Tag Archives: Clutier

Summer Fun in Tama County

The next few weeks will be a great time to visit Tama County as many communities are hosting fabulous events. The Tama County Fair runs from Wednesday, July 17 through Sunday, July 21 in Gladbrook.  200 youth from 10 county 4-H club organizations and 3 local FFA chapters have prepared more than 1,500 exhibits for […]

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Tama Benton Cooperative

Rebuilding efforts are underway at all three locations of the Tama Benton Coop after the July 11 windstorm.   In Vinton, the north receiving dump has been upsized and rebuilt and the four storage bins will be all replaced and/or repaired.  The south receiving pit will get a new, larger structure covering it, allowing for safer […]

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2011 EDIES Story 24 of 24: Response to the once in a 1,000 Year Wind Storm

On July 11, 2011 around 4 am Tama County was hit by a straight-line wind that measured forces up to 130 miles per hour before meteorological towers disintegrated. Not a single human life was lost, but $100+ million in lost productivity was suffered through the loss of animals, buildings, infrastructure, crops, and other protective vegetation. […]

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2011 EDIES Story 16 of 24: Clutier Inspires Small Town Action on the Big Screen

The arts, history and storytelling serve an important purpose in telling us where we come from, the values we treasure, and how we want to move towards the future. One of the 21st century evolutions on campfire storytelling and community theatre is the community film, and Clutier, Iowa is a trail blazer in this respect. […]

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2011 EDIES Story 1 of 24: Czech out this Mainstreet Makeover!

Tama County is very proud of entrepreneurs that grow up in our rural towns with good values, gaining practical skills and then starting up businesses all over the world. But what makes Paul Dvorak an extraordinary Tama County entrepreneur is not that he has a successful business in Dallas, Texas. It is actually the fact […]

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Elections Update: Major changes in elected officials for Tama County, Iowa’s communities in 2012

If Tama County, Iowa really is a microcosm of the national political makeup and attitudes as national media has alluded to in the past, then what would you conclude if six or seven out of twelve towns elected new mayors? Even Meskwaki elected a new chairman. It is not a surprise that in general American […]

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Historic Preservation Update: Historians from all over the state spending more time in Tama County, Iowa

This weekend thousands of people traveled to Tama County, Iowa to experience a friendship tradition that is almost 100 years old: The Meskwaki Powwow. But Tama County is just getting warmed up for the upcoming list of historic preservation events to follow over the next few weeks. Tama County Historic Preservation will also be extending a […]

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Fun Update: Early August is Sizzling in Tama County

  The heat is on but we won’t let that stop us from having fun.  The first two weekends of August are packed with fun things to do across Tama County.  Get in on the premier showing of an independent film set in Clutier and see if you can spot any neighbors in the cast.  […]

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Storm Update: How are business opportunities and our job market impacted by the 7/11/11 Derecho

Tama County, Iowa has been holding strong on a $13.42 average hourly wage through the recession, and rebounded to a 6.1% unemployment before the straight-line storm hit. Though this is very comparable to the State’s 6.0% unemployment, (and extremely favorable compared to the national 9.1% unemployment) wages are still significantly lower in Tama County than […]

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Storm Update: Day 2 of recovery from July 11, 2011 Hurricane of the Prairie

We now have a name for the devastating act of nature that hit Tama County, Iowa yesterday, July 11, 2011. The formal report is not yet in, but experts believe that it was not a tornado, (though every bit as devastating and much more rare.) It was a persistent high-speed straight-line wind storm, a Hurricane of the […]

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