High School, was selected to participate in the Seventh Annual Business Horizons Conference at Drake Univ. FORTY YEARS AGO June 12, 1980 Bobbi Anne Rickert, daughter of Mr and Mrs Robert Rickert, was named Miss Majorette of Iowa. She is a student of Marilyn Gill. Funeral services for Paul Lampe, 57, were held on June 9th. Fred DauSchmidt, 74, of Downey, Calif., died June 6th. Mr and Mrs Robert Stephens will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on June 26th. Mr and Mrs Dan Finazzo, St Louis, Mo., are parents of a daughter, born June 2nd. FIFTY YEARS AGO June 11, 1970 Delmer Cooley, 46, of Brodhead, Wisc., was killed Sunday morning, June 11 when his car hit a bridge abutment near Bloomer, Wisc. Elmer Rickert, 78, Elgin, Minn., died June 9th at Rochester, Minn. Fred Getting, 73, died at the home of his daughter in Dubuque on June 7th. Rebecca Peet and Philip Martens were married June 4th at the First Wesleyan Church in Waterloo.