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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

30 years ago May 4, 1990 Mr. and Mrs. Noel Boldt, Gladbrook, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with an open house. Gertrude Baumeier and Morris P. Bruene were united in marriage on Saturday, April 14 at the Gladbrook United Methodist Church. 40 years ago May 9, 1980 Last ...

Laity Reflection: Six Reasons Why You Should Trust God

I had planned another topic for today’s reflection, but God brought this to you through Rev. Roger White’s FB page. It is from prayers.crossmap.com, which I hope you will look up and be encouraged by their writings. I have only taken these six reasons and written out the scriptures to ...

Slices of Life By Jill Pertler-How are you doing?

First we all measured this situation by days and then by weeks and now the days string together and I’m not always sure if it is Tuesday or Wednesday. By now, we are seasoned pandemic participants. We know how to kill a month by staying inside and following the rules. Cross that one off the ...

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

10 YEARS AGO APRIL 29, 2010 Kathleen Niedert is the new administrator at Parkview. The Western Home Community is now managing day to day operations at Parkview. Reinbeck soldier Command Sgt. Major John Laborde has died in Afghanistan on April 22. He passed away from injuries in a non-combat ...

Slices of Life By Jill Pertler-How are you doing?

First we all measured this situation by days and then by weeks and now the days string together and I’m not always sure if it is Tuesday or Wednesday. By now, we are seasoned pandemic participants. We know how to kill a month by staying inside and following the rules. Cross that one off the ...

Looking Back

30 years ago April 27, 1990 In honor of Earth Day, several boys from Pack 394 planted a Crimson King Maple tree on the west side of the shelter house in the Garwin Park. Kathryn Kunch, council member heading the Parks Department, was on hand to help find a location for the tree. Thanks to ...