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Tama County News

Tama County Community Foundation distributes $111,064 to local non-profits

The Tama County Community Foundation (TCCF) has granted $111,064 to 34 projects of organizations serving Tama County through its 2021 grant cycle. “There are many deserving causes and nonprofit organizations that apply for grant funding each year,” said Sara Forrester, TCCF committee ...

TCSW Stewardship week poster contest

Calling all teachers, homeschool instructors and students K-12. Tama SWCD and Conservation Districts of Iowa announce this year’s Stewardship Week Poster Contest! Healthy Forests = Healthy Communities. Trees are vital. As the biggest plants on the planet, they absorb carbon from the ...

Third vaccine to arrive in Tama County

The state of Iowa will reach a milestone recently, with over 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine being distributed statewide. In addition to the Moderna and Pfizer allocations, Iowa will receive 25,600 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which was approved for Emergency Use Authorization ...

Search begins for new conservation director

Tama County Conservation is once again in search of a new director. Former director Logan Roberts submitted her letter of resignation to the Tama County Conservation Board in December and finished her last day with the county on Dec. 25. Roberts has taken a new position as a business ...

How to get the vaccine if you’re over 65

Editor's Note: This article has been updated as the age group for 1B was recently changed from 75 to 65. Tama County Public Health (TCPH) announced this week they are looking to compile a list of residents in Tama County aged 65 or over who are interested in receiving a COVID-19 ...

County Administration Building to reopen Jan. 25

County officials announced Monday that the Tama County Administration Building, 104 West State Street, Toledo, will re-open their offices to the public on Monday January 25th. The Administration Building, which houses the county treasurer's office, auditor's office, driver's license station, ...

Public Health seeking those over 75 for vaccine list

Tama County Public Health (TCPH) announced this week they are looking to compile a list of residents in Tama County aged 75 or over who are interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccination. TCPH will be moving to Phase 1-B of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the coming weeks which includes all ...

Rep. Fisher criticized for Facebook comments

The Iowa House of Representatives 89th General Assembly opened with a swearing in ceremony Monday. A day that is normally a cordial affair of bi-partisan cooperation looked different this year in large part due to the insurrection that occurred at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. House Minority ...

Wind farm clears permits, concerns emerge

The proposed Salt Creek Wind Farm project in Tama County made significant steps toward becoming a reality recently. The Tama County board of adjustment met at 9 a.m. on Dec. 9 in Toledo where they considered and ultimately voted on 60 conditional use permits submitted by Salt Creek Wind ...

County swears in elected officials, honors years of service

At the most recent Tama County Board of Supervisors meeting on Dec. 28 the four county officials elected in November’s general election were sworn in. Newly elected District 2 Supervisor Bill Faircloth joined District 3 Supervisor Dan Anderson, Tama County Sheriff Dennis Kucera and County ...