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Rebel Nation celebrated at Hall of Fame banquet

The Gladbrook-Reinbeck Booster Club Hall of Fame celebration returned this winter after a year hiatus in early 2021. Close to 100 G-R Rebels gathered at the Oak Leaf Country Club near Reinbeck to honor a group of inductees that included past G-R athletic teams as well as fans, school ...

Rostig brings memories alive

With the emergence of Iowa-based TV shows like American Pickers and West End Salvage in the early 2010s, the state of Iowa has become a focal point for the antique and collectible picking industry. In late 2021 Todd Eckhart opened up what could become Reinbeck’s claim within the Iowa picker ...

GMG cancels classes after pipe break

Days after returning from the winter break, students at Green Mountain-Garwin (GMG) Secondary School are back at home to start the second week of the new year. On Saturday morning, district officials announced that the secondary facility in Garwin had experienced a major water pipe breakage ...

Pirates run aground in Reinbeck

The Gladbrook-Reinbeck Rebels shot into the new year like a bullet from a gun. Coming off a 20-point victory over previously undefeated North Mahaska and a proper throttling of the North Tama Redhawks (73-39) to end the fall semester, it might have been easy for the Rebels to let their foot off ...

Public help sought in Reinbeck and Dike burglary investigation

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help with information regarding a string of burglaries that occurred in Dike and Reinbeck in the early morning of Jan. 5. According to a press release, the sheriff’s office was first called to a burglary in progress at a ...

Owl of a sudden, it’s an irruption

Despite an absence of snow until just recently in Iowa, it was still shaping up to be a snowy winter – a winter of snowy owls that is. A recent uptick in snowy owls has been observed over the last month leading the Iowa DNR to declare it an irruption year – since late November, there have ...

In terms of water quality, it pays to upgrade

The city of Gladbrook is set to see savings of more than $84,000 in interest payments on its 2011 water quality improvement project thanks to a recent State Revolving Fund (SRF) interest rate reduction. According to an Iowa Finance Authority press release, more than 30 Iowa municipalities ...

Buseman carrying the torch for Grundy Co. Conservation

At the start of the new year a new but familiar face has taken the reins at the Grundy County Conservation office. Following the recent retirement of long-time County Conservation Executive Director Kevin Williams, staff member Nick Buseman was promoted and hired as Williams’ ...

Supervisor Schildroth elected chair for 2022

At its meeting on Jan. 3, the Grundy County Board of Supervisors elected new officers for the upcoming year. Mark Schildroth was elected as Chairperson and Vic Vandehaar was elected as Vice Chairperson. Pictured are, back row: Vic Vandehaar, Mark Schildroth; front row: Barbara Smith and Heidi ...