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UCC women make hats and bags for good causes

March 16, 2014 The United Church of Christ Prayer Shawl group have been knitting chemo hats this winter. They are donated to the two cancer treatment centers in Waterloo. more »»

Library News

March 9, 2014 Kristy Giesking was here to do story time on February 25, with a pout-pout Fish theme. The next story time will be held on Tuesday, March 11. Michele Knaack will do the program. more »»

Biological warfare gone wrong in wildlife control

March 9, 2014 The term biological warfare is a term that many associate with the different terrorist groups throughout the world, but I was shocked to see that the use of biological warfare was used for... more »»

Winter encampments

March 9, 2014 Civil War winters were both trying and monotonous for both armies. Muddy roads and harsh weather all but stopped active operations. Disease ran rampant, killing more men than battles. more »»

Looking Back

March 9, 2014 10 YEA.RS AGO MARCH, 04, 2004 Josh Armstrong, a 2001 graduate of Reinbeck High School, was given the Blue Card in a Turning Blue Ceremony, which is a high honor for Infantry Soldiers. more »»

Library News

March 2, 2014 Erica Thesing did story time for us on February 18. Kids attending enjoyed crafts and stories. The next story time will be held on Tuesday, March 4 at 10:00. more »»


March 2, 2014 The emerald ash borer (EAB) is a very pretty looking insect with its emerald green covering. The insect is about as long as a penny is wide in the adult stag. more »»

Cooking, but not our way

March 2, 2014 Despite a spartan life, plains Indians ate a surprisingly varied diet. more »»

Looking Back

March 2, 2014 10 YEARS AGO FEBRUARY, 26, 2004 The Renovation Club has placed recycling receptacles in various places in the G-R School for papers to be recycled. more »»

Library News

February 23, 2014 You’re never too old to learn! On Saturday, February 22, Andy McQuillen from G-R school will be offering a session on using apps. more »»

The Hungarian Partridge

February 23, 2014 The Hungarian partridge or gray partridge (more correct common name) is another one of Grundy County’s upland birds. The partridge is a nonnative bird that originated in Hungary. more »»

Ann Wallace

February 23, 2014 Ann Dickey and Will Wallace knew each other from childhood days. He was eleven days older than her, and was a longtime friend of the family. When Ann was sixteen, she married Wallace. more »»

Looking Back

February 23, 2014 10 YEARS AGO FEB. 19, 2004 Grundy Co. Barn Quilts project ties into tourism. LaShay Wiebensohn and Jeremy Brubaker were married Nov. 22, 2003 in Lincoln. more »»

Library News

February 16, 2014 Our display case for this month has a Reinbeck history theme with items from the library and various local people. more »»

Prairie chickens part 2

February 16, 2014 Last week’s news column on prairie chickens ended with, “The slide was in full swing, however, and the last documented nesting was recorded in Appanoose County in 1952. more »»

Calvin Graham

February 16, 2014 Calvin Graham was the youngest U.S. Serviceman during World War II. He enlisted in the Navy in May 1942 at the age of 12! He had an active role in the battle of Guadalcanal, serving on board the U.S. more »»

Looking Back

February 16, 2014 10 YEAS AGO FEBRUARY 12, 2004 Dr. Kenneth Storjohann, Reinbeck, was in Des Moines on Feb. 4 when chiropractors from across the State came to lobby legislators. Mr. & Mrs. more »»

Library News

February 9, 2014 Terry Plocher did story time on January 28. He read stories and had activities about being kind. The next story time will be held at 10:00 a.m on Tuesday, February 11. more »»

Why don’t prairie chickens cross the road (anymore)

February 9, 2014 The annual statewide meetings of county conservation departments were held in Waterloo last wee. more »»

Japanese fire balloons

February 9, 2014 From the fall of 1944 until early 1945, the Japanese began launching fire balloons from the island of Honshu. more »»



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