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Grundy County News

Tama SWCD celebrates Soil & Water Stewardship Week with 6th grade donations

In celebration of Soil & Water Stewardship Week 2024, Tama Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) donated northern red oak seedlings to 322 sixth graders in the Green Mountain-Garwin, Meskwaki, South Tama, Union, North Tama and Gladbrook-Reinbeck School Districts. This continues ...

Local coordinator seeks families for student exchange program

Lanette Martin of Marshalltown has been appointed International Exchange Coordinator for the region by EF (Education First) High School Exchange Year. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, EF HSEY is a non-profit foreign exchange organization designated by the U.S. Department of State. The ...

Lincoln Savings Bank Named Top Beginning Farmer Lending Institution of 2023

REINBECK – The Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) recently announced that Lincoln Savings Bank (LSB) has been named the Top Beginning Farmer Lending Institution of 2023, along with Nathan Ragsdale, Assistant Vice President and LSB Relationship Manager being named Beginning Farmer Loan Officer of ...

Grassley to hold Town Meetings in Grundy and Tama counties

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) will hold public town meetings in Grundy Center and Toledo on May 13 as part of his annual 99 county meetings across Iowa. “Continued dialogue between elected officials and the people we represent is the cornerstone of representative government. I look ...

Candidates file in Grundy County for June 4 primary election

GRUNDY COUNTY – The final day to file in Iowa for county office for the upcoming June 4, 2024, primary election came and went on March 22. In Grundy County, the offices of county auditor and county sheriff, as well as three seats on the county board of supervisors are all up for election ...

Sen. Ernst names The Landmark Bistro as Small Business of the Week

GRUNDY CENTER – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business Committee, announced this past Monday her Small Business of the Week as The Landmark Bistro of Grundy County. Throughout this Congress, Ranking Member Ernst plans to recognize a small business in ...

Iowans observe total solar eclipse

A total solar eclipse was visible from the United States this past Monday, April 8. While Iowa was not in the path of totality which stretched from Texas to Maine in a narrow band, the state did experience somewhere between 70 to 85 percent of the eclipse depending on location. The peak time ...

Hawkeye CC to host open house April 18 for newly-renovated Grundy Hall

WATERLOO – Hawkeye Community College will host a public open house for the newly-renovated Grundy Hall on Thursday, April 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Hawkeye’s Main Campus located at 1501 E. Orange Road in Waterloo. After a two-year, $21 million renovation, Grundy Hall was transformed into a ...

Late March showers lead to some improvement in drought conditions

IOWA – After the second driest February on record, above-normal rainfall in March helped improve some drought conditions across Iowa, according to the latest Water Summary Update. March’s preliminary precipitation was 2.50 inches, or 0.51 inches above normal. At the end of March, ...