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Government

Early to county office – Kriegel, Kemper assume county duties

On the morning of Nov. 21, the Tama County Board of Supervisors swore in County Treasurer Amanda Kriegel and Recorder Amelia Kemper. Kriegel and Kempter pledged their oath to the office early due to the vacant Treasurer and Recorder positions. Kemper was temporarily appointed County Recorder ...

Rep. Fisher tapped to head Environmental Protection Committee

House Speaker Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford) recently announced appointments for House committee chair positions in advance of the 90th General Assembly. “After further growing our majority this election, our caucus now represents all 99 of Iowa’s 99 counties. We are in a better position ...

Tama Co. General Election Results

The complete results of the Nov. 8 general election in Tama County are printed below. The following candidates were elected to seats. County Supervisor District 1: Curt Hilmer County Treasurer: Amanda Kriegel County Recorder: Amelia Kemper County Attorney: Brent Heeren Soil & ...

News and Notes from Traer City Council

The topic of the city spearheading snow removal for the 2022-2023 winter season along Second Street in Traer’s downtown business district was a main topic of discussion during the November 7 city council meeting. Two bids were received by the city for snow removal including one from Ayden ...

Traer City Council receives update on economic development

Tama County Economic Development’s executive director Katherine Ollendieck paid a visit to the Nov. 7 meeting of the Traer City Council to provide an update on county economic happenings including updates to the Tama County guidebook, the next round of ARPA grants for businesses, and the ...

Thank you for 55 years

On November 9, Tama County Public Health and Home Care celebrated 55 years of service to Tama County citizens. “We hosted an open house as we’ve been an agency for 55 years. We just wanted to say thank you to the residents of Tama County,” said Shannon Zoffka, the CEO and Executive ...

Back to 1934 – Tama Co. voters say ‘yes’ to five supervisors

Tama County voters overwhelmingly passed a public measure during Tuesday night’s midterm election to return the county to a form of government not experienced since 1934 – five county supervisors. Public Measure TX – “The number of Tama County Supervisors shall be increased from three ...

Tama County adds online driver’s license appointment scheduling

Over the past two years, driver’s license customers throughout the state of Iowa have become accustomed to calling ahead for appointments rather than waiting in line with a number to be served. The shift to appointment-based service began as a public health measure during the COVID-19 ...

Tama Co. Public Health & Home Care celebrates 55 years of service

The Tama County Health Service (TCHS) originated on November l8, l966 as a pilot home health-training program with a grant from the Office of Economic Opportunity. In February of l967 TCHS received word from the Social Security Administration office in Kansas City that they had met the ...

Zoning Committee addresses wind turbine setbacks

On Monday, Oct. 10, the Tama County Zoning Committee met for the second time to discuss the county's Wind Energy Conversion System (WECS) ordinance. Unfortunately, with only two members present, Doug Dvorak and Wade Mitchell, the number needed to complete the quorum was unmet, and the Committee ...