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October 22, 2017 10 YEARS AGO OCT. 25, 2007 Shawn Murphy, Dean Kerns, Beryl Manlick and Jack Boyer are all candidates for the City Council. Marian Smith, 96, formerly of Reinbeck, died Oct. 12 in Valparaiso, In. more »»

Library News

October 15, 2017 Stop in the library during the month of October and see the 4-H exhibits in our display case. more »»


October 15, 2017 When writing a weekly news column, I oft times find myself coming up against a deadline without much for inspiration. Such was the case this week. more »»

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October 15, 2017 10 YEARS AGO OCT. 18, 2007 Fire Prevention Week is being observed with kindergarten kids getting a ride on fire truck. Candace Davis & Tyson Brown will be married June 8, 2008 at Holiday Lake. more »»

Youth season

October 8, 2017 For years I have contemplated how old my kids needed to be before I took them deer hunting. more »»

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October 8, 2017 10 YEARS AGO OCT. 4, 2007 Jay Beichley and Rachel Schott were chosen as Homecoming King & Queen. Kevin Benson will receive his Eagle Scout Rank of Honor on Oct. 7 with Troop #108 of Dike. more »»

Library News

October 8, 2017 Tuesday, October 10, we will have a firefighter here for story time at 10:00, in observance of fire prevention week. Children of the community and their care providers are welcome to attend. more »»

My favorite season

October 8, 2017 It is officially here. While the weather and temperatures might not indicate it – fall has arrived. It is my favorite season for several reasons. more »»

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October 8, 2017 10 YEARS AGO OCT. 11, 2007 G-R Rebel volleyball treats District play next week. They will host the district semifinal round on Oct. 16. Grundy Center Tour of Homes planned for Oct. 14. more »»

Library News

September 24, 2017 The word for this month (at least the first half of it) is ‘appreciation.’ We have great story time volunteer. more »»

No more waiting!

September 24, 2017 In August, I wrote about the shower/restroom building at Wolf Creek Recreation Area near Beaman. I briefly discussed the progress and gave a Labor Day target date. more »»

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September 24, 2017 10 YEARS AGO SEPT. 27, 2007 Newly elected G-R School Board members are: Val Ehlers, Kelly Dinsdale, Beth Miller, Matt Wyatt, Darin King. Rick Lockhart and Ted Hamer. Grundy Co. more »»

I’ve said it before

September 17, 2017 I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The weather on Sunday for the Pioneer Craft Fair was picture perfect. more »»

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September 17, 2017 10 YEARS AGO SEPT. 20, 2007 Homecoming candidates are: Rachel Schott, Lydia Schick, Jena Thede, Angie Saak and Elly Wilkes. Class of ‘47 holds 60th class reunion with 15 of the 34 classmates presen. more »»

Library News

September 10, 2017 We were happy to have Jordan from the Cedar Bend Humane Society here for story time on August 29. Jordan brought along her dog “Fozzie Bear” who was a big hit with the kids. more »»

I couldn’t say it better

September 10, 2017 This week’s column is borrowed with permission. I called a good friend and former County Conservation colleague last week. more »»

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September 10, 2017 10 YEARS AGO SEPT. 13, 2007 Vern Paustain is celebrating his 90th birthday on Sept. 16 at Westview Estates. Mr. & Mrs. Ken Strohbehn will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. more »»

Library News

September 3, 2017 The library has received another memorial for Beth Dirks: a little girl statue is now beside the statue of the little boy reading on the bench outside the library. more »»

Illegal immigrants in my yard!

September 3, 2017 Late last summer I noticed a rather large tunnel being dug into my property from the south. I fleetingly gave thought that it might be illegal immigrants but I am quite a ways from the Mexican border. more »»

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September 3, 2017 10 YEARS AGO SEPT. 6, 2007 School board selections set for Sept. 11. Candidates for the three year terms on the board are: Mike Bearden, incombent, Beth Miller, Maria Raney & Matt Wyat. more »»



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