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August 10, 2014 LOOKING BACK AUGUST 5, 2004 Lexi Hach, daughter of Dave & Deb Hach, Reinbeck, was named 2004 Grundy Co. Fair Queen. Third annual sweet corn day was held July 31 at the Reinbeck Memorial Bldg. more »»

Library News

August 3, 2014 Our summer reading program is winding up. We had a lot of participants this year, and very good programs. more »»

Looking Back

August 3, 2014 10 YEARS AGO JULY 29, 2004 A tree dedication ceremony was held in honor of Donald Palmer at Oakleaf Country Club on July 17. Mr. more »»

Library News

July 27, 2014 Good news summer reading participants: The program which had to be cancelled on July 9 has been rescheduled for Wednesday, August 6 at 2:00. more »»

Who would have thought?

July 27, 2014 My neighbor sprayed his beans a couple of weeks ago and shortly thereafter I noticed the brown cast that appeared on the leaves uniformly across the field. more »»

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July 27, 2014 10 YEARS AGO JULY 22, 2014 Two foster children of Brent & Robin Stickfort were featured with Ron Steele of KWWL on Channel 7 on Iowa’s Child. Seven young ladies of Grundy Co. more »»

We’re getting there

July 20, 2014 Several of the parks and wildlife areas suffered during the past few storms. In most cases that is an understatement. more »»

Looking Back

July 20, 2014 10 YEARS AGO JULY 15, 2004 An LP gas line leak was the cause of an explosion that leveled a rural Hudson home on July 1. more »»

Library News

July 13, 2014 We had a group of 10 attendees on June 28 for a very interesting program, Healing Oils of the Bible, presented by Laura Bauman. Then, on July 2, our summer reading program on wind energy was held. more »»

Count your blessings and sharpen the chainsaws

July 13, 2014 This week’s column topic wasn’t difficult to choose, just difficult to find the time to write. I missed last week because of a few little thing. more »»

And so it’s goodbye

July 13, 2014 Several years ago, Kevin Williams asked me if I would be willing to write some articles for the local papers. more »»

Looking Back

July 13, 2014 10 YEARS AGO JULY 8, 2004 Lincoln Savings Bank acquires Tama Branch on July 8. Mr. & Mrs. Harry Thoms will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 18 at the Memorial Bldg. in Gladbrook. more »»

Library News

July 6, 2014 There is just one more summer reading event to go: a program by the Grundy County Conservation office that will be held at the Memorial Building at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9 at 2:00 p.. more »»

Looking Back

July 6, 2014 10 YEARS AGO JULY 1, 2004 Open house will be held on Saturday, July 3 at violin professor Frederick Halgedahl home where he is hosting the 1st annual Reinbeck Sonata Marathon. more »»

Library News

June 29, 2014 On Saturday, June 28, the library will have a program, “Healing Oils of the Bible” presented by Laura Bauman at the Memorial Building. This will take place at 10:00 a.m. more »»

It can get rough out there

June 29, 2014 This week’s column is not one with one theme but rather a couple of topics. The first is an update on the one a few weeks ago about buffalo gnats and my doves. more »»

The Great Hinckley Fire

June 29, 2014 The Great Hinckley Fire started near Hinckley, Minn. on September 1, 1894, killing hundreds and burning between 200,000-250,000 acre. more »»

Looking Back

June 29, 2014 10 YEARS AGO JUNE 24, 2004 Relay For Life surpasses all goals. Kasey O’Hara and Ryan Schulz, both of Waterloo, were married April 30 at Sanibel Island, Fla. more »»

Library News

June 22, 2014 Summer reading is off to a good start. Our next event will be held on Wednesday, June 25th at the Memorial Building. “Rocket Man” Bob Windt will do the program at 1:00. more »»


June 22, 2014 Most of us have heard of Jumbo the elephant. This isn’t that story. more »»



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