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From butter to bronze

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Twenty nine years after the Arts Council of the Tama-Toledo Area unveiled Norma “Duffy” Lyon’s cow/calf sculpture near Toledo’s main thoroughfare, a movement is underway to preserve the work of art for decades to come. Through the latter half of the 20th century, Lyon became widely ...

South Tama offers update on return-to-learn plans

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A letter released by South Tama County School Superintendent Jared Smith, Friday morning gave the community an update for return-to-learn plans. STC schools went to remote learning starting Monday, Nov. 16. Smith told school board members Monday evening at a regular board meeting that the ...

Bumblebee’s buzzing again

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After 10 months on the sidelines, Bumblebee’s Pizza is back in the game under new ownership and with a refreshed menu. Kenny and Heather Holle purchased the business from Karen Musgrave and Chris Musgrave earlier this fall and are open for business as of last week. The Holles met while ...

Tama County election wrap up and write-ins

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In a year unlike any other, 2020 delivered an election that set records across the country. In Tama County voters broke the previous turnout record set in 2012 by nine votes. Overall a total 9,098 ballots were cast in Tama County with 3,993 of those coming in the form of absentee ballots. The ...

Tama Co. 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. Sept. 30 Joseph, Ryan Friestad, 23, Traer, was arrested at 914 2nd St. by the Tama County Sheriff’s Dept. for driving while barred. He was released on his own ...

Papakee found safe in Marshalltown

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As of Wednesday afternoon, Dionysus Papakee has been found safe. Meskwaki Nation Police Department updated their Facebook followers around 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon saying she was found safe. MNPD originally posted to Facebook Tuesday at 9:44 a.m. that Papakee was believed to be safe but ...

Gov. Reynolds announces new mitigation efforts

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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced mask requirements and limitations on gatherings with a few catches during a live address on Monday. Starting Tuesday, when anyone is in an indoor public space, masks are required to be worn, but only if they are unable to socially distance and are in-person ...

MNPD seeks public help finding 15 year old runaway

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Dionysus Papakee is believed to be safe but Meskwaki Nation Police Department is seeking the public’s help to bring her home. Papakee, 15, was last seen February 12, 2020 on the Meskwaki Settlement. She has had contact with family sharing that she is safe but will not disclose her location. ...

Grassley Tests Positive for COVID-19

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WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, 87, has tested positive for COVID-19 after learning earlier today of an exposure to the coronavirus. "This morning, I learned that I had been exposed to the coronavirus. I received a COVID-19 test and immediately began to quarantine. While I still feel ...