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Message From Our Mayor

March 24, 2017
Northern-Sun Print
eek and now on Sunday afternoon the temperature is 63 degrees. Spring must be coming. The geese are nesting and there are a lot of robins around but the old saying is the robin gets three snows on its tail before spring is here. We have two to go! Congratulations to Theone Hertema on her 100th birthday last week. Theone and her husband owned the furniture store on the north side of Main Street for many years and have been a part of Gladbrook for a long time. Happy Birthday, Theone! Our Rebel boys basketball team had another great year finishing second in the state. These young men sure make their communities proud. Congratulations to all of you! Also part of the basketball state tournament was Dick McCreery who was recognized with a TV interview for his 52 years of keeping statistics for both the Gladbrook Panthers and the GR Rebels. Thank you Dick for your service. Next, Dave Buskhol was recognized with a team ball signed by all the players for being GR supporter of the year. Well deserved Dave! Congratulations! Next, Thomas Mussig received the academic scholar of the year in 1A basketball and Joe Smoldt was recognized as Mr. Basketball in the State of Iowa. Honors just don’t get any better that that. Congratulations to all and thank you for your commitment to GR all these years. Great job and good luck in your future! Not a bad week for GR sports! We are starting to make progress with the removal of the Main Street buildings damaged in the December fire. The Wentzien building is gone and I am told the Smith General store and Days in the Sun buildings should go in the next week. We are all truly sorry for the owners losses and thank them for cleaning up the mess the fire created. It is a huge loss for them and we all will miss their presence on Main Street. It seems that there is always something new to keep your City Council busy. Now it is the water works. We had to drill a new well this fall which pumps about 35 gallons per minute. We need at least 100 gallons per minute or more. We are currently using over 100,000 gallons per day. The water board and city council are looking into our options which could include rural water. We will be studying all of the costs in switching water and infrastructure. I will try to keep you all informed.

Keith Sash, Mayor

PS – Question of the week – Does anyone know or remember why there could be a low area or ditch forming between the Masonic building formerly the First National Bank building and the Deselms building which at one time was the Wieland garage? Is there possibly a tunnel or a hiding place there and for what purpose?

 
 

 

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