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November 10, 2013 Rick Homan has sports memorabilia in the library display case during the month of November. Stop in and take a look. Different sports including football and baseball are represented. more »»

A recent trip

November 10, 2013 I have mentioned in previous news columns that I get a lot of thinking time while deer hunting in the tree stand. more »»

God Bless America

November 10, 2013 Oops – we really can’t say that anymore without being “politically incorrect” in someone’s opinion! The Grundy County Museum recently received a stack of old newspapers. more »»

Mast years

November 3, 2013 2013 was a mast year. Mast refers to the seeds that are produced by certain plants. The hard fruits of trees such as oaks, hickories, and walnuts for example are called the mast of the trees. more »»

South pass

November 3, 2013 On the Oregon Trail there was an almost imperceptible crest in the Rocky Mountain chain, yet it is the most significant site on the westward emigrant trails. more »»

Looking Back

November 3, 2013 10 YEARS AGO OCT. 30, 2003 Gladbrook-Reinbeck district earns $50,000 grant. United Methodist Church will celebrate the 125th anniversary of its official founding on Sunday, Nov. 2. Mr. & Mrs. more »»

Devils Gate

October 27, 2013 About 5.8 miles southwest of Independence Rock (Wyoming), or a day’s travel by wagon train, was yet another trail landmark for the Oregon Trail – Devil’s Gat. more »»

Looking Back

October 27, 2013 10 YEARS AGO OCTOBER 23, 2003 Heather Wagner & Brian Ehrig were married Aug. 9 at the United Presbyterian Church in Traer. Sarah Sparks and Derek Bruner will be married on Dec. more »»

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October 20, 2013 Fire fighter Aric Stickfort was here for story time on October 8 in observation of fire safety week. Kids attending enjoyed seeing the fire truc. more »»

Mud daubers - they’re one in a million

October 20, 2013 In all of creation, we are told that there are over 900,000 different species of insects that have been identified. Many feel that the number is closer to a million. more »»

Chimney Rock and Independence Rock

October 20, 2013 Geographically, Chimney Rock is a 300’ high rock formation in Western Nebraska. It is known as the most famous landmark on the Oregon and Mormon trail. more »»

Looking Back

October 20, 2013 10 YEARS AGO OCTOBER 16, 2003 This is National School Lunch Week. more »»

Dakota War of 1862

October 13, 2013 The Dakota War of 1862, also known as the Sioux Uprising, was an armed conflict between the United States and several bands of the Eastern Sioux (also known as eastern Dakota). more »»

Looking Back

October 13, 2013 10 YEARS AGO OCTOBER 9, 2003 Ryan Bru and Laura Ragsdale were married July 26 at the Lincoln Salem Church in Lincoln. Katherine Krummel & Matthew Degner were married May 17 in Burlington. Mr. & Mrs. more »»

Library News

October 6, 2013 Story time on Tuesday, October 8 will be done by the Reinbeck Fire Department, in observance of fire safety week. This will take place at 10:00 a.m. more »»


October 6, 2013 Of the seven woodpeckers that can be found in Iowa, five are year around residents and the other two are migratory visitor. more »»

Tom Horn

October 6, 2013 Tom Horn (born in 1860) was an American Old West lawman, scout, soldier, hired gunman, detective, outlaw and assassi. more »»

Looking Back

October 6, 2013 10 YEARS AGO OCT. 2, 2003 Gary Counter of Traer, has been hired as the new editor at the Reinbeck Courier. The following students have been selected as candidates for Reinbeck’s Homecoming on Oct. more »»

Library News

September 29, 2013 Children enjoyed story time with Erica Thesing on September 17. The next story time will be held on Tuesday, October 1 at 10:00. Michele Knaack will do the program. more »»


September 29, 2013 OK, I’m going to go out on a limb here, and say that you have probably noticed a millipede or two in and around your home this yea. more »»



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