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Gladbrook is “Community” By: Betty Dahms

April 6, 2012
Northern-Sun Print
Last Saturday, March 31, 2012, the community of Gladbrook proved how wonderful it is to live in small town Iowa. When Noah Ohrt, son of Ed and Kathy Ohrt of Gladbrook, was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a form of cancer that targets teenagers, it was a shock to everyone. As soon as the news was out about one of our own, the community wanted to help the family in anyway they could. The G-R students sold bracelets, 1200 in the first two days. John Shouse, owner-operator of the Uptown Lounge in Gladbrook, and cousin to Noah’s dad, Ed Ohrt, held a benefit for Noah on February 24, 2012, by donating profits from a very succesful Friday night’s business. Then last Saturday, with the help of lots of volunteers, hundreds of people attended the Support Ohrt Fundraiser held at the Gladbrook Memorial Building. The fundraiser consisted of a free-will offering meal, furnished by Hometown Foods, a silent and live auction, with over 200 hundred items donated for the two auctions. The live auction was led by our esteemed mayor and auctioneer, Keith Sash. If you attended this worthy event, you realized just what a blessing it is to live in this small town Iowa community.

Article Photos

The Ohrt family (l-r) Kayla Ohrt, Kathy Ohrt, Zach Ohrt, Noah Ohrt, Ed Ohrt, and Karen Ohrt, together on Saturday, March 31, at the Support Ohrt Fundraiser held at the Gladbrook Memorial Building. Photo by Betty Dahms



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