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Five things to know: GMG school board

1. The board will present their fiscal year 2022 annual budget for a public hearing on April 8 at 6:30 at GMG Elementary in Green Mountain. The proposed school tax levy will be a slight decrease from fiscal year 2021 at $12.27 per $1,000 of property valuation. Part of the proposed budget will ...

100 vaccines set to arrive soon in Grundy County

Grundy County Public Health (GCPH) announced Wednesday morning 100 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be allocated to Grundy County next week through the state vaccination program. Due to the quick notification of this allocation, GCPH and healthcare partners worked together to ...

National Commander visits Gladbrook Legion

American Legion National Commander James W. “Bill” Oxford of North Carolina visited Iowa for a series of meet and greet sessions with several posts in Central Iowa. On March 17 Oxford and a group of American Legion state officials stopped at the Gladbrook Post to visit with the members ...

Volunteers make clinics possible

Volunteers have always been important fixtures in any community and now with COVID-19 vaccination clinics running their presence is that much more important. Tama County Public Health began vaccinations clinics in February. For each clinic around 100 people are receiving either their first ...

Tama County Community Foundation distributes $111,064 to local non-profits

The Tama County Community Foundation (TCCF) has granted $111,064 to 34 projects of organizations serving Tama County through its 2021 grant cycle. “There are many deserving causes and nonprofit organizations that apply for grant funding each year,” said Sara Forrester, TCCF committee ...

Gov. Reynolds vists Reinbeck childcare center

The Little Rebels Learning Center (LRLC) in Reinbeck hosted Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg for a facility tour and discussion on March 11. Reynolds indicated she chose the child care center as she was interested in learning about the successes the organization has seen in partnering ...

Tama County sees decline in COVID-19 cases, continue with Tier 1B vaccinations

The spread of COVID-19 continued this week with seven Tama County residents. That’s down from 21 infections the two weeks prior and 39 infections February 19. As of Wednesday morning Tama County Public Health reported that 2216 Tama County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since ...

Mayne in as new conservation director

The Tama County Conservation Board has hired Stephen Mayne as the county’s next Conservation Director. In his position as the county’s conservation director, Mayne will head a department that oversees more than a dozen land units throughout the county including the 529-acre county park ...

Grundy vaccine rollout moving through 1B

Officials with Grundy County Public Health (GCPH) have issued recent updates and reminders regarding vaccine rollout for residents in Grundy County. All individuals qualifying within the Phase 1B priority populations are encouraged to contact one of three local pharmacies to be placed on a ...

Football districts announced for 2021 and 2022

Following Thursday’s regular meeting of the IHSAA Board of Control, district and group assignments for the 2021 and 2022 football seasons were announced. Gladbrook-Reinbeck and GMG will again see each other in the same 8-Player district as last season, along with Collins-Maxwell and Meskwaki ...