Connie Rohach, Toledo, was appointed Tama County Clerk of Court effective Friday, June 7 by 6th Judicial District Chief Judge Patrick R. Grady. She replaces Kim Halverson, Marshalltown, who served since January, 2009. Halverson was Marshall County Clerk of Court at the time of her appointment and served both counties until now.
Halverson became Johnson County Clerk of Court, also on June 7.
Rohach is a veteran clerk of court employee. She first went to work at the Marshall County Clerk of Court Office in 1985. She transferred to Tama County Clerk's Office and was employed until 1994 when she took off seven years to raise her family.
Connie Rohach takes the oath of office as Tama County Clerk of Court on Thursday, June 6. District Court Judge Douglas S. Russell administered the oath in the main courtroom of the Courthouse in Toledo. Chronicle/John Speer
In 2001 she returned to the clerk's office and has been serving as Trial Court Clerk III.
Also employed at the Tama County office are Jennifer Kasal, Judicial Clerk II, Cheryl Pansegrau, part-time court attendant and Brandy Wilfong, Judicial Clerk I. Rohach's position will not be filled and her duties will be absorbed.
In 2014 the office will be converted to the paperless, Electronic Document Management System( EDMS). The office serves both district and magistrate courts, and records for criminal and civil proceedings including juvenile, probate, and traffic.
Clerk of Court Hours
Mon. Wed. Fri. 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Tues. Thurs 8:a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Location: 1st floor
Tama County Courthouse
100 West High
Many of the records in the office are already entered into a computer system. Rohach said when she began there were no computers and everything was handled on dockets.
Rohach becomes the third Tama County Clerk of Court appointed to the post. Ann Hendricks, Tama, who retired in 2009 was the first followed by Halverson.
Prior to then the Clerk of Court was an elected county office. Reva Dostal, rural Toledo, was the last clerk to stand for election prior to the office being changed to a state office.
Rohach, a native of rural Garwin, graduated from GMG High School in 1982. Her parents are Ambrose and Karen Kearney.
Her mother was a long-time employee in the Tama County Recorder's Office.