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Rebels working to build team identity

After finishing 9-11 and being ushered out of the 2020 Class 1A playoffs in the second round, the Gladbrook-Reinbeck Rebels girls basketball team are in search of some wins. New head coach Amber Gerringer hopes she can help the team find what they’re looking for. Gerringer is in her first ...

Beef Team celebrates busy year

The Mid-Iowa Youth Beef Team held its Annual Banquet on Sunday, November 7. Attendees were entertained with a video capturing 2021 activities and a tribute to the graduating high school seniors. During 2021, members helped the Iowa Beef Industry Council with the Baby’s First Bites campaign, ...

Holiday Cookies and Candies Walk to be held Dec. 11

Get in the holiday spirit with a fun Holiday Cookie & Candy Walk and Bazaar to be held at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church on Saturday, Dec. 11 from 9 to 11 a.m. Featured will be homemade varieties of cookies and candy, along with holiday crafts and displays from many area vendors ...

G-R, Rasmussen family host exchange student

For the 2021-2022 school year, Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School is hosting an exchange student for the second year in a row. Maria Bollo Fernandez from Seville, Spain is staying in Reinbeck with her host family, Kyle, Tiffany and Andrew Rasmussen. She is seventeen years old and arrived in Iowa on ...

Supply issues impact school food programs

For many area school children, the school lunch menu seems a little different this year — there seems to be a glut of pears some weeks, a lot more lunches overall appear to be featuring applesauce and baked beans, and there’s just less variety than in year’s past — and there’s a ...

Company plans to grind wind turbine blades near Earlham

A Bondurant company plans to use large wood chippers to grind old wind turbine blades into bits to recycle them, but its work site near Earlham has drawn scorn and pushback from anti-turbine residents in Madison County. Renewablade has tested the grinding process on three blades at a site near ...

Good neighbor deed for Oettchen Family

Friends and neighbors assembled on Saturday, Nov. 6 north of Gladbrook at the farm of the late Brandon Oettchen to harvest his corn. The soybeans had been combined earlier. The 70 some acres of corn was taken out in about four hours. Jared Denbow and Jim Osborn ran their combines without ...

Third time’s the charm

Later this month Gladbrook-Reinbeck will have the honor of being represented in the Iowa High School All-State Band for the first time in more than 10 years. On Oct. 23 Rebels junior Wesley Latchman traveled to Hampton-Dumont High School to participate in the All-State auditions, a process ...

Kids Shopping Day coming soon to Gladbrook

Gladbrook’s 9th Kids Shopping Day is right around the corner. The special shopping day for kids is Sat., Dec. 11th, from 9-noon at Peace Church. Kids Shopping Day is a community-wide effort to honor Jesus on His birthday by serving the children and families in the area. The planning team ...

Hats off to Reinbeck veterans

The Reinbeck American Legion Auxiliary Unit #242 presented five area veterans living at our nursing home/senior apartments with military caps from their branch of service as a token of thanks for their service. So often we forget those who served our nation to protect our freedoms. Those ...