10 Years Ago

Oct. 23, 2003 

An Open House honoring Donna Buck on her retirement was held October 17 at the Ute Senior Center. Donna has served as Cook and Site Manager at the center for the past fifteen years.

The Charter Oak-Ute Football Team has been working hard this season, but several people are also working hard behind the scenes.  April Houston, Bethany Nemitz and Renee Thelen are Team Managers, Jon McAndrews helps out by taking stats and Alyssa Staley tapes the games.

20 Years Ago

Oct. 28, 1993 

John Moellor, Allison Moellor and Melissa Spiegel are winners in the statewide Farm Safety Poster/Essay Contest sponsored by FmHA and the U. S. Department of Agriculture. John and Allison both won first place and received a certificate of recognition and a one hundred dollar check. Melissa’s entry received second place and she was presented with a certificate and a seventy five dollar check.

Members of the Ute American Legion Auxiliary gathered at the home of Shirley Newman to cut and sew carpet rags, which will be made into rugs by Veterans in Marshalltown.  Members present were: Joyce Hanson, Goldie Shipley, Eula Wimer, Minnie Riley, Shirley Newman, Creta Teut, Loretta Hinrichsen, Sharon Pope, Gladys Thompson and Helene Bumsted.

30 Years Ago

Oct. 27, 1983 

Rick and Robin Saunders are the new owners of Charter Oak Auto Parts, formerly known as Bumper to Bumper. Rick is a 1978 graduate of Charter Oak-Ute High School and has been employed at Smith’s Motor Supply in Denison and recently at Bumper to Bumper.

Derek Daniel Martin, son of Dan and Pam Martin of Charter Oak, was baptized on October 23, 1983, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ute, with  Pastor R.J. Leege officiating. Mike Mordhorst, Marsha Marth and Gina Hull were Derek’s sponsors.

40 Years Ago

Oct. 26, 1973 

Mr. and Mrs. Veryle Buck of Ute announce the engagement of their daughter, Betty Jean, to Everett Hartigan, son on Mr. and Mrs. James Hartigan of Ute. A July 6, 1974 wedding is being planned.

Monona County 4-H Leaders were honored at a recognition banquet recently. David Christman of Ute was presented with a Gold Clover award for ten years of service.

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