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Government

County projects get green light with federal aid

Over a half-million dollars in federal aid money was allocated by the Tama County Board of Supervisors earlier this month to four projects that will benefit multiple areas of the county government. A resolution passed on Nov. 22 that directed the distribution of funds that had been received ...

Middle School Students of the Month, October 2021

Congratulations to our STC Middle School Students of the Month for October. These students were recognized by school staff for displaying excellent examples of positive relationships, respect, and responsibility.

Rep. Hinson shines spotlight on tiny constituents

Child care and workforce shortages as well as rural stabilization were in the spotlight this past Tuesday, Nov. 23, at Dysart’s Little Knights Learning Center thanks to a visit from U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa). Rep. Hinson — who is in her first term as the U.S. representative from ...

Goodhart wins council seat by write-in

Following the official Tama County canvass of the Nov. 2 city and school elections, winners of a Toledo City Council seat as well as seats in Vining and Elberon were announced by write-in votes. In Toledo three seats for the city council were up for election with only two people filing for ...

Tama and Toledo council round-up

Another roadblock has presented itself in the way of the Tama Lincoln Highway Bridge Reconstruction Project. Engineer Anna Gahm was before the Tama City Council during their regular meeting on Oct. 4 to discuss bids that were submitted from three companies to complete work on the historic ...

Make your voice heard in the 2021 city/school elections

Early voting in Iowa’s 2021 combined city/school election began Wednesday, October 13 as part of the lead-up to Election Day which falls on Tuesday, November 2 this year. Voters will have the opportunity to select candidates for mayor, for their local city council, and for school board. ...

Supervisors hear Vining street concern

Vining City Council Member Merlin Rouse was before the Tama County Board of Supervisors on Oct. 18 regarding issues the city faces in repairing two of their main streets. The city is hoping to resurface one block of Main Avenue as well as 1st Street that runs through town going east and ...

Tama Council Q&A: Emily Babinat

Tama City Council Candidate: Emily Babinat (incumbent) Age: 43 Profession: Case Manager at Iowa Total Care serving individuals on Medicaid LTSS Waivers Education: Graduated from South Tama in 1996, Bachelors in Social Work from Loras College, licensed social worker Family: Married to Jason ...

Tama Council Q&A: Matthew Beatty

Tama City Council Candidate: Matthew Beatty (incumbent) Age: 28 Residence: Tama Profession: Elementary ELL (English Language Learners) Teacher Education: Bachelor's Degree - Upper Iowa University Family: Girlfriend Kiya and her son Etzio What motivated you to run for this office? I ...

Tama Council Q&A: Kristy Eisentrager

Tama City Council Candidate: Kristy Eisentrager Age: 34 Profession: Chairside Surgical Assistant Education: Dental Courses at Marshalltown Community College Family: Two sons, Cole 17 and Ayden 9 What motivated you to run for this office? I am committed to change for our community and ...