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April 20, 2014 The following books have been purchased in memory of Warren “Shorty” Witt with money given by Paul and Kay Weiss, Dorothy Keith, Ruth Palmer, Mike and Linda Rickert, Jeanine Frier, Blake and Mary... more »»

Thunder chickens

April 20, 2014 Many of you may be confused by the term thunder chicken, but the fans of the hunting world may have heard Michael Wadell refer to the wild turkey as the thunder chicken. more »»

Spirit Lake murder

April 20, 2014 Phillip and William Heincy, father and son, were the only father and son executed together in the history of the State of Iowa. This is their story. more »»

Looking Back

April 20, 2014 10 YEARS AGO APRIL 15, 2004 LSB donates $100,000 to new pool project. 2004 Rebel Athletic Banquet cites outstanding athletes. more »»

Memories of going home - Isaiah 40:1-3

April 20, 2014 My twin brother, Byron, and I had just gotten out of Navy Boot Camp. It was eleven weeks away from home for the first time. We had been training with men we hadn’t met before basic training. more »»

Library News

April 13, 2014 We have some new books purchased with memorial money. more »»

Bill Boswell

April 13, 2014 Last week, I promised a continuation of the story and research about snakes that I had been drawn into from Reinbeck Couriers of the 1950s. more »»

The Brennan family

April 13, 2014 The gold rush made many families rich, some more poor than when they started out, and for some, such as the Brennan family, dead. more »»

Looking Back

April 13, 2014 10 YEARS AGO APRIL 8, 2004 Pioneer Hi-Bred adds 16 full-time and part-time regular employees due to increased work loa. more »»

Library News

April 6, 2014 Andy McQuillan from G-R school was here on March 29 to do a session on social media. Those in attendance had a lot of good questions, and learned a lot. more »»

You never know where things will take you

April 6, 2014 This week’s column started out one way and took a couple twists and turns before it was completed. Funny how it works that way sometimes. more »»

Call Roto Rooter

April 6, 2014 Iowan Milt Blanc’s wife needed to get rid of her potato peelings, so she flushed them down the toilet. more »»

Looking Back

April 6, 2014 10 YEARS AGO APRIL 1, 2004 Members of the pool committee cut the price of the pool project from 2.8 to 2.2 million. more »»

Library News

March 30, 2014 On Saturday, March 29, Andy McQuillan will be here to do another tech session at 10:00 a.m., one hour before the library actually opens. This class will be on social media. more »»

Skunk is in the air

March 30, 2014 While I write this column, snow fills the air outside my office window. The weatherman forecast a trace to two inches when I listened during my morning coffee a couple of hours earlie. more »»

Thomas Jonathan Jeffords

March 30, 2014 As wind howled through the Chiricahua mountain range near Tombstone, Arizona, a tall man with sloping shoulders walked with great purpose. more »»

Looking Back

March 27, 2014 10 YEARS AGO MARCH 25, 2004 Kathy Eilers received 30 years of service award for First Deputy Treasurer. Elmer Willms receives award for 15 years of service as a supervisor. Mr. & Mrs. more »»

Library News

March 23, 2014 New books at the library: Nonfiction: We Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor, The Monuments Men by Robert Edsel. Fiction: Be Careful What You Wish For by Jeffrey Archer, Stone Cold by C.J. more »»

Winter is hard on us all

March 23, 2014 There is no denying that this winter has been one of the worst that anyone can remember. more »»

Just plain weird

March 23, 2014 This is just a column of weird stuff from Iowa. Enjoy…. Gypsy Grave Yard – Algona, Iowa. Just north of Algona is a small graveyard with an even smaller graveyard fenced off towards the back. more »»

 
 

 

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