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Tama County News

Union Grove Lake hosts ice fishing tournament

Despite frigid temperatures and snowy road conditions last Saturday morning, the first annual John Kjormoe Ice Fishing Tournament held at Union Grove Lake near Gladbrook — previously known as the Pump Ice Tournament — still went off without a hitch and enjoyed a strong turnout. Some of ...

Green Mountain Fire Dept. quickly extinguishes smoke at elementary school

The Green Mountain Fire Department was called to the GMG Elementary School after an automatic fire alarm activation at around 11:20 p.m. last Wednesday night and discovered that the source was a pottery kiln. According to a social media post, firefighters noticed an “unusual odor” in ...

Hulme, Bruene recognized for service to Tama County

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach North Central Area Awards Ceremony was held on January 12, 2023. The county offices in the north central area announced award recipients for outstanding achievements in 2022 including Jenny Hulme and Cheryl Bruene of Tama Co. Awards were ...

Tama-Toledo selected as overnight RAGBRAI stop

The Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa – better known as RAGBRAI – announced its 2023 route and overnight stops last Saturday, and Tama-Toledo will serve as an overnight stop on Thursday, July 27. The two adjacent communities with a combined population of around 5,000 are ...

Seed Treatment Course set for Feb. 15

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Tama County will host a Seed Treatment Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, February 15, 2023. The program, provided by the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP), is ...

Made from scratch, made with love

Chances are if you’ve enjoyed a delectable piece of pie handed to you by a beaming gal through the window of a food truck in the Tama-Grundy area – or beyond! – over the last few years, you’ve met ‘The Pie Lady’ which means you’ve met Laura Bru of rural Gladbrook. “I started ...

‘King’ Cole Day: A Baseball Celebration

On the weekend of April 29, 2023, the Tama-Toledo Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a memorial dedication in Toledo to honor the life of Leonard “King” Cole. Leonard Leslie Cole was born on April 15, 1886, to Hiram Henry and Cora A. Cole in Toledo. He attended Toledo public schools and, ...

Tama Co. Conservation ‘dinged’ by annual audit

For the first time in recent memory, the Tama Co. Conservation Board received a ‘ding’ on its annual audit due to granting a board member preferential treatment as it relates to camping fees. During the Thursday, Jan. 5 regular board meeting – rescheduled by a day due to both weather ...

Tama Co. Board of Supervisors Jan. 2 meeting minutes

-Bill Faircloth was nominated and approved as Chairman of the Board. -Curt Hilmer was nominated and approved as Vice Chairman of the Board. -The Board approved the authorization for the County Auditor to pay postage, express freight, wages, and salaries prior to being audited by the Board of ...