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A salute to bees, their keepers and all things honey

For a one-ingredient recipe made by bees, honey cannot be beat. September was National Honey Month — first celebrated in 1989 by the National Honey Board — a time when many honey producers and beekeepers across the United States collect their final extraction of the season and begin to ...

Gladbrook announces Halloween festivities

The Gladbrook City Council set Sunday, October 31, 6 to 8 p.m., as Beggars Night in Gladbrook. Along with that, the Gladbrook Commercial Club is sponsoring a variety of activities on Main Street for Halloween. Activities in town start with a carry-out sack lunch at the United Methodist Church ...

New clinic opening in Marshalltown

UnityPoint Clinic Express opens its new location at 1704 South Center Street on Friday, October 8, at 8 a.m. The clinic will be next to Jimmy John’s near the intersection of Center and Olive streets in Marshalltown. The new Express clinic is moving from its current location inside the ...

T-55 FFA learning and growing in Sept.

On Sept. 27 students from the T-55 FFA organization traveled to the farm of Jack and Marion Boyer south of Reinbeck for an educational service project. During the August 2020 derecho, the Boyers lost a sizable amount of trees that acted as a windbreak on their property. A total of 20 ...

High-speed chase ends in rollover near county line

A Spirit Lake man was injured Sunday afternoon following a high-speed chase in southern Black Hawk County near the Grundy and Tama County borders. George Marten Williamson, 32, was stopped by Black Hawk County Sheriff’s deputies around 2:15 p.m. on Oct. 3 for a speeding violation. The ...

Area Auxiliary members attend district conference

The 2021 American Legion Auxiliary Third District Fall Conference was opened in form by PDP and Iowa’s NEC Kelly Elliott acting as Parliamentarian introduced Vice President Sandy Scallon as resignation of President Pat Williams due to health issues. She was officially installed by Elliott. ...

Alpha Club – Sept. Report

Alpha Study Club met at the home of Karen Handorf with a fall tea for the first meeting of the year on September 28. Vice President Claire Handorf called the meeting to order with a reading called “Summer’s End.” Roll call was answered by sixteen members telling of an interesting book ...

GCPH announces results of vaccine campaign

An eight week effort to focus on the COVID-19 vaccine’s role in reducing illness and hospitalization has concluded, and officials with Grundy County Public Health (GCPH) are pleased to see that the county’s vaccine rate has increased. The “Team Up Against COVID-19” campaign wrapped ...

Raptor Hawk Watch workshop offered Oct. 12

On Tuesday October 12, starting at 11:30 a.m. and running until 8:00 p.m. Marshall County Conservation will host birder Kelly McKay who will give a presentation about the basics of raptor identification. Join him for part or all of the day. The free event will begin at Grimes Farm west of ...