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You never know where things will take you

April 6, 2014 This week’s column started out one way and took a couple twists and turns before it was completed. Funny how it works that way sometimes. more »»

Call Roto Rooter

April 6, 2014 Iowan Milt Blanc’s wife needed to get rid of her potato peelings, so she flushed them down the toilet. more »»

Looking Back

April 6, 2014 10 YEARS AGO APRIL 1, 2004 Members of the pool committee cut the price of the pool project from 2.8 to 2.2 million. more »»

Library News

March 30, 2014 On Saturday, March 29, Andy McQuillan will be here to do another tech session at 10:00 a.m., one hour before the library actually opens. This class will be on social media. more »»

Skunk is in the air

March 30, 2014 While I write this column, snow fills the air outside my office window. The weatherman forecast a trace to two inches when I listened during my morning coffee a couple of hours earlie. more »»

Thomas Jonathan Jeffords

March 30, 2014 As wind howled through the Chiricahua mountain range near Tombstone, Arizona, a tall man with sloping shoulders walked with great purpose. more »»

Looking Back

March 27, 2014 10 YEARS AGO MARCH 25, 2004 Kathy Eilers received 30 years of service award for First Deputy Treasurer. Elmer Willms receives award for 15 years of service as a supervisor. Mr. & Mrs. more »»

Library News

March 23, 2014 New books at the library: Nonfiction: We Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor, The Monuments Men by Robert Edsel. Fiction: Be Careful What You Wish For by Jeffrey Archer, Stone Cold by C.J. more »»

Winter is hard on us all

March 23, 2014 There is no denying that this winter has been one of the worst that anyone can remember. more »»

Just plain weird

March 23, 2014 This is just a column of weird stuff from Iowa. Enjoy…. Gypsy Grave Yard – Algona, Iowa. Just north of Algona is a small graveyard with an even smaller graveyard fenced off towards the back. more »»

Looking Back

March 23, 2014 10 YEARS AGO MARCH, 18, 2004 Senator Chuck Grassley held a town meeting on March 16 at the Grundy Co. Memorial Hospital. Verda Wrage was the winner of a year’s supply of bananas at Trunck’s. more »»

Library News

March 16, 2014 The following audio books on CD have been purchased for the library with memorial money for Bob Thompson: Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner, Hazardous Duty by W.E.B. Griffin, Moving Target by J.A. more »»

I’m tired of winter - I know I’m not alone

March 16, 2014 This winter there have been ample discussion topics for the office water fountain, local coffee shop, church fellowship time, or school sporting events. more »»

Indian Scouts

March 16, 2014 According to General George Custer, the best way to beat the plains warrior was to, “Fight the devil with fire. more »»

Looking Back

March 16, 2014 10 YEARS AGO MARCH 11, 2004 Grundy County Sheriff, Rick Penning, is seeking re-election for the office of Sheriff. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Beenken will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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