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Gladbrook News

Westbrook Acres welcomes famous cow

Residents at Westbrook Acres Nursing Home in Gladbrook welcomed a special visitor last Wednesday. Mason Corkery and his pet cow Gucci made an appearance as part of the center’s entertainment programming. For close to an hour the 800-pound cow hung out with his owner around the front patio ...

Gladbrook Lions welcome new member (stand-alone)

The Gladbrook Lions Club welcomed a new member at their meeting on Sept. 16th, at Peace Church. Haven Hackworth is the new Branch Manager at the Great Western Bank in Gladbrook. At the meeting, the Club decided to donate to Kids Shopping Day, participate in Trunk & Treat Night and discussed ...

Titans For Tate to participate in Shine a Light Walk

On September 18, ‘Team Titans For Tate’ will gather at Gateway Park in Cedar Falls for the Shine a Light NF Walk, the signature fundraising event of the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Titans For Tate joins the neurofibromatosis (NF) community from across Iowa to bring neurofibromatosis out ...

How many kayaks can fit in Union Grove Lake?

Kayak enthusiasts are invited to Union Grove Lake for a special event on Labor Day weekend. The Union Grove Lake Park and Holding Corp. has organized a kayak rally on Saturday, Sept. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Union Grove Lake is a state park located between Garwin and Gladbrook that features ...

Gladbrook Clydesdale team competes at the Iowa State Fair

Tama County was well represented at the 2021 National Clydesdale Show that took place Aug. 19-22 at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. TF Clydesdales of Gladbrook had one of the shortest drives to the show that brought together Clydesdale horses from all over the country to compete in a wide ...

Tama County at the State Fair 2021

James Gethmann (left) and his daughter Aimee Bolar (right) of Hill Star Farm dairy goats, Gladbrook, pictured on Wednesday in the Swine Barn at the Iowa State Fair with two of 12 dairy goats they brought to show in the Open Class. Gethmann and Bolar have been showing Alpine, Saanen, and ...

Library reopens in Gladbrook

The Gladbrook Public Library has resumed regular service as of April 1. The library will be open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 12 to 5 p.m., on Thursday from 12 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Programming will also resume in April, with the schedule yet to be ...

Community Outlook: Gladbrook Mayor Keith Sash

Winter is almost over and spring is supposed to be here this week and I finally got around to writing one of these letters. I did see about six robins this last week and the snow is almost gone. Some spring flowers are coming up and I think the eagles are on the nest at the lake so maybe we can ...

Theme selected for 2021 Corn Carnival

The Rio Carnaval is one of the world’s most famous events. In Gladbrook the most famous event is the Corn Carnival. Therefore the marriage of the two names is the perfect match. 2021’s Corn Carnival theme is The Cornival. The name and design will be emblazoned across a black and white ...

Gladbrook partners with Grundy Center EMS

One of Tama County’s ambulance departments that has been in existence for nearly 50 years will be looking to a neighboring community to help bridge the gaps in their 24/7 emergency service. The city of Gladbrook recently formalized an agreement with the city of Grundy Center to provide ...