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Education

G-R, Rasmussen family host exchange student

For the 2021-2022 school year, Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School is hosting an exchange student for the second year in a row. Maria Bollo Fernandez from Seville, Spain is staying in Reinbeck with her host family, Kyle, Tiffany and Andrew Rasmussen. She is seventeen years old and arrived in Iowa on ...

Supply issues impact school food programs

For many area school children, the school lunch menu seems a little different this year — there seems to be a glut of pears some weeks, a lot more lunches overall appear to be featuring applesauce and baked beans, and there’s just less variety than in year’s past — and there’s a ...

Third time’s the charm

Later this month Gladbrook-Reinbeck will have the honor of being represented in the Iowa High School All-State Band for the first time in more than 10 years. On Oct. 23 Rebels junior Wesley Latchman traveled to Hampton-Dumont High School to participate in the All-State auditions, a process ...

Tama Co. Extension offering Kids in the Kitchen youth program

What do happy kids, healthy foods and messy tables have in common? They are all part of the Kids in the Kitchen program offered through ISU Extension and Outreach. Throughout the months of September, October and November, 30 youth grades K-5th from Gladbrook, Garwin, and North Tama have had the ...

G-R hires Waterloo firm for facility project

Gladbrook-Reinbeck’s facility improvement project took another step forward recently as the district approved a bid to hire a Waterloo firm to act as the construction manager for the district’s renovation project. During the board’s regular meeting on Oct. 18, Peters Construction ...

Meet Your Local Candidates: Justin Hornberg

GMG School Board Candidate: Justin Hornberg Age: 45 Profession: Location Manager New Century FS Garwin Education: AA from MCC Family: Wife-Kari, Daughter-Lexie, Son-Jarrett What motivated you to run for this office? I have been asked in the past about running for the board and ...

Meet Your Local Candidates: Kyle Hall

GMG School Board Candidate: Kyle Hall Age: 36 Residence: Profession: Education: Family: Wife Deena and 3 girls Macie 13, Brynnlee 9 and Rylee 6 What motivated you to run for this office? As a GMG graduate when I moved back into the district in 2017, I wanted to do something to be ...

Meet Your Local Candidates: Nathan Holven

GMG School Board Candidate: Nathan Holven Age: Residence: Garwin Profession: Business owner Education: Bachelor's Degree from UNI, Industrial Technology Management Family: Wife Brooke, 3 children, Sophia 10, Caleb 10, Landon 9 What motivated you to run for this office? I’m ...