October 25, 2013
Headlines-City Council Election will be held on Nov. 5 with 7 candidates running. Three candidates are running for the Park Board. Local athlete, Emily Snider, 2013 G-R graduate, is a starting forward for the Cornell Rams Soccer team
Obituary-Donald P. Vojtech, 79, Traer, passed away recently.
November 1, 2013
Headlines-Parents Night held for this year's graduating seniors. Grundy County Hospital Volunteer, Kate Durbin, was honored as Grundy Co. Hospital's Shining Star of the Year. Grundy Co. youth celebrated National 4-H week.
Celebrations-Mr. & Mrs. Ron Larson celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. Mr. & Mrs. Adam Larson, Mankato, Minn. are parents of a daughter born Oct. 4. Abby Hanna and Craig Kolthoff were married Oct. 5.
Obituary-Betty J. Baker Hansen, formerly of Cedar Falls, died Oct. 25 at Parkview Manor in Reinbeck.
November 8, 2013
Headline-Mike Harrison, Tim Johnson and Jordan Muller won the top three seats for City Council and Chris Bunz and Angela Kickbush won the top two seats for the Park Board. Rebels win over Wapsie Valley by 21-8.
Celebrations-Eugene Stone celebrated his birthday on Nov. 13. Cedar Valley Hospice volunteers were honored at the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Iowa at a special luncheon in Altoona.
Obituaries-Edith S, Moeller, 93, Reinbeck, died Nov. 1 at Parkview Manor.
Lois V. Stephan, 76, Reinbeck, died Nov. 1 at Covenant Medical Center. Timothy Tripp, 53, Reinbeck, died Nov. 2 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo. Delbert R. Wrage, 78, Hudson, died Nov. 1 at his home.
November 15, 2013
Headlines-Larry Stirler retires from Pioneer after 48 years of service. Reinbeck Fire Dept. completed a hands-on simulated grain bin rescue training at Pioneer. More than 270 women attend Foundation's Fall Fling at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital luncheon and style show on Sept. 26 at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church.
Celebrations-Chad & Annie Karr are parents of a daughter, Layla, born Nov. 3. Corissa Rowe was inducted into Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society at University of Northern Iowa. Mr. & Mrs. Paul Roberts are observing their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 16. Sawyer Thede celebrated her 4th birthday on Nov. 3 at the Pizza Ranch in Marshalltown.
No obituaries this week.
November 22, 2013
Headlines-Grundy Co. Hospital's ER among nation's top 3 based on patient surveys for the past three years. Rhonda Deters elected as Secretary of the Iowa State Association of County Auditors. Several Rising Sun students received promotions and awards. Covenant Medical Center offers new centering pregnancy program. Saturday, October 12, the Renovation Club from GR School, helped plant 40 trees at Union Grove State Park near Gladbrook.
Celebrations-Mr. & Mrs. Craig Rickert, Jonesboro, Ark. are parents of a daughter born Nov. 5.
Obituaries-Phyllis Giesking, 71, Reinbeck, died November 17 at her home.
November 29, 2013
Headlines-Peterson Contractors, Inc. wins ABC of Iowa award. This is a prestigious construction award from Associated Builders and Contractors of Iowa. A two vehicle accident on Nov. 22 on Highway 14 with one person, Seuam Lovan, 47, Marshalltown, pronounced dead at the scene. Accident was due to snow/ice covered road.
On Saturday Oct. 26, Aaron Shouse and Shelby Yates auditioned for All State Choir at Hampton. Aaron Shouse was chosen to participate at All-State on Nov. 22 in Ames.
Celebrations-Donald Richter, Reinbeck, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Dec. 6. Les Meyer received his 20 year service award for being on secondary road crew.
Obituary-Darlene S. Beenken, 81, Morrison, passed away on Nov. 21 at her home in Morrison.
December 6, 2013
Headlines-On Dec. 2, Reinbeck Elementary K-4th graders wowed the crowd with their Christmas concert. Mildred Knaack, resident at Grundy Co. Memorial Hospital long-term care unit, makes dish cloths to display on a tree at Lincoln Savings Bank and then later staff members are invited to choose a dish cloth ornament. Bye Bye Birdie will be presented by G-R Performing Art Students on Nov. 9 & 10. Gal's Gathering is a new group for young moms to share lunch and discussion.
Celebrations-Dennis Dodd received his 10 year service award. Troy Barnes received his 15 year service award.
Obituaries-Michael Burdick, 53, Reinbeck, died Nov. 25 at Parkview Manor.
Reverend Rodney Slessor, 67, died Nov. 27 at St. Mary's in Rochester, Minn.
December 13, 2013
Headlines-GR High School presents Christmas Concert on Dec. 9. Annual County Wellness Fair planned for Jan. 11.
Celebrations-Willa E. Smith will celebrate her 95th birthday on Dec. 15.
No obituaries this week.
December 20, 2013
Headlines-Grundy Co. Memorial Hospital long term care residents celebrate Christmas.
Celebrations-Lillian Meyers and Bryant Medhus, both of Iowa City, were married Aug. 3, 2013 in Coralville.
Obituary-Gordon L. Johannsen, 61, Reinbeck, died Dec. 11 at his home.
December 27, 2013
Headlines-Amber Folken has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Several music concerts are coming up in the month of December.
Celebrations-Carroll Freed will celebrate his 85th birthday on Dec. 29.