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Government

Chamber board discusses Lincoln Highway Bridge Festival

There was plenty of news to share regarding the upcoming Lincoln Highway Bridge Festival at a recent Tama/Toledo Chamber of Commerce meeting as Chamber Coordinator Marlys Upah informed the board that T-shirts are currently being made. In addition, a website is being built that will have ...

Tama council approves engineering contract to pave gravel roads

A new engineering contract was discussed for the continued pavement of gravel roads at Monday night’s Tama City Council meeting. The paving would be done the same way it was done on Oswego Street as curb and gutter streets. Herb and Hall are the next planned streets with a potential bid for ...

Supervisors approve construction program, DOT budget

On Monday morning, the Tama County Board of Supervisors discussed the use of federal funding as it comes in from the infrastructure bill signed by President Joe Biden last year. A motion to approve the new construction program and DOT budget received unanimous approval. An Employee ...

Incumbents departing as new wave seeking county office

Tama County is preparing for one of its most active elections in recent memory. With four county offices up for election in November, Tama County voters are guaranteed to see at least three new faces in office once the election proceedings conclude later this year. Long-time District 1 ...

Bridge Watch: Tama Council to seek third round of bids

Restoration efforts look to continue for the historic Lincoln Highway Bridge in Tama following the Tama City Council meeting on March 21. The council voted unanimously in favor of a plan to seek a third round of bidding for construction work to repair the bridge that is over a century ...

Tama Council to hold forum for city administrator project

Following an assessment commissioned by the Tama City Council in January to look at the city’s potential need for a city administrator position, the public will soon have an opportunity to hear directly from the council and to voice their opinion on the matter. During the March 21 regular ...

Kupka, Yuska stepping down from county offices

With a little more than seven months remaining until the November general election, two long-time elected officials in Tama County formally announced Monday they would be stepping down from their positions, both which are up for election this November. Since 2005, Deborah Kupka of Clutier has ...

State House, Senate midterm races take shape

The state legislative election picture became clearer last week following the Friday filing deadline for Republican and Democrat candidates to appear on the ballot for the June primary election. The current midterm election cycle marks the first foray into the new legislative districts that ...

Toledo Council approves $2.8 million loan

The city of Toledo formalized an agreement Monday for a loan of up to $2.8 million aimed at financing the infrastructure development for housing on and around the former Iowa Juvenile Home (IJH) property in Toledo. The development work is planned for both the four acres of vacant city-owned ...

Tama Council hears administrator report

Patrick Callahan of Callahan Municipal Consultants was before the council on March 7 to deliver a report on a staff structure survey the city commissioned him to do as they decide whether or not to pursue hiring a city administrator. The analysis, which was commissioned at a cost of $4,750, ...