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Tama County News

Redistricting proposal places Tama County outside Rep. Hinson’s district

New maps could lead to a remaking of the political landscape in Iowa — Tama County included. What is now a quadrant of four U.S. Congressional districts arranged counterclockwise — effectively a northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest set of districts — would become a staggered, ...

County hears UTV ordinance proposal

On Monday the Tama County Board of Supervisors discussed a proposal brought forward by Mike Morrison of Traer that seeks to legalize and regulate the operation of all-terrain vehicles (ATV) and off-road utility vehicles (UTV). Morrison presented a draft ordinance that was pieced together from ...

Van Gundy says no more room in hospitals

There is no room at hospitals for people due to rising COVID-19 numbers. Dr. Lance Van Gundy with UnityPoint – Marshalltown aired his concerns and frustrations regarding the state of the pandemic situation in a viral Thursday Facebook post, which can be viewed here: ...

Tama Co. farm hosts cover crop event

The Tama County chapter of the Women, Land and Legacy organization returned to action this week for their 39th event in Tama County since their founding in 2007. The group, which is a USDA education and outreach program seeking to empower female landowners and farmers, normally holds four ...

Titans For Tate to participate in Shine a Light Walk

On September 18, ‘Team Titans For Tate’ will gather at Gateway Park in Cedar Falls for the Shine a Light NF Walk, the signature fundraising event of the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Titans For Tate joins the neurofibromatosis (NF) community from across Iowa to bring neurofibromatosis out ...

Hinson holds Tama County town hall

Congresswoman Ashley Hinson (IA-01) returned to Tama County this week for a town hall meeting. Around 20 members of the public gathered at the Tama Civic Center Tuesday morning for a question and answer session with Hinson who also gave a legislative update on issues and policies at the federal ...

How many kayaks can fit in Union Grove Lake?

Kayak enthusiasts are invited to Union Grove Lake for a special event on Labor Day weekend. The Union Grove Lake Park and Holding Corp. has organized a kayak rally on Saturday, Sept. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Union Grove Lake is a state park located between Garwin and Gladbrook that features ...

Gladbrook Clydesdale team competes at the Iowa State Fair

Tama County was well represented at the 2021 National Clydesdale Show that took place Aug. 19-22 at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. TF Clydesdales of Gladbrook had one of the shortest drives to the show that brought together Clydesdale horses from all over the country to compete in a wide ...

Tama County at the State Fair 2021

James Gethmann (left) and his daughter Aimee Bolar (right) of Hill Star Farm dairy goats, Gladbrook, pictured on Wednesday in the Swine Barn at the Iowa State Fair with two of 12 dairy goats they brought to show in the Open Class. Gethmann and Bolar have been showing Alpine, Saanen, and ...

Municipal and school board filing deadline September 16

Filing deadlines for both municipal and school board elections are fast approaching, with multiple seats across the area up for election on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. The first day to file nomination papers to run for school board was August 23; the filing deadline is September 16 at 5 p.m. ...