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Tama County News

Former GMG coach pleads guilty, sentenced

A former GMG High School volleyball coach and South Tama paraeducator plead guilty to sexual exploitation last week and was sentenced. Brycelyn Haughey, 23, of Toledo entered a written plea of guilty and was sentenced in Iowa District Court on November 10 to the charge (Count 6) of sexual ...

Updates from Tama County Economic Development

Tama County Economic Development’s executive director Katherine Ollendieck paid a visit to the Nov. 7 meeting of the Traer City Council to provide an update on county economic happenings including updates to the Tama County guidebook, the next round of ARPA grants for businesses, and the ...

Thank you for 55 years

On November 9, Tama County Public Health and Home Care celebrated 55 years of service to Tama County citizens. “We hosted an open house as we’ve been an agency for 55 years. We just wanted to say thank you to the residents of Tama County,” said Shannon Zoffka, the CEO and Executive ...

Back to 1934 – Tama Co. voters say ‘yes’ to five supervisors

Tama County voters overwhelmingly passed a public measure during Tuesday night’s midterm election to return the county to a form of government not experienced since 1934 – five county supervisors. Public Measure TX – “The number of Tama County Supervisors shall be increased from three ...

Rep. Hinson visits Tama Co., talks gas prices at pump

U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa) was back on the trail bright and early Thursday morning, and her first stop was the Toledo Phillips 66 gas station. Hinson spoke with individuals as they pumped their gas and listened to the concerns that they had regarding energy prices. Hinson said being able ...

Tama County adds online driver’s license appointment scheduling

Over the past two years, driver’s license customers throughout the state of Iowa have become accustomed to calling ahead for appointments rather than waiting in line with a number to be served. The shift to appointment-based service began as a public health measure during the COVID-19 ...

Traer Fire leads response to 64-acre field fire near Buckingham

The afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 22 was a long and heated one for members of the Traer Fire Department as they led the response to an extensive 64-acre field fire southeast of Buckingham that would eventually take seven hours to extinguish. The fire – which originated on the north side of a ...

UnityPoint Health–Grinnell receives Iowa Center of Excellence grant

UnityPoint Health–Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) was awarded the Center of Excellence Grant by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) for the 2022-2023 calendar year. The $212,500 grant is a targeted continuation of the IDPH grant of the same name, with the initial planning ...

Tama Co. Public Health to host Coffee Talk in Gladbrook

Tama Co. Public Health and Home Care will be hosting monthly Coffee Talks beginning in November. On November 9, the public is invited to a Coffee Talk set to be held at the Gladbrook Legion beginning at 1:30 p.m. November’s topic is Colds/Influenza. Please join us! For more information ...

Contractor back on site for Otter Creek Lake Restoration project

While the matter of the Otter Creek Lake Restoration project has been ‘old business’ for the Tama County Board of Conservation for some time now, with contactor Rachel Construction finally back on-site in Otter Creek Lake and Park as of last week, that old business has become welcome ...