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Tama County News

Campfire songs – Pilgrim Heights launches unique, new concert series

MONTOUR – Taking inspiration from NPR’s long-running and well-known “Tiny Desk” concert series, Pilgrim Heights Camp and Retreat Center Assistant Director Sarah Story hatched an idea of her own as a way to bring a new audience to the facility located just off Highway 30 near the ...

Lots of changes at Tama Co. Public Health & Home Care

TAMA COUNTY – With the retirement of previous and current staff, staff positions are being revised and being changed to better meet current job functions and needs of the agency. With the opening of the Home Care Aide Supervisor position, current Public Health employees applied for this ...

Tama Co. Supervisors discuss zoning issues

TOLEDO – The biggest issue at last Monday's supervisor's meeting was zoning. New Century FS went in front of the supervisors to get approval for the construction of a hazmat material storage facility. Although everyone at the meeting was for the storage facility, they just wanted it zoned ...

11th Annual SepticSmart Week kicks off

On Monday, Sept. 18, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) joined state and local partners to launch SepticSmart Week 2023, a week-long annual campaign to educate homeowners and renters on how to properly maintain their septic systems. When septic systems are well-functioning, the ...

Veterans honored with Quilts of Valor at Montour celebration

MONTOUR — Five veterans received Quilts of Valor from the Central Iowa Quilt Sew-Ciety Guild during the Montour sesquicentennial last Saturday. Accepting quilts were Robert McCoy, Don Campbell, Mike Buchanan, James Hines and Mark Legg. Quilt Sew-Ciety member Marvis Drew provided a brief ...

UI fraternity rape lawsuit trial moved to Tama County

TOLEDO — A high-profile lawsuit filed by a woman accusing two former University of Iowa FIJI fraternity members of rape will be heard and decided in Tama County due to excessive pretrial publicity in Johnson County, a judge has ruled. The plaintiff, Makena Solberg, alleges that the ...