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January 26, 2014 10 YEARS AGO JAN. 22, 2004 Cedar Valley Medical Specialist, Action Post #242 and Son’s of the American Legion donated 60 boxes of care items to the troops in Iraq and around the world. more »»

The Lost Iron Chest Treasure

January 26, 2014 During the winter of 1832, three enterprising men, Solon Langworthy, James Edward, and Tom Kelly, developed a scheme to acquire some valuable Indian lead mines in what is now eastern Iowa. more »»

Library News

January 26, 2014 Are you having trouble with technology? The library is planning to have some basic tech sessions. Andy McQuillen from G-R school will be here on Saturday, January 25 at 10:00 a.m. more »»

Surviving the winter

January 19, 2014 What a difference 50 degrees can make. more »»

The Haunted Clock

January 19, 2014 I recently lost my father. His health had been declining fairly rapidly, and he entered Hospice the day after Thanksgiving. more »»

Looking Back

January 19, 2014 10 YEARS AGO JAN. 15, 2004 Former Reinbeck graduate, Bob Bern, is in Iraq working as a consultant for Stan Consultants of Muscatine helping to repair damaged power plants in Iraq. more »»

Library News

January 16, 2014 New memorials this week include a large print edition of Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain, which is given in memory of Pat Petersen from Steve and Pam Heithoff; and an audio book on CD of the sam... more »»

It’s not just about fishing

January 12, 2014 The alarm goes off at 5:45 a.m. I roll out of my extremely warm and comfy bed and tip toe down the stairs so I don’t wake the wife and kids up. more »»

Pets in the Civil War

January 12, 2014 Despite orders forbidding it, many soldiers of the Civil War kept pets with them, including dogs, cats, squirrels, raccoons and other wildlife. more »»

Looking Back

January 12, 2014 10 YEARS AGO JAN. 8, 2004 Lane Danielsen, ISU leading wide receiver, was invited to play in the Hula Bowl on Jan. 17 on the Island of Maui. Martha Vogt will turn 99 on Jan. 12. more »»

Library News

January 5, 2014 Story time will be starting up again on January 7, and be held on Tuesdays from 10:00 to 10:45 during the school year. Cherie Eckhoff will do the program on the 7th. more »»

Remember the Chickadee Checkoff

January 5, 2014 I received a news release this week from Stephanie Shepherd, IDNR Wildlife Diversity Technician, concerning the Fish and Wildlife Fund tax check-off. more »»

Winter weather and the 1880’s soldier

January 5, 2014 Weather frequently compounded the miseries of soldiers on the campaign. Soldiers learned how bad a march could be the first time it rained. If he was very lucky his pup tent kept him dry. more »»

Year in Review Part 3

January 5, 2014 October 25, 2013 Headlines-City Council Election will be held on Nov. 5 with 7 candidates running. Three candidates are running for the Park Board. more »»

Looking Back

January 5, 2014 10 YEARS AGO JAN. 1, 2004 Peg Schick retires on Dec. 31 after 28 years of service with the Sheriff’s Office. Laura Rickert and Rob Bruner were married Aug. 23 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Trae. more »»

Library News

December 29, 2013 This year IMPACT (Reinbeck Elementary Parent/Teacher group) did a Snowball Story Project instead of the usual food fundraise. more »»

‘Tis the season

December 29, 2013 ‘Tis the season. Yes, Christmas season is here. But the season I refer to today is the bird hawk season. more »»

New Years Superstitions

December 29, 2013 January 1st. The dawn of a new year. Somehow we’ve always drawn a connection between what we do on that day, and our fate throughout the New Year. more »»

Looking Back

December 29, 2013 10 YEARS AGO DEC. 25, 2003 Melissa Wood and her two daughters lost their home and all of their belongings including all Christmas presents on Dec. 13 due to a fire. Mr. & Mr. more »»

What is 160 pounds of dirt worth?

December 29, 2013 Our family went on a week-long vacation. I don’t remember what vacation it was but I remember our returning moments. more »»



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