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Gladbrook Auxiliary receives national award for excellence

At the National American Legion & Auxiliary Convention in Milwaukee, the Gladbrook Auxiliary Unit was honored to receive a National President's Award for Excellence. Gladbrook Unit was awarded this honor for coordinating the "Kids Shopping Day" project. There were only 11 Units honored ...

Car show to be held in Reinbeck Sept. 17

Reinbeck will hold a Show and Shine Car Show in conjunction with the Reinbeck Fine Arts and Craft Festival on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. Everyone with a special car, motorcycle, tractor or pickup is invited to pull them out of the garage or the barn — shine them up (or not) and join us for the ...

Grundy Co. Conservation to hold Pioneer Craft Fair raffle

This year’s Pioneer Craft Fair raffle is a print by Charles Freitag, titled “The Saturday Evening Soak.” Tickets are available for purchase now at the Grundy County Conservation Board Office at 204 Fourth St. in Morrison or on the day of the Pioneer Craft Fair. The Pioneer Craft Fair ...

Iowa Senate candidate Sam Cox outlines vision for rural Iowa

Democratic candidate for Iowa Senate District 27 Sam Cox visited Tama County on August 27 to personally doorknock for her campaign in the communities of Tama and Toledo. “I’m the new kid on the block here. I realize there has to be new players all the time. I don’t have as much ...

G-R’s second bond vote meeting stokes emotion

One of the most popular places to be in Gladbrook last Wednesday, Aug. 24 appeared to be the G-R bond referendum community meeting held at the Memorial Building as more than 125 people came out for the event. It was the second of three meetings the Gladbrook-Reinbeck Community School District ...

Area students head back to school

GMG begins 2022-23 classes By Margaret Thomsen Classes began on August 23 for GMG students. Opening day activities were held at the Garwin and Green Mountain campuses. High School Principal Jamie Gargas stated, “We are really looking forward to growing even more this school year. We've add ...

Teacher Ann Jackson selected to support underrepresented students in STEM

Ann Jackson strives to support each of her students at Marshalltown’s Miller Middle School, so when she was encouraged to apply to the Society for Science Advocate Program, she jumped at the opportunity. Her enthusiasm paid off: she has been chosen as one of the 84 advocates to represent the ...

Grundy Co. Conservation Pioneer Craft Fair set for Sept. 11 in Morrison

The annual Pioneer Craft Fair will take place on Sunday, September 11, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the Grundy County Heritage Museum Grounds located at 204 Fourth Street in Morrison. Plan now for a day of good family fun. Admission and all activities are free of charge. (Food ...

Iowans can now request absentee ballots for November general election

Iowans can now begin requesting absentee ballots for the November general election, Secretary of State Paul Pate announced. State law allows Iowans to request absentee ballots beginning 70 days before an election. County auditors will begin mailing absentee ballots to those that requested them ...