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January 11, 2015 10 YEARS AGO JANUARY 6, 2005 Martha Vogt turns 100 years old on Jan. 15. She will be honored at an open house. A card shower is planned for Merlin Adair 89th birthday on Jan. 6. Frederick . more »»

Shed dog

January 4, 2015 I have always been an avid hunter. People will ask me what it is that I hunt for and my response is “anything that I legally ca. more »»

Library News

December 28, 2014 We had a visit from Mrs. Santa Claus on Saturday, December 13. Children who came to see her enjoyed hearing stories, singing and coloring pictures. more »»

Animal at the window

December 28, 2014 I received a call from Deputy Jorgensen this last week. He asked if I had a few minutes to hear about something that had happened to him. more »»

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December 28, 2014 10 YEARS AGO DEC. 16, 2014 Dike Coop is being sued by a former employee, Larry Cirksena of Cedar Falls for alleged age discrimination. more »»


December 21, 2014 Some of my fondest memories while trapping involved trapping the muskrat. If you have read any my previous articles you know my love for trapping. more »»

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December 21, 2014 10 YEARS AGO DEC. 9, 1994 Youth Ministry Award presented to Ann Nicklaus Schmelzer of New Hartford. Scott Peters presented a $1,000 check to Kevin Williams, Grundy Co. more »»

Library News

December 14, 2014 Mrs. Santa Claus will be at the library this Saturday, Dec. 13 for stories, music and a craft. This event will take place at 2:00 p.m. more »»

Looking Back

December 14, 2014 10 YEARS AGO DEC. 2. 2004 Jack Heritage, Dike, was recently honored for 20 years of service on Grundy Co. Veterans Affairs Commission. more »»

Library News

December 8, 2014 Breaking news from the North Pole! On Saturday, December 13, Mrs. Santa Claus will be at the library at 2:00 for music, stories and activities. more »»

Deer whisperer

December 8, 2014 One thing that I enjoy about writing this column is the interaction that I am privileged to have with folks following a particular news column subject or just the compliments that I receive from... more »»

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December 8, 2014 10 YEARS AGO NOV. 25, 2004 Rebels win 2nd place at State against Council Bluffs-St. Albert losing 10-3. Local playwright, Laura Woebbeking, finds a publisher for a 3 act comedy. more »»

Library News

November 30, 2014 New books at the library include: two large print editions: The Christmas Candle by Max Lucado is purchased with memorial money for Lu Dirks from Donna Peters, and King’s Mountain by Sharyn McCrumb... more »»

Doing what’s right

November 30, 2014 It was a chilly night in early November; I was sitting in my tree stand overlooking a large cedar thicket. more »»

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November 30, 2014 10 YEARS AGO NOV. 18, 2004 Rebel football goes on to state. G-R has first time ever shot at Class 1A state championship. Cedar Valley Hospice celebrates National Hospice month with open house on No. more »»

Library News

November 23, 2014 New at the library this week: Nonfiction: A Christmas Train Across Canada (World Book Christmas around the world), Dreamers And Deceivers by Glenn Beck, 41: A Portrait of My Father by George W. Bus. more »»

The chickadee checkoff

November 23, 2014 I remember 1982 very well. It was the year that our oldest son Seth was born. A huge milestone in the lives of this young couple who had moved to Grundy County a couple of years earlier. more »»

Looking Back

November 23, 2014 10 YEARS AGO NOV. 11, 2004 Rebel Football goes to state finals. Nationwide flu, massive vaccine shortage affects Grundy Memorial Hospital. more »»

Library News

November 16, 2014 New at the library this week: Nonfiction: Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer. more »»

It was a short season

November 16, 2014 You haven’t been treated (or subjected) to many bow hunting stories from me this year yet. Last week, I related the multitude of squirrels that had “plagued” me in my tree while huntin. more »»



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