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Government

Martin receives 5-year service award

Angela M. Martin (left) recently received her 5-year service award from Mark A. Schildroth (right), Chairperson of the Grundy County Board of Supervisors. Martin works in the Grundy County Auditor’s Office. –Contributed photo

Proposed Tama Co. hog confinement proves controversial

Iowa Select Farms sent Ken Pliner and three other representatives to meet with the Tama County Board of Supervisors on April 25 to answer questions and concerns from the community. The main frustration from residents who attended the meeting was a lack of communication from Iowa Select to ...

Hinson visits Tama County, discusses Iowa Premium plant

U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa) visited Tama County’s Iowa Premium plant on April 21, and although press was not allowed inside the building for this particular visit, Hinson dropped by the offices of the Tama-Toledo News Chronicle to talk about her visit and stake her claim as to why she ...

Concerns surface for Tama County’s eagles amid wind energy expansion

Dotted across the rural Iowa landscape – built in gnarly cottonwoods situated along creeks that cut through farm fields – active bald eagle nests are often a well-kept secret among the local farmers and rural residents who wish for nothing more than their nation’s symbol to be left ...

Iowa Crop Progress and Weather Report

Snow, high winds, and continued cold conditions limited Iowa farmers to 2.8 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending April 17, 2022, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Farmers have been applying anhydrous and fertilizer, spreading manure, tilling fields, ...

Otter Creek construction halted until Oct. 2022

During the April 6 Tama County Board of Conservation meeting, Conservation Director Stephen Mayne updated the board on the Otter Creek Lake restoration project, telling board members the project was on hold for the foreseeable future. As part of the restoration project – which was announced ...

Reinbeck Council approves land purchase

The city of Reinbeck moved one step closer toward the development of a new fire station during the April 4 city council meeting. Though the acquisition is not final, the council voted to approve the purchase of four acres of land along the city’s east border that is planned to be used for ...

Seed Library Returns to Gladbrook Public Library

Now is the time to start many seeds indoors for transplanting into the garden outdoors when the weather warms. Even those who prefer to purchase transplants for that purpose are planning the rest of the garden and looking for seeds. Thanks to the efforts of Tama County Master Gardeners, Lisa ...

Incumbents departing as new wave of candidates seeking county office

Tama County is preparing for one of its most active elections in recent memory. With four county offices up for election in November, Tama County voters are guaranteed to see at least three new faces in office once the election proceedings conclude later this year. Long-time District 1 ...

Schildroth files for reelection

With the passing of the March 25 county candidate filing deadline, voters in Grundy County look to see a fairly quiet down-ballot landscape this November. Republican incumbent supervisor Mark A. Schildroth of Reinbeck will be running unopposed for the District 4 seat. Schildroth has held ...