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Four things to know from Tama Co. Supervisors Sept. 12 meeting

1. Resolution 09-12-2022A was approved by the board. This resolution is to establish a speed limit of 35 mph on P Ave. commencing at the Traer Corporate Limits and proceeding north to Black Hawk County Line. Due to the current closure of US 63 from Traer to Hudson causing increased traffic on P ...

G-R Homecoming Court announced

The Gladbrook-Reinbeck 2022 Homecoming Court pictured on Tuesday, Sept. 13 including front row (l-r): Megan Cooley, Ava Wyatt, Naomi Clark, Emma McClintock, and Abby Sienknecht; back row (l-r) Caleb Esgedal, Henry Mussig, William Kiburis, Aiden Hunemiller, and Luke Sienknecht. G-R Homecoming is ...

Grundy Road opens for business

A five-mile section of the heavily-traversed, formerly gravel Grundy Road located northwest of Hudson along the Grundy-Black Hawk county line officially opened to traffic last Thursday, Sept. 7 following a ribbon-cutting ceremony decades in the making. The new pavement now runs from south of ...

Reinbeck Fire and Rescue honors 9/11, hosts first post-pandemic fundraiser

Members of the Reinbeck Fire and Rescue were up early this past Sunday, September 11, prepping fresh ingredients and readying the Reinbeck Memorial Building for their first post-pandemic Omelet Breakfast Fundraiser. It has been 21 years since 9/11 when nearly 350 New York City firefighters ...

Grundy County adds three Century/Heritage Farms

Three separate Grundy County farm families were honored on Thursday, August 18, at the Iowa State Fair Livestock Pavilion with Century and Heritage Farm designations this year including Greg and Brenda Shine of Conrad (Heritage; est. 1872); Rodney and Marcia Stahl of Wellsburg (Century; est. ...

Gladbrook-Reinbeck voters say no to bond issue

It was a firm ‘NO’ this past Tuesday, Sept. 13 from more than 60 percent of voters in the Gladbrook-Reinbeck school district in regards to a bond referendum that would have provided up to $23.6 million in additional revenue to address facility upgrades and space needs. Two questions were ...

G-R residents to vote on school bond Sept.13

On Tuesday, September 13, residents of the Gladbrook-Reinbeck Community School District will vote on a bond issue. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the following locations: Gladbrook Memorial Building 421 Johnston Street, Gladbrook ...

The Story of IFA Past President Fred A. Wood

In 1998 I began my search for more Iowa Firefighters Association (IFA) history. We were about to write the history of the Traer Fire Department for Traer’s 125th Year – celebrated in 1998 – when I came across a name I had seen in the IFA convention books over the years. The name was Fred ...

Tama County 4-H says thank you for a great summer

Over 500 K-12th graders participated in summer 4-H programs in Tama County and we want to say thank you! A huge thank you to our partnerships with the Tama, Toledo, Traer, Dysart, Chelsea and Garwin libraries. Thank you to Tama County Conservation for their partnership with Critter Camp and ...