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Republicans capture all Tama County races in 2020

Republicans in Tama County have swept all state and local contests in Tuesday’s 2020 General Election. In the upset of the night, William Faircloth (R-Toledo) overtook three-term incumbent Kendall Jordan (D-Toledo) in a race for the Tama County District 2 Supervisor seat. Unofficial vote ...

County facilities move to by-appointment-only

In a memo sent to county staff Monday, county administrators announced that all Tama County facilities will move to by-appointment-only access to the public beginning Nov. 3. The move comes as COVID-19 positivity rates are on the rise in Tama County. County departments will continue to ...

Election 2020 Q&A: Christina Blackcloud

Iowa House of Representatives - District 72 ABOUT THE CANDIDATE Name: Christina Blackcloud Age: 41 Residence: Tama Hometown: Born in Omaha, raised on the Meskwaki Indian Settlement near Tama and lived a short time in South Dakota. Profession: Organic Farmer Education: Dual BA in ...

Election 2020 Q&A: Dean Fisher

Iowa House of Representatives - District 72 ABOUT THE CANDIDATE Name: Dean Fisher Age: 64 Residence: Montour, Iowa Hometown: Montour and Garwin Profession: Electronics Engineering, Farming, Legislator Education: Bachelors Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from DeVry Institute ...

Traer lands natural gas utility

Nearly 15 years in the making, the city of Traer this week completed the purchase and has taken possession of the natural gas utility from Alliant Energy. As most residents will remember, in the mid 2000s electric utility rates in the state were unstable and prone to spiking. At the time, the ...

Dysart Arbor Day set for Sept. 22

Dysart Mayor Tim Glenn in partnership with the Dysart Tree Board recently signed a proclamation designating September 22 as Arbor Day in the city of Dysart. The tree board is composed of nine resident board members that work to plan for the care, preservation, planting, removal or disposition ...

Absentee Ballot request forms for the General Election

Tama County Auditor, Laura Kopsa, would like the voters of Tama County to know that they may be receiving multiple absentee ballot request forms from multiple sources. To date, the county election office is aware of request forms originating from the Center for Voter Information and the ...

Dysart council hears water concerns

The Dysart City Council met for their regular July meeting on Wednesday, July 8 at the Dysart Community Building. Members present included Mary Wankowicz, Stacey Dabney, Reece Petersen, and Bret Hennessy; along with Mayor Tim Glenn. Council member Taylor Gingrich was absent. Jon Winkelpleck, ...