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Lewis Drug celebrated with a ribbon cutting and open house for their new store on Tuesday, June 4. Ground has been broken in June on the new Lewis Drug building at 250 North Munsterman Street, on the main highway through Appleton. They officially opened November 1, 2023.

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Infectious diseases likely to rise as vaccination levels drop in region

by Reed Anfinson

“Infectious disease is going to continue to climb,” Countryside Public Health’s Executive Director Liz Auch told the Swift County Board of Commissioners at their May 21 meeting.

Part of the reason infectious diseases could be spreading is the falling rate of immunizations.

When Auch started with Countryside 24 years ago, the area was at 80% of zero to two-year-old children fully vaccinated. The state average is 63%, and Countryside’s counties are now at 65.6%. Subscribe or Log In