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Iowa Outdoors By Brett Reece, State Game Warden

April 18, 2019 I was inspired to write this article during a recent foot patrol through Mericle Woods State Preserve three miles northwest of Toledo. This preserve is a 132-acre public area of mature oak forest. more »»

Conservation-Fun Facts By: Kevin Williams, Grundy County Conservation Director

April 18, 2019 In search of a topic for the news column, I stumbled on some notes that I had gathered long ago called fun fact. more »»

Slices of Life By Jill Pertler-Elusive sleep – where art thou

April 18, 2019 Toss and turn. Turn and toss. I’m willing to bet we’ve all done our fair share of both. Wakefulness when wakefulness is unwanted. Wakefulness when others are sleeping. more »»

Looking Back ~ From the Archives of the Reinbeck Courier-By Laura Beard

April 18, 2019 10 YEARS AGO APRIL 30, 2009 Janice Eckhoff is celebrating her 20th year in business at the Corner Cafe. Chantel Witt & Luke Kramme will be married May 30 in Ankeny. more »»

Q&A: Rooting Out Robocalls With U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley

April 11, 2019 Q: What is the TRACED Act? A: The Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act would update federal telemarketing laws to widen the enforcement net for unsolicited phone... more »»

Slices of Life By Jill Pertler-Garbage day

April 11, 2019 It was in the wee morning hours; I was summoned from sleep by a grinding and screeching sort of noise that is universally recognized as the sound of a garbage truck doing its business. Panic set in. more »»

Q&A: Building a Retirement Nest Egg at Work with U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley

April 4, 2019 Q: Why are you working to reform workplace retirement savings laws? A: Like most of America, our state s economy is fueled by small businesses. more »»

Conservation-Here Are A Couple of Updates By: Kevin Williams, Grundy County Conservation Director

April 4, 2019 We have been getting a lot of calls into the office about park and campground conditions. The entrance gates have been closed at Wolf Creek Recreation Area and Grundy County Lake. more »»

Slices of Life By Jill Pertler-Dreamers

April 4, 2019 My husband has the most exciting dreams. They are action adventures like something out of a James Bond or Tarzan movie – oftentimes both. more »»

Looking Back ~ From the Archives of the Reinbeck Courier-By Laura Beard

April 4, 2019 10 YEARS AGO APRIL 16, 2009 Lincoln impersonator from Orange City, IA. gave an interesting presentation portraying Lincoln. Jessica Larsen has been hired as a reporter at the Reinbeck Courier. more »»

Conservation-Finally, Spring! By: Kevin Williams, Grundy County Conservation Director

March 28, 2019 Looking at the calendar and out the window, we can see that spring is here. more »»

Q&A: 2019 Floods With U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley

March 28, 2019 Q: What’s the forecast for flood damages and recovery in Iowa? A: Throughout my years representing Iowans, natural disasters have tested the grit and resilience of people across our great state. more »»

Slices of Life By Jill Pertler-Familiarity breeds contempt – or confusion

March 28, 2019 I saw someone familiar at the store today. I knew that I knew her or at least that I’d had cause to interact with her on several or perhaps a few occasions. more »»

Touring the Skies By Jim Bonser (jbonser@usa.net)

March 28, 2019 Ps. 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be writing about the night skies of April. more »»

Looking Back ~ From the Archives of the Reinbeck Courier-By Laura Beard

March 28, 2019 10 YEARS AGO APRIL 9. 2009 Kandie Vaughn was chosen 3rd District Am. Legion Auxiliary Woman of the Year at the spring conference held in Gladbrook on Saturday March 28. more »»

Conservation-Kept Them Warm all Winter, Grrrr!! By: Nick Buseman, Grundy County Conservation Operations Supervisor

March 21, 2019 Annoyed by the winter or loving every inch of it - take your pick. I personally love a snowy winter. Hunting and snowmobiling are a few things I personally enjoy. more »»

Slices of Life By Jill Pertler-Measuring life in meatballs

March 21, 2019 Yesterday I made meatballs for dinner. No big deal, but it got me to thinking. I can throw a from-scratch batch of meatballs together in no time. more »»

Looking Back ~ From the Archives of the Reinbeck Courier-By Laura Beard

March 21, 2019 10 YEARS AGO April 2, 2009 Sharon Wambold is training to ride America’s most beautiful bike ride in Lake Tahoo, N.M.on June 7 for the Leukemia & Lymphhoma Society Tea. more »»

Are They Hungry? By: Nick Buseman, Grundy County Conservation Operation Supervisor

March 7, 2019 Pretty sure they are. Many of Grundy County’s wildlife species are surly struggling with the plentiful snow, ice, and cold. more »»

Slices of Life By Jill Pertler-The perfect spouse

March 7, 2019 After spending the last three decades with my husband, I’ve learned marriage isn’t what I thought it would be. In some ways it is harder. In myriad ways it exceeds my expectations. more »»

 
 

 

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