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Hinson talks beef with cattlemen in Toledo

Congresswoman Ashley Hinson made a stop in Tama County on April 12. She first met with the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) for a lunch meeting at Murph’s Creamery and Grill in Toledo before departing for a meeting on the Meskwaki Settlement. Hinson’s visit to Murph’s comes in ...

Romance in Bloom prom preparations underway

With few guarantees in the 2020-21 school year, prom was at the top of the list of events students were hoping would not be canceled or changed. It was announced on Thursday, Mar. 4 that the 2021 prom preparations were moving forward in hopes to successfully host this year’s prom ...

Nominations due May 13 for Tama Citizen of the Year

There have been 39 Tama residents chosen as Tama Citizen of the Year since the Tama Firefighters Association annual honor began in 1982. Nomination for the 2021 award are due Thursday, May 13, at 5 p.m. Submit your choice to the Tama City Clerk, 305 Siegel St, Tama, IA 52339 or by calling ...

IDPH Confirms P.1 Variant in Iowa

(Des Moines, IA) Today, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed one case of the COVID-19 variant, SARS-CoV-2 P.1 in Iowa. This variant is also referred to as the Brazilian variant. We are still learning about the characteristics of this strain including any potential impact ...

Police called to incident in Chelsea

Law enforcement officers from five agencies responded to a 911 call in Chelsea Wednesday evening. Officers arrived around 5:30 p.m. at 208 Irish St. in Chelsea, the scene of a recent shooting incident that has since led to an attempted murder charge and a felony drug charge. Tama County ...

Earp pleads not guilty for attempted murder, drug charges added

Michael Anthony Earp pled not guilty for attempted murder April 8 stemming from a March 5 shooting incident in Chelsea. Along with an attempted murder charge, the 49-year-old Earp was charged on April 12 with a felony controlled substance violation. A follow up search warrant was conducted ...

STC Middle School on track for 2021-22 school year

As things stand now, the South Tama Middle School will be up and running for the 2021-22 school year. The building had sustained roof damage and water intrusion due to the derecho. The school board heard constructions updates and the plan for 5th - 8th grade from Steve McAdoo and Middle ...

New flavors come to downtown Tama

One of the most diverse communities in Tama County recently welcomed a new specialty business to their downtown. Matthew Zou and his wife Deapea Gbor opened Dee & David African Grocery Store in late 2020 where they offer a wide variety of international grocery items with an emphasis on ...

County to hold public meeting on lake project

Tama County Conservation officials, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will hold a public meeting on April 13 at 6 p.m. to give a presentation about the upcoming lake restoration project scheduled for Otter Creek Lake in 2021 through 2023 The presentation will be ...