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Tama County News

Tama County Vietnam Veterans journey to D.C. as part of Waterloo Honor Flight

For a trio of Tama County Vietnam Veterans, Wednesday, May 11, will certainly remain in their hearts and minds as a day of both joy and somber reflection – the day each man visited Washington, D.C. for both the very first time and as a member of the 27th Sullivan Hartogh Davis Cedar Valley ...

U.S. 63 from Iowa 96 to Traer set to close for resurfacing

An asphalt resurfacing project on U.S. 63 from the intersection of Iowa 96 to Traer will require closing U.S. 63 beginning Monday, May 23, at 7:00 a.m. through Fall 2022, weather permitting. During this closure, traffic will be detoured around the work zone. The detour route will use Tama ...

Tama Co. supervisors vote to reapprove county’s wind ordinance as written

Tama County’s wind energy conversion system (WECS) ordinance was part of the board of supervisors’ agenda for the first time this past Monday, May 16, rather than merely a discussion item addressing the request for a wind moratorium. The local coalition Tama County Against Turbines – ...

Bolt honored at annual Traer Museum meeting

The Traer Historical Museum held its annual meeting on Thursday, April 21, 2022, at the museum. Twenty people attended the event. President Mark Watson opened the meeting, thanking our board members and our loyal volunteers. Visitors were given a tour of the museum, which is in the process of ...

Clutier Auxiliary prepares for Memorial Day

Hora-Machacek Legion Auxiliary #453 held their monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 3, at 1:30 p.m. with six members in attendance. President Veronica opened the meeting in a regular forum. She called the roll call and read last month's minutes which were approved as read. Treasurer Diane reviewed ...

Wolf Creek Players, North Tama Schools among those to receive grant awards

A pocket park, a book vending machine, athletic equipment, ongoing theater expenses, and an annual festival are just a sampling of the projects selected in 2022 to receive grant funding from the Tama County Community Foundation (TCCF). TCCF held its 2022 grant awards celebration at the ...

All State Park Tour Coming to Gladbrook, you’re invited to join

Jump in your favorite car, fire up the engine, roll down the windows, turn up the radio, and put on your biggest smile. It is time to hit the road to show your support for state parks in Iowa. The crew for Anna Rea, the 1930 Ford Model A invites everybody to drive along for the visit to Union ...

Otter Creek Lake and Park Campgrounds to Open Friday, May 13 at noon

In an update to a decision made during the regular board meeting held on Wednesday, May 4, to keep Otter Creek Park campgrounds closed, the Tama County Board of Conservation reversed course today in an emergency meeting held by Zoom - voting in favor of reopening the campgrounds effective at ...

Otter Creek Park and Lake reopens to foot traffic

For a monthly county board meeting that is usually sparsely attended, the regular May meeting of the Tama County Board of Conservation appeared to be the hottest ticket in the county this past Wednesday as more than 30 Tama County citizens – mostly from the Tama, Toledo, and Chelsea areas – ...

Wind moratorium request draws attention of Apex Clean Energy

What had been shaping up to be a reliable discussion item for the Tama County Board of Supervisors every week – the continuing request by a local coalition for a wind moratorium – was anything but this past Monday in Toledo when a representative from the energy company Apex Clean Energy ...