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Q&A: Disaster Assistance Update With U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley

June 13, 2019 Q: What amendment did you get included in the federal disaster relief package? A: Catastrophic flooding across Iowa has caused tremendous damage throughout the Missouri and Mississippi River basins... more »»

 
 
 
Slices of Life By Jill Pertler-All I needed to know, I learned from Disney

June 13, 2019 My kids grew up as part of the Toy Story generation. We watched Toy Story 1 and 2 on our VCR over and over and over. They were favorites, but they weren’t the only animated Disney show we watche. more »»

Slices of Life By Jill Pertler-Column ideas

June 6, 2019 Regular readers of this column know that subject matter varies from week to week. Nearly any topic that has to do with everyday life is fair game. more »»

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

June 6, 2019 10 YEARS AGO JUNE 18, 2009 Don & Beth Dirks have established a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded to a G-R student. Brett Bengen is the first recipient to receive this scholarshi. more »»

Q&A: Memorial Day With U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley

May 30, 2019 Q: What reflections do you have for Iowans on this Memorial Day? A: For as long as I can remember, Memorial Day has been a day for families, friends and neighbors to share collective grief and... more »»

Slices of Life By Jill Pertler-Power gardening

May 30, 2019 I look forward to getting out into the garden each spring. I’ve never been able to define why or where the pull comes between Mother Earth and me – until this year. more »»

Touring the Skies By Jim Bonser (jbonser@usa.net)

May 30, 2019 Ps. 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Summer officially arrives this month when the summer solstice occurs on Friday, June 21 at 10:54 a.m. more »»

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

May 30, 2019 10 YEARS AGO JUNE 11, 2009 Katie See & Trent Mennenga will be married July 25 at the Am. Lutheran Church in Grundy Center. Mr. & Mr. more »»

Slices of Life By Jill Pertler- Liking versus loving.

May 23, 2019 I love my family. We all do. Or most of us at least – on most days, at least. Loving your family is a given. You anticipate loving your spouse even before you meet him or her. more »»

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

May 23, 2019 10 YEARS AGO JUNE 4, 2009 Duane Habben will celebrate his 80th birthday on June 21 with an open house. Dakota Nicholas & Jennifer Jacobs will be married July 18 in Baggs, WY. Mr. & Mrs. more »»

Conservation-Cuckoos (but you may have called them something else) By: Kevin Williams, Grundy County Conservation Director

May 16, 2019 I am going to start a column about Cuckoos talking about insects. Not so strange when you think that insects are an important food source for so many birds. more »»

Slices of Life By Jill Pertler-When you can’t shake tired – sleep on it

May 16, 2019 Yesterday I woke up tired. I got up anyway and tried to complete the morning routine. I thought about making coffee. The idea was exhausting. I looked at my husband. “I’m still tired,” I said. more »»

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

May 16, 2019 10 YEARS AGO MAY 28, 2009 Shop class made trash cans and flower boxes to place on Main St. Students planted flowers in the boxes making Main St. looking very nice & homey. more »»

Q&A: Small Business Week with U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley

May 9, 2019 Q: Why celebrate Small Business Week? A: The locomotive for the U.S. economy – small businesses – continues to move full steam ahead during the first two years of the Trump administration. more »»

Slices of Life By Jill Pertler-Bigfoot, small foot

May 9, 2019 The legend of Bigfoot lives on in American folklore, and although I don’t know for sure if the big and hairy creature actually exists in the wild, I do believe in big foot, or at least big feet. more »»

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

May 9, 2019 10 YEARS AGO MAY 10, 2009 G-R students raise money for the Am. Cancer Society by doing a mini Relay for Life at the elementary school on May 15. more »»

Slices of Life By Jill Pertler-Life’s lessons

April 25, 2019 Everything I ever needed to know, I learned from my sister. I have just one sister. A “little” sister. She is two years and five days younger than me. When we were girls, it felt like a big ga. more »»

The Senate Side with Senator Annette Sweeny

April 25, 2019 Fourteenth Week of Session 2019 We just completed the fourteen week of this legislative session, which leaves us only two weeks until the scheduled end of session. more »»

Touring the Skies By Jim Bonser (jbonser@usa.net)

April 25, 2019 Ps. 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hand. more »»

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

April 25, 2019 10 YEARS AGO MAY 7, 2009 Elliott Diehm and Nichole Johnson plan a May 16 wedding at Orchard Hill in Cedar Falls. Greg Kauffman & Kay Smith plan wedding for Sept. 26 at St. Gabriel Catholic Church. more »»

Iowa Outdoors By Brett Reece, State Game Warden

April 18, 2019 I was inspired to write this article during a recent foot patrol through Mericle Woods State Preserve three miles northwest of Toledo. This preserve is a 132-acre public area of mature oak forest. more »»

 
 

 

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