City chats with Fire Department, and has still not received promised FEMA funding for the dam project!

The December meeting of the Garretson City Council met on a snowy, windy night and held an abbreviated meeting due to the weather. Mayor Tim Mullin opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, then opened the floor to Fire Department outgoing Chief Mark Rozeboom. The fire department is looking into transferring workman’s compensation insurance to the […]

In the Christmas Spirit Jesse James Players raises $1,100 for Food Pantry

The Jesse James Players raised $1,106.00 for the Garretson Food Pantry this past Garretson Hometown Christmas festival, at the Jesse James Players’ Golden Girls Holiday Christmas Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. “Both nights we had sold out shows,” said play Director Marcia Gnadt. “And people were very generous, they were quite literally throwing money at us. […]

The Garretson Ambulance Wants You!

The Garretson Ambulance is there for you, so they need you to be there for them. “First I want to clarify that we’re not in trouble, we’re doing all right, we just need to recruit some more volunteers,” said Ambulance Administrator Matt Penning. “We’ve got 15 people on our service rolls, but realistically we’ve got about […]

Garretson Hometown Christmas is next week!

The Garretson Commercial Club will be sponsoring the Hometown Christmas in Garretson, starting Friday Dec. 8 and going to Sunday Dec. 10. From all accounts this looks to be the biggest Hometown Christmas events in recent years. “Come to town to celebrate Garretson Hometown Christmas with your friends and neighbors,” said Lurene Vandersnick, president of […]

Clarification on last week’s article on the city council

by Carrie Moritz, Gazette In the Gazette article last week, we covered concerns that the City Council had regarding reckless and irresponsible behavior. We regret that the article gave the impression that this behavior was occurring among the entire Fire Department, which is incorrect. Concerns were raised about the behavior of one member of the […]

Get Ready for Garretson’s Golden Girls!

by Garrick Moritz, Gazette They’re costumed and getting ready for an audience. The Jesse James Players will be a cornerstone of the Garretson Hometown Christmas. The Golden Girls was a popular TV Sitcom that won multiple awards in its seven year run. Laugh out loud funny comedy that was earthy and wasn’t afraid to tell […]

City talks big plans, Mayor Mullin not running for re-election

The Garretson City Council met in monthly session on November 6, 2017. All council members except Dave Bonte were in attendance. The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance and consent calendar approval, followed by a presentation by representatives of Sayre Associates, the engineering company that is spearheading the three road, water, and sewer construction […]

Veteran’s Day is truly celebrated in Garretson

Garretson area residents have a long and proud tradition of service in our armed forces, so Veteran’s Day is always a big event. This year there were three separate Veteran’s Day programs held. The first was at Palisades Healthcare Center on Thursday, Nov. 9. Two Chaplains from Asera Care Hospice hosted a Veteran’s Day program for […]

“The Golden Girls” Coming to Garretson

“The Golden Girls” was a popular sitcom that aired from 1985 to 1992 on NBC, with a total episode count of 180 half hour episodes during its seven season run. It won two Emmy’s for Best Comedy, and each prime character won an individual Emmy for comedic performance. The show also won three Golden Globes […]