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Education

GMG celebrates Commencement 2022

GMG Commencement was held at Garwin on May 15. Thirty-nine students were on the class roll. The class motto was: “Today is the tomorrow we dreamed about yesterday.” Salutatorian Abe Dieleman presented the Welcome to the large crowd. The Senior Video was shown. Put together by the Senior ...

Brockett receives Outstanding Graduating Senior award

Earlier this month, Sadie Brockett of Reinbeck received Iowa State University’s Spring 2022 Outstanding Graduating Senior award in construction engineering. Following graduation, Brockett plans to return to the GeoStabilization International internship program for a second summer before ...

Friends of T-55 FFA give out scholarships for third straight year

The Friends of T-55 FFA have supported the student members of the T-55 FFA chapter from the Dike-New Hartford and Gladbrook-Reinbeck school districts for the last three years. This year the Friends of T-55 FFA provided scholarships of $500 to the following high school seniors: Haven Cross, ...

4-H Youth Programs Open To All

Tama County 4-H is excited to offer these summer programs to all youth of Tama County. On Their Own and OK Those who have completed grades 4-6 will spend the day learning about what they can do when they are home alone for a short period of time. We will talk about safety and how to handle ...

Master Gardener floral arranging series sparks creativity in the community

Registration is open for Floral Arranging with the Tama County Master Gardeners and Iowa State University. The Iowa Master Gardener Program with Tama County Extension and Outreach will host a new Floral Arranging series including hands-on instruction with renowned floral expert, Dan Brabec. ...

Gladbrook-Reinbeck and Green Mountain-Garwin hold Commencement

Both the Gladbrook-Reinbeck and Green Mountain-Garwin high schools held Commencement for the Class of 2022 this past Sunday, May 15, in their respective gymnasiums. A separate story by Margaret Thomsen detailing GMG’s ceremony will be featured in next week’s edition of the Sun ...

GMG students set to earn MCC degree before high school diploma

It’s not often that a high school student will earn a college degree before receiving his/her high school diploma, but fifty area seniors are on track to do just that. Earning your high school diploma may seem like a common accomplishment. The fact that such a high number of area high ...

G-R High School receives Carrie Chapman Catt Award

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces a record high 31 schools qualified for the Carrie Chapman Catt Award this school year. The award goes to schools that register at least 90 percent of their eligible students to vote. Nearly 3,400 high school students registered this year in ...

Tree elves take Tama County by storm

In a fitting end to the nationwide celebration that was Stewardship Week 2022 and in honor of the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day, a pair of ‘tree elves’ from the Tama County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) office – conservation assistant Melody Bro and ...

G-R students build grills for Elmwood Park

Students at Gladbrook-Reinbeck were presented with the task of putting together four new grills at Elmwood Park after Sue Buskohl from the Reinbeck Park Board noticed the olde ones, which date back to the 1960s, had been falling over and were in need of being fixed. After a conversation about ...