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Local Columns

Iowa Outdoors By Brett Reece State Conservation Officer

This year, at the end of April, my family and I were in our backyard enjoying the stars when we observed something shocking coming out of the northwestern night sky. It was a string of very bright lights that took our breath away. Upon realizing that they were satellites, I went to the internet ...

Slices of Life By Jill Pertler-Small changes – big changes

This year, at the end of April, my family and I were in our backyard enjoying the stars when we observed something shocking coming out of the northwestern night sky. It was a string of very bright lights that took our breath away. Upon realizing that they were satellites, I went to the internet ...

Looking Back ~ From the Archives of the Reinbeck Courier-By Laura Beard

TEN YEARS AGO May 27, 2010 Eric Peters was selected for the Don and Beth Dirks Lincoln Savings Bank Foundation Scholarship award. Local student, Rachel Bearden, from G-R High School was honored as Best of Class by Channel KWWL. Kim Niederman and Mark Vavra plan their wedding on Sept. 11 at ...

Slices of Life By Jill Pertler-Small changes – big changes

One day she was here and the next she was gone. We’d been taking care of our grand daughter during the weekdays since September. And although getting up early in the morning to care for her was a bit of a yawn, our dear grand daughter was anything but. We thought we’d have her with us ...

Iowa Outdoors By Brett Reece State Conservation Officer

This year, at the end of April, my family and I were in our backyard enjoying the stars when we observed something shocking coming out of the northwestern night sky. It was a string of very bright lights that took our breath away. Upon realizing that they were satellites, I went to the internet ...

Slices of Life By Jill Pertler-Thoughts on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is fast approaching - again. Last year, I had one of my best ever. I had a new granddaughter to hold and love. All my kids, who are grown or nearly so were on hand to help celebrate. I give thanks for them nearly every day. I am lucky and blessed. (Not necessarily in that ...

Looking Back ~ From the Archives of the Reinbeck Courier-By Laura Beard

10 YEARS AGO May 20, 2010 On May 6 Mr Boheman and 12 environmental science students went to Pilgrim Heights for their annual sojourn with nature. Sarah Draffen was initiated into the University of Northern Iowa Chapter of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society on Sunday, April 28. Dean ...

Slices of Life By Jill Pertler-Thoughts on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is fast approaching - again. Last year, I had one of my best ever. I had a new granddaughter to hold and love. All my kids, who are grown or nearly so were on hand to help celebrate. I give thanks for them nearly every day. I am lucky and blessed. (Not necessarily in that ...

Looking Back

30 Years Ago May 25, 1990 The Gladbrook American Legion has built a new Flag Display Case, with the help of Ivan Gethmann for providing a heated building to construct the case in, Legion members Dale Osten, Chuck Weckersham, Bill Pippert, Roger Sievers, Dennis Haack, Elwood Sievers, Dick ...