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Iowa Crop Progress and Weather Report

Snow, high winds, and continued cold conditions limited Iowa farmers to 2.8 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending April 17, 2022, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Farmers have been applying anhydrous and fertilizer, spreading manure, tilling fields, ...

Reinbeck Farmers Market call for vendors

Do you have veggies, flowers, crafts, or baked goods you would like to sell all while enjoying a fun community event? The Reinbeck Farmers Market is looking for vendors! The market will be held every Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. beginning in June and running through early fall. ...

Retired GMG teacher publishes book, opens new chapter

After spending more than three decades in the classroom at GMG Community School District helping young children learn to read and write, retired teacher Sue Ewoldt opened a new chapter in her career by self-publishing a 30-page children’s book, “Huxley and Howard.” Ewoldt shared her ...

Penning taking on leadership role at GCMH Emergency Department

An experienced emergency nurse is the new Emergency Department Leader and Trauma Coordinator at Grundy County Memorial Hospital (GCMH). Cambray Penning, RN, of Wellsburg has served as an Emergency Department nurse at the hospital for the past seven years. Previously she was a nurse at ...

Otter Creek construction halted until Oct. 2022

During the April 6 Tama County Board of Conservation meeting, Conservation Director Stephen Mayne updated the board on the Otter Creek Lake restoration project, telling board members the project was on hold for the foreseeable future. As part of the restoration project – which was announced ...

Gladbrook-Reinbeck Senior Spotlights: April 15, 2022

RiLynn Bergmann Family: Tiffany & Zach Buchheit, Andy Bergmann, siblings Maddie Bergmann, Nevada Buchheit, Lane, Ryder, & JB Buchheit, Connor Engel (SO) & Greyson Engel (Son) Future Plans: Attend Hawkeye, then transfer to a 4 year and get my Bachelor’s in General ...

Severe weather expected tonight across Iowa

The National Weather Service (NWS) office in Des Moines is forecasting severe weather to race across Iowa later today, Tuesday, April 12. Tama and Grundy counties are under an enhanced risk for severe weather. The enhanced risk includes possible tornadoes, large hail, and damaging ...

Reinbeck Council approves land purchase

The city of Reinbeck moved one step closer toward the development of a new fire station during the April 4 city council meeting. Though the acquisition is not final, the council voted to approve the purchase of four acres of land along the city’s east border that is planned to be used for ...

Grundy County 100+ Women to meet at the Conrad Mansion

Make plans to join the Grundy County 100+ Women Who Care organization on Tuesday, April 12, for a unique opportunity to see inside the luxurious Conrad Mansion—home to a spectacular wedding and event center. The event will also provide an opportunity to learn more about 100+ Women Who ...

Tama SWCD promotes Stewardship Week

The Tama Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD), in partnership with the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), is celebrating Stewardship Week from April 24 – May 1. The theme of the week is titled “Healthy Soil: Healthy Life.” Our health and well-being are ...