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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 ...

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 ...