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Government

Reinbeck cuts the ribbon on summer

REINBECK – The Reinbeck Aquatic Center’s new bath house is officially open for summer fun. This past Tuesday afternoon, Reinbeck Aquatic Center (RAC) staff including manager Karyn Morgan along with members of Reinbeck’s city council, park board, and community development board cut ...

The Early Bird meeting

TOLEDO – Early in the morning on Monday, June 3, when the roosters were still nestled in their beds and the sun had just started peaking over the treetops, the Tama County Board of Supervisors’ meeting began. Due to the new public ordinance passed a few weeks back, weekly meetings will now ...

Voters head to the polls in Iowa’s 2024 Primary Election

TOLEDO – As the thunder cracked across the inky black sky and large raindrops fell from the dark clouds above, the team in the Tama County Auditor's office worked with a fervor. Primary votes were being tallied, nails were being chewed, and for the first time in decades, there's a new ...

Rep. Hinson visits Grundy County

CONRAD — U.S. Representative Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa) visited Conrad on Thursday, May 23, to meet with the leadership team at Green Products Company, going on a tour of the company’s facility and also discussing the operations and upcoming projects. “I was excited to learn more about the ...

Anderson, Hexter, Wrage vie for House District 53 Democratic nomination

Ahead of the June 4 Primary Election, Tama-Grundy Publishing sent questionnaires to all three candidates running for the Democratic nomination in Iowa House District 53 including John Anderson of Tama, Tommy Hexter of Grinnell, and Jennifer Wrage of rural Gladbrook. The district is currently ...

Meet the House District 53 Democratic Candidates: John Anderson

John Anderson Age: 62 Residence location: Tama Profession: Assembler at Polaris in couple weeks Education: U of Iowa Engineering Family: Killed by Chief Bina* last week – Joseph, Ms Thing, Molly and Bowser *Tama-Grundy Publishing note: Mr. Anderson is referring to Tama Police Chief ...

Meet the House District 53 Democratic Candidates: Tommy Hexter

Tommy Hexter Age: 24 Residence location: Grinnell, Iowa Profession: Rural Organizer with Iowa Farmers Union and Director of Grinnell Farm to Table Education: B.A. in Anthropology of Food Systems from Grinnell College, 2021 Family: Parents Jon (60) and Carolyn Hexter (61), Grinnell, IA; ...

Meet the House District 53 Democratic Candidates: Jennifer Wrage

Jennifer Wrage Age: 62 Residence location: Gladbrook (rural) Profession: Recently retired teacher Education: BA Elementary Education from UNI Family: Husband Nathan Wrage; daughter Angela Ablaberdieva, son-in-law Maruf Ablaberdiev, grandchildren Mergan, Lola, and Imran Ablaberdiev; son ...

Building a brighter future: community engagement shapes G-R’s path forward

REINBECK – In a heartwarming display of community spirit and dedication, a diverse group of 20 individuals from our small-town district came together to engage in a thorough and collaborative process aimed at shaping the future of our local schools. This group, representing various ...

‘Why not a woman?’

TRAER – It has been 47 years since Traer resident Jean Kruse was appointed to serve as the first – and subsequently only – woman on the Tama County Board of Supervisors. And as the June 4 Primary Election approaches, Kruse, a Republican, thinks it’s high time she stopped being an ...