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Tama Co. supervisors vote to reapprove county’s wind ordinance as written

Tama County’s wind energy conversion system (WECS) ordinance was part of the board of supervisors’ agenda for the first time this past Monday, May 16, rather than merely a discussion item addressing the request for a wind moratorium. The local coalition Tama County Against Turbines – ...

Otter Creek Lake and Park Campgrounds to Open Friday, May 13 at noon

In an update to a decision made during the regular board meeting held on Wednesday, May 4, to keep Otter Creek Park campgrounds closed, the Tama County Board of Conservation reversed course today in an emergency meeting held by Zoom - voting in favor of reopening the campgrounds effective at ...

Otter Creek Park and Lake reopens to foot traffic

For a monthly county board meeting that is usually sparsely attended, the regular May meeting of the Tama County Board of Conservation appeared to be the hottest ticket in the county this past Wednesday as more than 30 Tama County citizens – mostly from the Tama, Toledo, and Chelsea areas – ...

Wind moratorium request draws attention of Apex Clean Energy

What had been shaping up to be a reliable discussion item for the Tama County Board of Supervisors every week – the continuing request by a local coalition for a wind moratorium – was anything but this past Monday in Toledo when a representative from the energy company Apex Clean Energy ...

Wind energy moratorium request enters round two

It was round two this past Monday morning during the standing-room only Tama County Board of Supervisors meeting in Toledo for members of the coalition group Tama County Against Turbines as they again asked the supervisors to enact a moratorium on any new wind energy projects in the county as ...

Tree elves take Tama County by storm

In a fitting end to the nationwide celebration that was Stewardship Week 2022 and in honor of the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day, a pair of ‘tree elves’ from the Tama County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) office – conservation assistant Melody Bro and ...

Viola Irvine Nature Preserve opens in Dysart

In a state that lost roughly 4 million trees in 2020 to derecho devastation, the recent donation of a wooded, 2-acre parcel of land owned by local conservationist and retired teacher Cathy Irvine to the city of Dysart for the creation of the Viola Irvine Nature Preserve could not have come at a ...

Dysart to celebrate Arbor Day with events

Dysart will be celebrating Arbor Day on Friday, April 29, with several events. The annual Arbor Day tree planting will take place at 8:45 a.m. on the west side of D-G Elementary School. The elementary students and staff, along with Dysart’s Mayor and Tree Board, will take part in the ...

News & Notes from Dysart City Council

The regular April meeting of the Dysart City Council held on Wednesday, April 13, began with public comments from rural Clutier resident Chris Behrens. Behrens addressed members of the council and Mayor Tim Glenn regarding a public forum set for the following week on Tuesday, April 19, at the ...

Arrest Report — Tama County Jail: April 6-10, 2022

A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. April 8 Ingres Marisela Paniagua-Rodridguez, 32, of Los Angeles, California was arrested by the Tama Police Department for providing false identification and two counts of ...