Iowa has a lot of famous and interesting people who got their start in small rural towns before making it big. But a lot of the people of the past don’t come up in regular café conversation and aren’t mentioned in our school textbooks – a real shame considering how unique and fascinating their lives […]
The Tama County Q2 2014 Pitch & Build on April 29, 2014, had presentations on reproduction firearms, a bed & breakfast, an outdoor classroom, an antique business, and a local eatery. Josh Casto of Casto Armory, Traer, turned his hobby into a thriving business. He manufactures reproductions of antique rifles and bullets as well […]
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 […]
Around 4 a.m. this morning a storm with winds between 70 and 100 miles per hour swept through Tama County, Iowa doing damage to real estate, infrastructure, vegetation and crops. At this time we are not aware of any fatalities or injuries. To view images of the consequences of the storm, click here. Some eyewitness […]
Fun Update: New Tama County Pocket Travel Guide features 100+ experiences to make your life more colorful
Get in touch with Tama County, Iowa. Over one hundred attractions nestled amongst natural beauty off the beaten path just got easier to find! The Tama County Travel Guide invites travelers and area residents to (re)discover how authentic experiences with family and friends add meaning and color to our lives. With this new and improved booklet we make […]
Summer Fun Update: Have you picked your small town summer picnic spot for water fights, live music and sweet corn eating contest yet? We can help!
We’re gearing up for some fantastic summer fun in Tama County, Iowa this year! Spend some time with us and join in a sweet corn eating contest, a firemen’s water fight, a talent show, a picnic, and patio party. Here are just a sampling of the fun events happening here this summer, or click here for […]
Agri-tourism is increasing in popularity, but long before the organized movement started, Tama County has had a leader in the industry that recognized that city folk were becoming disconnected from the farm and had an interest to reconnect with where their food comes from. Using marketing vehicles ranging from billboards on US Highway 30, internet, events, […]
Halloween is not just a time for kids to indulge. This Saturday night the whole family is invited to come out and play. And Tama County Convention and Visitors Bureau is excited that in addition to our local residents, visitors from Chicago, Des Moines, Iowa City, Cedar Falls, Dennison and even Africa will be coming […]
Best of Tama County curbside appeal: Who was behind standout improvements launched over the past 3 years?
Without exception, each of Tama County’s towns invested in curbside appeal over the past 3 years. City Councils, nonprofits, businesses, residents and others were all examples of the catalysts that transformed the face of our towns. At the August Commission Roundtable we discussed the resources and skills that made these developments possible, as well as […]
Housing Trust Fund Update: Local agencies pledge $17K and inter-disciplinary approach to healthy housing solutions
During the summer of 2010, the Region 6 Housing Trust Fund received requests for support for almost 50 Tama County residents. Current resources are not enough to fund every qualifying request for increased safety and health, but market intelligence gained through the process is helping us understand the need and barriers increasingly better to drive […]