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Tama County News

Republicans capture all Tama County races in 2020

Republicans in Tama County have swept all state and local contests in Tuesday’s 2020 General Election. In the upset of the night, William Faircloth (R-Toledo) overtook three-term incumbent Kendall Jordan (D-Toledo) in a race for the Tama County District 2 Supervisor seat. Unofficial vote ...

North Tama shifts to remote learning, seeking further guidance from the state

In a letter sent to parents Sunday, the North Tama County Community School District announced that classes would move from in-person to remote learning for all students on Monday, Nov. 2 and Tuesday, Nov. 3. The letter cited a steady increase in the COVID-19 positivity rate for Tama County as ...

County facilities move to by-appointment-only

In a memo sent to county staff Monday, county administrators announced that all Tama County facilities will move to by-appointment-only access to the public beginning Nov. 3. The move comes as COVID-19 positivity rates are on the rise in Tama County. County departments will continue to ...

A good deal or no deal

A Tama County wind farm project 10 years in the making is one step closer to becoming a reality. Encompassing 75 acres in the central and northern parts of the county, the Salt Creek Wind project looks to feature between 40-60 turbines that will produce 170 megawatts per hour. By comparison, ...

Iowa Outdoors: Pheasants

Pheasant hunting season is right around the corner and starts off with the youth pheasant season Oct. 24 and 25. Pheasant and quail season starts Oct. 31. Iowa’s annual pheasant survey completed in August is great news for hunters this year – statewide, Iowa averaged 20.2 birds per ...

Dysart business owners on board with Tama Co. Economic Development

The Tama County Economic Development Commission (TCEDC) recently welcomed two new members representing Dysart to the organization’s board last month. Sarah Gingrich and Bobby Torres recently replaced retiring commissioners Dwayne Luze and Tom Brandt. The two exiting volunteers provided a ...

Election 2020 Q&A: Christina Blackcloud

Iowa House of Representatives - District 72 ABOUT THE CANDIDATE Name: Christina Blackcloud Age: 41 Residence: Tama Hometown: Born in Omaha, raised on the Meskwaki Indian Settlement near Tama and lived a short time in South Dakota. Profession: Organic Farmer Education: Dual BA in ...

Election 2020 Q&A: Dean Fisher

Iowa House of Representatives - District 72 ABOUT THE CANDIDATE Name: Dean Fisher Age: 64 Residence: Montour, Iowa Hometown: Montour and Garwin Profession: Electronics Engineering, Farming, Legislator Education: Bachelors Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from DeVry Institute ...

Tama Co. schools plan for COVID-19 reporting

All Tama County public schools including South Tama, Gladbrook Reinbeck, GMG, North Tama and Union are back in session following a five month hiatus due to the coronavirus and summer break. Schools have had plenty of decisions to make in regards to dealing with the global pandemic. How and if ...

ISU Extension to hold storm damage meeting

MARSHALLTOWN - Marshall County and Tama County Iowa State Extension and Outreach is organizing a Derecho Storm Damage meeting together. It will bring together ISU Extension Agronomy, Ag Engineering, livestock and insurance specialists. Speakers will cover assessing the crop, grain quality ...