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Message From Our Mayor

December 7, 2012
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As I write this it is the first week of December and it’s 60 degrees – can’t beat that.  We had great weather for the Christmas tree lighting which brought out a great crowd for the event.  A lot of fun was had by all ages.  We owe a big thank you to all who help put this event on every year with a special thank you to Great Western Bank and Goos Implement for sponsoring the trolley ride and to Larry and Shirley Miell for donating the Kettle Korn.  This was organized by the Gladbrook Commercial Club who provided the prizes and all the other extras.  Thanks to everyone for your help! This was also the kick off for the Christmas tree display upstairs at the City Centre.  If you haven’t gone up to see the trees, take time to do so.  The upstairs is full and take the kids.  They too will enjoy the trees. There was some good news out of the Man’s Cave last week.  Larry Miell said he was going to pave every street in town if he won the Powerball lottery.  Too bad he didn’t win!  There was a lot of talk about what we would do if any of us won.  Some would give to the school for scholarships, some would give to fix up the park, some to clean up Main Street, some to the churches, others to help out their kids and grandkids, others would give to the Gladbrook Community Foundation and there were some who would keep it all to themselves.  But none of us at the Man’s Cave won except Dale Osten who won $4.00. It was nice to dream about how one could help out our community.  Almost everyone has a dream about what they would do if they had a lot of extra money dropped on them.  After taking care of family needs, what would be your dream?    We don’t have to win the lottery to help out our community.  With the Community Foundation, we can give as little or as much as we want and control where the money is spent as to your personal desires.  There are a lot of ways to make your wishes come true.  If interested and need more information, contact Mandy Gehring or myself.  We would be glad to help. Our last city project for 2012 is underway.  S.L. Baumeier is putting in curb and gutter on the west side of the park.  This will help with water runoff and help keep the street in better repair.  Curb and gutter is a joint project of the city and those landowners affected.  Your City Council is always willing to work with a group of landowners who would like to make these kinds of improvements to our town.  If anyone has an interest in these kinds of improvement, talk to a council member or me. Saturday, December 8th, will be the Lions Soup Dinner from 10:30AM to 1:00PM at the Memorial Building.  This will be a free will offering for the dinner with the profits going to the Fire Station Building Fund.  The Gladbrook Fire Department will have to build some sort of expansion or new building within the next 5 years to house any new truck they need to buy.  All of the newer fire trucks are too tall to get into the present station.  Our firemen are just starting to look at options now, no concrete plans have been made yet.  By planning ahead they can look at several options and different funding sources.  Please come and have a great meal and help get this worthy project started. Also at the soup dinner, there will be a lot of items for the Kids Shopping Day,  the Gladbrook Gals & Guys 4-H club cookies walk and also the Farmers Market.  Carryout will be available.  Call 641-751-8541 for that. This will be my last letter for 2012.  Gladbrook and the surrounding area has had a great year.  Jo Anne and I would like to wish everyone a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR! Keith Sash, Mayor

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New curb and gutter on Gould Street in Gladbrook. The last city project for 2012.
Photo by Betty Dahms

 
 

 

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