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Time for reflection

January 24, 2016 anuary for me is a time to reflect on my 2015 bow hunting success or lack thereof. If you read my article a month or so back, you have an idea on the amount of time and frustration I experience. more »»

Looking Back

January 24, 2016 10 YEARS AGO JAN. 19, 2006 Governor Culver announces award of $84,000 to Grundy County for new voting machines. Benefit for Harry Moeller family to be held on Jan. 22. more »»

PCI vs. Pioneer employees food drive

January 17, 2016 A food drive isn’t a food drive until you put a little competition into it; at least that’s the way two well-known groups of employees in town like to do things. more »»

Library News

January 17, 2016 New at the library this week: DVDs: Ant-Man, Minions, Max, War Room and Pan. more »»

Jig, jig and wait

January 17, 2016 Now that we finally have some hard water lying across our lakes and reservoirs; it is time to put away the long poles and grab the short ones. more »»

Looking Back

January 17, 2016 10 YEARS AGO JAN. 12, 2006 Donald Palmer, Reinbeck, won $50,000 in a scratch off game in the Iowa lottery. New postage rate goes in effect on Jan. 8, 2006 to .39 cents. more »»

The coyote

January 10, 2016 If you are a fox and/or coyote hunter, this winter has finally provided the opportunity to pursue your game. The ample snow cover is ideal for driving and spotting them. more »»

Looking Back

January 10, 2016 10 YEARS AGO JAN. 5, 2006 Stephen Styron, M.D. is the new OB-GYN physician who will start seeing patients at the Grundy Hospital beginning Jan. 11. more »»

Library News

January 3, 2016 We have several new nonfiction books at the library: The Natural World of Winnie the Pooh by Kathryn Aalto is in memory of Doris Slessor. more »»

A deer of a different kind

January 3, 2016 I had a report the other day that you don’t get everyday. It was of a buck that had crossed the road in front of this man as he was driving down the highway in Grundy County. more »»

Looking Back

January 3, 2016 10 YEARS AGO DEC. 29, 2005 Demolition of the old pool will happen soon. The old pool has served since June, 1957. more »»

Library News

December 27, 2015 New at the library: Fiction books: House of the Rising Sun by James Lee Burke, The Pharaoh’s Secret by Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy’s Commander in Chief by Mark Greaney, The Fulfillment by LaVyrle... more »»

Remember the Chickadee Checkoff?

December 27, 2015 This week I’ll start with a little trip down memory lane. It was way back in 1981 that the Iowa legislature had introduced something new that had been named the Chickadee Checkoff. more »»

Looking Back

December 27, 2015 10 YEARS OLD DEC. 22, 2005 Bryce Craig, son of Mr. & Mrs. Alan Craig, finished the season with several top placing dirt bike racing events. more »»

Everybody complains about the weather but...

December 20, 2015 We all know how the title of this week’s column ends: “Nobody does anything about it.” As I write this, the thunder and lightning from the previous night is still fresh in my thoughts. more »»

Looking Back

December 20, 2015 10 YEARS AGO DEC. 15, 2005 New .39 stamp goes into effect on Jan. 8, 2006 Twelve year old Aplington boy, Lee Wrich died from accidental gun shot wounds on Dec. 11. Mr. & Mrs. more »»

Library News

December 13, 2015 It’s looking festive at the library: Deborah Hubble has some of her snowmen collection in the display case for the month of December; the tree is up and the bulletin boards are decorated. more »»

Whitetail rut lock down

December 13, 2015 Tallying up 60 plus hours in the tree stand so far I have experienced one of my most frustrating seasons. more »»

Looking Back

December 13, 2015 10 YEARS AGO DEC. 08, 2005 A one vehicle accident occurred on Nov. 30 on Hwy #175 east of Grundy Center. Eldon Hoppenworth, Grundy Center, died from his injuries. more »»

Library News

December 6, 2015 Lisa Roose was here for story time on November 24. The next story time will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 10:00 a.m. Michele Knaack will have the program. more »»



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