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Townsend new Medicap owner

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

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 ...

IDPH shares guidelines, timelines

(Des Moines, IA) Today the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is sharing the following guidelines for COVID-19 vaccine priority populations for Phase 1B, based on the recommendations put forward by the Iowa Disease Advisory Council (IDAC) and accepted by Kelly Garcia, IDPH interim ...

Senator Edler sworn in to second term in Iowa Senate

DES MOINES – Senator Jeff Edler, R-State Center, was sworn in on Monday to start his second term in the Iowa Senate, representing Senate District 36. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to be sworn in to continue serving the people of Senate District 36,” said Senator ...

Reps. Hinson, Axne call for improved vaccination distribution in rural areas

Washington, D.C. - Today, Iowa Representatives Ashley Hinson (IA-01) and Cindy Axne (IA-03) called on federal health leaders to address delays in coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine distribution in rural areas. In a new bipartisan letter to the heads of the Centers for Disease Control and ...

Tama County Arrests

Note: Arrest or citation for a crime is not a determination of guilt. Guilt or innocence is always determined in a court of law. Dec. 19 ...

Rep. Fisher criticized for Facebook comments opening day

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 ...

South Tama students lend a hand

Around 20 South Tama County high school students hit the streets, sidewalks and driveways last Wednesday to shovel snow for community members. A winter storm which began Tuesday, Dec. 29 and carried late into the early hours of Wednesday morning left roughly seven inches of snow blanketing ...

Overcoming obstacles succeeding at MCC

MARSHALLTOWN - “Las barreras te presionarán cada vez más para lograr lo que deseas y esa será la motivación para seguir adelante.” Which loosely translates to, “The barriers that are presented are going to push you harder and harder to accomplish the goals you desire and that is going ...

TCPH gives vaccine update

Following the Emergency Use Authorization of both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is partnering with county public health departments to begin vaccinating Iowans. Both vaccines are currently being administered in Iowa to the Phase 1A ...