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Tama County Bookings and Arrests

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July 18 3:59 p.m. - Steven Ray Henson, 31, Traer, arrested by Tama County Sheriff’s Department in the 200 block of Vista Street, Traer on charges of possession of controlled substance. Released on July 18 at 8:39 p.m. on promise to appear. July 19 4:49 p.m. - Brent Joseph Thompson, ...

Gov. Reynolds makes Dysart stop

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Gov. Kim Reynolds made a stop in Dysart on August 17 shortly after announcing a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration had been signed to cover the August 10 derecho. Tama County was one of 16 counties approved to receive the Public Assistance Program through FEMA as part of the declaration. ...

Produce available to Tama County citizens Friday

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Capital City Fruit along with Cashwa Food Distribution will be providing boxes of produce to anyone in Tama County Friday, August 28. Each box will contain fruits and vegetables. Produce can be picked up via drive up and will be located south of the parking lot at the Tama Civic Center, 305 ...

Traer summer show shines bright in 2020

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One familiar hallmark of summer that has remained in tact for many Iowans is the presence of small town car shows that punctuate the hot and humid summer months. The Shine & Show Annual Traer Car Show in downtown Traer was held on August 8 and gave folks an occasion to socialize and enjoy ...

Derecho devastates Tama County farms

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Farmers across Tama County are dealing with the aftermath of last week's unprecedented derecho storm. The derecho's 106 mph winds did a number on local farms, flattening fields, destroying grain bins, ripping apart barns and buildings while damaging homes, machinery and vehicles. Nearly ...

Traer goes big with small campaign

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Have you seen the new banners hanging from light poles throughout downtown Traer? This is the most recent advertising campaign from the Traer Chamber of Commerce and it's called "Go Small Town". This project is an effort to promote the pride Traer residents have in our "small town" and to ...

State Auditors report reveals improper spending

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Following a special investigation, a report was released by State Auditor, Rob Sand, showing improper spending by a former City of Clutier employee. The special investigation was requested by City of Clutier officials as a result of concerns regarding certain financial transactions ...

18th Annual Dysart Old Iron Days Car, Truck, & Bike Show

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Record numbers turned out for the 18th annual Old Iron Days Car, Truck and Bike Show. The event which was sponsored by the Dysart Development Corporation was held Friday, July 24 from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. An estimated 1200 people attended. A family friendly atmosphere provided entertainment from ...

Beenkens inducted into hall of fame

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Jim and Jeanne Beenken of Tama County will be inducted into the 2020 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a virtual ceremony on Sunday, August 23. Eighty-six Iowa counties are participating this year and have selected 117 inductees for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H. Two ceremonies ...