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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 »»

Looking Back

February 26, 2017 10 YEARS AGO MARCH 1, 2007 Winter storm of 2007 hits area on Feb. 23 until early hours on Feb. 25. Heavy snow, ice and winds of 45-50 mph and power outages for many areas. more »»

Library News

February 19, 2017 Our first technology trouble shooting session of the year went well, and we have another one scheduled for Saturday, March 18 at 10:00. more »»


February 19, 2017 Subnivean – now there’s a word you don’t see or use everyday. Subnivean means “under snow”. It is the area or habitat between the snowy blanket and the earth below. more »»

Looking Back

February 19, 2017 10 YEARS AGO FEB. 22, 2007 U.S. Army specialist Travis Vaughn, 25, was killed along with eight other soldiers in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Feb. 18. more »»

A magnificent bird

February 5, 2017 A doctor’s appointment in Marshalltown on Friday saw me cruising past Sand Lake just to the east of that city about 8:30 AM. more »»

Looking Back

February 5, 2017 10 YEARS AGO FEB. 8, 2007 Thomas Reese will receive the Eagle Scout Award on Feb. 27 at the United Methodist Church in Gladbroo. more »»

Library News

January 31, 2017 Need help with a tech device? Come to the library on Saturday, February 11 at 10:00 a.m. A GR student will be available between 10 and 11 to help with troubleshooting. more »»

Trees like cars need maintenance

January 29, 2017 As we near the end of January, it is a good time to remind folks that tree maintenance on your deciduous trees generally is best done at this time of yea. more »»

Looking Back

January 29, 2017 10 YEARS AGO FEB. 1, 2007 Paul Sells was awarded a certificate for 10 years of service from the Grundy Co. Soil & Water Conservation. Paul is retiring from that positio. more »»

Library News

January 22, 2017 We will try having story time again on Tuesday, January 24 at 10:00. Our last story time day got rained out. We will plan on having high school students read on the 24th. more »»

We lack the proper habitat....

January 22, 2017 Iowa had nesting eagles everywhere when the first settlers arrived, but there were no nesting eagles in the state for most of the 1900s. more »»

Library News

January 15, 2017 New at the library: Nonfiction: Angels on Earth by Laura Schroff, Uninvited by Lysa Terkeurst, The Boys in the Bunkhouse by Dan Barry, Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes, The Princess Diarist by Carrie... more »»

A frog’s long winter

January 15, 2017 A frigid 6 degrees outside causes me to wonder how our frogs and toads are surviving these brutal temps; I doubt they are able to locate a hot water spring here in Grundy Count. more »»

Looking Back

January 15, 2017 10 YEARS AGO JAN. 25, 2007 Second round of old man winter hits with more than six inches of snow. Craig Arends, 47, Dike, pleads guilty to drugs and weapon charge. more »»

Library News

January 8, 2017 Join us on Tuesday, January 10 at 10:00 a.m. for story time presented by high school students. We have had many good readers from G-R High School this past school yea. more »»

2016 hunting season recap

January 8, 2017 I think the 2016 hunting season flew by faster than any other season I can remember. more »»

Looking Back

January 8, 2017 10 YEARS AGO JAN. 4, 2007 On Jan. 2 Grundy Co. Board of Supervisors held their reorganization meeting for 2007. The newly elected County officers also took the oath of office. more »»

Library News

January 1, 2017 Children attending story time on December 20 enjoyed a program by Robyn Plocher. The next story time will be held on Tuesday, January 3rd at 10:00. Dean Staack will be the presenter. more »»

Partner for life

January 1, 2017 Some of you may recall the article I wrote back in February of 2009; it was titled “As Simple as a Squirrel. more »»



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