Gluckstadt Journal
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Gluckstadt pursuing annexation

GLUCKSTADT —  Aldermen here voted unanimously last Tuesday to move forward with annexation, while at the same time opposing the city of Madison’s proposed annexation.

2 vehicles involved in wreck

GLUCKSTADT — A two vehicle rollover collision on Gluckstadt Road late Tuesday afternoon caused delays for about an hour, Gluckstadt Police officials said.

City’s sales tax collections keep rising monthly

Though sales tax diversions appear to have leveled off, city officials in Gluckstadt say the revenue is still ahead of their initial projections.

Federal flood insurance now available

The City of Gluckstadt has joined over 22,000 communities nationwide that are allowed to purchase federally backed flood insurance. This availability follows the community's adoption and enforcement of ordinances to reduce flood losses and acceptance by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). 

Twisted Turnip offers home-style cooking

The Twisted Turnip restaurant on Calhoun Station Parkway started as a dream many years ago, and while it has evolved over the years, the idea of fresh, homestyle cooking with a twist has stayed the same, says owner and operator Billy Kistler. 

Business Alliance donates $6K for police K-9

The Gluckstadt-Madison Business Alliance presented a $6,000 check to the Gluckstadt Police Department earlier this month to aid the department in purchasing a new police dog. 

Gluckstadt Fitness strengthens city

Gluckstadt Fitness owner TJ Sullivan said she wants her gym to have a strong sense of community and be a place for the whole family to come and work out together. 

GPD creates new officer recognition program

The Gluckstadt Police Department introduced a new Officer of the Month award Tuesday night to honor officers who go above and beyond while serving the Lucky City. 

New city street signs being installed

New street signs featuring the city’s seal are popping up in Gluckstadt neighborhoods and subdivisions this summer.

$44M performing arts center under construction

Germantown High School’s new $44 million Performing Arts Complex, when completed, will give students a new auditorium, extra classrooms, and much more. 

GLUCKSTADT — Street rehabilitation work is scheduled to begin June 14 in the Ridgefield Subdivision weather permitting, officials said. 

Firefighter training

Gluckstadt firefighters have been participated in a number of training exercises as of late, including extraction following automobile accidents.

Madison wants to annex north of city

Madison aldermen last week approved plans to annex about four square miles north of the city that’s drawing opposition from the new city of Gluckstadt. 

Sugar Daze offers fresh, homemade desserts

Sugar Daze Dessert Shop owner Anna McQuillen said her shop is all about making tasty desserts from scratch and seeing people return to her shop and become regulars. 

Southern Bancorp planning Gluckstadt branch

An Arkansas-based bank is slated to bring a new location to the Lucky City in early 2024, bank officials say.

Riptide Outdoors has plenty of gear

Supplying fishing gear and outdoor equipment is a side hustle for Riptide Outdoors owner Tyler Newton, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at his fully-stocked storefront off of Highway 51 in Gluckstadt.

Brooks celebrates 1-year anniversary with city

Executive Administrative Assistant Janet Brooks said her hands-on work with the city of Gluckstadt has been tremendously rewarding and she enjoys seeing the city change and grow in real time.

Board proclaims Bike Safety Month

The Lucky City has officially declared the month of May as National Bike Safety Month and encourages all citizens to take part and hop on a bike. 

Zumbro selected as Germantown High principal

Cody Zumbro said he is honored and humbled to be chosen as the next principal of Germantown High School and is excited to serve the students and family of the rapidly growing community. 

‘Lucky City’ turning 2

The Lucky City is approaching its second anniversary on June 6, and Mayor Walter Morrison said he couldn’t be more optimistic about the city’s future. 

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