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Grundy County News

Grundy Road opens for business

A five-mile section of the heavily-traversed, formerly gravel Grundy Road located northwest of Hudson along the Grundy-Black Hawk county line officially opened to traffic last Thursday, Sept. 7 following a ribbon-cutting ceremony decades in the making. The new pavement now runs from south of ...

Grundy County adds three Century/Heritage Farms

Three separate Grundy County farm families were honored on Thursday, August 18, at the Iowa State Fair Livestock Pavilion with Century and Heritage Farm designations this year including Greg and Brenda Shine of Conrad (Heritage; est. 1872); Rodney and Marcia Stahl of Wellsburg (Century; est. ...

Gladbrook-Reinbeck voters say no to bond issue

It was a firm ‘NO’ this past Tuesday, Sept. 13 from more than 60 percent of voters in the Gladbrook-Reinbeck school district in regards to a bond referendum that would have provided up to $23.6 million in additional revenue to address facility upgrades and space needs. Two questions were ...

The Story of IFA Past President Fred A. Wood

In 1998 I began my search for more Iowa Firefighters Association (IFA) history. We were about to write the history of the Traer Fire Department for Traer’s 125th Year – celebrated in 1998 – when I came across a name I had seen in the IFA convention books over the years. The name was Fred ...

Grundy Co. Conservation to hold Pioneer Craft Fair raffle

This year’s Pioneer Craft Fair raffle is a print by Charles Freitag, titled “The Saturday Evening Soak.” Tickets are available for purchase now at the Grundy County Conservation Board Office at 204 Fourth St. in Morrison or on the day of the Pioneer Craft Fair. The Pioneer Craft Fair ...

Grundy Co. Conservation Pioneer Craft Fair set for Sept. 11 in Morrison

The annual Pioneer Craft Fair will take place on Sunday, September 11, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the Grundy County Heritage Museum Grounds located at 204 Fourth Street in Morrison. Plan now for a day of good family fun. Admission and all activities are free of charge. (Food ...

Iowa State fair with a local flair

From swine to sheep to sewing – and seemingly everything in-between – 4-H and FFA members from across Tama and Grundy counties are well-represented this year at the Iowa State Fair. The Sun Courier’s state fair photos are merely a small sampling of both the livestock entries and static ...

Grundy County Community Foundation seeks committee volunteers

The Grundy County Community Foundation (GCCF), an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (CFNEIA), is seeking volunteers to serve on its governing committee. The GCCF connects people to the causes they care about through charitable giving, enriches Grundy County communities ...

G-R moves another step forward in bond referendum process

The Gladbrook-Reinbeck school board took another step forward Tuesday night in the process to hold a bond referendum by successfully collecting more than enough petition signatures and subsequently adopting a resolution to order a special election for Tuesday, Sept. 13. The petition garnered ...