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Rural superintendents worry about long-term impacts of Students First Act

The landscape of Iowa education changed considerably this past week after the Iowa legislature quickly voted to pass the Students First Act, a long awaited piece of legislation sought after by Gov. Kim Reynolds, who promptly signed it on Tuesday, Jan. 24. The law creates Educational ...

Grundy Co. Deputy Heise honored for 20 years of service

Grundy County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam S. Heise was recently honored for 20 years of service to the county. Sheriff Kirk A. Dolleslager, left, presented Deputy Heise with his service award. PHOTO COURTESY RHONDA R. DETERS, GRUNDY CO. AUDITOR

Supervisor Schildroth, Cox honored for years of service to Grundy Co.

Grundy County Supervisor District 4 Mark A. Schildroth and Steve Cox with the Secondary Roads Dept. were recently honored for their years of service to the county with Supervisor Schildroth honored for 20 years of service and Cox honored for 15 years of service.

Grundy Co. Board of Supervisors reorganizes for new term

The Board of Supervisors reorganization picture including (l-r) Lucas Halverson, District 1; Vic H. Vandehaar, District 3, Chairperson; Barbara L. Smith, District 5, Vice Chairperson; Mark A. Schildroth, District 4; and Heidi Nederhoff, District 2. PHOTO COURTESY RHONDA R. DETERS, GRUNDY CO. ...

Tama Co. Conservation ‘dinged’ by annual audit

For the first time in recent memory, the Tama Co. Conservation Board received a ‘ding’ on its annual audit due to granting a board member preferential treatment as it relates to camping fees. During the Thursday, Jan. 5 regular board meeting – rescheduled by a day due to both weather ...

Tama Co. Board of Supervisors Jan. 2 meeting minutes

-Bill Faircloth was nominated and approved as Chairman of the Board. -Curt Hilmer was nominated and approved as Vice Chairman of the Board. -The Board approved the authorization for the County Auditor to pay postage, express freight, wages, and salaries prior to being audited by the Board of ...

2023 legislative preview canceled after GOP leaders decline participation

The Iowa Capitol Press Association announced Tuesday, Jan. 3, it would cancel its 2023 legislative preview forum as state Republican leaders declined to participate in the event, which had been held annually for more than 20 years. Gov. Kim Reynolds, Republican Senate Majority Leader Jack ...

After 28 years, Tama Co. Supervisor Larry Vest retires

After winning seven consecutive elections to the office of District 1 Tama Co. Supervisor – one of the longest county supervisor tenures in Iowa history – Larry Vest made the decision in early 2022 to forgo another run and retire. And last Wednesday, with his wife Anna by his side, he ...

Grassley nominates Mussig of Gladbrook to West Point

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) nominated 32 Iowa students to be considered for appointment to the U.S. service academies including Henry Mussig of Gladbrook, a senior at Gladbrook-Reinbeck. “These young Iowans who want to enter the academies and serve our country are a remarkable ...

Iowa DOT plans project to transform US 63 into a Super 2 Corridor

Iowa DOT Tama Co. Detour Map Iowa DOT will be transforming US Highway 63 following the Federal Highway Administration Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) process. The Super 2 corridor spans from Poweshiek through Tama and ends in Black Hawk County. The first phase of the project ...