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Tama County News

The Wall That Heals arrives in Tama County

A little after 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2, The Wall That Heals – accompanied by more than 100 escort vehicles – made its way across the Tama County line just outside Le Grand, passing through Montour on its way to Meskwaki Settlement School in Tama. As the mobile exhibit moved ...

County Recorder Deb Kupka retires after 17 years of public service

It was the final day at the office for longtime County Recorder Deborah Kupka this past Friday, July 29, as she officially retired from the Tama County position she has held since 2005. Kupka, who resides in Clutier, announced her retirement this past March following a storied career of ...

Tama Co. 4-H members attend Iowa 4-H Youth Conference

In June, 300 youth delegates gathered at Iowa State University for the 2022 Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, themed “Building the Future.” Teenagers from across the state came to the Iowa State campus for three days full of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, special events, and civic engagement ...

Complaints against Tama County dismissed by Iowa Public Information Board

The Tama County Board of Supervisors did not violate the state’s open meetings/sunshine laws as it dealt with backlash from an anti-wind-turbine group in recent months, the Iowa Public Information Board decided Thursday. A member of that group, Janet Wilson, alleged the supervisors have ...

An afternoon on the farm

On Friday, July 22, U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa) visited with members of the Tama County chapter of Women, Land & Legacy (WLL) on a farm near Traer. Hinson met with Tama County WLL founder Melody Bro and farmer-member Rebecca Dostal, who opened her farm alongside her husband Calvin. ...

Another successful year for Tama County Fair

It was another successful staging of the Tama County Fair this past week from July 11-17 at the fairgrounds in Gladbrook. The multitude of events and shows were well attended. The weather stayed hot and sunny most days with only a few wet mornings interspersed. All shows were held this year ...

Geneseo School celebrates 100th anniversary

About five miles east of the rural farming town of Buckingham and almost entirely hidden from the county highway by tall trees and overgrown grasses and saplings, Geneseo Consolidated School quietly observed the 100th anniversary of its first graduating class this past May. The rural school ...

Kubik Family Farm field day draws a crowd

A field day focusing on soil health in grazing systems sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Iowa Learning Farms was held on the rural Traer farm of Ray and JoEllen Kubik* on July 6. The Kubiks raise cattle with Alex and Lisa Kubik, and Jordan and Sierra Hagedon. The event drew close ...

Petition circulates to expand Tama Co. supervisors from three to five

Is five better than three? It’s been almost 90 years since Tama County last had five county supervisors but if a group of citizens behind a petition currently in circulation in the county have their way, the question to move from three supervisors back to five will once again be put to the ...