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Tama County graduates

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After a year like no other, Graduation ceremonies in Tama County are returning to somewhat normal. Schools are also tasked with taking into account COVID-19 protocols mulling decisions like whether or not to limit guests, whether to hold an outside or indoor ceremony and the requirement of ...

Concerns emerge as loss of judge in Tama Co. approaches

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For nearly 50 years, the district court system in Tama County has operated with two magistrate judges. This coming August, Tama County will be one of four counties having their magistrate judge allotment reduced from two judges down to one. The change comes as part of a March administrative ...

Lions project looks to cover Reinbeck in stars and stripes

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Reinbeck residents will soon a new tradition beginning in the community. This spring the Reinbeck Lions Club have organized a community flag project they are calling “Flags Over Reinbeck”. The project offers community members an opportunity to purchase a service where American flags are ...

IDPH Confirms B.1.617 Variant Strain in Iowa

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(Des Moines, IA) The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed two cases of the COVID-19 variant, SARS-CoV-2 B.1.617 in Iowa. This variant is also referred to as the India variant because it was first detected there. We are still learning about the characteristics of this ...

ISU Ext. to hold summer camps

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Iowa State University Extention will be offering a variety of Summer Camps for the 2021 season starting in June. Any youth in Tama County is eligible for the camps. Summer Camps: Babysitting Basics Learn skills to care for infants/young children, develop an activity bag and learn how ...

Gladbrook Auxiliary hosting Poppy Days, tea service in May

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The Gladbrook American Legion Auxiliary will be celebrating “Poppy Days” in Gladbrook on May 12th & 14th. The symbol of our veterans are the poppies that grew over the battle fields of Europe during the wars. The red poppies are made at the Iowa Veterans Home and distributed by ...

Gladbrook man charged with multiple counts of theft

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A former Tama County Republican Party Central Committee treasurer has been charged with multiple counts of theft and campaign finance violation. According to court documents filed by the Iowa Attorney General’s office, from January 2020 through April 2021, Michael Bearden of Gladbrook, in ...

Who will be the 2021 Corn Cob Queen?

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Nominations for the 2021 Corn Cob Queen are now open. Anderson Funeral Homes of Gladbrook is sponsoring the annual queen contest held during Gladbrook's Corn Carnival. This is the 12th year for the Corn Cob Queen Contest. Past winners have been Sara Shouse/Marlene Wiebensohn (2009), Dave Wurr ...