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Looking Back

10 YEARS AGOAUGUST 10, 2006Sarah Pakala of Dike was crowned 2006 Grundy County Fair Queen.2006 alumni Splash Back Team donates $5,000 to go towards purchasing geysers for the new pool.Mr. & Mrs. Terry Finzen, Dysart, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house on ...

Library News

The summer reading program for kids is over for another year. The following children read enough to earn books, coupons for free movie rentals and/or ice cream and fruit at Truncks: Lauren Allen, Xandra Anderson, Allen Baker, Olivia Baker, Dalton Boldt, Devin Boldt, Paul Brockett, Britley, ...

The great heat wave of 1936

As we began to experience and hopefully prepare for last week's blast of high temperatures, it got me thinking about my grandfather, Roy Warrick. I called him Pappy. He was probably the most resourceful man I will ever be blessed to know. I don't think that there was anything that he couldn't ...

Looking Back

10 YEARS AGOAUGUST 3, 2006Kyle Gorres participated in the Shrine All Star Football Game which took place on July 22 at Jack Trice Stadium.Gems Antiques and other Fine Things in Grundy Center offers convenient way to eat healthy.G-R School Board meet and accepts AE milk bid.Nick Bowman receives ...

You never know what you’ll get into

In my over 36 years with Grundy County Conservation, I have answered many interesting calls. Just like humans, wildlife can get into some strange predicaments sometimes. I have rescued many deer over the years that were caught in fences, for instance. Baby skunks in window wells has been ...

Collared doves

Last week's column was a "rehash" on an earlier article I had written about the Wild Parsnip plant and the apparent increase in numbers with conditions this spring and summer. This week is another such column dealing with the Eurasian Collared Dove.Regulars readers are aware that I have raised ...

Looking Back

10 YEARS AGOJULY 13, 2006Dollars for Scholars host 9th annual 5K Run/Walk.Cliff & Kim Moye were winners of the John Deere 4020 tractor raffle held by the Pool Fundraising Committee.Kristen Siert & Marshall Murphy will be married Dec. 30 at Steamboat Rock.Audra Larsen & ...

Library News

The Hanson family was here on June 29 to perform a unicycle riding and juggling show for the summer reading participants.Summer reading participants have until Saturday, July 16 to turn in their reading logs. On Friday, July 15 at 2:00 p.m. we will have a party at the library for the ...

Wild parsnip – worse since we last talked

A flowering weed has been in the news of late. The plant is called Wild Parsnip. Because of the impact it can have on your skin, my daughter suggested that I make it a topic for this news column. I wrote about it several years ago but because I doubt there are many scrapbooks that people keep ...

Looking Back

10 YEARS AGOJULY 6, 2006Class of 1936 holds 70th class reunion on June 23.Garwin Hotel is demolished.County Assessor Greg Harms receives award for 25 years of service.Vic Robinson celebrates 93rd birthday with a motorcycle ride courtesy of her neighbor Rick Coffman.Mr. & Mrs. Earl Wical ...