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Cultivating compassion

Five years ago, Holy Family Parish-St Gabriel Churchl parishioners started a small project which has now turned into 2000 pounds of vegetables harvested in the past year. Brenda Davis is a member of Holy Family Parish-St. Gabriel’s Church. Davis along with under 10 others from the church ...

Rebels welcome new superintendent

The Gladbrook-Reinbeck Community School District will welcome in new faces to the administration team as classes begin later this month. A new sharing agreement with the AGWSR school district has brought in Erik Smith as the new superintendent with the Gladbrook-Reinbeck school district. ...

Dollar General buying into Reinbeck

Plans for the City of Reinbeck to welcome in a Dollar General store took another step forward at the Reinbeck City Council meeting on August 3. Before the council was an entrance permit from the Iowa Department of Transportation and a building permit that would allow Dollar General to ...

G-R awarded STEM curriculum

Gladbrook-Reinbeck Elementary students will have a new, interactive opportunity to learn about science this coming school year thanks to the efforts of a local elementary teacher. Kathy Etringer, a G-R kindergarten teacher from Reinbeck, applied last winter for the Governor’s STEM Scale-Up ...

Antique Power Show held in Garwin

July 4 the annual Wayne Judge Sr. Memorial Antique and Power Show was held at the Garwin City Park. Wayne Judge Sr. began the show many years ago as just a small gas engine event Joe Parks and Randy Clough now organize the show that has expanded to also include tractors and cars. Parks stated, ...

Quilt of Valor presented to three in Garwin

Three Garwin area men were presented with a Quilt of Valor during ceremonies at the Garwin City Park. Alan Kouba, Robert Kienzle and Stephen Kienzle were honored. Marvis Drew, President of the Central Iowa Quilt Sew-society was on hand to help with the presentations, as was State Representative ...

Dig Inn to music and drinks

The Dig Inn, a record store and craft beer bar, is a unique business for the small town of Reinbeck but has already become a popular spot. After opening November 15, the store was closed for three months due to the pandemic, but they are back and better than ever. "It was nice to be in a ...

Flood warning for parts of Marshall, Tama and Grundy Counties

From Tama County Iowa Emergency Management Facebook Page: A flood warning remains in effect until 2:30 a.m. CDT Tuesday for Northeastern Marshall, Northwestern Tama and Grundy Counties. At 6:35 a.m., the public reported flooding across the warned area. Localized street flooding was noting in ...

A personalized graduation

Graduation 2020 was not the pomp and circumstance that some may have dreamed about, but at GMG, staff tried their best to make the most out of a difficult situation. The Green Mountain-Garwin School District opted for a more personalized ceremony for all 34 students in the graduating class. ...

Tama Co. Fair to continue for 4-H and FFA exhibitors

County fair is an opportunity for Tama County’s youth to have a unique 4-H and FFA learning experience. Even though fair in 2020 needs to happen in non-traditional ways, exhibits and evaluation of exhibits are important to help youth complete their project learning. Tama County Livestock ...