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Alpha Study Club meets in April, reviews ‘Animal, Vegetable, Miracle’

Seventeen members of Alpha Study Club met at the Methodist Church in Gladbrook for the April 23, 2024 meeting. Bonnie Murty was hostess for the group. Avriel had a reading on May Day. The Secretary's and Treasurer's reports were read and approved. Correspondence from Pat Clausen was read asking ...

‘The Tammy ordinance’

TOLEDO - As the early Monday morning dew still lay upon the grass, many local citizens gathered at the Supervisor's meeting room to have their say at the second public hearing for the new public comment ordinance. Multiple citizens stood at the front of the room calling the new ordinance ...

Master Gardeners ask community to ‘Grow A Row for Tama County’

TAMA COUNTY – Tama County Master Gardeners and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Tama County encourage farmers and gardeners to grow a little extra food again this year.  ‘Grow A Row for Tama County—Backyard Gardeners Fighting Hunger’ is a campaign to encourage ...

Rep. Dean Fisher Announces Bid for Re-Election to Iowa House

MONTOUR – On May 1, Representative Dean Fisher (R-Montour) announced his re-election bid for Iowa House District 53. House District 53 includes all of Poweshiek County and most of Tama County. "It's an honor to represent House District 53," Fisher said. "We have made such great ...

Grassley to hold Town Meetings in Grundy and Tama counties

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) will hold public town meetings in Grundy Center and Toledo on May 13 as part of his annual 99 county meetings across Iowa. “Continued dialogue between elected officials and the people we represent is the cornerstone of representative government. I look ...

Ready to work

DES MOINES — While most people tend to associate “Signing Day” with standout football and basketball players who choose between a number of elite colleges in deciding where they will further their academic and athletic careers, the concept is no longer exclusive to those who excel in ...

Reinbeck Lions Club honored with trio of Warren Coleman Awards: We Serve!

REINBECK – During the monthly bingo night held on April 18 at The Dig Inn, three members of the Reinbeck Lions Club were honored with the Iowa Lions Foundation’s prestigious Warren Coleman Honorary Award including Chris Frischmeyer, Craig Schildroth, and Dale Wambold. The award is the ...

Tama Co. Zoning Commission continues to beat around the (solar) bush

TOLEDO – The Tama County Zoning Commission’s latest meeting drew a packed house inside the supervisors’ chambers on Wednesday, April 17, at the Administration Building in Toledo. And while many of those in attendance were eager for the commission to make a recommendation on the ...

Second suspect arrested, charged with first degree murder of Ryan Cooper

TOLEDO – A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the 2021 shooting death of rural Traer resident Ryan Cooper. On Monday, April 29, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation’s (DCI) Major Crime Unit and the Tama County Sheriff’s Office arrested Shellsburg resident Huston ...