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Government

The hiring confusion

TOLEDO – Last Monday morning started out like usual for many in Tama County with the supervisors’ meeting. The meeting had a few bits of interest, but the nugget that seemed to intrigue the citizens the most was No. 6 on the agenda. ‘Human Resources’ is how the agenda item was ...

The Early Bird meeting

TOLEDO – Early in the morning on Monday, June 3, when the roosters were still nestled in their beds and the sun had just started peaking over the treetops, the Tama County Board of Supervisors’ meeting began. Due to the new public ordinance passed a few weeks back, weekly meetings will now ...

Tama County voters head to the polls in Iowa’s 2024 Primary Election

TOLEDO – As the thunder cracked across the inky black sky and large raindrops fell from the dark clouds above, the team in the Tama County Auditor's office worked with a fervor. Primary votes were being tallied, nails were being chewed, and for the first time in decades, there's a new ...

Tama SWCD makes donation to Dysart-Geneseo Elementary

Tama Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) celebrated Soil & Water Stewardship Week this year by donating conservation books to local elementary school libraries throughout Tama County. On behalf of her students, Dysart-Geneseo Media Aide Peg Hennings has received four ...

‘Why not a woman?’

TRAER – It has been 47 years since Traer resident Jean Kruse was appointed to serve as the first – and subsequently only – woman on the Tama County Board of Supervisors. And as the June 4 Primary Election approaches, Kruse, a Republican, thinks it’s high time she stopped being an ...

Anderson, Hexter, Wrage vie for House District 53 Democratic nomination

Ahead of the June 4 Primary Election, Tama-Grundy Publishing sent questionnaires to all three candidates running for the Democratic nomination in Iowa House District 53 including John Anderson of Tama, Tommy Hexter of Grinnell, and Jennifer Wrage of rural Gladbrook. The district is currently ...

Meet the House District 53 Democratic Candidates: John Anderson

John Anderson Age: 62 Residence location: Tama Profession: Assembler at Polaris in couple weeks Education: U of Iowa Engineering Family: Killed by Chief Bina* last week – Joseph, Ms Thing, Molly and Bowser *Tama-Grundy Publishing note: Mr. Anderson is referring to Tama Police Chief ...

Meet the House District 53 Democratic Candidates: Tommy Hexter

Tommy Hexter Age: 24 Residence location: Grinnell, Iowa Profession: Rural Organizer with Iowa Farmers Union and Director of Grinnell Farm to Table Education: B.A. in Anthropology of Food Systems from Grinnell College, 2021 Family: Parents Jon (60) and Carolyn Hexter (61), Grinnell, ...

Meet the House District 53 Democratic Candidates: Jennifer Wrage

Jennifer Wrage Age: 62 Residence location: Gladbrook (rural) Profession: Recently retired teacher Education: BA Elementary Education from UNI Family: Husband Nathan Wrage; daughter Angela Ablaberdieva, son-in-law Maruf Ablaberdiev, grandchildren Mergan, Lola, and Imran Ablaberdiev; son ...

Supervisors designate EMS an essential service

TOLEDO - It was a rainy morning last Monday, May 20, and the usual group braved the puddles to gather for the Tama County Board of Supervisors weekly meeting. The meeting started like usual with Tama County Engineer Ben Daleske giving his report: Jerico is being delayed from starting dust ...