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Area farmers reap the benefits of warm, mild fall

As it stands now, the 2021 grain harvest in Tama County is shaping up to be a successful one thanks to a warm and mild autumn — a welcome change from the harvest of 2020 which took place in the wake of the devastating August 10 derecho. Ryan Vavroch and his young family farm in rural ...

The Deeves deliver on second studio album

Over the past two years, a rock and roll band with strong roots to the Reinbeck community have crafted and self-published their second original album. The Deeves, composed of Trevor Schellhorn, Del Schellhorn, Jon Love and Greg Ehrig, released “Lo-Fi Modern Way” in 2020 and earlier this ...

Reinbeck 4-H helps pack meals

Twelve Reinbeck 4-H youth and six adult 4-H volunteers gathered at the United Church of Christ in Reinbeck on September 25 to package meals for the hungry which were distributed to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank in Waterloo, and local food pantries in Reinbeck, Gladbrook and Traer. The Reinbeck ...

Reminders for Grundy Co. voters

The regular city/school election will be held as a combined election on November 2, 2021. The city/school election will use the regular general election precincts. Voters will go to the polls for this election at the same place that they vote for a regular general (presidential or ...

Gladbrook Auxiliary holds Oct. meeting

The Gladbrook Auxiliary held their regular meeting in the Memorial Building on this rainy October 11th day. President Jeanne Paustian opened the meeting with all repeating the Pledge to our Flag and prayer by Chaplain Joyce Swangel. Seven officers answered the roll call. A Memorial Service by ...

Tama County Young Guns compete at State

The Annual 4-H Youth State Shooting Match was held August 28 at Brownell’s Big Springs Range near Montezuma. Over 100 4-H members explored the sport of shooting, hunting and sportsmanship skills at the state level, which consisted of six different disciplines: air rifle, shotgun, smallbore ...

Hunters prepping for another good pheasant season

With the annual fall crop harvest running ahead of schedule, Iowa’s 2021 pheasant season is expected to be another good one when 55,000 plus blaze orange clad hunters take to the fields on Oct. 30. And based on the results of the August pheasant survey, hunters can afford to be optimistic. ...

Giengers host Florida FFA

Florida FFA State Officers and staff toured the Dennis and Jason Gienger Farms on September 17. This visit is sponsored in conjunction with the Tama County Pork Producers and the Florida State Future Farmers of America. Tama County youth visited Florida earlier in the year. The focus of the ...