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White: ‘It’s about being proud of who you are’

Editor's note: This is a recent article courtesy of the Marshalltown Times-Republican profiling those who have ever served in the U.S. military, be it overseas or stateside.GLADBROOK - He was "just an Iowa kid" looking for a challenge? Well more than 20 years after he departed his beloved ...

Pony Express Riders are coming!

Once again Pony Express will be riding through our area towns Easter weekend.Pony Express is an organization that raises money for Easter Seals and Camp Sunnyside in Des Moines. The motto of Pony Express is: "We ride so that others can walk."Please come out and support this organization. A free ...

Tama Co. Supervisors By Joyce Wiese

Tama County Supervisors met Monday morning with Tama County Conservation Bob Etzel to discuss the ARC-CO (Agricultural Loss Coverage-County) program which provides revenue loss coverage at the county level. ARC-CO payments are issued when the actual county crop revenue of a covered commodity ...

Secondhand on 2nd Street opens for business By Betty Dahms

Eva Lindley, of Gladbrook, has opened a secondhand store, rightly named Secondhand of 2nd Street. The business is located at 418 2nd Street in the DeWitt Building, next to Spanky’s Restaurant. Eva has gathered, as she calls it, “useful and desirable secondhand items” at a reasonable ...

Clausen Barbershop Re-locates By Betty Dahms

John Clausen, local barber, has relocated his barbershop. After 39 years at his shop located at 412 2nd Street, he has moved to 418 2nd Street, in the DeWitt building, next to Spanky’s Restaurant. The move comes as a result of the closing of the Modern Beauty building, which housed the ...

New Director for the Gladbrook-Lincoln Ambulance Service By Betty Dahms

Gladbrook-Lincoln Ambulance Service has named the new full-time Paramedic/Ambulance Service Director. Ryan Sutcliffe, of Gladbrook, has been hired to fill the position that was needed after the retirement of Jeanne and Darrel Paustian after 38 years of volunteer service to the Gladbrook-Lincoln ...

GMG students donate paintings to Iowa River Hospice

As the 21 GMG Fifth Graders entered the Iowa River Hospice House they were embarking on a life long journey of sharing, compassion, understanding and "paying it forward". You see, the students of Mrs. Shelli Taylor were each donating a hand-painted canvass with a heart encrypted with the words, ...

Tama Co. Supervisors By Joyce Wiese

The Tama County Board of Supervisors met Monday morning with Supervisor Larry Vest on speaker phone. Vest was unable to be present at the meeting. A request to abate taxes on a Mobile Home at the Toledo Mobile Home Park, Highway 63, for a trailer formerly in the name of Jindrich, by County ...

Lions hear DNR Office Thompson By Margaret Thomsen

Garwin Lions Club Program Chairman, introduced DNR Officer Roger Thompson as he presented the program for the Garwin Lions Club meeting. Thompson visited about the new things going on at Union Grove Lake. Cabins are being restored, the recent dredging of the lake, fish stocking, use of the ...

A.L.I.C.E. Training for GMG staff By Margaret Thomsen

GMG Community School District joined a growing number of schools across Iowa in implementing training for the staff if an intruder were to enter the GMG buildings. The training is called A.L.I.C.E. Which is the acronym for Alert, Lock-down, Inform, Counter and Evacuate. The Tama County ...