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Otter Creek Lake restoration set to restart in November

It was a moment of long-awaited good news for members of the Tama Co. Board of Conservation this past Wednesday, Sept. 21 during the board’s regular meeting as director Stephen Mayne was at last able to put a date to the official restart of the 70-acre Otter Creek Lake Restoration ...

G-R receives Carrie Chapman Catt Award for registering student voters

As voters in the G-R school district were making their way to the polls last Tuesday for a special election, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate was busy visiting Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School to present an award to the district’s youngest voters – the 2021-2022 Carrie Chapman Catt Award, ...

Seven things to know from G-R school board

1. During the Thursday, Sept. 15 meeting of the G-R school board, the district’s new transportation director Mark Stubbolo introduced himself and provided an update. Part of Stubbolo’s report included temporary bus parking in Gladbrook this winter. Stubbolo is currently working with ...

Four things to know from Tama Co. Supervisors Sept. 12 meeting

1. Resolution 09-12-2022A was approved by the board. This resolution is to establish a speed limit of 35 mph on P Ave. commencing at the Traer Corporate Limits and proceeding north to Black Hawk County Line. Due to the current closure of US 63 from Traer to Hudson causing increased traffic on P ...

Grundy Road opens for business

A five-mile section of the heavily-traversed, formerly gravel Grundy Road located northwest of Hudson along the Grundy-Black Hawk county line officially opened to traffic last Thursday, Sept. 7 following a ribbon-cutting ceremony decades in the making. The new pavement now runs from south of ...

Gladbrook-Reinbeck voters say no to bond issue

It was a firm ‘NO’ this past Tuesday, Sept. 13 from more than 60 percent of voters in the Gladbrook-Reinbeck school district in regards to a bond referendum that would have provided up to $23.6 million in additional revenue to address facility upgrades and space needs. Two questions were ...

Iowans can now request absentee ballots for November general election

Iowans can now begin requesting absentee ballots for the November general election, Secretary of State Paul Pate announced. State law allows Iowans to request absentee ballots beginning 70 days before an election. County auditors will begin mailing absentee ballots to those that requested them ...

Tama Co. Conservation wraps up several projects, looks ahead

With several projects nearing completion and the lake restoration’s final phase finally on the horizon, Tama County Conservation discussed several possible future projects during the August 17 board meeting held at Otter Creek Lake & Park Nature Center. During the meeting, Director ...

Citizens of Tama County ask for more supervisors

Linda Mueller, a 44-year resident of Tama, presented the Tama County Board of Supervisors with a petition last Monday, Aug. 15 to increase the number of board member seats. The petition was started by a group of citizens wanting “better representation” in their county government. They hope ...