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Corn Carnival back on for 99th year

The Gladbrook Corn Carnival will be back in full-force for its 99th rendition. From Thursday evening to Sunday, the town of Gladbrook will be packed with family fun and entertainment. Beginning in the early 1900s, the Gladbrook Corn Carnival started as a way for the community to celebrate ...

Gargas is new principal at GMG

A familiar face is taking on a new role at GMG High School. Jaimie Gargas has taken over duties as GMG High School Principal. Gargas has been at GMG for four years. The first three years he was an English teacher and this past year he was the Instructional Coach. He is a native Iowan who ...

Fishing regulations to be relaxed at Otter Creek

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will relax the fishing regulations at Otter Creek Lake near Tama starting June 15 to allow anglers to more freely harvest fish before the lake is dewatered this fall for a planned lake restoration project. The fish population will be renovated ...

Field tours for landowners during Pollinator Week

Iowa Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever and partners will be hosting workshops with regional partners to provide information about pollinator habitat, the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), management of native cover, and benefits to water quality practices. These workshops will be held ...

Kosters chosen as Grand Marshalls

Stan and Sue Koster were chosen as the 2021 Grand Marshals of the 99th Corn Carnival. Stan’s parents, Warren and Irene Koster, lived a few miles east of Gladbrook, and Stan loved helping his dad on the farm during his school years. One of Stan’s childhood memories was driving the pickup ...

GMG grad opens auto shop

The automotive service landscape in Tama-Toledo got one garage stronger last month with the opening of CarDoc in Toledo. Owner Michael X. Tichy is beginning his career as an entrepreneur and full-time mechanic with his newly formed business that operates out of Galen Musgrave’s auto shop, the ...

Finances of Caregiving

Finances of Caregiving, a five-session workshop from ISU Extension and Outreach, will be offered Wednesdays, June 16, 23, 30, July 7 & 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at First Baptist Church, 310 Ave E, Grundy Center. The program focuses on tools and strategies to assist caregivers in protecting ...

Gladbrook Corn Carnival activities and reminders

The Gladbrook Corn Carnival Kiddies Parade will be held on Thursday, June 17, at 6:30 p.m. The six categories this year are: “Cornival” (theme of the 99th Corn Carnival); Comics, Cartoons & Movie; Patriotic, Bikes & Trikes, Advertising and Miscellaneous/Pets. Parade organizers ...

GMG graduates 27

GMG celebrated 2021 Commencement with 27 seniors graduating. The GMG Band played “Pomp and Circumstance” and Kaci Krier welcomed family and friends. The Class of 2021 put together a “Senior Video” featuring photos of the class during the past 13 years. Class Speakers were Frances ...

G-R musical receives state award

Gladbrook-Reinbeck has been recognized with the following award and honor for their March production FreakyFriday as part of the 2021 Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards(IHSMTA), presented by EMC Insurance Companies: Distinguished Scene - “Go” Iowa PBS will broadcast a year-end Awards ...