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All State Park Tour Coming to Gladbrook, you’re invited to join

Jump in your favorite car, fire up the engine, roll down the windows, turn up the radio, and put on your biggest smile. It is time to hit the road to show your support for state parks in Iowa. The crew for Anna Rea, the 1930 Ford Model A invites everybody to drive along for the visit to Union ...

What happens in Iowa if Roe v. Wade is overturned?

If the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, as a leaked document suggests it might, abortion access will not immediately change in Iowa. Roe v. Wade, a 1973 Supreme Court decision, determined that people have the right to access an abortion without burdensome government restrictions. ...

North Tama Schools holds public input session, gives tour

North Tama County Community School District moved one step closer to updating its facilities on Wednesday, May 4, by welcoming members of the public into the conversation through both a community input meeting and building tour. Over the past year with the assistance of Align Architecture ...

Otter Creek Park and Lake reopens to foot traffic

For a monthly county board meeting that is usually sparsely attended, the regular May meeting of the Tama County Board of Conservation appeared to be the hottest ticket in the county this past Wednesday as more than 30 Tama County citizens – mostly from the Tama, Toledo, and Chelsea areas – ...

Union superintendent disciplined by Iowa BOEE

During the April 22 Iowa Board of Educational Examiners (BOEE) meeting, the likely final chapter was written in a series of events surrounding the Union Community School District’s investigation of a former middle school teacher – with the written reprimand of outgoing-superintendent Travis ...

Wind moratorium request draws attention of Apex Clean Energy

What had been shaping up to be a reliable discussion item for the Tama County Board of Supervisors every week – the continuing request by a local coalition for a wind moratorium – was anything but this past Monday in Toledo when a representative from the energy company Apex Clean Energy ...

Union track wins several NICL Conference Championships in Hudson Mega Meet

Union girls and boys track crowned several conference champs and secured more than a dozen top eight finishes at the rainy, muddy first-annual North Iowa Cedar League (NICL) Conference ‘Mega Meet’ hosted by Hudson last Thursday, May 5, and featuring 16 area teams. Championships for the ...

Wind energy moratorium request enters round two

It was round two this past Monday morning during the standing-room only Tama County Board of Supervisors meeting in Toledo for members of the coalition group Tama County Against Turbines as they again asked the supervisors to enact a moratorium on any new wind energy projects in the county as ...

Highway 8 closes for culvert replacement

Beginning Monday, May 2, drivers along Iowa Highway 8 in Tama County’s Clark Township encountered a road closure between the junction with Iowa Highway 21 west of Dysart and county road V18 east of Traer. The project was let earlier this year and includes the removal and replacement of an ...