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The Haunted Clock

January 19, 2014 I recently lost my father. His health had been declining fairly rapidly, and he entered Hospice the day after Thanksgiving. more »»

Looking Back

January 19, 2014 10 YEARS AGO JAN. 15, 2004 Former Reinbeck graduate, Bob Bern, is in Iraq working as a consultant for Stan Consultants of Muscatine helping to repair damaged power plants in Iraq. more »»

Library News

January 16, 2014 New memorials this week include a large print edition of Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain, which is given in memory of Pat Petersen from Steve and Pam Heithoff; and an audio book on CD of the sam... more »»

It’s not just about fishing

January 12, 2014 The alarm goes off at 5:45 a.m. I roll out of my extremely warm and comfy bed and tip toe down the stairs so I don’t wake the wife and kids up. more »»

Pets in the Civil War

January 12, 2014 Despite orders forbidding it, many soldiers of the Civil War kept pets with them, including dogs, cats, squirrels, raccoons and other wildlife. more »»

Looking Back

January 12, 2014 10 YEARS AGO JAN. 8, 2004 Lane Danielsen, ISU leading wide receiver, was invited to play in the Hula Bowl on Jan. 17 on the Island of Maui. Martha Vogt will turn 99 on Jan. 12. more »»

Library News

January 5, 2014 Story time will be starting up again on January 7, and be held on Tuesdays from 10:00 to 10:45 during the school year. Cherie Eckhoff will do the program on the 7th. more »»

Remember the Chickadee Checkoff

January 5, 2014 I received a news release this week from Stephanie Shepherd, IDNR Wildlife Diversity Technician, concerning the Fish and Wildlife Fund tax check-off. more »»

Winter weather and the 1880’s soldier

January 5, 2014 Weather frequently compounded the miseries of soldiers on the campaign. Soldiers learned how bad a march could be the first time it rained. If he was very lucky his pup tent kept him dry. more »»

Year in Review Part 3

January 5, 2014 October 25, 2013 Headlines-City Council Election will be held on Nov. 5 with 7 candidates running. Three candidates are running for the Park Board. more »»

Looking Back

January 5, 2014 10 YEARS AGO JAN. 1, 2004 Peg Schick retires on Dec. 31 after 28 years of service with the Sheriff’s Office. Laura Rickert and Rob Bruner were married Aug. 23 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Trae. more »»

Library News

December 29, 2013 This year IMPACT (Reinbeck Elementary Parent/Teacher group) did a Snowball Story Project instead of the usual food fundraise. more »»

‘Tis the season

December 29, 2013 ‘Tis the season. Yes, Christmas season is here. But the season I refer to today is the bird hawk season. more »»

New Years Superstitions

December 29, 2013 January 1st. The dawn of a new year. Somehow we’ve always drawn a connection between what we do on that day, and our fate throughout the New Year. more »»

Looking Back

December 29, 2013 10 YEARS AGO DEC. 25, 2003 Melissa Wood and her two daughters lost their home and all of their belongings including all Christmas presents on Dec. 13 due to a fire. Mr. & Mr. more »»

What is 160 pounds of dirt worth?

December 29, 2013 Our family went on a week-long vacation. I don’t remember what vacation it was but I remember our returning moments. more »»

Library News

December 22, 2013 New at the library this week: Nonfiction: David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell, The Second-Chance Dog by Jon Katz, A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen, Paw Prints at Owl Cottage by Denis O’Connor. more »»

Here we go again

December 22, 2013 This is America. Land of the free. Home of the brave. But apparently for a few that also seems to mean free to and brave enough to disregard “NO Snowmobiles” signs posted on the Pioneer Trai. more »»

I heard bells

December 22, 2013 In the winter of 1864, optimism and good cheer was settling on the northern states. Although the Civil War continued, the news from the fronts was promising and hope was that spring would end the war. more »»

Looking Back

December 22, 2013 10 YEARS AGO DEC. 18, 2003 American Legion Auxiliary Unit #242 in Reinbeck went to help the Iowa Veterans Home residents do some Christmas shopping. Fundraising begins for lake campground. more »»



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