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Welcome back class

After more than 170 days watching, waiting, video chatting, and quarantining; students and staff at Green Mountain-Garwin Community School District finally had the opportunity to return to class. The first day of school came on Thursday for grades K-9 and on Friday for grades 10-12 and was ...

Lohse named as century farm

DES MOINES, Iowa (Sept. 2, 2020) - Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig and Iowa Farm Bureau Federation President Craig Hill honored families from Benton, Iowa and Tama counties with Century and Heritage Farm awards yesterday. To achieve Century or Heritage Farm status, each family must ...

Reinbecks Arts Festival slated for Sept. 18

We were gearing up for a wonderful day of amazing art, fantastic fine crafts, incredible handmade quilts, live music, kids‘ fascinating  art activities, a “chalk the sidewalk” contest, a fun photo booth,  a show and shine car, pickup, motorcycle, and tractor show and much more. ...

Grassley makes Tama County stop

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, visited Tama County on September 2 to hear from area leaders amid the challenges of the derecho storm recovery and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In a closed Q&A session at the Reinig Center in Toledo, Grassley spent roughly an hour fielding questions and ...

Rebels outlast Warriors

The 2020 football season began for the Gladbrook-Reinbeck Rebels with a Tama County showdown with the Meskwaki Warriors. The Rebels prevailed with a final score of 50-36 but Friday’s contest proved one of the closest games the Rebels have had during their tenure in the 8 Player class. Up ...

Tama Co. approved for individual assistance

DES MOINES – On Tuesday, Tama County was approved for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Individual Assistance Program. Gov. Kim Reynolds received notification 10 counties impacted by the Aug. 10 derecho were approved for the program. Individuals and business owners in Marshall, ...

ISU Extension to hold storm damage meeting

MARSHALLTOWN - Marshall County and Tama County Iowa State Extension and Outreach is organizing a Derecho Storm Damage meeting together. It will bring together ISU Extension Agronomy, Ag Engineering, livestock and insurance specialists. Speakers will cover assessing the crop, grain quality ...

Absentee Ballot request forms for the General Election

Tama County Auditor, Laura Kopsa, would like the voters of Tama County to know that they may be receiving multiple absentee ballot request forms from multiple sources. To date, the county election office is aware of request forms originating from the Center for Voter Information and the ...

Back to school, finally

After 161 days watching, waiting, video chatting, and quarantining; students and staff at Gladbrook-Reinbeck Community School District finally had the opportunity to return to class. The first day of school came on Monday and was met with excitement and anticipation as school staff have been ...

Produce available to Tama County citizens Friday

Capital City Fruit along with Cashwa Food Distribution will be providing boxes of produce to anyone in Tama County Friday, August 28. Each box will contain fruits and vegetables. Produce can be picked up via drive up and will be located south of the parking lot at the Tama Civic Center, 305 ...