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Public Health seeking those over 65 for vaccine list

Editor's Note: This article has been updated as the age group for 1B was recently changed from 75 to 65. 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 ...

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 ...

Waltermire to rep GMG at State Swim Meet

WEST DES MOINES — Every tick of time off the clock moved the Bobcats’ bubble closer to bursting, but the Marshalltown girls’ swimming team didn’t want to see its season pop for the second year in a row. The same four swimmers combined to shave critical seconds off their seed times in ...

Miracle on Main changes course in Reinbeck

It is with the utmost consideration for our communities in Reinbeck and the surrounding counties, that we have made the decision to transition to a completely “contactless” Miracle on Main. The Schedule of Events will not proceed as originally planned, as we have decided to eliminate any ...