The Wall That Heals arrives in Tama County

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A little after 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2, The Wall That Heals – accompanied by more than 100 escort vehicles – made its way across the Tama County line just outside Le Grand, passing through Montour on its way to Meskwaki Settlement School in Tama. As the mobile exhibit moved ...

County Recorder Deb Kupka retires after 17 years of public service

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It was the final day at the office for longtime County Recorder Deborah Kupka this past Friday, July 29, as she officially retired from the Tama County position she has held since 2005. Kupka, who resides in Clutier, announced her retirement this past March following a storied career of ...

Tama Co. 4-H members attend Iowa 4-H Youth Conference


In June, 300 youth delegates gathered at Iowa State University for the 2022 Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, themed “Building the Future.” Teenagers from across the state came to the Iowa State campus for three days full of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, special events, and civic engagement ...

2022 Winding Stairs Festival preview

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Traer’s downtown Winding Stairs Festival will be celebrating its 25th bash this year from August 11-14, and to commemorate the milestone several new events are in the works including a contest geared toward those with a mustache. The annual town festival’s 2022 theme – ‘If You ...

Worthen achieves All-American, continues to trailblaze

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It may be technically ‘offseason’ for high school wrestling, but for one of Iowa’s top female wrestlers – Union’s Jillian ‘Monster’ Worthen – there is no offseason and she proved that in the FargoDome on July 16 by earning All-American. The rising La Porte City sophomore along ...

An afternoon on the farm

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On Friday, July 22, U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa) visited with members of the Tama County chapter of Women, Land & Legacy (WLL) on a farm near Traer. Hinson met with Tama County WLL founder Melody Bro and farmer-member Rebecca Dostal, who opened her farm alongside her husband Calvin. ...