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Frances Cleveland

June 2, 2013 Grover Cleveland was the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms in office. He was also the only president to be married in a White House ceremony and scandalously. more »»

Looking Back

June 2, 2013 10 YEARS AGO MAY 29, 2003 Commencement held on May 25 for 58 seniors. Mr. & Mrs. Eric Sieh are parents of a daughter born April 18. Grace L. more »»

Library News

May 26, 2013 Michele Knaack did an outdoor story time at the library on May 14. Story time is now over for the summer. We had a good group of volunteers who helped with this. more »»

The plastic bag

May 26, 2013 I know I’m not alone in the following observation. more »»

Wild Bill Hickok

May 26, 2013 James Butler Hickok was born May 27, 1837 in Homer, Ill. He had five siblings, and his father was a farmer and owned and operated a general store. more »»

Looking Back

May 26, 2013 10 YEARS AGO MAY 22, 2003 O.J. Egesdal retires from Gladbrook-Reinbeck teaching. Elsie Jean Wilson retires from Grundy Co. Extension office on March 31. more »»

“O LORD, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth, Who have set Your glory above the heavens!” (Psalm 8:1)

May 26, 2013 We hear a lot about Jesus in Bible studies and devotions during the week of Pentecost. more »»

Library News

May 19, 2013 This is Children’s Book Week. We are having a drawing to give away children’s books at the end of the week. Stop in and sign up. Michele Knaack was here to do story time on April 30. more »»

Courtship continued

May 19, 2013 Last week, word restraints forced me to cut things way short of the information I wanted to share about bird courtship. It all started with the rooster pheasants doing battle near my house. more »»

Nancy Kelsey

May 19, 2013 Nancy Kelsey was eighteen years old when she became the first white woman to cross the Sierra Nevada’s. She made the long trip overland barefoot, and with a one year old baby on her hip. more »»

Looking Back

May 19, 2013 10 YEARS AGO MAY 15, 2003 After considering 13 pool designs and 19 bathhouse designs planners of proposed acquatic center for Reinbeck have settled on a plan estimated at costing $2.6 million. more »»

Library News

May 12, 2013 Russel Schildroth has his steam engine collection in the library display case during the month of May. Stop in and take a look. Also, children’s book week is the week of May 13. more »»

I haven’t seen that for awhile!

May 12, 2013 The other evening, my wife and I were in the car headed somewhere – I don’t remember where, but we were in a hurry. Too many times we find ourselves in the car and in a hurry. more »»

March 1913 tornado outbreak

May 12, 2013 The March 1913 Tornado Outbreak sequence was a devastating series of tornado outbreaks that affected the Northern plains, the Upper Midwest, and the South over a two day period between March 21-23,... more »»

Looking Back

May 12, 2013 10 YEARS AGO MAY, 2003 First Lady, Christie Vilsack, delivers book, Bells Goes to the Fair by Iowa Author Susan Knapp to the kindergartners. Some changes have been made at Elmwood Park playground. more »»

Library News

May 5, 2013 We had a lot of book winners in the National Library Week drawing week: Laura Beard, Dylinn Blohm, Kael Blohm, Avery Bown, Jada Cheville, Nathan Cheville, Jerry Clark, Makenna Cooper, Jody Corwin,... more »»

As promised - more feathers

May 5, 2013 Last week, I brought up the subject of mankind’s uses for feathers. Some of the oldest uses and then one of the newest, as well. more »»

Rachel and Andrew Jackson - A love story

May 5, 2013 Rachel Donelson was one of eleven children of Colonel John Donelson and his wife Rachel. They settled near Nashville, they were actually one of the two founding fathers of Nashville. more »»

Looking Back

May 5, 2013 10 YEARS AGO MAY 1, 2003 Thelma Karkosh will celebrate her 90th birthday on May 4 at the United Church of Christ in Reinbeck. Marley Reeves has enlisted in the U.S. more »»

Library News

April 28, 2013 New books this week include a large print edition of The Icecutter’s Daughter by Tracie Peterson, which is given in memory of Ruth Holst from Westview Estates. more »»



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