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USS The Sullivans visit Gladbrook’s Matchstick Marvels

Matchstick Marvels Museum in Gladbrook hosted crew members of the USS The Sullivans and the USS Iowa along with Veterans of the USS The Sullivans this past Sunday, August 7. The group reunited as part of Iowa’s Irish Fest which was held in Cedar Falls over the weekend. The year 2022 marks ...

Digging in for the first pitch

Although it wasn’t exactly ‘Dig Inn at the Ballpark’ night this past Monday, August 8, at Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo, it sure seemed that way when The Dig Inn’s Ben Robertson took to the mound to throw one of three ceremonial first pitches. As Robertson released the ball the seats ...

Supervisor candidates in the hot seat during Tama Co. Farm Bureau event

Tama County Farm Bureau held a member appreciation event in Dysart on August 3 featuring updates on both state and federal Bureau-supported legislation, but the big draw of the evening was a Q&A with Tama County District 1 Supervisor candidates Randie Brodigan (D-Dysart) and Curt Hilmer ...

Gladbrook American Legion and Auxiliary to hold GMG flag raising ceremony

The Gladbrook American Legion and Auxiliary will conduct a first day of school flag raising at GMG Elementary School in Green Mountain on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 10:00 a.m. Americanism Chairman Lisa Reinhart will host the service. The Gladbrook Jr. Auxiliary will raise the American flag while the ...

The Wall That Heals arrives in Tama County

A little after 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2, The Wall That Heals – accompanied by more than 100 escort vehicles – made its way across the Tama County lines just outside Le Grand, passing through Montour on its way to Meskwaki Settlement School in Tama. As the mobile exhibit moved through ...

G-R holds first school bond public information meeting, tours JR/HS

Gladbrook-Reinbeck Community School District moved one step closer to updating its facilities on Tuesday, July 26, by welcoming members of the public into the conversation through both a community input meeting and building tour. After successfully collecting enough petition signatures – and ...

Sienknecht to receive Iowan of the Day award

The Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation and Cookies Food Products are proud to announce the recipients of the Iowan of the Day award for the 2022 Iowa State Fair. The Iowan of the Day program was created by the Blue Ribbon Foundation in 1997 to honor those Iowans who have truly made a ...

Roudabush joins Sun Courier staff as reporter

An aspiring writer with roots in the area is joining both the Sun Courier and Tama-Toledo News Chronicle staff as a reporter. Vanessa L. Roudabush is a native of Brooklyn who graduated from BGM High School in 2009, and after trying out other careers, she decided to go back to school — ...

Thirteen Quilts of Valor presented in Garwin

Thirteen area men and women were honored for their service to this country as they protected our freedom. Each service man or woman was presented with a Quilt of Valor during ceremonies at the Garwin City Park during a ceremony held on July 2. Members of the Central Iowa Quilt Sew-ciety were on ...

Summer fun at its finest at Union Grove State Park

It was a picture-perfect day for the annual 4-H Outdoor Adventure Camp held at Union Grove State Park near Gladbrook on Thursday, July 21. Close to 50 campers in grades third through eight from Gladbrook, Reinbeck, Tama, Marshalltown, and surrounding communities participated in a variety of ...