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Tama County News

GMG to pursue bond referendum in November

GARWIN – During Monday night’s meeting, the GMG school board voted unanimously to hire design-build firm SitelogIQ as part of the district's efforts to put a bond referendum — likely in the amount of $11.65 million — on the November 2024 ballot with the goal of replacing the ...

Tama County’s Emily Hulme attends Ignite by 4-H Summit in Washington, D.C.

AMES – The Iowa 4-H Healthy Living Ambassadors participated in the national Ignite by 4-H Summit – developing an action plan, sharing ideas and connecting with peers from other states. Tama County’s Emily Hulme of rural Clutier was among the 37 4-H youth in grades 7-12 who were selected ...

Drought conditions end after four years

DES MOINES – After four years of below normal rainfall and drought conditions, the State of Iowa has returned to normal hydrologic conditions, according to the latest Water Summary Update. The last time Iowa was free from any drought designation by the U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) was June ...

The Early Bird meeting

TOLEDO – Early in the morning on Monday, June 3, when the roosters were still nestled in their beds and the sun had just started peaking over the treetops, the Tama County Board of Supervisors’ meeting began. Due to the new public ordinance passed a few weeks back, weekly meetings will now ...

Danker’s bond to remain at $1 million

TOLEDO – Following a hearing held last Thursday, accused murderer Huston William Danker’s bond will remain at $1,000,000 as originally set as part of his arrest in late April. On April 29, 2024, Danker, 26, was arrested in Cedar Rapids by the Tama County Sheriff’s Office and charged ...

Hawkeye Community College announces Spring 2024 graduates

WATERLOO – The following are local Hawkeye Community College spring semester graduates and their programs of study. Congratulations to all our area students! –Eli Lasley, Buckingham: AA Liberal Arts, High Honors (GPA 3.75-3.99) –Thomas Hulme, Clutier: Diploma General ...

Voters head to the polls in Iowa’s 2024 Primary Election

TOLEDO – As the thunder cracked across the inky black sky and large raindrops fell from the dark clouds above, the team in the Tama County Auditor's office worked with a fervor. Primary votes were being tallied, nails were being chewed, and for the first time in decades, there's a new ...

‘Neon Era’ Corn Carnival Collectors’ Fair set for June 13

GLADBROOK – Plans are underway to host the 27th Corn Carnival Collectors’ Fair. The theme is ‘Neon Era.’ We invite collectors to come and share your treasures with all of us and help make the 102nd Corn Carnival memorable. The variety of collections and hobbies will be on display from ...