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Gladbrook Alive And Growing-Fire Station and Ambulance Building Fund Raising takes another jump, Tops $680,000

August 29, 2013
Northern-Sun Print

The new Fire Station and Ambulance Building project and the funding drive took another great jump the past two weeks. We can report the project has pledges of over $680,000 toward the project goal of $800,000. Gladbrook will continue to be alive and growing. We are well on our way to develop another reason to live and invest in the Gladbrook Community. There were again a lot of medium level pledges that gave the effort a nice boost ahead of the Alumni banquet. This would be a great time for fellow GHS alumni to leave a pledge or a check. All donors will be recognized in the Gladbrook City Centre.

At the last fund raising coordination meeting it was mentioned that the Gladbrook Fire Department covers over 95 acres as first responders with ambulance crew covering that many acres as well. This is a mighty task at times with only a volunteer staff. A site for the new building has been selected next to the water tower south of Highway 96. The proximity to the new 150,000 gallon water tower will make filling tanker trucks fast and efficient, saving valuable time in an emergency. The property has been purchased and you should see the site being cleared in the next couple weeks to make room for the new facility.

With a continued successful fund drive, it is anticipated that construction will begin the Summer/Fall of 2014 with the building enclosed before Christmas 2014. Pledge forms can be picked up at Gladbrook City Hall. The project is accepting 3 year pledges with payments in December 2013, December 2014 and January 2015. All contributions will go through the Gladbrook Community Foundation and are tax deductible. If you have any questions regarding the project contact any of the Gladbrook Firemen or Mayor Keith Sash.

Article Photos

Gladbrook Fire Chief Matt Koester, left, and Officer Mark Lowry update the donation thermometer for the new Gladbrook Fire and Ambulance Building. The thermometer has been placed at the site of the new building on Hwy 96 across from Gladbrook Casey’s.

Pledges and contributions received to date include the following:

Sponsor: $225,000 and above

City of Gladbrook

Name it: $50,000 and Above

Doug Gethmann

Eldon and Dorothy Wiese

Triple H Farms

Legacy: $25,000-$49,999

Lyle and Thelma Lage

Florence Wrage

Diamond: $10,000-$24,999

Gladbrook Corn Carnival Corporation

Brett and Beth Miller

Keith and JoAnne Sash

Abbie Sash

Don and Ardella Geerdes

Ken and Shelleen Hatch

New Century Farm Service

Spring Creek Township

Gold: $5,000-$9,999

Goos Implement

Marshall and Diane Mussig

Dave McGowan

Ken and Barb Strohbehn

Vickie Lacina


In Memory of Phyllis and Otto Hansen

by John Hansen and Kathleen (Hansen) Carlson

Craig and Autumn Sash

Silver: $2,500-$4,999

Nicole Clapp

Chuck and Mary Lynne Bearden

Great Western Bank

Mike and Lori Bearden

Steve and Marcia Koester

Grant and Susie Strohbehn

Darold and Lola Dreessen

Henry Horstmann's


Dow Agro Services

Gladbrook Community 4H Food Stand

Bronze: $1,500-$2,499

Gladbrook Bowl Tournament

Richard and June Klinefelter

Marvin and Judy Wendel

Schmitz Construction

Bill and Doris Tessau

Priscilla Crumley and Bud Locke Gladbrook Ins Agency

Dan and Sam DeWitt

Bob and Marcia Wiese

Darrell and Jeanne Paustian

Lennox Industries

Larry and Karen Pieper

DeWitt Refrigeration Heating and Cooling

Stan and Sue Koster

Loren and Linda Frericks

Doris Allen

Shirley Swenson

LeRoy and Margaret Thompson

Jared Bauch

John and Marcia, Michael Plett and Matthew and Kassaundra Plett

Scott and Renee Wiese

Copper: $1,000-$1,499

Duane and Kari Groth

George and Galene Groves

David and Geri Eilers

Marjorie Frey

In Memory of Lorna Ehring by Linda Perkins and Bruce Ehrig

Ferne Schoel

Robert Mohr

Dave and Lisa Koester

Gordon Arp

Randy and Tamara Oettchen

Trent and Deb Wentzien

Dennis and Barb Modlin

Duane and Barb Beichley

Phil and Debra Koester

Jim and Deb Osborn

Roger Rohweder

Elmer Mussig

Rachel Koester

In Memory of Kenneth Lowry by Kay Lowry

Carolyn Groth

Emma Moeller

In Memory of Lyle Moeller by Emma Moeller

Chad and Karen Mussig

Nickel: $250-$999

Larry and Corrine Jensen

Jack and Edna Ramsey

Jack and Laura Osborn

Ron and Mary Puls

Leland and Linda Frahm

Carroll and Marlys Wegner

In Memory of Dr. L.G. Schaeferle by Chuck Blaine

Ed Rowe Memorial

H. Don and Connie Osborn

Dennis and Barb Luethje

Sue Pippert Mockenhaupt

Dean and Judie Hoppe

Paul Mohr Family

Allen Koester and Marla Jarr

Herb and Carolyn Oettchen

Pat Wiebensohn

Marlene Aalfs

Deb and Gary Johnson

Bob and Marcy Knaack

Jim Rohweder

Mary Katzer

The Machhoffs

In Memory of Henry Junge Jr. by Patsy Rinz

JayDee and Sharon Shouse

Kurt Willer

George Bruene

Dean Fisher

Elaine Thede

Pat and April Acton

Howard Lynch

Marilyn Brekke $500

Renk Seed $500

Erwin and JoAnn Maas

David Thornton

David and Linda Kuhl

CJ Latendresse

Albert Dierks, Jr.

McKinney Agency

Terry and Danielle Schmitz

Dennis and Ursula Haack

Sheridan and Mary Lou Downey

Block Farms

Chuck Willer

Fritz and Juanita Fulster

Crystal: $100-$249

Leo and Marilyn Kroeger

Dave and Judy Martens

John and Janelle McCann

Dave and Kim Schoel

Doug and Karen Sienknecht

Mark Putney

Merle Turner

Bud and Katie Grimmius

Mark and Marcia Kogle

Cheryl Clark (Vogt)

Kermit Wagner

Leon and Verna Stamp

Larry and Yvonnne Goecke

Dean Sams

In Memory of Jena Bruene by John and Diane Packard

Rev. Robert and Susan Doner

Keith and Sandra Johannsen

Larry and Vickie Herink

Farmers Mutual Insurance Traer

Mark Hauschildt

Herman and Ethel Lucht

RJ Hideaway

Jerry and Bev Gade

Allen and Darlene Eggers

Lyle and Marlys Wrage

Lynn Steiert

Dan and Trica Steen

Doc and Martha Gamble

Edwin Lacina

Joyce Bruene

Harold and Joyce Swangle

Eunice Pieper

Ina Billerbeck

Roy and Betty Kvidra

Ervin and Pat Oettchen

Chuck and Becky Fish

Barb Walton

Laufer and Padjen LLC

Janis Strohbehn


Ross and Dina Wiebensohn

JoAnna Hoppe

Jackie Spear (Patton)

Mary Lee Engel Goos

Allison Foster and Bret Draper

William King

Esther Jindrich

Phil Lauterbach

Janie Montgomery

Ralph Geiter

CURRENT TOTAL: $ 680,625



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