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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 ...

County Administration Building to reopen Jan. 25

County officials announced Monday that the Tama County Administration Building, 104 West State Street, Toledo, will re-open their offices to the public on Monday January 25th. The Administration Building, which houses the county treasurer's office, auditor's office, driver's license station, ...

Rep. Fisher criticized for Facebook comments

The Iowa House of Representatives 89th General Assembly opened with a swearing in ceremony Monday. A day that is normally a cordial affair of bi-partisan cooperation looked different this year in large part due to the insurrection that occurred at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. House Minority ...

County swears in elected officials, honors years of service

At the most recent Tama County Board of Supervisors meeting on Dec. 28 the four county officials elected in November’s general election were sworn in. Newly elected District 2 Supervisor Bill Faircloth joined District 3 Supervisor Dan Anderson, Tama County Sheriff Dennis Kucera and County ...

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 ...