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April 16, 2017 We have a lot of new books given in memory of Lucille Anderson; mostly children and young adult. more »»

The Blackhawk Creek Watershed Coalition

April 16, 2017 This past Friday, April 7, I attended a meeting of people interested in improving water quality, reducing flooding and its impact. Conversation also included recreation and wildlife habitat. more »»

Looking Back

April 16, 2017 10 YEARS AGO APRIL 19, 2007 Steven Nielsen received his 25 year service award for being with the secondary road department. Central Counties merging with Heartland Coop. more »»

Library News

April 9, 2017 New at the library this week: Nonfiction: Old School by Bill O’Reilly, The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel. more »»

A WISE solution

April 9, 2017 My last column, I wrote about taxes. Nobody likes paying taxes, myself included. However, sportsmen asked for a special tax for a special purpos. more »»

Looking Back

April 9, 2017 10 YEARS AGO APRIL 12, 2007 City Council hikes Mediacom rates. Bruce Bailey retires from coaching. Snow hits Reinbeck area with more than 14” of snow which fell on April 8. more »»

Library News

April 2, 2017 National Library Week is April 9-15 this year, with the theme “Libraries Transform.” This year, we are planning an activity to be held at Westview Estates during the week. more »»

Looking Back

April 2, 2017 10 YEARS AGO APRIL 5, 2007 Law enforcement official in Grundy & Tama counties are cracking down on groups of adult/teenagers after a recent string of violence. more »»


March 26, 2017 I have to put up with a lot of screaming and hollering and whining on the television from people who didn’t get their way and think that it helps their cause to cry about it. more »»

Looking Back

March 26, 2017 10 YEARS AGO MARCH 29, 07 Four arrested after an altercation at a Reinbeck residence. Arrested were: Matthew Klar, Andrew Davis & Magdalen Bean, both of Reinbeck and Kyle Plaehn of Lincoln. more »»

Library News

March 19, 2017 The following children’s books have been purchased with memorial money for Jack Shoup: How to Catch the Easter Bunny by Adam Wallace, I Survived Collection: Books 1-4 by Lauren Tatshis, Goodnight,... more »»

A new toy (tool)

March 19, 2017 Everyone can recall having a new toy that you can’t wait to use after your birthday or Christma. more »»

Looking Back

March 19, 2017 10 YEARS AGO MARCH 22, 2007 City Council approves ‘08 budget. Grundy Co. declared a major disaster area. Grundy Co. Museum open house set for March 26. Ivan Groeneveld receives 25 year service awar. more »»

Library News

March 12, 2017 Come to the library during the month of March and see artwork by the elementary students, grades K-6. We have some in the display case, and some posted on the book shelve. more »»


March 12, 2017 OK, as I write this the Girls State Basketball Tournament is officially over and there was no “traditional” March snowstorm. more »»

Looking Back

March 12, 2017 10 YEARS AGO MARCH 15, 2007 Wellness fair is coming to Reinbeck on March 22. City Council discusses sewer damage claim. Grundy Center will be getting a new swimming pool. more »»

Library News

March 5, 2017 The library will be offering three special events for kids during the week of spring break, March 13-1. more »»

Time to stop pruning oaks

March 5, 2017 A short time back in the news columns, I wrote on tree trimming. I received a news release from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources that I wanted to pass along to you on that timely topic. more »»

Looking Back

March 5, 2017 10 YEARS AGO MARCH 8, 2007 Second winter storm hits area after getting dug out after a massive storm hit the area on Feb. 24. Grundy Co. Hospital receives trauma center rating. more »»


February 26, 2017 They’re back. The Iowa DNR reported recently that a fisher (Martes pennanti) was recorded on a trail cam back in November in Allamakee County. This is the first documented sighting since the 1800s. more »»



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