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North Tama Schools seeking public feedback regarding facility needs

The North Tama County Community School District is inviting community members to take a survey to evaluate and provide input on potential solutions to the district’s facility needs. The anonymous survey will be open through the end of the day on Tuesday, October 4. “Over the past 18 ...

Four things to know from Tama Co. Supervisors Sept. 12 meeting

1. Resolution 09-12-2022A was approved by the board. This resolution is to establish a speed limit of 35 mph on P Ave. commencing at the Traer Corporate Limits and proceeding north to Black Hawk County Line. Due to the current closure of US 63 from Traer to Hudson causing increased traffic on P ...

‘What did you say? I can’t hear you’

‘What did you say? I can’t hear you’ is often heard at the Tama Co. Board of Supervisors meetings. On Monday, Sept. 12, the public re-addressed an issue they have been facing while attending the meeting, accessibility, asking the Board repeatedly when they will install sound equipment ...

North Tama selects Independence firm for facility project

The North Tama school district’s facility improvement project took another step forward recently as the school board approved a motion to hire an Independence firm to act as the Construction Manager at-Risk (CMaR) for the district. Using the CMaR project delivery model versus the more ...

Iowans can now request absentee ballots for November general election

Iowans can now begin requesting absentee ballots for the November general election, Secretary of State Paul Pate announced. State law allows Iowans to request absentee ballots beginning 70 days before an election. County auditors will begin mailing absentee ballots to those that requested them ...

Tama Co. Conservation wraps up several projects, looks ahead

With several projects nearing completion and the lake restoration’s final phase finally on the horizon, Tama County Conservation discussed several possible future projects during the August 17 board meeting held at Otter Creek Lake & Park Nature Center. During the meeting, Director ...

Citizens of Tama County ask for more supervisors

Linda Mueller, a 44-year resident of Tama, presented the Tama County Board of Supervisors with a petition last Monday, Aug. 15 to increase the number of board member seats. The petition was started by a group of citizens wanting “better representation” in their county government. They hope ...

Prairie passion earns Irvine 2022 Iowa Conservation Woman of the Year

A commitment to creating wildlife habitat on her farm and sharing it with others led Cathy Irvine of Dysart to be named 2022 Iowa Conservation Woman of the Year at the Conservation Districts of Iowa Annual Conference today in Ames. Like many widowed farmwives, Irvine felt overwhelmed ...

State Sen. Giddens stops by Traer Council

State Sen. Eric Giddens, a Democrat from Cedar Falls, stopped by the monthly meeting of the Traer City Council on August 1 in order to introduce himself to some of his new constituents. Beginning with the 90th General Assembly which gavels in this coming January, Giddens will represent the new ...