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Message From Our Mayor

September 13, 2013
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Summer is almost gone (it’s Monday and 100 degrees) and it is time to write my September letter. The fall sports have started and all the kids are back in school. First let’s start with the Alumni Banquet. It sure is great to get a chance to see old friends again, after 50 plus years of being an alumni let’s just call them fellow graduates. The great part of the event is seeing friends in several decades of Gladbrook High School. Geri Eilers and her committee did an excellent job on the total event. Thank you to all! It was great! I was watching RFD TV and they were featuring Dick Sparrow’s 40 horse hitch. How many of you remember when we had the 40 horse hitch in the Corn Carnival parade or the 8 sheep hitch or the parade of geese? There are a lot of highlites we all remember. The 1980 Centennial Parade lasted 2 1/2 hours and had 268 entries. The 2013 parade lasted just over 1 1/2 hours and had 145 entries. I’m always looking for new entries, if anyone knows of something, give me a call and I will check it out. On the 2013 parade route, we had a float winner that we can’t track down. It was a Food Bank entry and included a JD A pulling a wagon float and was driven by a gentleman with a very well trimmed white beard. If you know who this, please call me. To watch a video of the parade, go to KDAO’s web site. This next week we are pleased to have a new business open up in town. Deb Osborn will be opening a business in the former Gifts of Grace building. Deb will be doing photos of family and special events, renting tuxedos, dry cleaning pick up, coffee, pastries and a whole lot more. Welcome to Gladbrook, Deb, and thank for choosing our town for your business. I’m also pleased to announce that Mark & Linda Goos have purchased the old “Honeymoon Flats” building and will be taking it down in the near future. Once again Mark & Linda have stepped forward and are making an improvement in our town in removing one of our eyesores. Thanks to both of you! We are getting close to city elections and Sam Goos has said he is not running again. Sam has been a very valuable member of the City Council and will be missed. Thank you, Sam, for the time you put in. We will be needing someone to step up and take out papers for City Council. It takes time but is a very rewarding job. Both Roger Luehring and Betty Dahms have said they will be seeking re-election for their seats. I will also be running for Mayor again. We all thank you for your support. In closing, I personally would like to thank everyone for the cards, phone calls and congratulations I received and for all who took the time to come down to the State Fair when I received the Iowan of the Day Award. This was a great award and I had a great time that day - only made better by all the great friends and family who helped share the day with me. Thank you to all! Keith Sash, Mayor PS-Go Rebels

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Home decor display inside of Serendipity by deb. Serendipity by deb opened for business on Tuesday, September 10.



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