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Voting to begin for Corn Cob Queen

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The nominations are in and the following people have graciously accepted their nomination for the 2021 Corn Cob Queen – Samantha Dewitt, Melissa Sienknecht and Katy Thompson. Please put your crisp bills or loose change in the bucket of your choice May 24-June 16. We thank the Gladbrook ...

Kuhter reappointed, to serve as lone magistrate

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Magistrate Ann Kuhter of Toledo has been reappointed to fill a seventh term on the bench in Tama County. Kuhter was one of three applicants to go before the Tama County Magistrate Appointing Commission for the single vacancy. Applicants interviewed by the commission on May 21 included ...

Class of 2021 grads cross the finish line

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Graduation commencement ceremonies returned to semi-normal for the Gladbrook-Reinbeck Class of 2021 after a year unlike any other. While the Class of 2020 was forced to weather its own set of unique challenges with the spring semester being interrupted by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

Area schools send three to state

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After a year with no high school track season, track and field athletes from both Gladbrook-Reinbeck and GMG high school will have an opportunity to compete with some of the best in the state later this week. At last Thursday’s state-qualifying district meet in Grundy Center, G-R senior ...

Tama Co. Fair Queen apps now available

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Miss Katelyn Kucera, 2019 Tama County Fair Queen has been representing Tama County at fair activities, parades and other activities throughout the year. Her reign will soon be coming to an end. Katelyn, daughter of Bruce and Kathy Kucera of Traer has participated in a wide variety of ...

Bearden pleads not guilty to Republican Party theft charges

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The former Tama County Republican Central Committee treasurer has pled not guilty to multiple theft charges, a fraud charge, and a campaign finance violation charge that was brought by the Iowa Attorney General’s office earlier this month. Michael Bearden of Gladbrook entered a written ...

G-R students explore careers through Cedar Valley West

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Through the past year of pandemic challenges, students at Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School have remained plugged into work based learning opportunities with the school’s partnership in the Cedar Valley West initiative. Cedar Valley West began in 2012 as a regional career learning partnership ...

Vaccine rollout sees highs and lows in Tama County

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As COVID-19 vaccines have become more available in recent weeks, the number of individuals choosing to take part in the vaccine has seen steady decline after an initial spike in early April. According to Center for Disease Control (CDC) coronavirus data, less than half of Iowa’s total ...

Stein hired to lead GMG

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GMG will welcome a new Superintendent for the 2021-22 school year. Kym Stein, of Tama, will take over the part time Superintendent duties July 1. “My primary goal is to build a strong rapport with the school board. To implement their vision by making day to day decisions about ...

Gladbrook man pleads guilty to gun charges

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A felon and convicted domestic abuser who possessed firearms pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Jason Drew, age 38, from Gladbrook, Iowa, was convicted of one count of being a prohibited person in possession of firearms. At the plea hearing, Drew admitted that, on February ...