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August 7, 2016 New at the library: Nonfiction books: We Are Charleston by Herb Frazier, A Killing in Amish Country by Gregg Olsen. Fiction: Night and Day by Iris Johansen. more »»

Nature deficit disorder

August 7, 2016 I took a short vacation over the weekend. We traveled a whopping 2.5 hours from here. The trip was to the little community of New Albin, Iowa near Lansing. That is in NE Iowa. more »»

Looking Back

August 7, 2016 10 YEARS AGO AUGUST 10, 2006 Sarah Pakala of Dike was crowned 2006 Grundy County Fair Queen. 2006 alumni Splash Back Team donates $5,000 to go towards purchasing geysers for the new pool. Mr. & Mrs. more »»

Library News

July 31, 2016 The summer reading program for kids is over for another year. more »»

The great heat wave of 1936

July 31, 2016 As we began to experience and hopefully prepare for last week’s blast of high temperatures, it got me thinking about my grandfather, Roy Warrick. I called him Pappy. more »»

Looking Back

July 31, 2016 10 YEARS AGO AUGUST 3, 2006 Kyle Gorres participated in the Shrine All Star Football Game which took place on July 22 at Jack Trice Stadium. more »»

You never know what you’ll get into

July 24, 2016 In my over 36 years with Grundy County Conservation, I have answered many interesting calls. Just like humans, wildlife can get into some strange predicaments sometime. more »»

Collared doves

July 17, 2016 Last week’s column was a “rehash” on an earlier article I had written about the Wild Parsnip plant and the apparent increase in numbers with conditions this spring and summer. more »»

Looking Back

July 17, 2016 10 YEARS AGO JULY 13, 2006 Dollars for Scholars host 9th annual 5K Run/Walk. Cliff & Kim Moye were winners of the John Deere 4020 tractor raffle held by the Pool Fundraising Committee. more »»

Library News

July 10, 2016 The Hanson family was here on June 29 to perform a unicycle riding and juggling show for the summer reading participants. more »»

Wild parsnip - worse since we last talked

July 10, 2016 A flowering weed has been in the news of late. The plant is called Wild Parsnip. Because of the impact it can have on your skin, my daughter suggested that I make it a topic for this news column. more »»

Looking Back

July 10, 2016 10 YEARS AGO JULY 6, 2006 Class of 1936 holds 70th class reunion on June 23. Garwin Hotel is demolished. County Assessor Greg Harms receives award for 25 years of service. more »»

Library News

July 3, 2016 There are only two activities left for summer reading. On Friday, July 8, we will be doing “motion commotion” at the library with yoga, juggling and ninja activities. This will take place at 2:00. more »»

A lot going on out there

July 3, 2016 The past few summer evenings might have been a little uncomfortable to sit out enjoy the show but the lightning bugs have been out in great force. more »»

Looking Back

July 3, 2016 10 YEARS AGO JUNE 29, 2006 Reinbeck Lion’s Club presented the Warren Coleman Honorary Award to Gary Karkosh for his commitment to serving the Reinbeck Community. Mr. & Mr. more »»

Library News

June 28, 2016 Our summer reading program, “On Your Mark Get Set Read” continues with a program by The Hanson Family on Wednesday, June 29 at 3:00. This will be held at the Memorial Building. more »»

Migration - It’s not just for the birds!

June 28, 2016 I have written about dragonflies before in this column. more »»

Looking Back

June 28, 2016 10 YEARS AGO JUNE 22, 2006 After 130 years Blessing Church will close on June 25. G-R FFA competes in State Food Science contest. Mr. & Mrs. more »»

Library News

June 19, 2016 New at the library this week: Nonfiction: Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin, The Cities That Built the Bible by Robert Cargill, American Pharoah by Joe Drape, Great Things to Do Outside: 365... more »»

Toads, toads and more toads

June 19, 2016 I know I’ve mentioned our backyard pond before. Actually it is a series of three ponds. Water is pumped from the largest pond up to the uppermost pond and exits from an old cast iron hand well pump. more »»

 
 

 

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