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Tama County 4-H joins state in food collection

Iowans are invited to join the State 4-H Council in a community effort to donate nonperishable food items throughout the month of November. Food items will then be donated to local food pantries, churches, etc., in their respective counties following the end of the month. According to  ...

Girls State scheduled for June

The American Legion Auxiliary Iowa Girls State program is one of the premier programs sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. The program was started by a dream of four women to teach young women about the political process. At the ALA Girls State girls develop leadership skills, ...

Gladbrook-Reinbeck applies for remote learning waiver

Gladbrook-Reinbeck schools announced late Tuesday that the district has applied to the State departments of education and public health for a district-wide waiver to conduct full remote learning for PK-12 students. The remote learning plan has not been put into action yet and is pending ...

Work release escapee fails to report to facility

Maurice Lamont Turner, 45, failed to report back to the Department of Corrections Marshalltown Residential Facility on Saturday. Turner is a Black man, with a height of 5’7″ and a weight of 262 pounds. He was convicted of domestic abuse assault in Tama County and was admitted to the ...

Republicans sweep Tama and Grundy County races in 2020

Republicans in Tama County have captured all races in Tuesday’s 2020 General Election. In the upset of the night, William Faircloth (R-Toledo) overtook three-term incumbent Kendall Jordan (D-Toledo) in a race for the Tama County District 2 Supervisor seat. Unofficial vote totals show ...

Tama County facilities move to by-appointment-only

In a memo sent to county staff Monday, county administrators announced that all Tama County facilities will move to by-appointment-only access to the public beginning Nov. 3. The move comes as COVID-19 positivity rates are on the rise in Tama County. County departments will continue to ...

Important Tama Co. voting information for those in quarantine

Important voting information for individuals quarantined was released by Tama County Auditor, Laura Kopsa this evening. If you are under quarantine due to COVID-19 you should follow these guidelines for voting Tuesday: 1) Make sure you have a current photo ID with you. If your ID does not ...

A good deal or no deal

A Tama County wind farm project 10 years in the making is one step closer to becoming a reality. Encompassing 75 acres in the central and northern parts of the county, the Salt Creek Wind project looks to feature between 40-60 turbines that will produce 170 megawatts per hour. By ...

Rebels run it back

NORWALK — When the ball left sophomore middle hitter Megan Cooley’s hand, she knew. Gladbrook-Reinbeck was heading back to State. Cooley’s kill down the center of the court was the final nail in the coffin of the Stanton Viqueens, and the No. 4 Gladbrook-Reinbeck Rebels completed a ...

Grundy County celebrates Pork Month

In celebration of Pork Month, Grundy County Pork Producers showed they care for the community by donating pork certificates and pork sticks to local organizations. Grundy Pork chose to recognize the efforts of staff at the county’s nursing care facilities. Oakview Inc, Conrad, Grundy Care ...