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She’s beauty and she’s grace, she’s Miss Tama County 2021

2019 Tama County Fair Queen, Katelyn Kucera, will be the hostess for the upcoming crowning of the 2021 Tama County Fair Queen on Tuesday, July 13. The fair queen program will take place at approximately 7 p.m. in the show ring on the Tama County Fair Grounds in Gladbrook. This year four ...

Tama County Legion and Auxiliary hold joint meeting

The Tama County Legion and Auxiliary organizations held their annual potluck and Flag Disposal meeting on Tuesday evening June 22 at the Tama Legion Post. Present were nineteen members and guests who joined Laurel Degelau, Volunteer Services Director at the Iowa Veterans Home and Pat ...

Benefit held for Jackson family

The Garwin community came together with a Corn Hole Toss Tournament benefit for Laenda Jackson and her three daughters. Laenda has recently been diagnosed with Stage II Breast Cancer. She is a very strong person and has fought cancer previously. This time she has three daughters to fight for. ...

GCPH launches public health survey

Every five years in Iowa, local public health departments lead a community-wide discussion about their community’s health needs and decide what can be done about them. Grundy County Public Health (GCPH) is currently completing their Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and is seeking ...

Reinbeck calls for artists

The 10th annual Reinbeck Art Festival is scheduled for Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Street in Reinbeck. There will be art, fine crafts, a car show including hot rods, motorcycles, cars, pickups, and tractors, a quilt show, an opportunity to tour some Glampers and much more. The ...

Corn Carnival comes back for 99th year

On the precipice of their centennial anniversary, the Gladbrook Corn Carnival returned in 2021 for a weekend full of activities. Organized by the Corn Carnival Corporation, the 99th Gladbrook Corn Carnival took place June 17-20 featuring a full schedule of entertainment and traditional events. ...

Fatal car accident claims the life of Gladbrook resident

A Gladbrook man died this week following injuries sustained during a car crash on the morning of June 17 in Waterloo. Brandon Allen Oettchen, 30, of Gladbrook was ejected from the Chevrolet Equinox van he was driving after it was struck by another motorist around 9:15 a.m. last Thursday at ...

New emergency alert system coming to Tama County July 1

Upgrades to Iowa’s emergency notification system, Alert Iowa, are making it easier for residents of Tama County to sign up and receive alerts about severe weather and other emergencies. Alert Iowa is a statewide emergency notification system the county uses to send alerts to ...

Collectors Fair showcases variety of items at 99th Corn Carnival

The 24th annual Corn Carnival Collector’s Fair was a huge success with 17 exhibitors. The theme was “Cornival”. JoAnne Sash won the adult door prize and the youth winner was Brecken Brallier, each receiving $10 in theater bucks. Exhibitors were: Eleanor Lott, cups and creamers; ...

Wolfe Eye Clinic reveals cyber attack

Wolfe Eye Clinic announced Tuesday it will notify approximately 500,000 patients that their personal information may have been inappropriately accessed as a part of a cyber-related incident. On Feb. 8, Wolfe Eye Clinic was the target of a deliberate cyberattack involving an unauthorized ...