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New owner at Gladbrook pharmacy

Two of Tama County’s four retail pharmacies have recently welcomed new ownership. Gladbrook Family Pharmacy and Medicap Pharmacy in Toledo were recently sold on Jan. 1 to Derek Townsend, PharmD. Townsend has been working as a pharmacist for both the Gladbrook and Toledo locations for the ...

Rep. Fisher criticized for Facebook comments

The Iowa House of Representatives 89th General Assembly opened with a swearing in ceremony Monday. A day that is normally a cordial affair of bi-partisan cooperation looked different this year in large part due to the insurrection that occurred at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. House Minority ...

Public Health seeking those over 75 for vaccine list

Tama County Public Health (TCPH) announced this week they are looking to compile a list of residents in Tama County aged 75 or over who are interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccination. TCPH will be moving to Phase 1-B of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the coming weeks which includes all ...

Wind farm clears permits, concerns emerge

The proposed Salt Creek Wind Farm project in Tama County made significant steps toward becoming a reality recently. The Tama County board of adjustment met at 9 a.m. on Dec. 9 in Toledo where they considered and ultimately voted on 60 conditional use permits submitted by Salt Creek Wind ...

Grundy County vaccine update, 1-B on the horizon

Earlier this week the Iowa Infectious Disease Advisory Council released the priority populations and recommendations for phase 1-B of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Officials with Grundy County Public Health said they are still working to complete Phase 1-A vaccinations and that they do not ...

Tama County swears in elected officials, honors years of service

At the most recent Tama County Board of Supervisors meeting on Dec. 28 the four county officials elected in November’s general election were sworn in. Newly elected District 2 Supervisor Bill Faircloth joined District 3 Supervisor Dan Anderson, Tama County Sheriff Dennis Kucera and County ...

Vaccine arrives in Tama and Grundy counties

Last Wednesday marked an exciting day for Tama County Public Health as they administered their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Claire Shefchik, a Registered nurse at Tama County Public Health was the first to receive the vaccine. Tama County received doses of their first shipment of the ...

ACCESS here to help

Domestic and sexual abuse are two things people hope they never have to go through. In the event one does it is imperative to have resources to reach out to. Assault Care Center Extending Shelter and Support or ACCESS is a victim service agency that helps survivors of domestic and sexual ...

Rebels earn fall all-state honors

Though it was an unusual season to say the least, Gladbrook-Reinbeck student-athletes excelled throughout the fall sports seasons, several earning all-state honors at the conclusion of their seasons. Two seniors on the state-qualifying Rebels football team were named to the Iowa Print Sports ...

Santa coming to Gladbrook

Celebrating the start of the holiday season will be different this year in Gladbrook. The Commercial Club is excited to announce that on Wednesday, November 18, on Main Street, from 6-8pm, Santa will be greeting everyone with a smile and a wave. This will be a “drive-by” event. Santa will ...