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Mike and Doris Hotchin GRAND MARSHALLS For 4th of July Parade in Grinnell

We’re excited to announce the 2022 4th of July Grand Marshals: Mike and Doris Hotchkin! As longtime Grinnellians, the Hotchkins have a commitment to community service, good natured demeanor and genuine desire to better the Grinnell community. We received many incredible and worthy nominations this year, and are excited...
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Two People Involved in a Two Vehicle Collision This Week in Tama County

Two people suffered possible injuries this week when the vehicles they were traveling in collided at a rural intersection near Chelsea in Tama County. Authorities say Ashton Hicks of Montezuma as driving north on Tama County Road V18 when she collided with a vehicle operated by Amy Demeulenaere of Chelsea, which was traveling eastbound on County Road R66.
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Two Injured in crash on HWY E66

According to an accident report from the Iowa State Patrol, Amy Demeulenaere of Chelsea was traveling east on County Highway E66, and Ashton Hicks of Montezuma was traveling north on County Highway V18. Hicks, who failed to stop and yield the right of way to Demeulenaere, ran into the passenger...

It’s wrong to tell parents what their kids can read

Here we are, well into year three of the effects and after-effects of COVID. An oft-heard comment during this time has come from people who believe government should simply butt out. These people believe government should leave it to individuals, and parents, to decide what is best for themselves and their children. “I trust Iowans […] The post It’s wrong to tell parents what their kids can read appeared first on Iowa Capital Dispatch.

GHS Class of 1963 reunites for 100th Corn Carnival

There were a lot of moments of laughter, reminiscing and friendships renewed when the Gladbrook High School class of 1963 gathered to participate in the 100th anniversary of Corn Carnival on June 17 and 18, 2022. Fourteen members (60 percent of classmates still living) gathered for the grand parade on Friday night. Their float’s theme, which was “100 years = 1 Million Memories,” told the story about how they felt about growing up in the community of Gladbrook. It is noteworthy that over half of the members of the class made the journey from kindergarten to graduation together. The class is proud of its accomplishments in the classroom, vocal and band competitions, drama, and athletics. The boys’ basketball and undefeated football teams were conference champions. Many members of the class went on to accomplished careers in education, farming, the military, law, medicine and business.

Gladbrook’s Centennial Corn Carnival huge success

The 100th Gladbrook Corn Carnival celebration is now history. The theme was “Century of Celebrations”. Many people have been working for years for this milestone event. Even the weatherman cooperated with the heat tolerable and no rain for the multitude of activities. The event began June 16 -19,...

Iowa man arrested in Iowa City on drug charges

An Atkins Iowa man was taken into custody Tuesday night after a traffic stop found him in possession of meth. Police stopped 49-year-old Luke Truesdell near the intersection of Bancroft and Tracy at approximately 7 o’clock because his vehicle had no plates attached. When the officer approached the vehicle, the odor of marijuana was allegedly observed, and Truesdell reportedly admitted to having a marijuana pipe inside the car.

New Orthopedic Provider Joins UnityPoint Health – Grinnell

The UnityPoint Health Grinnell Orthopedic Clinic recently welcomed Heather George, RN, NP-C as a anew provider. George will begin seeing patients on the second floor of the Ahrens Medical Arts Building at 202 4th Avenue, adjacent to the Grinnell Regional Medical Center. George completed her undergraduate education at Mercy College...

Jewel Box Quilters Guild Exhibition Premieres at Grinnell College Museum of Art

On Tuesday, June 28, the Grinnell College Museum of Art (GCMoA) will open the Jewel Box Quilters Guild Exhibition, which will run until Saturday, August 27. This exhibition will feature quilts of all sizes, techniques, colors, and patterns, designed and quilted by local guild members. The exhibition will include 87 quilts, ranging from king-sized bed quilts to small wall hangings and pillows. Thirty-two members of the guild have submitted work. This will be the group’s first exhibition since a pattern has been set for all of us by the pandemic: isolation, stasis, discovery, emergence, and renewal.

Dream recognized as Ahrens takes on STC activities director position

South Tama High School has a new activities director in the form of Chelsea Ahrens. Ahrens has been involved with STC for over a decade, starting as a social studies teacher for the past 15 years. Ahrens has been gaining valuable experience that pertains to her new position. She has...