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Halladey pleads not guilty to first degree murder charge

A former Reinbeck man who has been charged with first degree murder in the death of Christian Marie Jeys filed a written plea of not guilty in Grundy County District Court last Tuesday, Jan. 17. According to court documents, Kevin Lee Halladey, age 41, and his attorney, public defender ...

Wolverines run riot to top Comets

GMG girls’ basketball has struggled to score at times this season. Defense has kept the Wolverines close in most games, but what has decided wins or losses is how well the Wolverines play on offense. For most of last Friday night’s (Jan. 20) Iowa Star South battle with BCLUW, the ...

Iowa State University announces fall 2022 Dean’s List

More than 10,200 Iowa State University students have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the fall semester 2022 Dean's List. Students named to the Dean's List must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale while carrying a minimum of ...

Grundy Co. Deputy Heise honored for 20 years of service

Grundy County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam S. Heise was recently honored for 20 years of service to the county. Sheriff Kirk A. Dolleslager, left, presented Deputy Heise with his service award. PHOTO COURTESY RHONDA R. DETERS, GRUNDY CO. AUDITOR

Rebels succumb to rival Spartans

For a low-scoring contest, the Friday, Jan. 13 boys’ basketball showdown between Class 1A No. 3 (now No. 4) Gladbrook-Reinbeck and rivals Grundy Center was a game filled with big momentum swings. Scoring runs were frequent and neither team scored consistently for more than a few minutes at ...

Supervisor Schildroth, Cox honored for years of service to Grundy Co.

Grundy County Supervisor District 4 Mark A. Schildroth and Steve Cox with the Secondary Roads Dept. were recently honored for their years of service to the county with Supervisor Schildroth honored for 20 years of service and Cox honored for 15 years of service.

Gladbrook Legion, Auxiliary host first responders

The Gladbrook American Legion and Auxiliary hosted the Gladbrook–Lincoln Ambulance Service and Fire Department personnel at their annual January oyster & chili soup supper held on Monday, January 16. The volunteers introduced themselves, while Ambulance Director Kern Kemp and ...

‘King’ Cole Day: A Baseball Celebration

On the weekend of April 29, 2023, the Tama-Toledo Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a memorial dedication in Toledo to honor the life of Leonard “King” Cole. Leonard Leslie Cole was born on April 15, 1886, to Hiram Henry and Cora A. Cole in Toledo. He attended Toledo public schools and, ...

Iowa State honors December 2022 graduates

Nearly 1,800 graduates received degrees from Iowa State University in December. Graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies were held Dec. 16-17 at Hilton Coliseum. Beate Schmittmann, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, spoke at the graduate ceremony. Alumnus Suku ...