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February 20, 2013

by Darcy Uttech
50 years ago

Thursday, February 21, 1963

Mr. and Mrs. Victor Steinmans celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary with an open house on Sunday at the Methodist Church in Worthington.

Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Schafer celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary on Sunday.

The American Legion Auxiliary is sponsoring a Bingo party on Saturday evening, with proceeds going to the Maple Lawn Nursing Home.

Carol Kumpf and Jerry Hochstein were married on February 16th in a double ring ceremony.

Graveside services were held on February 10th for Nancy Kay, two day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Duane C. Behr. Nancy Kay passed away on February 9th.

Topping the charts in bowling this week were Lorrine Stock with a 221 and Don Kathman with a 234.

Fulda wrestlers took Butterfield to the mats this week defeating them 43 to 6.

Mr. and Mrs. Dorance Kuehl are the parents of a daughter born February 13th. Grandparents include Mr. and Mrs. Robert McHarg and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kuehl.

Mr. and Mrs. Arvin Dierks are the parents of a son Michael Arvin, born Monday at the Worthington Hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Cosgriff are the parents of a daughter, Carol Ann born February 12th. Grandparents include William Rostomily and Mrs. Stanley Cosgriff.



30 years ago

Thursday, February 24, 1983

Work is underway gutting the old Gambles building on main street in Fulda. Carl Hennager and Curt Ramert are doing the work in preparation for the complete razing of the building later this spring.

With early mild temperatures several creeks in the area have filled to overflowing.

A substantial savings has been shown on electricity to heat the pool since purchasing the blanket to cover the pool at the elementary school. The board is now considering new reels to make the movement of the blanket more efficient.

The probation for Fulda Police Officer Tom LeTourneau has been suspended by the Fulda City Council as some of the allegations about his conduct have been found to be untrue. Officer LeTourneau may return to work as early as February 28th.

Sandy Dierks and Barry Holinka announce their engagement. A June 4th wedding is planned.

Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Ringen are proud to announce the birth of their baby daughter, Diana, born February 18. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Ramert and Mr. and Mrs. Ira Ringen.

The Raider girls basketball team kept their season and conference record unblemished with a 64-44 victory over Truman. Pat Uttech played a fine game with 20 points, six assists and five steals. She was followed closely by Janet Hulbur with 15 points.

Elaine Probst lead the bowling league this week with a 203 and a 200.

Devon Bruns, Darren Bruns and Kirk Johnson qualified for the State Swim meet.

James P. Shull passed away February 8th in Worthington.

Emma R. Buchvalt passed away unexpectedly on February 19th at the age of 78 years old.

Three employees received promotions at the Citizens State Bank of Fulda January Board of Directors meeting; Margaret Popp, Vice President, Brian Theilges, Vice President and Brad Oeltjenbruns, Assistance Cashier.



20 years ago

Wednesday, February 24, 1993

The first ever German Fasching party was held Saturday night with over 60 people gathering at the Fulda Legion Hall dressed in German attire enjoying music by Eddie Reusse and Chuck Holinka on their accordions.

Curt Ramerth of Ramerth Ag Service presented plans for a liquid chemical and dry fertilizer plant to be located on the corner of Front Street and Baltimore Ave.

The City of Fulda was recently awarded a Small Cities Development Program to rehabilitate 40 homes and 17 businesses and improve the city storm sewer.

Amy Kolander was crowned FFA Chapter Sweetheart on Friday.

Driftbreakers, a snowmobile club in Murray County, has developed many trials covering 100 miles.

County Commissioner Duane Kirchner, 70 of Westbrook, died at his home on February 17th.

Senior Profiles include Jeff Vortherms and Chris Bolton.

Thomas Thaler and Stacey Sellman announce their engagement. An April 3rd wedding is planned.

Olga Houghton passed away at the age of 90 years old on Tuesday.

Thomas Schoeberl passed away on Sunday, February 21st at the age of 40 years old.

The Warriors crowned two champions and had ten wrestlers in all advance from the Sub-Section 3A Individual Wrestling Tournament on Friday and Saturday. Earning first place honors were David Peterson at 112 and Cory Czepa at 160.

Ray Winter shines at WSU as a 6' 7 basketball player.


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