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PHOTOS: Fall Festival at Otter Creek

On Oct. 10 Tama County Conservation held a Fall Festival at Otter Creek Lake and Park. Around 550 people were in attendance to enjoy kids activities, market vendors, food stands and presentations from the Blank Park Zoo and Bruce Rhodes with the Iowa Trappers Association. The annual Tama County ...

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 ...

Weekly Record, Oct. 8-13

Oct. 8 Anthony James Reitinger, Jr, 29, Tama was arrested by Tama County Sheriff’s Department on a warrant for violation of probation. Matthew Christopher Krotz, 36, Cedar Rapids was arrested by Tama Sheriff’s Department for domestic assault-bodily injury. Krotz was released on his own ...

Weekly Record, Sept. 30-Oct. 6

Arrest Report, Tama County Jail Sept. 30-Oct. 6 Sept. 30 Merlin Forrest Choneska, Jr, 47, Tama was arrested by Tama County Sheriff’s Department on a warrant for failure to appear. Elizabeth Rose Bullshoe, 34, Toledo was arrested by Tama Police Department on a warrant for three counts of ...

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 ...

Tama Council Q&A: Randy Fairchild

Tama City Council Candidate: Randy Fairchild Age: 64 Profession: Retired Education: High School Family: Two daughters and a grandchild What motivated you to run for this office? I will represent everyone fairly. I have the time to put into it. Make people accountable. What qualities ...

Tama Council Q&A: Brian Hanus

Tama City Council Candidate: Brian Hanus Age: 65 Profession: Retired Education: High School Family: wife - Deb, two adult children - Gretchen Hanus and Nick Hanus, one grandchild - Preston What motivated you to run for this office? I would like to serve the community. I have thought ...