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Execution by hanging

June 23, 2013 Legal hangings in early American days were readily accepted by the public as a proper form of punishment for serious crimes. more »»

Looking Back

June 23, 2013 10 YEARS AGO JUNE 19, 2003 Governor Vilsack arrived in Reinbeck to walk through town and visited with businesses with nearly 200 people turning out for the event. Mr. & Mrs. more »»

Take a kid fishing

June 16, 2013 I was lucky enough growing up to have someone who would take me fishing. My dad would take my brothers and me fishing all the time and I have countless good memories because of it. more »»

Number ten

June 16, 2013 I love lists – best foods, best books, best movies, etc. The other day I found a list of the top ten deadliest gunslingers. Since I’m somewhat of an old west fan, here’s number ten – Ben Thompson. more »»

Looking Back

June 16, 2013 10 YEARS AGO JUNE 12, 2003 Iner Larsen and Ken Kenyon members of the American Legion & Sons of the American Legion took part in the annual Flag Retirement ceremony on June 9th. Elmwood pool is open. more »»

Library News

June 9, 2013 Our summer reading program for kids who were in the sixth grade and below is now under way. The theme is Dig into Readin. more »»

A successful hunt

June 9, 2013 I have hunted ever since I was a kid. I hunt everything from big whitetail bucks to little grey mushrooms, and I have had great success in hunting a variety of different animals. more »»

The Wolf Creek Rangers

June 9, 2013 Shiloh, Tennessee. April 6-7, 1862. It was the bloodiest of the Civil War to date. (It was eventually surpassed by Antietam). A bunch of farm boys from Iowa were caught right in the middle. more »»

Looking Back

June 9, 2013 10 YEARS AGO JUNE 5, 2003 Marlene Sager to retire after 26 years as head cook for the G-R School system. The Other Bar holds grand opening on June 13 & 14. Amanda Peters and Wm. more »»

Library News

June 2, 2013 The following won children’s books or dvds in our drawing for Children’s Book Week: Michael Boyd, Lydia Bystricky, McKenna Cooper, Vanessa Ersland, Emma Fleshner, Wes Latchman, Delaney Petersen,... more »»

The story of Old Red

June 2, 2013 My friends, Barb and Dennis, care for several cemeteries in the area. I received a text from Barb on May 1st alerting me to a strange red snake she had seen. “It was very red,” I was told. more »»

Frances Cleveland

June 2, 2013 Grover Cleveland was the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms in office. He was also the only president to be married in a White House ceremony and scandalously. more »»

Looking Back

June 2, 2013 10 YEARS AGO MAY 29, 2003 Commencement held on May 25 for 58 seniors. Mr. & Mrs. Eric Sieh are parents of a daughter born April 18. Grace L. more »»

Library News

May 26, 2013 Michele Knaack did an outdoor story time at the library on May 14. Story time is now over for the summer. We had a good group of volunteers who helped with this. more »»

The plastic bag

May 26, 2013 I know I’m not alone in the following observation. more »»

Wild Bill Hickok

May 26, 2013 James Butler Hickok was born May 27, 1837 in Homer, Ill. He had five siblings, and his father was a farmer and owned and operated a general store. more »»

Looking Back

May 26, 2013 10 YEARS AGO MAY 22, 2003 O.J. Egesdal retires from Gladbrook-Reinbeck teaching. Elsie Jean Wilson retires from Grundy Co. Extension office on March 31. more »»

“O LORD, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth, Who have set Your glory above the heavens!” (Psalm 8:1)

May 26, 2013 We hear a lot about Jesus in Bible studies and devotions during the week of Pentecost. more »»

Library News

May 19, 2013 This is Children’s Book Week. We are having a drawing to give away children’s books at the end of the week. Stop in and sign up. Michele Knaack was here to do story time on April 30. more »»

Courtship continued

May 19, 2013 Last week, word restraints forced me to cut things way short of the information I wanted to share about bird courtship. It all started with the rooster pheasants doing battle near my house. more »»



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