‘I’m really about local politics’

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Democratic candidate for Iowa Senate District 27 Sam Cox visited Tama County on August 27 to personally doorknock for her campaign in the communities of Tama and Toledo. “I’m the new kid on the block here. I realize there has to be new players all the time. I don’t have as much ...

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 ...

Tama County 4-H says thank you for a great summer

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Over 500 K-12th graders participated in summer 4-H programs in Tama County and we want to say thank you! A huge thank you to our partnerships with the Tama, Toledo, Traer, Dysart, Chelsea and Garwin libraries. Thank you to Tama County Conservation for their partnership with Critter Camp and ...

Redhawks resist Rebels, settle for 2nd

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A nailbiter of a debut as the top-ranked volleyball team in Class 1A didn’t carry for North Tama. Instead the Redhawks played their best yet, even though they had to settle for second place. North Tama knocked off HLV, Independence and 2A No. 12 Grundy Center in pool play before fighting ...

Community effort underway to save La Porte City Golf Club

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When word began to spread in late August that the semi-private, 9-hole La Porte City Golf Club would be shuttering effective Sept. 10 and put up for sale without community intervention, a group of La Porte City residents including attorneys Matt Craft and Corey Lorenzen quickly got to work to ...

Iowans can now request absentee ballots for November general election

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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 ...

Clutier ZCBJ Lodge hosts bike giveaway at Clutier Fun Day

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The Clutier ZCBJ Lodge held its annual free bike giveaway at Clutier Fun Day on Saturday, August 6. The bicycle was donated by BetterLife as a Lodge community project for youths. The winner was Emmary Mullen of Clutier (pictured). The ZCBJ Lodge partnered with Standing for Clutier and Bohemian ...

Blood Drive set for Sept. 8 at Traer Memorial Building

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Traer United Presbyterian Church (UPC) is sponsoring an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, September 8 at Traer Memorial Building from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Help save a life. Give blood. For more information, contact UPC at 319-478-2742.