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Northern-Sun Print Highlights of 2012 January - February

January 4, 2013
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January 6, 2012 Mitt Romney pulled out a tiny 8-vote victory over Rick Santorum in Iowa’s Republican presidential caucuses, Romney with 30,015 votes to 30,007 for Santorum, whose late surge carried him to a near win. Tama County Tourism is planning a Mystery Dinner Theater at the Dysart Country Club on Saturday, January 21. Message from our Mayor-I hope everyone got through Christmas and New Years without a hitch and you were able to spend lots of time with family and friends.  Jo Anne and I and Dave and Kris Wurr were blessed with a grandson on December 31 at 9:35PM.  Casein Maverick was born to Craig and Autumn.  All is going well with mother and child and dad too.  Needless to say all four grandparents are very happy. The offense that went missing for the last half of December arrived just in time for the new year. The Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls’ basketball team ran past Hudson in cross-NICL action on Tuesday night, routing the Pirates 88-52. Ryan and Lindsey Pippert, 1373-280th. St. Garwin, Iowa are the proud parents of a son Hayden Albert Pippertm, born December 19th at 11:04 p.m. at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. Hayden weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz. and was 19 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Randy and Judy Welton, Garwin; Bob and Flossie Pippert, Gladbrook; and Ann Daniel, Gladbrook. Great Grandparents are Evelyn Storjohann, Gladbrook and Loren and Marjorie Luethje, Gladbrook. Two of the nation’s leading Midwest-based general merchandise retail chains, Shopko Stores and Pamida, today announced they will merge to create one of the largest U.S. retailers focused on serving smaller and rural communities.   The combined entity will have nearly 350 locations in 22 states and plans for new store growth in the second half of 2012 and beyond.  Financial details of the merger, which is expected to close in mid-February, were not disclosed. Nancy Ellen Carlan, 75, of Gladbrook, entered into eternal life, Thursday, December 29th, 2011, with her family by her side and under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice. Loren Russell Mehaffy, 91 WWII Veteran, of Gladbrook Iowa, entered into eternal life Thursday, December 29th at his winter home in Weslaco TX with his family at his bedside. Tama County Supervisors met Tuesday morning, January 3, 2012, for their annual organizational meeting, with Larry Vest, Kendall Jordan and Dan Wilkins, all present. Larry Vest, 1st District Supervisor, was elected as chairman for the 2012 year and Dan Wilkins, 3rd District Supervisor was elected as co-chairman. Kendall Jordan, 2nd District Supervisor is the retiring chairman. Chairman Vest proceeded with conducting the meeting. January 13, 2012 Monday evening the Gladbrook City Council adopted a resolution for a 28E agreement with Tama County for mutual assistance for fire and rescue services from surrounding fire departments. City Clerk Lori Bearden issued the Oath of Office to re-elected Mayor Keith Sash and the two new council members, Dan DeWitt and Trudi Scott. Gladbrook Legion hosts Appreciation Supper. Auxiliary welcomes new members-Joyce Bern, June Klinefelter, Kim Thompson and Betty Schmitz. Tama County Pork Producers will hold their Annual Banquet, SAturday, January 21, 2012, at the Gladbrook Memorial Building. One hundred ninety-one students were named to the Fall 2011 (August to December) Dean’s List at Marshalltown Community College. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must have taken 12 or more credit hours during the semester (a full-time class load) and have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average while attending MCC classes in Marshalltown, at Iowa Valley Community College Grinnell, or online. Part-time students are not included in this list. One student asked to havehis/her name withheld from media and the public in keeping with their rights under the Family Education Rights & Privacy Act of 1974 (Buckley Amendment). The staff and administration congratulate these students for their academic excellence. Students are listed below by hometown; those with an asterisk (*) after their name earned a perfect 4.0 GPA. Gladbrook, IA – Stephanie Ward. Green Mountain, IA – Suleepon Danner*, Sara Gummert It’s time for the last movie at the Gladbrook Theater. The last 35mm film movie that is! “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” starts on Fri. Jan. 13. The theater will be closed Thursday, January 19 through Thursday, January 26. The first few days will be filled with preparing things for the installation of the digital projector. Gladbrook-Reinbeck 94, South Hardin 66 ELDORA - Six players scored in double figures for Gladbrook-Reinbeck as the Rebels compiled their third-highest point total of the season, beating South Hardin 94-66 in Tuesday’s NICL West Division contest. Addi Kickbush led G-R with 16 points, Emily Stoakes and Erin Wentzien had 15 points apiece, both Paige Thompson and Emily Dinsdale had 14 and Emily Snider 13 for the Rebels (7-4, 5-3). Stoakes led the way with 13 rebounds and Snider handed out seven assists. South Hardin (4-9, 2-6) was paced by freshman Sarah Boomgarder’s career-high 18 points. Libbie Hillmer added 14 points, Alana Mairs had 13 and Julie Schwartz 11 for the Tigers, who lost their seventh straight. South Hardin goes to BCLUW on Friday night while G-R hosts AGWSR. Gladbrook-Reinbeck 50, South Hardin 38 ELDORA - Jacob Smoldt finished with 17 points and Gladbrook-Reinbeck also received double-doubles from Colby Luethje and Parker Bolt to win Tuesday’s matchup between teams that were tied for second place in the NICL West standings. Luethje finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Bolt added 10 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and three steals for the Rebels (6-3, 6-2). January 20, 2012 The Gladbrook Women’s Club and LifeServe Blood Center invites everyone in the community and surrounding area to participate in National Blood Donor Month by making a life-saving blood donation at the Gladbrook Community Blood Drive to be held Tuesday, January 31, 2012, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., in Fellowship Hall of the Gladbrook United Methodist Church located at 715 Lincoln Street, Gladbrook. Gina Barron, Reinbeck, former editor of the Reinbeck Courier is recovering from injuries received in a two car accident on Tuesday, January 3. According to an accident report issued by the Tama Co. Sheriff’s Office, Amy Manship, 39, of Marshalltown, was traveling southbound at a normal rate of speed in her vehicle on Tama County Road T-55 when she failed to yield at the stop sign and was hit on the passenger side by Ms. Barron who was traveling eastbound on Tama County Road D-65 on her way to work. After some surgery and time spent in intensive care, Ms. Barron is now in rehabilitation at Covenant Clinic in Waterloo, and soon will be released. Paige Thompson, senior at Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School, and daughter of Brian and Susan Thompson of Gladbrook has signed a letter of intent on Monday, January 16 to join the NIACC (North Iowa Area Community College) softball program. U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, can cross Tama County off his list for his annual 99-county tour across Iowa. Grassley made a stop at the American Legion hall in Gladbrook Thursday, speaking at a town hall meeting that drew 15 people. He is in the middle of a 36-county tour over a couple of weeks and will head back to the Senate later in January. Robert and Lucille Thede will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on January 26, 2012. They were married at the Ripley Congregational Church in Traer. Their children are Allen (Von), Jan and Susan (Kenneth). They have four grandchildren. One grandson is deceased. There are six great grandchildren and one on the way. Word was received that Diane (Thede) Mrs. Bill Joerger of Thousand Oaks, California, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at her home. Her funeral was Saturday, January 14, 2012 in Thousand Oaks. She was the daughter of Delmar and Neva (Ertel) Thede. She was the step daughter of Donah Thede. Diane graduated from GHS in 1956 and went on to UNI and was awarded a two-year certificate to teach. Bill and Diane were the parents of three children, ten grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Diane had one brother, Mark (Sharon) Thede of N. Fort Meyers, Florida Floyd Appelgate, 87, of rural Marshalltown, died early Friday morning, January 13, at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Gary M. Rishel, 56, Gladbrook, Iowa, died Tuesday, January 12, 2012, at Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center from cancer. GMG high School and 9th Grade Speech Teams are ready for Large Group Speech Contest. District contest is at Grinnell High School on January 21 and State Contest is at Cedar Rapids Washington on February 4. January 27, 2012 Lindi Roelofse resigned Monday as Tama County’s Economic Development director, a position she has held since Jan. 2, 2007. Thursday evening the Gladbrook-Reinbeck School Board accepted the early retirement applications and resignations of Barry Reese, April Acton and Jane Koehle. Reese and Acton taught high school at Gladbrook until Gladbrook-Reinbeck started a sharing program and later merged, they then taught in the middle school. Currently Reese teaches social studies for grades 5-8 and Acton teaches language arts for grades 5-8. Koehle served as librarian for Reinbeck and later Gladbrook-Reinbeck for 33 years. The board accepted the resignation of Marcia Koester as head volleyball coach, pending a suitable replacement can be found. Rebels put squeeze on Jesup Luethje leads team with 16 points REINBECK - Gladbrook-Reinbeck held Jesup scoreless for more than 8 minutes spanning the third and fourth quarters as the Rebel boys’ basketball team ran away with a 51-34 victory Tuesday night in cross-NICL action. Colby Luethje led G-R with 16 points, five rebounds and three blocked shots. Parker Bolt had 12 points and five assists, while Jacob Smoldt notched 12 points and four steals. The Rebels (9-5) led 28-27 with 2 1/2 minutes left in the third quarter and the visiting J-Hawks (4-13) did not score again until the 2-minute mark of the fourth. Trevor Larson led Jesup with 13 points in the team’s third straight loss. Gladbrook-Reinbeck goes on the road Friday to face top-ranked West Marshall and on Saturday plays at North Tama. Gladbrook-Reinbeck 89, Jesup 68 Thompson breaks 5-on-5 scoring record REINBECK - Paige Thompson broke Gladbrook-Reinbeck’s 5-on-5 scoring record with 36 points as the Rebels outscored Jesup 89-68 in Tuesday’s cross-NICL clash. Thompson, who last week signed her letter of intent to play softball at NIACC, added five steals as the Rebels (11-4) rattled off their fifth straight victory. Emily Snider tallied 11 points, seven assists and seven steals, while Addi Kickbush had 11 points as well for G-R. Emily Dinsdale chipped in 10 points while Jenna Roeding had a team-high 10 rebounds. The Rebels play Friday at West Marshall. Alissa Brown scored a season-high 26 points for Jesup (7-10), while Sammie Sproul added 19. ISU Students Named To Fall Semester Dean’s List AMES, Iowa - More than 5,908 Iowa State University undergraduates have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the 2011 fall semester Dean’s List. Students named to the Dean’s List must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded course work. Garwin, IA Wendee Lynn Cooper, Apparel, Merchandising, and Design; Gladbrook, IA Rachel Anne Bearden, Civil Engineering; Taylor Renae Petersen, Animal Science; Wesley Eric Strohbehn, Agricultural Studies; Reinbeck, IA Shannon Sarah Boyle, Apparel, Merchandising, and Design; MCC Fall Term 2011 Dean’s List MARSHALLTOWN - One hundred ninety-one students were named to the Fall 2011 (August to December) Dean’s List at Marshalltown Community College. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must have taken 12 or more credit hours during the semester (a full-time class load) and have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average while attending MCC classes in Marshalltown, at Iowa Valley Community College Grinnell, or online. Part-time students are not included in this list. One student asked to have his/her name withheld from media and the public in keeping with their rights under the Family Education Rights & Privacy Act of 1974 (Buckley Amendment). The staff and administration congratulate these students for their academic excellence. Students are listed below by hometown; those with an asterisk (*) after their name earned a perfect 4.0 GPA. Gladbrook, IA -Stephanie Ward; Green Mountain, IA -Suleepon Danner*; Sara Gummert; Mercy College Of Health Sciences Fall Honors List Strohbehn Named to Mercy College of Health Sciences President’s List (Des Moines) - Kelli Strohbehn of Gladbrook, Iowa, has been named to the President’s List for the fall 2011 semester in the Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonographt program at Mercy College of Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. To qualify for this academic recognition, students must attain a grade point average of 3.75 or higher in their most recent semester, for a minimum of six credit hours. To learn more about the 17 health care academic programs offered at Mercy College visit our website at Mercy College is the only Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Wartburg names 529 students to Fall 2011 Dean’s List WAVERLY, Iowa — Wartburg College has announced that 529 students made the Dean’s List for the Fall Term The students represent 16 different U.S. states and nine other countries. A 3.5 grade point average or better (on a 4.0 scale) is required in at least four course credits for the term. Three of the four course credits must be graded with a traditional letter grade. Students with incompletes are not eligible for the Dean’s List. Wartburg is a four-year, selective liberal arts college of the Lutheran Church (ELCA), internationally recognized for community engagement. The college enrolls 1,805 students from 29 U.S. states and 49 countries. Students on the 2011 Fall Term Dean’s list are: Gladbrook: Stephanie Dilly, first-year, daughter of Brian and Jill Dilly; Alyssa Gauthier, first-year, daughter of Chad and Michele Gauthier Reinbeck: Scott Benson, junior, son of Randy and Rita Benson; Alexandra Holbach, sophomore, daughter of Peter and Laurie Holbach; Zachariah McCarthy, junior, son of Michael and Roberta McCarthy. Doc Schaeferle - Gladbrook icon celebrates 100th birthday. On Saturday, January 21, 2012, Mr. Dan Lastovka, GMG’s band director, took some privileged GMG Junior High students to Marion High School to play in the Marion Junior High Honor Band. The students taken were the following: Blaire Sonderleiter, Connor Stonewall, Tristin Danner, and Korey Sederburg. G-R Middle School Honor Roll A Honor Roll Second Quarter 5th Grade Adair, Paige Beenken, Tyler Berendes, Haleigh Butler, Chloe Clark, Dayton Creswell, Tyson Danielsen, Madisen Eggers, Justina Evenson, Brittin Gienger, Taylor Kiburis, Jackson Scarf, Rachael Schweppe, Alexander Spilinek, Jordan Westwater, Madison Whitney, Alexander Wittgreve, Meriah 6th Grade Brockett, Sadie Cahalan, Sadie Cahalan, Samuel Frischmeyer, Madeline Koppen, Kyle Leyen, Audrey Lott, Hunter Robinett, Waverly Saak, Joshua Smoldt, Hunter Thede, Walker Wyatt, Cael 7th Grade Kupka, Morgan Lanza, Madison McGhee, Jaden Mussig, Thomas Nagle, Sasha Roeding, Matthew Smoldt, Joseph Thompson, Katy Tscherter, Alexander Wild, Kathryn 8th Grade Brandt, Amber Brockett, Kelly Brown, Sydney Charley, Olivia Cooley, Joshua Dinsdale, Colton Grunklee, Amanda Holman, Leah Husmann, Lauren Kern, Courtney Knaack, Madison Mohlis, Jacob Murphy, Cameron Murphy, Carter Mussig, Madeline Oelschlager, Megan Sieh, Ashley B Honor Roll Second Quarter 5th Grade Ackley, Britiney Cooley, Rachel Drew, Brandon Gleissner, Dakota Paradine, Dustin Spear, Jadon Vavroch, Kayla White, Kaylee 6th Grade Brown, Morgan Butler, Ethan Eiffler, Paige Gretillat, Seth Kupka, McKenna McDonough, Kaylah Paradine, Natasha Schweppe, Maxwell Swanson, Megan Vanderkolk, Marissa 7th Grade Berendes, Marissa Bown, Parker Clark, Karlee Edler, John Knaack, Erik Merical, Destiny Smith, Abby Starnes, Alyssa 8th Grade Bystricky, Brock Eiffler, Tyler Goettsch, Emily LaBarge, Jordan Saak, Mikayla Schuman, Jake Schwartz, Dalton Simo, Shandra Stoakes, Eric Weber, Hayley White, Madison Yates, Brittany February 3, 2012 The Garwin American Legion Lounge will hold a Grand Opening on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5. The Lounge will be managed by Angel Thurston and will serve pizzas, pretzels and cheese sticks, as well as pop and a full line of drinks. The full bar will serve specially blended drinks, featuring margaritas and daiquiri. Bottles and cans of beer will be available. Laura Goettsch named to Grand View University Dean’s List Des Moines, IA. Recognition for outstanding academic achievement has been given to the following Grand View University students for the 2011 fall semester. The students are named to the Dean’s List for earning a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale while carrying at least 12 hours of classes. Grand View University, with an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students, is an independent, liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Gladbrook, IA-Laura M Goettsch; Kirkwood Announces Dean’s List Honors [Cedar Rapids, Iowa] —Kirkwood Community College has released its Dean’s List for the Fall 2011 Semester. These students have achieved a 3.3 grade point average or higher after completing 12 or more credit hours with the college. Kirkwood students from the area earning this distinction include: Garwin-Ellen S. Dilger, Paralegal - AA; . Gail Buskohl, 89, of Lincoln, passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit in Grundy Center, Iowa. William H. “Bill” Gary Jr., 79, of the rural Toledo/Garwin area, died Wednesday, Janury 25, 2012, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, of cancer. A $1000 Alliant Energy Branching Out grant for 2011 matched by local sponsors enabled Gladbrook Trees Forever (GTF) to plant 65 trees in the Gladbrook area.  Matching local sponsors of the Alliant Energy Branching Out grant were the City Council, Great Western Bank, Gethmann Foundation, Commercial Club, Linda Goos, and several anonymous donors.  Contributions received in memory of loved ones were dedicated to the following people:  Pauline Halverson, Roger Goos, Kenneth Sanderson, Patricia Edwards, Warren Booth, Carl Hof, Gerald Raum, Roger Eggers, Ted Schultz, Marilyn Thoms, and Curtis Ohrt. February 10, 2012 The Gladbrook Community Blood Drive held on Tuesday, January 31, at the Gladbrook United Methodist Church, sponsored by the Gladbrook Women’s Club and LifeServe Blood Center was a great success. Special recognition goes out to all the volunteer blood donors who participated. A total of 27 people registered to donate blood and 21 units of blood were collected. These donors made a valuable contribution during January, which is designated as National Blood Donor Month. Since 1970, January has been designated as National Blood Donor Month to remind the public about the importance of donating blood. Message from our Mayor-As I write this it is the 5th of February and I looked out the window and all I saw was mud – no snow and the temperature is in the mid 30’s.  Now so far this winter it has been easy on all of our personal heating budgets.  This also helps out on the city’s budget as well. Tom and Carrie Rowden of Clinton, Mississippi, are the proud parents of a daughter, Elizabeth May Rowden, born January 26, 2012. Elizabeth weighed 7 lb. 4 oz. and measured 20 inches long at birth. Grandparents are Tim and Darlene Rowden and Mark and Cindy Godbold. Elizabeth’s great grandmother is Inez Duft. Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Thomsen are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Susan Joy Thomsen, to John Kenneth Heldenbrand, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Heldenbrand of rural Marshalltown and Mr. and Mrs. Wes Snook of Ankeny. A March 10th wedding is planned at Peace United Church of Christ in Gladbrook. Vivian A. Schade, 95, of Gladbrook, Iowa, formerly of Garwin, Iowa, died Sunday, February 5, 2012, at Westbrook Acres in Gladbrook, Iowa. February 17, 2012 John Shouse has announced plans for a February 24 benefit for Noah Ohrt. The benefit will be held at the Uptown Lounge in Gladbrook and will take place from 5 to 10 PM. Noah is the 15 year old son of Ed and Kathy Ohrt and is a freshman at G-R High School. He was diagnosed last week with Ewing’s Sarcoma. He started chemo treatments at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics on Friday and will be undergoing a second round in about three weeks. Plans are for him to return home as soon as he feels well enough. Marshalltown community leader, attorney and former State Senator Larry McKibben announced he will run for Senate District 36, a seat which includes all of Marshall and Tama Counties and a southern portion of Black Hawk County. Rural Marshall County farmer, Allen Burt, announced today that he will be running for the Iowa House in district 71.  After redistricting, the new House District encompasses northeast Marshall County including:  Liscomb, Albion, Green Mountain, and Marshalltown. Mark and Lisa Cooper of Garwin would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Cooper, to Brad Smith of Cedar Rapids. Kipp and Nancy Larsen of Gladbrook and John and Laurie Currie of Odebolt, are proud to announce the marriage of their children, Chelsey Christina Larsen and Steven John Currie. Vows were exchanged on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis with Pastor Eric N. Youngdahl officiating. William Penn University announces academic honors Oskaloosa, Iowa - William Penn University is pleased to announce that [Name] of [City, State] has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2011 semester. To be included on the Dean’s List, a student must complete at least 12 hours of credit with a grade point average of 3.5 - 3.89 on a 4.0 scale. William Penn University was founded by Quakers in 1873 and is located in Oskaloosa, Iowa. William Penn has one of the most diverse student populations in Iowa and has recently expanded both programming and facilities. Garwin, IA , Blaze Wurr. Harold R. Hoppe, 97, of Rock Island, Illinois, retired bank officer, died Thursday, February 9, 2012, at Trinity Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois. Kathleen Ann (Jerry) Gilge, 64, of Garwin, died Monday evening, February 6, at her home with her loving family at her side. The Gladbrook-Reinbeck FFA is one of six chapters statewide to be awarded a $1,500 “Planting A Seed” grant by the Iowa Food & Family Project (Iowa FFP). Gladbrook Auxiliary Poppy Chairman Jodi Betts made two poppy centerpieces for the Mid-Winter Poppy Centerpiece Contest at the conference in Des Moines Feb. 10-12. Her large centerpiece deplicting the theme “Rembered Not Forgotten” won the Presidential Centerpiece Class.She used a Jim Shore cross with an American flag and a World War I Legion hat in her poppy arrangement. Her small arrangement of nine poppies or less around a wooden cross received 2nd place in the small arrangement class. This is the 3rd year in a row that Jodi has won the Presidential Poppy Centerpiece Contest. February 24, 2012 The ladies of the Casey’s General Store in Gladbrook have been very busy this month of February getting “pumped” for the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). The JDFR is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. JDFR’s research mission is to discover, develop and deliver advances that cure, better treat and prevent type 1 diabetes (T1D). As the global leader in the fight against T1D, JDFR’s research programs are comprehensive-addressing the hopes and dreams of every person with T1D for the best quality of life and cure for the disease. The ladies of Casey’s have been collecting donations for JDRF during the month of February, for $1.00, you can buy a “shoe”, and as some of you know, the ladies have been pumping gas for a donation of $1.00. The ladies will continue getting “pumped” through the month, so stop in on Fri., Feb. 24, Mon., Feb,. 27 or Wed., Feb. 29 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and have one of the lovely ladies pump your gas for a worthy cause. As of February 20, the ladies have collected $712.00 in donations. Plans are underway for a dinner and auction fundraiser to support the Ohrt family. Noah Ohrt, son of Ed and Kathy Ohrt of Gladbrook, has been diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma, a type of cancer that can afflict teens. Friends of the Ohrt family are holding a dinner and auction fundraiser March 31, 2012 at the Gladbrook Memorial Building. This free will donation dinner will take place 10:30am – 1:00pm with auction following at 1:00pm. Local students named to Central College dean’s list Pella, IA The following students were named to the fall 2011 dean’s list at Central College: Cory Bacon of Garwin, a senior exercise science major, daughter of David and Frances Bacon Jacob Petersen of Gladbrook, a senior accounting major, son of William and Crystal Petersen. On February 24th-25th a group of students from Gladbrook-Reinbeck will be participating in World Visions “30 Hour Famine.”  The students will join the efforts of hundreds of thousands of young people all over the nation who will set aside the usual “stuff” that fills their daily lives and instead will go without food to get a taste of what the world’s poorest children and families face every day.  Students have been raising funds but are still in need of your support.  For every $30 raised they can help feed and care for a child for a month.  They are asking for your donations to help them meet their goal of $3600 which will feed and care for ten (10) children for a full year!  In addition they are holding a food drive during to assist those in need within the local community.  On Saturday February 25th place non-perishable food items in a bag on your front porch, the kids will be collecting them from 9am-2pm for our local community food bank.  The Famine is being held at the First Presbyterian Church on Broad street in Reinbeck from 9pm Friday to 6pm Saturday; stop by and see what the youth are doing during the event and if you like make a donation. Students participating are Emily Dinsdale, Addi Kickbush, Brittney Keller, Cydney Rose Pease, Jenna Hoffman, Paige Kromas, Jenny Schildroth and Erin Weinzien. Donna (Roger) Smith, 82, of Garwin, died Tuesday, February 14th, at the Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids.


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