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December 22, 2013 New at the library this week: Nonfiction: David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell, The Second-Chance Dog by Jon Katz, A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen, Paw Prints at Owl Cottage by Denis O’Connor. more »»

Here we go again

December 22, 2013 This is America. Land of the free. Home of the brave. But apparently for a few that also seems to mean free to and brave enough to disregard “NO Snowmobiles” signs posted on the Pioneer Trai. more »»

I heard bells

December 22, 2013 In the winter of 1864, optimism and good cheer was settling on the northern states. Although the Civil War continued, the news from the fronts was promising and hope was that spring would end the war. more »»

Looking Back

December 22, 2013 10 YEARS AGO DEC. 18, 2003 American Legion Auxiliary Unit #242 in Reinbeck went to help the Iowa Veterans Home residents do some Christmas shopping. Fundraising begins for lake campground. more »»

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December 15, 2013 Kris Butterfield has 1950s vintage Christmas ceramic collectibles in the library display case during the month of December. more »»

Walking in a winter wonderland

December 15, 2013 Well folks, winter is here isn’t it. And as I sit and write this it truly is a winter wonderland outside the window. A white blanket of snow covers everything. more »»

Unknown heroes of the Indian Campaigns

December 15, 2013 During the fierce decades of Indian fighting after the Civil War, 416 soldiers received the Medal of Honor for personal bravery. Not one of the recipients of those medals was above the rank of Major. more »»

Looking Back

December 15, 2013 10 YEARS AGO DECEMBER 11, 2003 A two vehicle accident on Dec. 5 resulted in the death of Ray Rasine of Eldor. more »»

Shotgun safety reminder

December 8, 2013 Like many of you out there, I can’t wait for those few days out of the year that I get to pick up my shotgun and chase whitetail deer aroun. more »»

Arlington Cemetery

December 8, 2013 As I sit down to write this column it is November 20 and I am reminded that two days from now marks the 50th Anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination. more »»

Looking Back

December 8, 2013 10 YEARS AGO DEC. 4, 2003 Kyle Gorres, all district kicker, and Chet Shaffer, Golden award, earned all district recognition for their hard work during the G-R football season. more »»

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December 1, 2013 New at the library this week: Nonfiction: Miracles and Massacres by Glenn Beck, The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin. more »»

Why I love the sport

December 1, 2013 A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that I would have more news column inspiration around the first of November. That is when I start sitting in the tree stand bow hunting for dee. more »»

Looking Back

December 1, 2013 10 YEARS AGO NOV. 27, 2003 Reinbeck Park Board unveils new Aquatic Center plans for the new Family Aquatic Center. Estimated cost of the new proposal is $2,115,00. more »»

Pacific Springs and the ice slough

November 25, 2013 About 2.7 miles west of South Pass in Fremont County, Wyoming, on the Oregon Trail is what is known as Pacific Spring. more »»

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November 24, 2013 We have several new books which were purchased with memorial money: A Story of Christmas and All of Us by Roma Downey is in memory of Lois Stephan from Gary and Ginny Poppen. more »»


November 24, 2013 There are literally thousands of graves along the route of the Oregon Trail. Many were left unmarked, and those that were have certainly disappeared over the years. more »»

Looking Back

November 24, 2013 10 YEARS AGO NOVEMBER 20, 2003 Jodi Dinsdale received the 2003 Iowa Girls Soccer Coach of the Year at a luncheon held at Stoney Creek Inn in Johnston, Iowa on Nov. 8. more »»

You are a chosen people

November 24, 2013 “You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of the darkness into His wonderful light. more »»

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November 17, 2013 Mardel Brockett was here for story time on November 5. Children enjoyed listening to her stories and doing a craft. The next story time will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 19. more »»



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