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Tama County News

All State Park Tour Coming to Gladbrook, you’re invited to join

Jump in your favorite car, fire up the engine, roll down the windows, turn up the radio, and put on your biggest smile. It is time to hit the road to show your support for state parks in Iowa. The crew for Anna Rea, the 1930 Ford Model A invites everybody to drive along for the visit to Union ...

Tree elves take Tama County by storm

In a fitting end to the nationwide celebration that was Stewardship Week 2022 and in honor of the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day, a pair of ‘tree elves’ from the Tama County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) office – conservation assistant Melody Bro and ...

Proposed Tama Co. hog confinement proves controversial

Iowa Select Farms sent Ken Pliner and three other representatives to meet with the Tama County Board of Supervisors on April 25 to answer questions and concerns from the community. The main frustration from residents who attended the meeting was a lack of communication from Iowa Select to ...

Poppy Days to be observed May 11 and 13

For over a 100 years, the American Legion Auxiliary has sponsored Poppy Days to remind America that millions have sacrificed their lives and health to keep our nation strong and free. On Wednesday, May 11, members of the Gladbrook Jr. Auxiliary will be distributing poppies door-to-door in ...

Hinson visits Tama County, discusses Iowa Premium plant

U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa) visited Tama County’s Iowa Premium plant on April 21, and although press was not allowed inside the building for this particular visit, Hinson dropped by the offices of the Tama-Toledo News Chronicle to talk about her visit and stake her claim as to why she ...

Who will be the 2022 Corn Cob Queen?

Anderson Funeral Homes of Gladbrook is sponsoring the Corn Cob Queen contest held during Gladbrook's 100th Corn Carnival. This is the 13th year for the Corn Cob Queen Contest. Past winners have been 2009 Sara Heishmann/Marlene Wiebensohn, 2010 Dave Wurr, 2011 Rose Russell, 2012 Jodi Betts, 2013 ...

Concerns surface for Tama County’s eagles amid wind energy expansion

Dotted across the rural Iowa landscape – built in gnarly cottonwoods situated along creeks that cut through farm fields – active bald eagle nests are often a well-kept secret among the local farmers and rural residents who wish for nothing more than their nation’s symbol to be left ...

Call for Corn Carnival Collector’s Fair treasures

Plans are underway to host the 25th Gladbrook Corn Carnival Collectors’ Fair. The theme is ‘Century of Celebrations.’ We invite “collectors” to come and share your “treasures” with all of us and help make Gladbrook's 100th Corn Carnival memorable. The variety of collections and ...

Iowa Crop Progress and Weather Report

Snow, high winds, and continued cold conditions limited Iowa farmers to 2.8 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending April 17, 2022, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Farmers have been applying anhydrous and fertilizer, spreading manure, tilling fields, ...