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Dec. 15 windstorm now officially a derecho

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The first derecho to ever occur in the month of December anywhere in the United States descended upon Iowa including Tama County last week on Wednesday, Dec. 15 – that’s the official word according to the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Des Moines. According to NWS, a derecho is a ...

G-R Boosters to honor new Hall of Fame inductees

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After a one year hiatus in 2020, the annual Gladbrook-Reinbeck Booster Club Hall of Fame Dinner is returning next month to honor a group of community members that have contributed to the programs and environment at G-R as well as a number of past athletic teams with notable achievements. This ...

Smith running for new House seat in 22

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With the new year only a few days away, races for the recently formed state legislative districts are beginning to take shape. This week Sarah Smith announced her campaign for State House District 53 that includes Poweshiek County and a majority of Tama County including the cities of ...

Christmas Eve in the country

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Come and join a beautiful Christmas Eve church service in the country at 5 p.m. on December 24 at Amity Presybterian Church. The church is located two miles west of Dinsdale or four miles east of Lincoln on blacktop D-65, or south of Reinbeck. In case of questionable weather, contact ...

Santa making appearance at Peace Church on Christmas Eve

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Jolly Old Saint Nick is extremely busy Christmas Eve. Even with his reindeer supercharged with candy canes, he has to make it to every child in the world in one long evening. He does it to express the joy of giving and the love of children. It is a strenuous task. Peace Church has made a ...

Former GMG coach charged with sexual exploitation

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A former coach and paraeducator at GMG has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of sexual exploitation by a school employee and one count of dissemination and exhibition of obscene material to minors. Brycelyn Haughey, 22, of Toledo, was arrested on Dec. 15 following an ...

Season of giving in Gladbrook

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The weather was cold with just a little bit of snow on the ground as shoppers began to line up, ready to make out a list for their loved ones long before 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11. The annual Kids Shopping Day chaired by the Gladbrook American Legion Auxiliary Children and Youth Committee ...

Rebels start the season 5-0

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The Gladbrook-Reinbeck Rebels are off and sprinting in the early going of the boys 1A regular season. In the first two weeks of action, the team has gone undefeated with wins over Wapsie Valley, South Hardin, AGWSR and Lynnville-Sully. The Rebels are now one of only two unbeaten teams ...

District court judge appointed to Iowa Court of Appeals

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The judicial landscape in Iowa’s sixth district where Tama County resides will soon be changing. On Dec. 7 Gov. Reynolds announced the appointment of Mary Chicchelly as a judge of the Iowa Court of Appeals. Chicchelly, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, currently serves as a district judge in ...