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Car Show Held in downtown Tama

Rainy conditions weren't enough to stop hundreds of classic car owners and admirers from participating in the annual Tama/Toledo Car Show on Saturday, September 17th, held along Third Street in downtown Tama.

Knebel sues Board of Adjustment over Salt Creek Wind project

On Aug. 26, Plaintiff Heather Knebel of rural Traer filed a petition for declaratory judgment against the Tama County Board of Adjustment (BOA). Knebel, a member of the Tama County Against Turbines LLC (TCAT) coalition, seeks a declaration from the Court that Conditional Use Permits issued by ...

Zoning Commission discusses potential changes to wind energy ordinance

Tama Co. Zoning Commission members Doug Dvorak, Wade Mitchell, and Darren Thiessen met on Sept. 12 to discuss the county’s commercial wind energy Ordinance. With only three present members and, thus, a lack of a quorum, ideas were exchanged to help get the ball rolling on possible ...

G-R receives the Carrie Chapman Catt Award for registering student voters

On Tuesday, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate presented Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School with the 2021-2022 Carrie Chapman Catt Award for registering 90% of eligible student voters. “Last year, the senior class at Gladbrook-Reinbeck stepped up to the plate and got started in the voting process ...

Tama American Legion thanks community for The Wall That Heals

On Monday, Sept. 12, the Tama American Legion held a banquet to thank the 400+ volunteers for helping with The Wall That Heals, where an estimated 16,900 visitors attended the exhibit this past August. An unprepared yet heartfelt speech was given by Randy Zimmermann. “We just wanted to ...

‘What did you say? I can’t hear you’

‘What did you say? I can’t hear you’ is often heard at the Tama Co. Board of Supervisors meetings. On Monday, the public re-addressed an issue they have been facing while attending the meeting, accessibility, asking the Board repeatedly when they will install sound equipment to help ...

Tama County 4-H says thank you for a great summer

Over 500 K-12th graders participated in summer 4-H programs in Tama County, and we want to say thank you! A huge thank you to our partnerships with the Tama, Toledo, Traer, Dysart, Chelsea, and Garwin libraries. Thank you to Tama County Conservation for their partnership with Critter Camp and ...

Kwik Star ready to serve community from new location

On Sept. 1, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the new Kwik Star location on the Lincoln Highway in Toledo. The Kwik Star team worked tirelessly, moving everything to the new store in less than twelve hours for the community. Assistant lead Tyler Jones noted the necessity during an ...

‘I’m really about local politics’

Sam Cox, the Iowa Senate Democratic nominee for District 27, visited Tama County on Saturday, Aug. 27 to personally canvas for her campaign. “I’m the new kid on the block here. I realize there has to be new players all the time. I don’t have as much experience running for office as ...