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Hill Valley meets its match

GLADBROOK, Iowa/HILL VALLEY, Calif. – Great Scott! Pat Acton has done it again! The “Matchstick Marvels” maven has wrapped up what by his count is his 79th creation. Unlike the other models on display at the museum in Gladbrook, including the U.S. Capitol and many military and space ...

Gladbrook-Reinbeck Facility Task Force 2.0

REINBECK – Gladbrook-Reinbeck’s 1921 secondary building is old. Out of date. Deteriorating in multiple places. And running out of time. Such was the consensus last Wednesday of many of the roughly 20 community members who attended the district’s fourth of six planned Facility Task ...

Central Rivers AEA, area school district leaders react to new law

Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the much discussed Area Education Agencies (AEA) reform bill into law last Wednesday, March 27, just a day after the Iowa Senate approved the legislation. House File 2612 (HF2612) passed the Senate on March 26 on a 30-18 vote, with Sen. Annette Sweeney (R-Iowa Falls) ...

The new rules

TOLEDO – Last week's Tama County Board of Supervisors meeting was all about rules and handbooks. But before they got into all that, the supervisors heard the engineer’s report. Contract rock has finished being delivered, and trucks were out clearing roads after last week's bout of snow. ...

Garwin Public Library to host Live Animal Wednesdays

GARWIN – The Garwin Public Library will be hosting Live Animal Wednesdays in April beginning Wednesday, April 3 with snails followed by Ms. Strawberry the Sheep on April 10, Olive the Hedgehog on April 17, and a Tama County Humane Society special guest on April 24. As part of the April 17 ...

MercyOne Waterloo Birth Center verified as a Level III NICU

WATERLOO – MercyOne Waterloo Birth Center was recently verified by the Iowa Perinatal Review Committee as a Level II Maternal Specialty Care unit and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care unit. The MercyOne Waterloo Birth Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is the only Level III in ...

Celebrate ISU Extension and Outreach Week in Tama County

TAMA COUNTY – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week is April 15-20 this year. Iowa’s 100 county extension offices will host “I Spy Cy” activities and educational events throughout the week to thank Iowans for their support of ISU Extension and Outreach throughout the ...

Grassley staff to hold office hours in Tama County

TAMA COUNTY, IOWA – Sen. Chuck Grassley’s (R-Iowa) staff will hold traveling office hours in 11 Iowa counties including Tama County from April 15 –17. Iowans seeking assistance with a federal agency or wishing to share their views on issues important to them may stop by during the ...

Reinbeck Lions host bingo to benefit McLean family

REINBECK – The Reinbeck American Legion Hall was filled with bingo players filling their cards for a good cause last Thursday night. The Reinbeck Lions Club hosted the event at Post 242 in Reinbeck as a fundraiser for the Tom McLean family. McLean passed away in January of this year and ...