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June 15, 2014 10 YEARS AGO JUNE 10, 2004 Reinbeck Fire Department held their annual omelet breakfast on June 7. Dr. Selenke opens office at 421 Main on May 1. Mr. & Mrs. more »»

Library News

June 8, 2014 On Tuesday, May 27, we celebrated the last day of story time for the school year with an outdoor party. Michele Knaack coordinated games and activities. more »»

Nellie Cashman

June 8, 2014 Ellen (Nellie) Cashman was born in County Cork, Ireland about 185. more »»

It could be made into a movie

June 8, 2014 I had quite an experience over the weekend. One that I wish not to experience again, although I fear that I may. It was like a bad dream or a horror movi. more »»

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June 8, 2014 10 YEARS AGO JUNE 3, 2004 Phil’s Pharmacy II is now open in Hudson. Governor Vilsack honors school employee Pam Heithoff at a special ceremony for school support staff on May 15 in Des Moines. Mr. more »»

Library News

June 1, 2014 The library has a need for new display items in our case. If you have any collections or info you would like to share, please contact us: 319 788 2652. We usually display items for a month. more »»

A hunting we did go

June 1, 2014 Last week, I told you that I was anxiously anticipating my first morel mushroom hunting trip of 2014 and I promised to report back on how things went. more »»

A little levity

June 1, 2014 This isn’t an article about anything that has a historical basis, or a local basis, or anything else that would make sense. It’s simply a story with a little levity to kind of break up your da. more »»

Looking Back

May 29, 2014 10 YEARS AGO MAY 27, 2004 Cub Scout Pack 73 gets new Pinewood Derby track. Reinbeck Volunteer Fire Dept. now has high speed Internet to track severe weathe. more »»

Library News

May 25, 2014 Two of the suggestions for the library in our recent survey were to make the children’s books easier to find on the shelves, and to order the Harlequin Desire series. more »»

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 »»

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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 »»



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