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Government

Candidates file paperwork for upcoming city and school elections

The deadline to file as a candidate for area city and school board elections passed last week Thursday for the upcoming November 2 election and several new candidates have thrown their hat into the ring along with many of the area’s incumbents. The North Tama School Board has four seats up ...

Redistricting proposal places Tama County outside Rep. Hinson’s district

New maps could lead to a remaking of the political landscape in Iowa — Tama County included. What is now a quadrant of four U.S. Congressional districts arranged counterclockwise — effectively a northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest set of districts — would become a staggered, ...

Dysart Public Works finds a temporary home

A rental agreement for a temporary public works office location was approved during a special meeting of the Dysart City Council held on Monday, August 30 at 6:30 p.m. The temporary space is located at 335 Main Street on the corner of Clark and Main. Public works will use this space on a ...

Hinson holds Tama County town hall

Congresswoman Ashley Hinson (IA-01) returned to Tama County this week for a town hall meeting. Around 20 members of the public gathered at the Tama Civic Center Tuesday morning for a question and answer session with Hinson who also gave a legislative update on issues and policies at the federal ...

Grassley Q&A: Afghanistan

Q: What’s the State Department telling Americans who are in Afghanistan? A: Throughout the last week, Iowans have contacted my office about loved ones stuck in Afghanistan. The withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan has created a perilous situation for thousands of U.S. citizens and ...

Six things to know from Dysart Council

The regular meeting of the Dysart City Council was called to order on Wednesday, August 11 in Dysart City Hall beginning at 7 p.m. 1. During the public comment portion of the meeting, Gerry Kopriva with Czech Trail group based in Clutier addressed the council regarding the placement of a can ...

Traer City Council talks ordinances, bond agreement and Traer Mfg.

The subject of city ordinances dominated much of the discussion during the August 2 regular Traer City Council meeting, but a vote to pass the resolution to purchase $560,000 in general obligation capital loan notes for the city’s street improvement project was top of the agenda. Nathan ...

Traer Council: Erhardt appointed to fill vacancy, downtown discussed

Following the resignation of council member Steve Foster in February, the Traer city council decided to fill the vacancy by appointment. At the council’s regular meeting on March 1, city clerk Haley Blaine reported there were no individuals that formally expressed interest in the vacancy ...

Grassley tours Clearline in Traer

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) made his second stop in the last four months to Tama County on Jan. 13. In early September Grassley made a stop in Toledo to meet with local officials and business leaders. Grassley began a day of county visits in Traer, Iowa with a factory tour and ...

Search begins for new conservation director

Tama County Conservation is once again in search of a new director. Former director Logan Roberts submitted her letter of resignation to the Tama County Conservation Board in December and finished her last day with the county on Dec. 25. Roberts has taken a new position as a business ...