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History came to life

March 17, 2013 Yes, it was cold. Yes, it was rainy. And yes, a winter snow was expected this past Sunday afternoon, March 10. The person that traveled farthest to Morrison that day was from Omaha, Neb. more »»

The Indian agent

March 17, 2013 Between 1800-1840, the Indian agent was probably the most thankless job in the west. No man was ever caught more in the middle than he was. more »»

Looking Back

March 17, 2013 10 YEARS AGO MARCH 13, 2003 Barb Ehrig won a years supply of bananas from Trunck’s in a drawing from Affiliated Foods and Dole’s Foods. more »»

Library News

March 11, 2013 Sue Trunck was here to do a Dr. Seuss story time on Feb. 26, in honor of Dr. Seuss birthday, which was March 2. A large group of kids enjoyed hearing Dr. Seuss’s stories & doing crafts. more »»

Come to the museum!

March 11, 2013 Typically when you meet someone for the first time, one of the very first questions you’re asked is, “What do you do?” I like many of you have been asked this question numerous time. more »»

Cynthia Ann Parker - A white Indian

March 11, 2013 In May 1836 in northern Texas, nine year old Cynthia Ann Parker was abducted by a band of Comanche, who swooped down on the family home and killed her father. more »»

Looking Back

March 11, 2013 10 YEARS AGO MARCH 6, 2003 Jeff Billerbeck, Reinbeck, has been invited to receive the 2002 Trophy Buck Print Award at the annual Eastern Iowa Sport Show scheduled for March 14-16 at UNI. more »»

Library News

March 3, 2013 Harriet White was here on February 19 for story time. more »»

Girl Scout troop 403

March 3, 2013 Girl Scout troop 403 has been busy this year with community projects. On Jan. more »»

You only go around once

March 3, 2013 One of my favorites parts of writing for this column is the opportunity to share personal observations, stories and experiences. more »»

Wounded Knee

March 3, 2013 Wounded Knee Creek Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota. December 29, 1890, the last battle of the American Indian wars. This is the story. On the day before the battle, a detachment of U.S. more »»

“The last shall be first” Mark 10:32-52

March 3, 2013 “And they said to Him, Give to us to sit on your right hand and your left in your glory.” (Mark 10:37) “I’ve got shot gun! Dib. more »»

Library News

February 24, 2013 We currently have snowmen made by elementary school students in our library display case. They will be here through the end of the month. Be sure and take a look next time you are . more »»

Fish habitat

February 24, 2013 The last couple of weeks we have been blessed with a thick layer of ice blanketing the Grundy County lake near Dike. more »»

The Easter blizzard of 1873

February 24, 2013 Winters weapon on the settlers of the old west was the blizzard. In towns or in the mountains, residents were regularly snowed in for weeks at a time. more »»

Looking Back

February 24, 2013 10 YEARS AGO FEB. 20, 2003 Jason Geinger was awarded the National FFA highest honor at the National Convention at Louisville, Ky. Mr. & Mr. more »»

Library News

February 17, 2013 Adam Heise did the children’s story time on February 5th. The next story time will be held on Tuesday, February 19th at 10:00 a.m. Harriet White will do the program. more »»

Have you seen a wild turkey?

February 17, 2013 I just returned from the Red Wing Stoneware Collectors Society Midwinter convention in Des Moines this past weekend. more »»

Leisure time in the frontier town

February 17, 2013 As hard as life was on the frontier, it was far from joyless, for the most part townspeople were young. 40 was considered getting well along in years. They were robust, and possessed a deep optimis. more »»

Looking Back

February 17, 2013 10 YEARS AGO FEB. 13, 2003 Ora Meyer, resident at Parkview Manor, turns 100 on Feb. 9. Holly Witt & Christopher Cleghorn were married on Oct. 24, 2002. Jiles Eslinger, 83, Reinbeck, died Feb. more »»

 
 

 

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