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Government

County swears in elected officials, honors years of service

At the most recent Tama County Board of Supervisors meeting on Dec. 28 the four county officials elected in November’s general election were sworn in. Newly elected District 2 Supervisor Bill Faircloth joined District 3 Supervisor Dan Anderson, Tama County Sheriff Dennis Kucera and County ...

County Administration Building closed to in-person services

It was announced yesterday that the Tama County Administration Building in Toledo will be closed to in-person public services following the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 30 and until further notice. The decision to close the facility to the public was made by county department administrators ...

Work release escapee fails to report to facility

Maurice Lamont Turner, 45, failed to report back to the Department of Corrections Marshalltown Residential Facility on Saturday. Turner is a Black man, with a height of 5’7″ and a weight of 262 pounds. He was convicted of domestic abuse assault in Tama County and was admitted to the ...

Republicans capture all Tama County races in 2020

Republicans in Tama County have swept all state and local contests in Tuesday’s 2020 General Election. In the upset of the night, William Faircloth (R-Toledo) overtook three-term incumbent Kendall Jordan (D-Toledo) in a race for the Tama County District 2 Supervisor seat. Unofficial vote ...

County facilities move to by-appointment-only

In a memo sent to county staff Monday, county administrators announced that all Tama County facilities will move to by-appointment-only access to the public beginning Nov. 3. The move comes as COVID-19 positivity rates are on the rise in Tama County. County departments will continue to ...

Northey, Naig roundtable in Tama County

As crop producers plow ahead through harvest season many are dealing with the impacts of the August derecho and drought conditions that have spread from the western part of the state and worsened over the summer months. USDA Under Secretary Bill Northey and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike ...

Roadwork still delayed on E64

Resurfacing work continues on Highway E64 south of Tama on a combined project that has area residents and county officials frustrated. Cessford Construction was awarded the contract earlier this year. The scope of the project was to replace a bridge on Highway E64 with a box culvert and to ...

Complaint filed against Tama council

A complaint was filed with the Iowa Public Information Board after a decision was made Sept. 21 by the Tama City Council to cut $50,000 from the library budget. The measure passed on a 4-1 vote. Aaron Haughey, Larry Thomas, Matt Beatty and Emily Babinat each voted in favor of the measure. ...

5 Things You Should Know – Tama Co. Board of Sup.

1. Todd Sebesta, Toledo was approved and appointed to the Tama County Board of Adjustments on Oct. 5. Sebesta will replace Larry Lorenzen, Traer, who vacated the post at the end of his five year term in June. Sebesta’s term will run until June 30, 2025. Current members of the Board of ...

Election 2020 Q&A: Dean Fisher

Iowa House of Representatives - District 72 ABOUT THE CANDIDATE Name: Dean Fisher Age: 64 Residence: Montour, Iowa Hometown: Montour and Garwin Profession: Electronics Engineering, Farming, Legislator Education: Bachelors Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from DeVry Institute ...