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Gladbrook Ambulance receives Fried of the Fair award

The Tama County Fair Board presented their annual Friends of the Fair Award to the Gladbrook-Lincoln Ambulance Service during the Fair Opening Ceremony on July 13. Present to accept the award were ambulance members Cara Ferch, Susan Beichley, Kathy Vavroch and Randy Beichley, alongside Board ...

Arp to celebrate 100th with July 30 gathering

Vera Ruby (Landt) Arp was born on July 30, 1921 on the farm, the daughter of Hannes and Bertha Landt. Vera had three brothers, Laverne, Leonard and Art and one sister, Alice. Vera received her education at Country School, where she enjoyed learning. Vera was united in marriage to Paul Arp ...

Food truck owners open new Mexican restaurant in Reinbeck

Food truck business owners, Bruno and Anna Chavez, had their grand opening of El Camino, on 428 Main Street in Reinbeck, on Tuesday, July 20. The Corner Cafe, a restaurant that was previously at the Main Street building, closed before the Chavezes obtained the building. Bruno Chavez said ...

Advance child tax credit: your opportunity to get ahead

This is part two in a series about the Child Tax Credit Part One ran Friday, July 16. AMES, Iowa -- The expanded amount and eligibility for the 2021 Child Tax Credit, combined with the advance monthly payments which begin in July, offer families an opportunity to improve their overall ...

Jackson crowned 2021 Fair Queen

After two long years, the Tama County Fair Queen crown has finally passed to the next successor. Frances Jackson was crowned the 2021 Tama County Fair Queen in ceremonies held on July 13 at the Tama County Fair grounds. Judging took place earlier in July with interviews and the presentation ...

Jackson crowned Tama County Fair Queen

The Crowning of the 2021 Tama County Fair Queen took place on Tuesday evening, July 13, at the Tama County 4-H Fairgrounds in Gladbrook. Mistresses of Ceremonies for the evening were 2019 Tama County Fair Queen, Katelyn Kucera, and 2018 Tama County Fair Queen, Taylor Lekin. Candidates for the ...

Thede legacy handed down to Reinbeck civic organizations

A small group of community leaders gathered with the family of the late Roger and Norma Thede to celebrate the lives of the long-time Reinbeck residents and to pass on donations to local civic organizations from the Thede’s estate. The Thedes allotted a total of $17,000 in their will to be ...

Seven things to know from Reinbeck Council

1. Mayor Ash Larsen discussed the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Exterior Home Improvements Grant Application and the Community Housing Needs Assessment. The city updated the Community Development and Housing Needs Assessment. The assessment showed a need for another owner-occupied ...

Gladbrook area couple found dead in Linn County

Following an investigation that began in early July, the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation (DCI) identified a Gladbrook area couple as the individuals found dead at a Linn County recreation area. The bodies of Courtney Lynne Rhodes, 27, and Cody Michael Rhodes, 31, were found July 2 ...

Reinbeck 4th of July 2021: Big Wheel Race Results

On July 3 organizers with the Citizens for Reinbeck organization held their annual Big Wheel Races. The course was a one-block downhill stretch on College Street in front of Elmwood Park. Five age divisions competed with several participants ages 3-7 showing up to fill the block with racers ...