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Tama County News

Otter Creek Lake restoration project takes off

The November meeting of the Tama County Board of Conservation featured more good news in regard to the ongoing Otter Creek Lake Restoration project – a project that began over a year ago and is finally full steam ahead. “As you can see, a lot happened since the last time you all were ...

Early to county office – Kriegel, Kemper assume county duties

On the morning of Nov. 21, the Tama County Board of Supervisors swore in County Treasurer Amanda Kriegel and Recorder Amelia Kemper. Kriegel and Kempter pledged their oath to the office early due to the vacant Treasurer and Recorder positions. Kemper was temporarily appointed County Recorder ...

Ethics complaint against Wulf tossed

An ethics complaint filed against Representative-elect Derek Wulf (R-Hudson) has been dismissed by the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board. During the Nov. 16 meeting of the six-member board which, as part of its work, oversees enforcement of Iowa’s Campaign Disclosure Act and ...

Update from Tama County Historical Society

Due to the recent resignation of the Tama County Historical and Genealogical Society’s President Elizabeth Reece, Joan Hayward Helm was elected to take over as president. Connie Pugh has replaced Helm’s seat on the board. Current board members are as follows: President Joan Hayward ...

Four things to know from Nov. 21 Tama Co. Supervisors’ meeting

1. In the Knebel vs. the Board of Adjustments lawsuit, the Board appointed an attorney. 2. Three Windstream utility permits were signed for: north of Toledo on 300th St. going west to lay a line to H Ave, on the bridge over Deer Creek on Business 30 for moving connected lines, and near ...

Rep. Fisher tapped to head Environmental Protection Committee

House Speaker Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford) recently announced appointments for House committee chair positions in advance of the 90th General Assembly. “After further growing our majority this election, our caucus now represents all 99 of Iowa’s 99 counties. We are in a better position ...

Tama Co. General Election Results

The complete results of the Nov. 8 general election in Tama County are printed below. The following candidates were elected to seats. County Supervisor District 1: Curt Hilmer County Treasurer: Amanda Kriegel County Recorder: Amelia Kemper County Attorney: Brent Heeren Soil & ...

Traer City Council receives update on economic development

Tama County Economic Development’s executive director Katherine Ollendieck paid a visit to the Nov. 7 meeting of the Traer City Council to provide an update on county economic happenings including updates to the Tama County guidebook, the next round of ARPA grants for businesses, and the ...

Thank you for 55 years

On November 9, Tama County Public Health and Home Care celebrated 55 years of service to Tama County citizens. “We hosted an open house as we’ve been an agency for 55 years. We just wanted to say thank you to the residents of Tama County,” said Shannon Zoffka, the CEO and Executive ...

Former GMG coach pleads guilty, sentenced

A former GMG High School volleyball coach and South Tama paraeducator plead guilty to sexual exploitation last week and was sentenced. Brycelyn Haughey, 23, of Toledo entered a written plea of guilty and was sentenced in Iowa District Court on November 10 to the charge (Count 6) of sexual ...