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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 ...

Slices of Life By Jill Pertler-For the class of 2020

It isn’t supposed to be like this. But life is hardly ever predictable or fair. Everyone – all of us – are sacrificing at some level. The current nationwide – worldwide – situation is touching each of us in a truly personal way. I don’t want to dismiss or make light of anyone’s ...

Slices of Life By Jill Pertler-For the class of 2020

It isn’t supposed to be like this. But life is hardly ever predictable or fair. Everyone – all of us – are sacrificing at some level. The current nationwide – worldwide – situation is touching each of us in a truly personal way. I don’t want to dismiss or make light of anyone’s ...

Looking Back

30 years ago April 20, 1990 E. Lynn Reinhard, Gladbrook, was the lucky winner of $500 on Wed. April 18 when he purchased a “Winner Take All” Lottery ticket at the Gladbrook Bowl. The Community Women’s Club served 51 area merchants for a luncheon Monday at the Memorial Building in honor ...