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Tama County News

Candidates file paperwork for upcoming city and school elections

The deadline to file as a candidate for area city and school board elections passed last week Thursday for the upcoming November 2 election and several new candidates have thrown their hat into the ring along with many of the area’s incumbents. The North Tama School Board has four seats up ...

Farmers Coop receives broadband grant worth $2.7 million

Rural Dysart residents within the 476 telephone exchange received some good news this past week when it comes to broadband access in their area — $2,724,134.40 worth of good news. In a September 14 press release, Governor Kim Reynolds announced the recipients of the latest Empower Rural ...

Redistricting proposal places Tama County outside Rep. Hinson’s district

New maps could lead to a remaking of the political landscape in Iowa — Tama County included. What is now a quadrant of four U.S. Congressional districts arranged counterclockwise — effectively a northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest set of districts — would become a staggered, ...

Morrison named to Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame

While not a 4-H member herself, 4-H is in the blood of Tama County 2021 4-H Hall of Fame Inductee Judy Morrison. Her father’s aunt, Olive Lyons, was the teacher at the country school near Clarion where the 4-H emblem was born. Judy’s father was a club leader for many years. All three of her ...

Hinson holds Tama County town hall

Congresswoman Ashley Hinson (IA-01) returned to Tama County this week for a town hall meeting. Around 20 members of the public gathered at the Tama Civic Center Tuesday morning for a question and answer session with Hinson who also gave a legislative update on issues and policies at the federal ...

Winkelplecks believe stewardship itself the true reward

“You take care of the land and the land will take care of you.” Such was the pragmatic yet poignant response from Larry Winkelpleck, Sr., 81, when asked to comment recently on his family’s 2021 award for environmental stewardship in the state of Iowa. Larry, Sr. along with his wife ...

Municipal and school board filing deadline September 16

Filing deadlines for both municipal and school board elections are fast approaching, with multiple seats across the area up for election on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. The first day to file nomination papers to run for school board was August 23; the filing deadline is September 16 at 5 p.m. ...

Suspect charged in Traer vehicle pursuit case

A Cedar Falls man has been arrested in connection with a high-speed vehicle pursuit that took place on June 27. The chase began on the Meskwaki Settlement and concluded in a residential neighborhood in Traer. Justin Lee Meyer, 33, of Cedar Falls was arrested on July 15 by Waterloo Police who ...

Local farm families recognized for environmental stewardship

Three Tama County farm families were among 89 families recognized Wednesday, August 18 during a ceremony at the Iowa State Fair for their dedication to environmental stewardship. Tama County recipients included the family of Sam Kvidera-Dysart, the family of Jeremy Sills-Dysart, and the Larry ...