Michaela Kendall

05/23/2017 - 5:15pm

GRUNDY CENTER – Each year, Memorial Day weekend kicks off the busy summer season as families pack up their cars and hit the road for a weekend of fun.

But, with a higher number of drivers on the road during the holiday season, there is an inevitable increase in everything from minor traffic violations to fatal accidents, says Grundy Center Police Officer Kyle Waugh.

In...

05/23/2017 - 10:37am
GRUNDY CENTER – Despite the cold and rainy weather last Thursday, vendors at the Grundy Center Farmer’s Market kicked off the 2017 season in style, selling everything from locally grown produce to baked goods to homemade jams and more. Shari Sell-Bakker, who’s in charge of the Farmer’s Market committee, said there are...
05/18/2017 - 11:44am
BUTLER COUNTY – A truck driver from Grundy County was killed during the severe storm that swept across northeast Iowa Wednesday night. According to authorities, 70-year-old Dike resident James Budlong was killed after strong winds flipped his semi truck, pinning him inside. The fatal accident occurred on Highway 57, near Sinclair, around 5:...
05/10/2017 - 3:06pm
GRUNDY CENTER – Recently, the Grundy Center Community School District announced the hiring of Michael Vokes, who will replace Kristin Sheffield as secondary principal. Vokes brings a wealth of educational experience with him to his new role. Currently, he serves as the secondary Instructional Coach at West Central Valley Community School...
05/10/2017 - 3:02pm
GRUNDY CENTER – The atmosphere around the demolition site was bittersweet as bystanders crowded around the former First Baptist Church to bid goodbye to one of Grundy Center’s oldest structures. The historic church, which was built in 1918, was just shy of reaching its 100th year when workers from Benton’s Sand and Gravel out of...
05/03/2017 - 11:03am
GRUNDY CENTER – During Monday night’s Grundy Center City Council meeting, council members discussed the possibility of a REAP land swap that would give the city the option to develop 10.5 acres of unused land near the George Wilhelm Sports Complex, if they choose to do so. Mayor Brian Buhrow explained that when the city purchased the...
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