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She’s beauty and she’s grace, she’s Miss Tama County 2021

Local News

2019 Tama County Fair Queen, Katelyn Kucera, will be the hostess for the upcoming crowning of the 2021 Tama County Fair Queen on Tuesday, July 13. The fair queen program will take place at approximately 7 p.m. in the show ring on the Tama County Fair Grounds in Gladbrook. This year four ...

Vehicle pursuit leads to arrest

Local News

Law enforcement in Tama County responded to a vehicle pursuit Sunday that began on the Meskwaki Settlement and wound up in a residential neighborhood in Traer. According to court documents and officials with the Tama County Sheriff’s Office, an unidentified man ditched his black BMW coupe ...

Man at large in Tama County following vehicle pursuit

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Law enforcement in Tama County are seeking the public’s assistance in determining the whereabouts of a man involved in a vehicle pursuit through Tama County Sunday afternoon. According to officials with the Tama County Sheriff’s Office, the man dumped his vehicle in Traer after avoiding ...

Homicide investigation underway in rural Traer

Local News

According to a report by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Tama County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call at 4:35 a.m. Friday, June 18 from a rural residence seven miles southwest of Traer. Upon arrival, law enforcement found Ryan Cooper, 42, deceased in what appeared to be a ...

Student member sworn in to North Tama Board of Education

Education

Camden Clausen was recently selected by the North Tama Student Council as the student member of the North Tama Board of Education for the 2021-2022 school year. Clausen was sworn in as a non-voting board member at the North Tama school board meeting June 21. The oath of office was administered ...

Union Community Schools respond after April data breach

Local News

During the spring semester, the Union Community School District was the victim of a ransomware cyber attack that briefly disabled the district’s computer network and may have put the personal information of thousands of Iowa residents at risk. “On April 7, 2021, the district became aware ...

Bliss brought on as next North Tama secondary principal

Local News

The North Tama County Community School District will welcome a new administrator for the 2021-22 school year. At their June 21 board meeting, the North Tama Board of Education approved the hiring of Jeromiah Bliss as North Tama’s next 7-12 Principal. Finalist interviews for the position ...

New emergency alert system coming to Tama County July 1

Local News

Upgrades to Iowa’s emergency notification system, Alert Iowa, are making it easier for residents of Tama County to sign up and receive alerts about severe weather and other emergencies. Alert Iowa is a statewide emergency notification system the county uses to send alerts to ...

Makes me want to take a back road

Local News

On Saturday, June 12 the all back roads led to Dysart for the return of the Back Roads Vintage Market. The open air market on Main Street in Dysart has been organized by the Dysart Development Corporation since 2013 as a way to bring Main Street retail business outdoors in a fun way. Vendors ...

Traer man found dead early Friday, investigation underway

Local News

According to a report released Friday afternoon by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Tama County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call at 4:35 a.m. Friday, June 18 from a rural residence seven miles southwest of Traer. Upon arrival, law enforcement found Ryan Cooper, 42, deceased ...