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Benson resigns county EMA post

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On the heels of one of the most challenging years for public safety in recent memory, Tama County will be in search of a new Emergency Management Coordinator. The Tama County Emergency Management Commission accepted the resignation of Mindy Benson during a meeting on Feb. 9. Benson started ...

S.T.A.R. program available for local ag producers

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Managing nutrient loss and protecting soil from water runoff can greatly enhance the future of Tama County ag production and help better position farmers in the expanding sustainability marketplace. That’s why Tama Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) is introducing S.T.A.R., a ...

Frigid February brings challenges to farmers

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The recent bout of extreme cold weather has done much to disrupt the routines of Iowans that have already been altered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Single-digit highs, subzero overnight lows on top of a significant layer of snow have caused schools and events to cancel activities and has made ...

Rebels roll in playoff openers

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The Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys’ basketball team opened its postseason with a 77-19 triumph over West Central on Monday night. The Rebels (15-3) opened District 5 play by leading the visiting Blue Devils (4-18) by a 25-2 margin in the first quarter. G-R was in front 42-11 by halftime. William ...

Five things to know from GMG School Board

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1. The GMG school board met Tuesday, Feb. 9 for a regular session. A public hearing was held for the academic calendar. No questions or comments were heard and the 2021-22 school calendar was approved. 2. The school board discussed some items related to COVID-19. The school board approved to ...

Council update: Gladbrook accepts Fifth St. project bid

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The city of Gladbrook will see some improvements along a portion of 5th street as bids for a curb and gutter project were received and accepted during the council’s regular meeting on Feb. 8. A public hearing was also held for the street project and no objections were received from the ...

IVCCD approves interior reno plans

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The Iowa Valley Community College District approved plans for an interior renovation project at Wednesday night’s board meeting. “This is the most complex project we’ve had to date so far,” Chancellor Kristie Fisher said. The project includes remodeling of the lobby, yard and hall ...

Rebels stroll past Colo-NESCO

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COLO — Three minutes into the second quarter of Thursday night’s Class 1A girls’ basketball Region 6 first-round game between Colo-NESCO and Gladbrook-Reinbeck, the Rebels went up a gear. A 9-0 run took the score from 10-5 to 19-5, and by the time the halftime buzzer rang out the score ...

GMG girls end season against Spartans

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MAXWELL — The Class 1A No. 12 Collins-Maxwell girls’ basketball team led from the outset and rolled to a 55-22 victory over Iowa Star Conference South Division foe GMG in Thursday’s Region 6 first-round pairing. Brooke Christie scored a game-high 17 points to lead Collins-Maxwell (21-1), ...

Wolverines and Rebels perform at state speech

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The large group speech season reached its conclusion with a state contest that looked quite different from years past. Under normal circumstances participants from 20 or more school districts would converge at a handful of regional locations to hold their district and state contests. The ...