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Tama County News

Traer woman arrested, charged in husband’s 2021 murder

TRAER – A rural Traer woman has been arrested and charged with first degree murder in the 2021 death of her husband. It’s been just over two-and-a-half years since Ryan Cooper, 42, was found dead at his rural Traer residence in the early morning hours of June 18, 2021, following a ...

Tama County Republicans hold county convention

TAMA – Tama County Republicans hosted 40 delegates from county-wide to the Tama County Republican Convention on Saturday, February 17 at the Tama Civic Center in Tama. The event was chaired by Mark Doland of rural Toledo. Tama County Attorney, Brent Heeren, of Toledo and Nancy Yuska of ...

Plan for Spring’s Windbreak Planting Now

It’s winter, and the blustery wind’s blowing. Some days it’s difficult to imagine spring’s not far away. No, it’s not too early to begin planning a new windbreak or an addition to an existing one. In fact, time is running out to apply for cost-share. Windbreaks are a great way ...

Stein resigns as GMG superintendent following medical leave

GARWIN – After two months of uncertainty during which the chief of Central Rivers AEA stepped in to fill the vacancy, Green Mountain-Garwin Community School District Superintendent Kym Stein, who first took medical leave in December, has resigned from the position effective ...

Tama-Grundy newspapers bring home hardware at annual INA awards banquet

DES MOINES – Newspapers across Iowa celebrated another successful year during the annual INA Convention and awards banquet at the downtown Marriott in Des Moines last Thursday with staff at both the Times-Republican and Tama-Grundy weekly publications winning several accolades. “The Iowa ...

Public library directors express serious concern with recent legislation

Iowa legislators have placed a focus on public libraries recently. House Study Bill 678 (HSB678) was introduced last Wednesday, and the Local Government subcommittee recommended passage the following day. The bill pertains to the hiring of library directors and utilizing funds for policies. It ...

Names changin’

TOLEDO – Last Monday's Tama County Board of Supervisors started like usual, with a report from the engineer. They've finished mixing some more sand and salt and will work on shaping up roads. The K Avenue bridge deck has been poured. An easement for a right of way on E Avenue was approved. ...