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July 14, 2013 So much has happened since the Memorial Day Weekend on both my personal and work fronts that I finally realized over the weekend that I have not done any kind of “report” on the aftermath of the... more »»


July 14, 2013 In the Wild West, law was often non-existent. Many times vigilantes took enforcement of the law, as well as moral codes, into their own hand. more »»

Looking Back

July 14, 2013 Looking Back July 10, 2003 Reinbeck is hit with high winds that ripped thru Reinbeck after the fireworks leaving downed trees, damaged buildings and no power well into Sat. afternoon. more »»

Library News

July 7, 2013 Come to the library between 11:00 and 12:30 on Monday, July 8, and meet Shawn Holloway, the new school superintendent. This is an informal meet and greet event. more »»

Ties with the mob

July 7, 2013 My wife had a discussion with a coworker the other day about animals. Now, I should tell you that my works in a laboratory. Birds, mammal, insects, etc. more »»

Pearl Hart

July 7, 2013 Armed with a .44 Colt pistol and dressed in a man’s grey flannel shirt, jeans and boots, Pearl Hart rode off into the hills around Globe, Arizona to rob a stagecoach. more »»

Looking Back

July 7, 2013 10 YEARS AGO JULY 3, 2003 Kyle Weber, 2001 graduate of G-R, has been called to active duty on March 15. more »»

Library News

June 30, 2013 The afternoon book discussion will not meet until September. The evening discussion group will continue to meet at Westview during the summer. more »»

Why did the (insert favorite animal here) cross the road?

June 30, 2013 I have been logging a considerable amount of road time the past month back and forth to Des Moines. In fact, I can about point the car in that direction and let it drive itsel. more »»

Looking Back

June 30, 2013 10 YEARS AGO JUNE 26, 2003 Grundy Co. Relay for Life was held June 20-21. Ryan Bru and Laura Ragsdale are planning a wedding on July 26. more »»

I am with you

June 30, 2013 “You shall not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain. more »»

Library News

June 23, 2013 Our second summer reading event, held on June 12, was storytelling and music by Mike Anderson, also known as The Dulcimer Guy. A large group of children and adults enjoyed his program. more »»

Derby results!

June 23, 2013 The weather forecast didn’t look good for this past Saturday morning so I was very excited when I woke up and it wasn’t rainin. more »»

Execution by hanging

June 23, 2013 Legal hangings in early American days were readily accepted by the public as a proper form of punishment for serious crimes. more »»

Looking Back

June 23, 2013 10 YEARS AGO JUNE 19, 2003 Governor Vilsack arrived in Reinbeck to walk through town and visited with businesses with nearly 200 people turning out for the event. Mr. & Mrs. more »»

Take a kid fishing

June 16, 2013 I was lucky enough growing up to have someone who would take me fishing. My dad would take my brothers and me fishing all the time and I have countless good memories because of it. more »»

Number ten

June 16, 2013 I love lists – best foods, best books, best movies, etc. The other day I found a list of the top ten deadliest gunslingers. Since I’m somewhat of an old west fan, here’s number ten – Ben Thompson. more »»

Looking Back

June 16, 2013 10 YEARS AGO JUNE 12, 2003 Iner Larsen and Ken Kenyon members of the American Legion & Sons of the American Legion took part in the annual Flag Retirement ceremony on June 9th. Elmwood pool is open. more »»

Library News

June 9, 2013 Our summer reading program for kids who were in the sixth grade and below is now under way. The theme is Dig into Readin. more »»

A successful hunt

June 9, 2013 I have hunted ever since I was a kid. I hunt everything from big whitetail bucks to little grey mushrooms, and I have had great success in hunting a variety of different animals. more »»



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