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Tragic end for two ‘aggressive’ dogs at large in Traer

Local News

Telegraph note: This story has been updated to reflect the events of the Monday, Jan. 9 Traer City Council meeting during which dog owners Stephanie Friestad and Brooke Hickman, as well as Tama Co. Sheriff Dennis Kucera spoke during the public comment portion of the meeting. Two dogs were ...

North Tama Dollars for Scholars hosts successful fundraiser

Education

The North Tama Dollars for Scholars (NTDFS) program hosted a Celebration Meal on December 16 at the school concession stand during the Redhawks v. Baxter Bolts girls and boys basketball games. Despite North Tama’s loss to both Bolts’ teams – currently No. 1 in the Iowa Star Conference ...

Tama Co. Conservation ‘dinged’ by annual audit

Local News

For the first time in recent memory, the Tama Co. Conservation Board received a ‘ding’ on its annual audit due to granting a board member preferential treatment as it relates to camping fees. During the Thursday, Jan. 5 regular board meeting – rescheduled by a day due to both weather ...

Tama Co. Board of Supervisors Jan. 2 meeting minutes

Local News

-Bill Faircloth was nominated and approved as Chairman of the Board. -Curt Hilmer was nominated and approved as Vice Chairman of the Board. -The Board approved the authorization for the County Auditor to pay postage, express freight, wages, and salaries prior to being audited by the Board of ...

Grassley sworn in to eighth Senate term

Local News

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) took the oath of office on Tuesday, Jan. 3, to begin his eighth term in the Senate. Grassley will also become the dean of the Senate, or longest serving member, with the beginning of the 118th Congress, which convened on Tuesday for the first time. “Serving ...

Farm Bureau signs right to repair MOU with John Deere

Local News

The American Farm Bureau Federation and John Deere signed a memorandum of understanding today that ensures farmers’ and ranchers’ right to repair their own farm equipment. The MOU, signed at the 2023 AFBF Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is the culmination of several years of ...

Tama County Pork Producers to hold annual banquet Jan. 14

Local News

A pie baking contest and auction will be one of the highlights of the Tama County Pork Producers’ annual meeting scheduled for January 14 at the Gladbrook Memorial Building. Renewing your membership will reserve you a meal at the banquet. If you would like to be a member or would like to ...

Kathleen Keefer to celebrate milestone 100th birthday

Local News

Kathleen Keefer will celebrate her 100th birthday on January 17, 2023. An open house hosted by her family will be held at the Traer Public Library on Sunday, January 15, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. No invitations are being sent out and the birthday girl requests no gifts. Cards can be sent to her ...

After 28 years, Tama Co. Supervisor Larry Vest retires

Local News

After winning seven consecutive elections to the office of District 1 Tama Co. Supervisor – one of the longest county supervisor tenures in Iowa history – Larry Vest made the decision in early 2022 to forgo another run and retire. And last Wednesday, with his wife Anna by his side, he ...