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A long journey home

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On July 15 the Meskwaki Nation hosted a group from the Rosebud Sioux tribe, also known as the Sicangu Lakota Oyate, who were completing a funeral procession 140 years in the making. In 2015, members of the Rosebud Sioux youth council traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in a conference. ...

Missing person reported by MNPD

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On Thursday afternoon the Meskwaki Nation Police Department released information about a missing woman. Jessica Shire Akeens, 43, Tama, was last seen July 15 in Waterloo. She was believed to be wearing a tank top (unknown color), black leggings, multi-colored sandals and earrings. Akeens is ...

Five things to know from Tama Council

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1. The council briefly discussed the recent decision to remove fluoride from Tama’s water. The decision to eliminate fluoridation was recommended by Water Superintendent Kent Campbell. Campbell had presented information to the council at the April 5 meeting and in a split vote the council ...

Albertson named Friend of the Fair

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Frank Albertson of rural Toledo was honored by the Tama County Fair Board as one of the 2021 Friends of the Fair. The award was developed as a way to recognize and thank members of the community who have made significant contributions to the Tama County Fair. Pictured during the Opening ...

Advance child tax credit: your opportunity to get ahead

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This is part two in a series about the Child Tax Credit Part One ran Friday, July 16. AMES, Iowa -- The expanded amount and eligibility for the 2021 Child Tax Credit, combined with the advance monthly payments which begin in July, offer families an opportunity to improve their overall ...

Denham sworn in at STC

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Randy Denham has been sworn in as new Director of Finance/Board Secretary for South Tama County. Denham replaced Mary Boege after she retired in May. STC School Board President, Penny Tyynismaa, led the swearing in of Denham Thursday, July 1.

Clutier Czech festivities set for Aug. 6 and 7

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The Clutier Lodge 104, chartered in 1901 will celebrate their 120th anniversary during the Bohemian Plum Festival on Aug. 7. The new Lodge was named “Cestri Bratri” or “Bohemian Brothers”. Charter members included Vincent Kosnar, Vaclav Pavlicek, Steve Adamek, Joe Smolik, Frank ...

Jail Bookings and Arrests

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Note: Arrest or citation for a crime is not a determination of guilt. Guilt or innocence is always determined in a court of law. July 13 Prentiss R Wolf III, 33, Tama, was arrested at 1006 McClellan Street on charges including two counts of violating probation, interference with an ...

Jackson crowned 2021 Fair Queen

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The Crowning of the 2021 Tama County Fair Queen took place on Tuesday evening, July 13, at the Tama County 4-H Fairgrounds in Gladbrook. Mistresses of Ceremonies for the evening were 2019 Tama County Fair Queen, Katelyn Kucera, and 2018 Tama County Fair Queen, Taylor Lekin. Candidates for ...