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A hunting we shall go

May 25, 2014 I’ve mentioned before in this column that I find myself down to the wire at times with a deadline looming and no inspiration. Well, this week is not the case. more »»

The Annis tragedy

May 25, 2014 In 1870, Jasper County mortality records reflect the deaths by accidental gunshot wounds of Frank and Elmer Anni. more »»

Looking Back

May 25, 2014 10 YEARS AGO MAY 20, 2004 Tara Ramsey, daughter of Gerald Ramsey, former band instructor, gave a recital at the United Methodist Church on May 30. more »»

Library News

May 18, 2014 Kathy Holst was here to do story time on May 6. We had a very energetic group who really enjoyed the Mother’s Day stories and coloring sheet. more »»

Spring is here - with the same message

May 18, 2014 Last week, I spent a few delightful hours with Kindergarten students from Gladbrook and Reinbeck. It has been an annual occurrence for I don’t recall how many years – a lot. more »»

Four dead in five seconds

May 18, 2014 On April 11, 1881, Dallas Stoudenmire became the sixth man in eight months to hold the office of El Paso Marshal. more »»

Looking Back

May 18, 2014 10 YEARS AGO MAY 13, 2004 Emily Cornmaney named “Best of the Class” for 2004 graduating class. Mr. & Mrs. Bryce Lemke, Nev. are parents of a daughter born April 22. more »»

Library News

May 11, 2014 Mary Nielsen was here for story time on April 29. The theme was ladybugs. The next story time will be held on Tuesday, May 13 at 10:00. Michele Knaack will do the program. more »»

A fatal encounter with Indians

May 11, 2014 In 1865, a wagon train of about 60 wagons, including families from Iowa (Wayne County) was traveling along the Oregon Trail through Nebraska when it was attacked by Indians. At 4 p.m. more »»

There are all sorts of fishermen out there

May 11, 2014 Nick showed me an interesting video the other afternoon at work. A friend of his was fishing along the banks of the Raccoon River. more »»

Looking Back

May 11, 2014 10 YEARS AGO MAY 6, 2004 National volunteer coffee held at the Reinbeck Elementary school. Emily Robertson & Tyler Haskovec were married on Jan. 3, 2004 at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Mr. & Mrs. more »»

Library News

May 4, 2014 The following people were winners in the National Library Week book drawing: Dorothy Weltha, Devin Rohach, Kristy Giesking, Wendy Biggs, Tina Lyon, Carolyn Ehlers, Jamie Riffey, Marilyn Evans, Angie... more »»

Good to get out

May 4, 2014 I got to take a break from the office work and participate in a prairie burn the other afternoon. In fact, the burn took place on Earth Day which I thought was rather fitting. It is spring. more »»

The disappearance of Glenn Miller

May 4, 2014 Alton Glenn Miller was born on a farm in Clarinda, Iowa in 1904. His family moved, and he attended school in North Platte, Nebraska. more »»

Looking Back

May 4, 2014 10 YEARS AGO APRIL 29, 2004 Marvin Cook retires from G-R as coach. Dawn Ohrt & Jeremie Keister announce their engagement & upcoming wedding on June 12 at the United Congregational Church. more »»

Who packs your parachute?

May 4, 2014 (A 2014 rendering of the life of Christ’s Church throughout eternity!) Lt. Charles Plumb, a US Naval Academy graduate, was a jet fighter pilot in Vietnam. more »»

Library News

April 27, 2014 On April 15 Erica Thesing was here to do story time. The next story time will be held on Tuesday, April 29 at 10:00. Sue Trunck will do the progra. more »»

The food cravings

April 27, 2014 What foods do you crave? Whether its a bacon and banana sandwich, or peanut butter and mustard, there are many truly bizarre food combinations out there. more »»

My noisy neighbor

April 27, 2014 For many folks, the first sign of spring are the robins returning. Of course, that was plenty early this year with a lot of cold stuff after that. more »»

Looking Back

April 27, 2014 10 YEAS AGO APRIL 22, 2004 Young Writers Conference held on the campus of UNI on April 2. Eight students attended from Reinbeck. more »»



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