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Woodpeckers

November 6, 2016 I could write a column on any one of Iowa’s woodpecker species but decided this week to do one on all at once. Iowa is home, at least part time, to no less than seven species of woodpeckers. more »»

Looking Back

November 6, 2016 10 YEARS AG NOV. 9, 2006 Gina Barron, Lincoln, has joined the staff of the Reinbeck Courier as an office assistant. more »»

Library News

November 2, 2016 Those of you who use audio books and e books will be interested to learn that Overdrive has announced a circulation challenge for 2016. more »»

Library News

October 30, 2016 New at the library this week: Nonfiction: Filthy Rich: the shocking True Story of Jeffrey Epstein by James Patterson. more »»

Why would I want on of those?

October 30, 2016 I spent the weekend over in East Peoria, Illinois. We have made this trip for the last several years always near the end of October. more »»

Looking Back

October 30, 2016 10 YEARS AGO NOV. 2, 2006 Grundy Center, Gladbrook Reinbeck are not consolidating. A second meeting has been scheduled to discuss sharing. more »»

Library News

October 23, 2016 New at the library this week: Nonfiction: The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohleben, I’ll Take my Disease RARE Please by Rebecca Lalk. DVD: Captain America: Civil Wa. more »»

That thing called migration

October 23, 2016 Last week’s column got me thinking more about migration. Migrators seem to have two basic strategies – do a mass movement or go it solo. Mass movements are not uncommon. more »»

Looking Back

October 23, 2016 10 YEARS AGO OCT. 26,2006 Alexa Krull & Andrew Billerbeck were crowned King & Queen at Homecoming. Two persons-Luis Gutzman-Perez, 21, and Salvador Cruz, Jr. more »»

Library News

October 16, 2016 The library has recently undergone two projects. We have a new roof, and handicapped accessible power doors. more »»

The beginning of fall

October 16, 2016 Every year is differen. more »»

Looking Back

October 16, 2016 10 YEARS AGO OCT. 2006 Jason Appel, 31, Grundy Center, was arrested after he struck and killed Barbara Dellit, 57, in a hit and run incident on Oct. 16 in Grundy Center. more »»

Library News

October 9, 2016 The Reinbeck Library is sponsoring a program, World War II Women of the Heartland at Westview Estates on Friday, October 14 at 1:00. This is a talk by Iowa author Gail Kittlesen. more »»

Training, trainings, trainings

October 9, 2016 A necessary part of work today involves trainings. Workplace safety trainings, certifications, re-certifications, and continuing education. more »»

Looking Back

October 9, 2016 10 YEARS AGO OCT. 12, 2006 October is AIDS awareness month. Julie Versluis completes School of Trust & Financial Services courses. Anna M. Burdick, 87, Reinbeck, died Oct. 5 at her home. Mr. & Mrs. more »»

No see ums

October 2, 2016 Last week when ending the news column, I got the bright idea for this week’s topic. No See Ums. Of course, last week I was talking about those pesky and even dangerous mosquitoe. more »»

Looking Back

October 2, 2016 10 YEARS AGO OCT. 5, 2006 Illegal dumping going on at the waste sites. City Council discussed several options to halt this practice. JoAnn Billerbeck named to 2006 4-H Hall of Fame. Mr. & Mr. more »»

Library News

September 25, 2016 Two high school students, Tyler Pierce and Sasha Nagle were here to do story time on September 13. Kids attending enjoyed a dinosaur theme. more »»

Those tiny little predators

September 25, 2016 A County Conservation friend of mine, Steve Lekwa, retired from his Story County Director position a few years ago (actually several years ago now as I think about it. more »»

Looking Back

September 25, 2016 10 YEARS AGO SEPT. 28, 2006 Ralph Utterbach, Toledo, died Sept. 17 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. T.R. McWhirter died Sept. 15 at his home. David W. Oelschlager, 33, Lincoln, died Sept. more »»

 
 

 

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