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Tama County News

Beef Team celebrates busy year

The Mid-Iowa Youth Beef Team held its Annual Banquet on Sunday, November 7. Attendees were entertained with a video capturing 2021 activities and a tribute to the graduating high school seniors. During 2021, members helped the Iowa Beef Industry Council with the Baby’s First Bites campaign, ...

Supply issues impact school food programs

For many area school children, the school lunch menu seems a little different this year — there seems to be a glut of pears some weeks, a lot more lunches overall appear to be featuring applesauce and baked beans, and there’s just less variety than in year’s past — and there’s a ...

New blood coming to GMG Board, Gladbrook Council

Several new candidates alongside mostly incumbents will be sworn in this coming January across the Tama and Grundy County landscape following the combined city/school election that took place on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. The following results are final unofficial results from the Tama ...

New look legislative districts coming for Tama and Grundy Co.

Beginning in 2022 Tama and Grundy Counties will see a new landscape in their Iowa House and Senate districts. On Thursday, October 28, the redistricting plan proposed by the nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency (LSA) was approved by a vote of 48-1 in the Senate and by a vote of 93-2 in the ...

Tama Co. Extension offering Kids in the Kitchen youth program

What do happy kids, healthy foods and messy tables have in common? They are all part of the Kids in the Kitchen program offered through ISU Extension and Outreach. Throughout the months of September, October and November, 30 youth grades K-5th from Gladbrook, Garwin, and North Tama have had the ...

Iowa debuts second redistricting proposal

Iowa’s second round of redistricting maps came out last Thursday, giving lawmakers one week to review the proposal before convening for a special session. This is the second proposal from the state’s nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency. Republican lawmakers in early October voted ...

Local UAW 838 members part of strike at Deere Waterloo Works

Members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 838 who live in Tama and Grundy counties and work for John Deere Waterloo Works were part of the more than 10,000 Deere union workers in Illinois, Iowa, and Kansas who went on strike at midnight on Thursday, October 14 after the tractor ...

When all else fails, put a kiko goat on it

Hiring out a herd of goats for weed management has led to big business for one Tama County farmer. Adam Ledvina, 30, of Chelsea owns and operates Iowa Kiko Goats and Blue Collar Goatscaping — respectively a commercial breeding and meat goat business combined with a prescribed goat grazing ...

Make your voice heard in the 2021 city/school elections

Early voting in Iowa’s 2021 combined city/school election began Wednesday, October 13 as part of the lead-up to Election Day which falls on Tuesday, November 2 this year. Voters will have the opportunity to select candidates for mayor, for their local city council, and for school board. ...