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Hinson visits Tama County, discusses Iowa Premium plant

U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa) visited Tama County’s Iowa Premium plant on April 21, and although press was not allowed inside the building for this particular visit, Hinson dropped by the offices of the Tama-Toledo News Chronicle to talk about her visit and stake her claim as to why she ...

Who will be the 2022 Corn Cob Queen?

Anderson Funeral Homes of Gladbrook is sponsoring the Corn Cob Queen contest held during Gladbrook's 100th Corn Carnival. This is the 13th year for the Corn Cob Queen Contest. Past winners have been 2009 Sara Heishmann/Marlene Wiebensohn, 2010 Dave Wurr, 2011 Rose Russell, 2012 Jodi Betts, 2013 ...

Gladbrook Community Calendar: Senior Citizens Dinner

Senior Citizens Dinner The Senior Citizens Dinner will be held on Friday, May 13, at 11:30 a.m. at Peace Church by the Guild. Please call Jeanne for reservations and if you need a delivery call 641-751-2039 or 473-2843 or 2802.

Gladbrook Community Calendar: Auxiliary Mothers Tea

Gladbrook Auxiliary Mothers Tea The Gladbrook ALA will be hosting their annual Mothers Tea on Monday, May 9, at 1:30 p.m. at the Memorial Building. Special guests will be the Third District and County presidents. The yearly memorial service and graduation service will be conducted and ...

Concerns surface for Tama County’s eagles amid wind energy expansion

Dotted across the rural Iowa landscape – built in gnarly cottonwoods situated along creeks that cut through farm fields – active bald eagle nests are often a well-kept secret among the local farmers and rural residents who wish for nothing more than their nation’s symbol to be left ...

G-R students build grills for Elmwood Park

Students at Gladbrook-Reinbeck were presented with the task of putting together four new grills at Elmwood Park after Sue Buskohl from the Reinbeck Park Board noticed the olde ones, which date back to the 1960s, had been falling over and were in need of being fixed. After a conversation about ...

Dig Inn to celebrate annual Record Store Day

Record collectors, vinyl lovers, music enthusiasts and beer drinkers are invited to come out to The Dig Inn on Saturday, April 23, starting at noon for the annual Record Store Day. Record Store Day – which first took place in 2008 — is an annual event meant to celebrate and spread the ...

Iowa’s amazing garden stories

Did you know that the Delicious apple, 4-H, hybrid corn, Earl May Garden Centers, Better Homes & Gardens and other innovations with state and national impact have their roots in Iowa? Darcy Maulsby, an author, historian and Iowa’s Storyteller from Lake City, will share these fascinating ...

Call for Corn Carnival Collector’s Fair treasures

Plans are underway to host the 25th Gladbrook Corn Carnival Collectors’ Fair. The theme is ‘Century of Celebrations.’ We invite “collectors” to come and share your “treasures” with all of us and help make Gladbrook's 100th Corn Carnival memorable. The variety of collections and ...

Flags over Gladbrook-Reinbeck Elementary

Gladbrook-Reinbeck Elementary Principal Shaun Lehmann (center) pictured with members of both the Reinbeck American Legion Post #242 and the Reinbeck Legion Auxiliary. Each year the students of G-R help the Legion set up the Avenue of Flags at the Reinbeck cemetery for Memorial Day and place ...