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All-State announced

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South Tama Speechies anxiously gathered together last Wednesday for the reveal of who would earn All-State Honors for Large Group Speech. Starting at 4 p.m. speechies the STC Little Theater was abuzz with students hitting refresh on the Iowa High School Speech Association website where the ...

Benson resigns county EMA post

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On the heels of one of the most challenging years for public safety in recent memory, Tama County will be in search of a new Emergency Management Coordinator. The Tama County Emergency Management Commission accepted the resignation of Mindy Benson during a meeting on Feb. 9. Benson started ...

S.T.A.R. program available for local ag producers

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Managing nutrient loss and protecting soil from water runoff can greatly enhance the future of Tama County ag production and help better position farmers in the expanding sustainability marketplace. That’s why Tama Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) is introducing S.T.A.R., a ...

Frigid February brings challenges to farmers

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The recent bout of extreme cold weather has done much to disrupt the routines of Iowans that have already been altered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Single-digit highs, subzero overnight lows on top of a significant layer of snow have caused schools and events to cancel activities and has made ...

Four things to know from STC school board

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1. The school board held a regularly scheduled meeting Monday, Feb. 15 virtually due to weather. The school board discussed the stop signs that were placed near 15th Street and 9th Street this year to help with students’ crossings at busy intersections. The school board has been trying to ...

Molitor chairs new association

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One of Tama County’s law enforcement executives was recently chosen as the chair for a newly formed nationwide association. Chief Jacob Molitor has been with the Meskwaki Nation Police Department since 2012 and was promoted to Chief of Police in May of 2019. Molitor will serve as the Board ...

IVCCD approves interior reno plans

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The Iowa Valley Community College District approved plans for an interior renovation project at Wednesday night’s board meeting. “This is the most complex project we’ve had to date so far,” Chancellor Dr. Kristie Fisher said. The project includes remodeling of the lobby, yard and ...

TCPH sees vaccine progress through changing landscape

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Tama County Public Health (TCPH) continued vaccination clinics for Phase 1B, tier one this week. TCPH is currently working through the first round shot for Phase 1B, tier one and second round shots for Phase 1A. Vaccination clinics are being held three to four times weekly with around 100-120 ...

Hinson makes food pantry stop

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U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa) made a stop at the South Tama Food Pantry in Tama Feb. 8. The Tama stop was one among a number of visits Hinson was making during an in-district work week. Hinson along with two food pantry volunteers toured the facility and sat for a brief discussion about the ...