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Government

Resolution to reduce board of supervisors from five to three stirs controversy

TOLEDO – Rows and rows of citizens sat eagerly awaiting the 15 minutes of public comment time to express their opinions on the agenda during last Monday’s Tama County Board of Supervisors meeting, with one even telecommuting to have his say. The agenda item that caused such a stir was a ...

Central Rivers AEA, area school district leaders react to new law

Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the much discussed Area Education Agencies (AEA) reform bill into law last Wednesday, March 27, just a day after the Iowa Senate approved the legislation. House File 2612 (HF2612) passed the Senate on March 26 on a 30-18 vote, with Sen. Annette Sweeney (R-Iowa Falls) ...

The new rules

TOLEDO – Last week's Tama County Board of Supervisors meeting was all about rules and handbooks. But before they got into all that, the supervisors heard the engineer’s report. Contract rock has finished being delivered, and trucks were out clearing roads after last week's bout of snow. ...

Grassley staff to hold office hours in Tama County

TAMA COUNTY, IOWA – Sen. Chuck Grassley’s (R-Iowa) staff will hold traveling office hours in 11 Iowa counties including Tama County from April 15 –17. Iowans seeking assistance with a federal agency or wishing to share their views on issues important to them may stop by during the ...

County candidates file for June 4 primary election

TOLEDO – Last week Friday at 5 p.m. the county filing deadline passed for the June 4 primary election. The offices of county auditor and county sheriff, as well as five seats on the county board of supervisors, will be on the Tama County primary ballot this June. Tama County Auditor Only ...

The need to speed limit

TOLEDO – The Monday, March 18 meeting of the Tama County Board of Supervisors was a run-of-the-mill showing of parliamentary procedure with not too much on the agenda. The engineer kicked things off, like usual, reporting about the blading that had been done and the salt shipment that they'd ...

Tama County Women, Land & Legacy upcoming pollinator event

Join Tama County Women, Land & Legacy (WLL) for its upcoming event, “The Birds and Bees: Pollinator Garden Habitat.” The event will be held on Tuesday, April 2 at the Toledo Public Library, 206 E. High Street in Toledo. Registration and dessert will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the ...

Quick and to the point

TOLEDO – The March 11 meeting of the Tama County Board of Supervisors was over in the blink of an eye and started like normal with the engineer's report. Blading is being done, dirt is being put down, and contract rock has started being hauled around the county. The last right-of-way ...

Ethics committee unanimously dismisses complaint against Rep. Fisher

DES MOINES — A complaint filed by Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI) against Rep. Dean Fisher (R-Montour) over his involvement with the newly created Tama-Toledo Christian School was unanimously dismissed by the bipartisan House Ethics Committee on Tuesday morning. "I’m glad ...

Last week’s Tama Co. Board of Supervisors meeting

TOLEDO – The March 4 Tama County Board of Supervisors' meeting started like always with the report from the engineer who started out talking about rock — contract rock to be exact. The rock hauling will start this week down south and move on up north. Interviews will be done soon for a ...