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Tama County News

Supervisor candidates in the hot seat during Tama Co. Farm Bureau event

Tama County Farm Bureau held a member appreciation event in Dysart on August 3 featuring updates on both state and federal Bureau-supported legislation, but the big draw of the evening was a Q&A with Tama County District 1 Supervisor candidates Randie Brodigan (D-Dysart) and Curt Hilmer ...

County Recorder Deb Kupka retires after 17 years of public service

It was the final day at the office for longtime County Recorder Deborah Kupka this past Friday, July 29, as she officially retired from the Tama County position she has held since 2005. Kupka, who resides in Clutier, announced her retirement this past March following a storied career of ...

The Wall That Heals arrives in Tama County

A little after 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2, The Wall That Heals – accompanied by more than 100 escort vehicles – made its way across the Tama County lines just outside Le Grand, passing through Montour on its way to Meskwaki Settlement School in Tama. As the mobile exhibit moved through ...

Sienknecht to receive Iowan of the Day award

The Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation and Cookies Food Products are proud to announce the recipients of the Iowan of the Day award for the 2022 Iowa State Fair. The Iowan of the Day program was created by the Blue Ribbon Foundation in 1997 to honor those Iowans who have truly made a ...

Thirteen Quilts of Valor presented in Garwin

Thirteen area men and women were honored for their service to this country as they protected our freedom. Each service man or woman was presented with a Quilt of Valor during ceremonies at the Garwin City Park during a ceremony held on July 2. Members of the Central Iowa Quilt Sew-ciety were on ...

Summer fun at its finest at Union Grove State Park

It was a picture-perfect day for the annual 4-H Outdoor Adventure Camp held at Union Grove State Park near Gladbrook on Thursday, July 21. Close to 50 campers in grades third through eight from Gladbrook, Reinbeck, Tama, Marshalltown, and surrounding communities participated in a variety of ...

An afternoon on the farm

On Friday, July 22, U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa) visited with members of the Tama County chapter of Women, Land & Legacy (WLL) on a farm near Traer. Hinson met with Tama County WLL founder Melody Bro and farmer-member Rebecca Dostal, who opened her farm alongside her husband Calvin. ...

Another successful year for Tama County Fair

It was another successful staging of the Tama County Fair this past week from July 11-17 at the fairgrounds in Gladbrook. The multitude of events and shows were well attended. The weather stayed hot and sunny most days with only a few wet mornings interspersed. All shows were held this year ...

G-R moves another step forward in bond referendum process

The Gladbrook-Reinbeck school board took another step forward Tuesday night in the process to hold a bond referendum by successfully collecting more than enough petition signatures and subsequently adopting a resolution to order a special election for Tuesday, Sept. 13. The petition garnered ...

Petition circulates to expand Tama Co. supervisors from three to five

Is five better than three? It’s been almost 90 years since Tama County last had five county supervisors but if a group of citizens behind a petition currently in circulation in the county have their way, the question to move from three supervisors back to five will once again be put to the ...