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“Look Local First Program” coming to Traer

The Traer Chamber of Commerce is announcing a new loyalty program called "Look Local First" for participating businesses. When we Look Local First we create jobs, grow businesses, and contribute to a thriving Traer community. The punchcard program is designed to encourage purchases at our ...

Tama County Republicans hold County Convention in Toledo

-SubmittedTama County Republican Women hosted 52 delegates from county-wide to the Tama County Republican Convention Saturday, March 14th at the Reinig Center in Toledo.The event was chaired by retired Judge Moe McWhirter of Traer. (RIGHT)South Tama High School junior Hope Werner and Tama ...

2020 National Volunteer Week salutes 4-H volunteers in Tama County

The Tama County Extension and Outreach Office along with the Tama County 4-H members would like to take this opportunity to thank all the adult and youth volunteers that work so hard all year to make the 4-H program possible.It takes almost 7,000 adult volunteers in Iowa to keep the 4-H program ...

Two COVID-19 deaths in Tama Co. were long-term care residents

The Tama County Department of Public Health said Monday both of the county's two COVID-19 deaths have occurred in long-term care residents. There were 42 confirmed total cases in the county Monday according to the Iowa Dept. of Health."We know this is a difficult time for everyone in our county ...

News & notes from the Traer Public Library….

In consultation with the Library Board members and city officials, the library will remain open. We will be practicing social distancing. To do this:All programming has been canceled - including the ones that meet regularly once a week or once a monthThe computer lab and virtual reality are ...

Novel Coronavirus – COVID-19 local information

Message from Traer Mayor HoldenCity leadership has been in contact with the managers of local grocery stores and chains. After the initial surge in buying all expect shelves to be restocked as supply chains catch up.Our parks and recreation areas will remain open for community use. However, ...

Severe weather forecast for Central Iowa

National Weather Service- Des Moines- Situation Report4:28 a.m.- 3-19-20-Enhanced risk of severe storms over much of central/southern IowaLarge Hail & Damaging Winds most likely hazardsIsolated Tornadoes also a possibility especially during afternoonTiming - 2 to 8 PM TODAYLocally ...

Tama County 4-H Winter Carnival set Feb. 29

Tama County 4-H will be holding their Winter Carnival Saturday, February 29, 2020. This event is open to the public and will be located at the Toledo Reinig Center. Meal and games will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The meal is a free will offering and includes: maid-rite or hotdog, chips, fresh ...

Podhajsky elected President of Traer Chamber of Commerce

Michelle Podhajsky was elected President of the Traer Chamber of Commerce during their January meeting to fill the vacant position and is ready to hit the ground running in her new role."I believe in the mission of Traer's Chamber of Commerce - to strengthen the local economy by promoting a ...