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Education

Stein resigns as GMG superintendent following medical leave

GARWIN – After two months of uncertainty during which the chief of Central Rivers AEA stepped in to fill the vacancy, Green Mountain-Garwin Community School District Superintendent Kym Stein, who first took medical leave in December, has resigned from the position effective ...

Community voice needed for future planning

Reinbeck – The Gladbrook-Reinbeck Community School District is looking for community voice and input regarding District facility planning. The District is searching for community members who would be interested in joining a Facility Task Force. Members will explore, brainstorm, and evaluate ...

G-R Staff Highlights: Science Department

Get to know Mrs. Strohbehn Mrs. Strohbehn has been teaching at GR for 24 years. She taught for three years before landing at GR. Mrs. Strohbehn enjoys reading, playing video games, crocheting, and knitting outside of school. She also enjoys visiting science museums and zoos. In April, she ...

Kirkwood Community College announces Dean’s List honors

CEDAR RAPIDS – Kirkwood Community College has released its Dean's List for the fall 2023 semester. These students have achieved a 3.3 grade point average or higher after completing 12 or more credit hours at the college. The following Kirkwood students from Tama-Grundy Publishing’s area ...

G-R hosts master planning ‘listening session’ in Gladbrook

GLADBROOK – After voters in the Gladbrook-Reinbeck school district firmly said ‘no’ in September 2022 to a $23.6 million bond referendum that would have addressed much needed facility upgrades, the district has switched up its approach to master planning by enlisting the services of a ...

David Hill named next superintendent at Waverly-Shell Rock

TRAER – The North Tama County Community School District will soon begin a search for its next superintendent. Last Friday the Waverly-Shell Rock Community School District’s Board of Education announced they had named North Tama Superintendent David Hill to fill their superintendent ...

Sophia Folkerts of Reinbeck named to Central College Fall 2023 Dean’s List

PELLA – Sophia Folkerts, Central College Class of 2027 from Reinbeck, has been named to the dean's list for the Fall 2023 semester. The honor is awarded to full-time students who achieve a 3.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale while taking 12 or more graded credit hours for the semester. Folkerts ...

GMG high school classes canceled for broken pipes

GARWIN – The GMG Community School District did not escape last month’s problem of frozen water pipes caused by wind chills falling to around -25 degrees. On Tuesday Jan. 16, the school district had not yet discovered any broken pipes. Officials took steps to cancel classes that day because ...

Tama-Toledo Christian School signs lease agreement, begins renovations

TAMA COUNTY – The new private K-8 Tama-Toledo Christian School has moved one step closer to an anticipated August 2025 opening by signing a lease agreement. The accredited Christian school’s board of directors announced last week in a news release they had signed a lease agreement for the ...