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Gladbrook News

Gladbrook Corn Carnival 2022 Grand Parade winners

There were an amazing number of outstanding entries in the 2022 Gladbrook Corn Carnival Grand Parade. Winners in the “Local Commercial” include: First place, Gladbrook Insurance, Annie Stocker; Second place, Pie Lady, Laura Bru; Third place, Hometown Family Market. Peace Church won First ...

Gladbrook Senior Citizens Dinner announced

The next Senior Citizens Dinner will be held on Friday, July 8, beginning at 11:30 a.m., at the Memorial Building hosted by the Gladbrook American Legion Auxiliary. Dine-in or have a dinner delivered. It’s a Western Dinner Hoedown so for dining-in feel free to dress in your favorite western ...

Vacation Bible School is here

What would summer vacation be without summer Vacation Bible School? Five churches have joined together to create an action-packed, fun-filled, Bible-based, Vacation Bible School experience. Our kids need action oriented activities during the long, hot summer months and parents really need a ...

Gladbrook’s Centennial Corn Carnival huge success

The 100th Gladbrook Corn Carnival celebration is now history. The theme was “Century of Celebrations”. Many people have been working for years for this milestone event. Even the weatherman cooperated with the heat tolerable and no rain for the multitude of activities. The event began June ...

Tama Co. 4-H receives Pioneer grant to replant fairground trees

Each year, Iowa 4-H Club Community Involvement projects are sponsored by Pioneer and the Iowa 4-H Foundation in conjunction with Iowa 4-H and Youth Programs. Pioneer provides up to $5,000 to selected 4-H clubs in Iowa. Awards are made directly to the clubs through the Iowa 4-H Foundation. ...

Tama County Legion and Auxiliary meeting, flag disposal set for June 28

The Tama County Legion and Auxiliary will hold their joint county meeting on Tuesday, June 28, in Gladbrook. Gladbrook is going to furnish the meat, etc but anyone attending can bring a dessert to share with everyone. The meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. with a flag disposal following the meal. ...

GHS Class of 1963 reunites for 100th Corn Carnival

There were a lot of moments of laughter, reminiscing and friendships renewed when the Gladbrook High School class of 1963 gathered to participate in the 100th anniversary of Corn Carnival on June 17 and 18, 2022. Fourteen members (60 percent of classmates still living) gathered for the grand ...

Brick by brick, an era ends

Brick by brick the heart of the Gladbrook community has been coming down in recent days as the town’s entire school complex on Washington Street is demolished. The demolition is the final chapter for the school buildings which formerly housed the Gladbrook Community School District – a ...

Memorial Services held at All Veterans Memorial Park

The Gladbrook American Legion and Auxiliary and the Lincoln Amvets teamed together to provide memorial services for veterans from the area. The group provided short services at eight cemeteries prior to coming to the All Veterans Memorial Park in Gladbrook for the closing service of the day. A ...