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Local UAW 838 members part of strike at Deere Waterloo Works

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Members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 838 who live in Tama and Grundy counties and work for John Deere Waterloo Works were part of the more than 10,000 Deere union workers in Illinois, Iowa, and Kansas who went on strike at midnight on Thursday, October 14 after the tractor ...

When all else fails, put a kiko goat on it

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Hiring out a herd of goats for weed management has led to big business for one Tama County farmer. Adam Ledvina, 30, of Chelsea owns and operates Iowa Kiko Goats and Blue Collar Goatscaping — respectively a commercial breeding and meat goat business combined with a prescribed goat grazing ...

Make your voice heard in the 2021 city/school elections

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Early voting in Iowa’s 2021 combined city/school election began Wednesday, October 13 as part of the lead-up to Election Day which falls on Tuesday, November 2 this year. Voters will have the opportunity to select candidates for mayor, for their local city council, and for school board. ...

Noah’s Love benefit returns for third year

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Noah’s Love 3rd Childhood Cancer Fundraiser will be held Saturday, November 6, 2021, at the Lincoln Amvet Hall in Lincoln from 4:30 p.m. to midnight. There will again be a silent auction, raffle and meal along with live entertainment provided by the Craig Gerdes Band. The meal will begin ...

Crop Walk shows strong yield

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The annual area Crop Walk was held in Gladbrook recently. There were 22 walkers and the group raised $1,219. The funds that are collected go to Church World Services. They help people in third world countries get water to their villages, provide seeds and help to plant gardens and fields. ...

GMG Junior Class wins Homecoming Float Contest

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The GMG Junior class of 2023 won first place in the Float Contest during the Homecoming Parade on Oct. 6. Their theme was "Wreck the Raiders". Homecoming week was filled with activities and each class earned points toward winning the Spirit Trophy. The winner of the trophy for 2021 was the ...

Clover Kids explore pumpkins

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Twelve 4-H youth and five adult volunteers gathered for the Reinbeck Clover Kids’ monthly 4-H meeting in October. Youth, grades K-3rd explored pumpkins and their lifecycle through fun (and messy) hands-on activities. “Making the pumpkin slime was my favorite part!” first grader, Brig ...

Lewis competes in NBHA barrel horse event

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Madison Lewis of Garwin brings her horse down the home stretch at the Iowa National Barrel Horse Association District 3 competition on Oct. 10. Lewis was among several competitors from an 18-county region throughout northeast Iowa competing over two days at the Ridge Riders Arena in Toledo. ...

Supervisors hear street concern

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Vining City Council Member Merlin Rouse was before the Tama County Board of Supervisors on Oct. 18 regarding issues the city faces in repairing two of their main streets. The city is hoping to resurface one block of Main Avenue as well as 1st Street that runs through town going east and ...