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Slices of Life By Jill Pertler-Love in the time of COVID

We are all social distancing. Hugs from a friend have been put on hold. Personal interaction is kept to a minimum. Masks have become fashion statements, gloves a necessity. We go out only when we are out of milk, or eggs or toilet paper. We fear the touch of human contact. Well, not really but ...

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

10 YEARS AGO MAY 13, 2010 Reinbeck Day Care cornerstone laying ceremony and ribbon cutting, along with an open house, was held on May 1 Beth Larsen, 82, Reinbeck, died May 7 at her home. Nancy Shipley, 65,Elmhurst, ILL died May 8 in Peoria, Ill.. Harold Wm. Thoms, 79, Reinbeck, died May 2 ...

Touring the Skies By Jim Bonser (jbonser@usa.net)

Ps. 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. As I prepared to write this month’s article, I was reminded that Venus will be in inferior conjunction on June 3rd. From our point of view, looking at planets that orbit closer to the Sun ...

Slices of Life by Jill Pertler-Love in the time of COVID

We are all social distancing. Hugs from a friend have been put on hold. Personal interaction is kept to a minimum. Masks have become fashion statements, gloves a necessity. We go out only when we are out of milk, or eggs or toilet paper. We fear the touch of human contact. Well, not really but ...

Looking Back

20 years ago May 11, 1990 Patricia Clausen has been named assistant cashier for Security Bank, Gladbrook. Mrs. Clausen has been at Security Bank since 1980, and previous to that at State Bank of Gladbrook since 1978. David & Frances Bacon, Garwin, are the proud parents of a baby girl, ...

Touring the Skies By Jim Bonser (jbonser@usa.net)

Ps. 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. As I prepared to write this month’s article, I was reminded that Venus will be in inferior conjunction on June 3rd. From our point of view, looking at planets that orbit closer to the Sun ...

Slices of Life By Jill Pertler- Foods of the alphabet

Fact one: Because of a stay-at-home directive, we aren’t supposed to venture out into public unless we are essential or in need of essential items – like milk or eggs. Sometimes the shelves are bare. Fact two: Many of us have had some time on our hands lately. We can’t do the things ...

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

10 YEARS AGO APRIL 24, 2020 Prom was held on Sat. May 1, at Lincoln’s Amvet Hall with a theme of “A Night in Paris”. Karyn Brinkmeyer singer/song writer. will hold a concert on May 16 at the United Methodist Church. Margaret Lockhart, 85, Reinbeck died April 29 at Grundy Care Center. ...