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CarDoc takes off in Toledo

The automotive service landscape in Tama-Toledo got one garage stronger last month with the opening of CarDoc in Toledo. Owner Michael X. Tichy is beginning his career as an entrepreneur and full-time mechanic with his newly formed business that operates out of Galen Musgrave’s auto shop, the ...

Behrens begins work as Tama County environmental officer

Tama County recently welcomed in a new face to the Public Health Department. Chris Behrens of rural Clutier began work in May as the Tama County Environmental Health Officer, sometimes referred to as the County Sanitarian. Behrens takes over the part-time position from Todd Apfel who resigned ...

Tama County Jail Bookings and Arrests

Note: Arrest or citation for a crime is not a determination of guilt. Guilt or innocence is always determined in a court of law. May 30 Andrew Jonathan Townsend, 34, Kansas City, Mo. was arrested in the 2600 block of State Highway 63 by the Tama County Sheriff’s Department for public ...

Tama Pump donates to City of Tama

Tama Pump bar and grill owner Jeff Niedermann presents Tama Mayor Doug Ray with a $1,000 donation check to the City of Tama on June 4. Exact plans for the donation have not been set yet, however Ray indicated it will be used for some method of downtown revitalization. The funds came as proceeds ...

Council takes no action on library budget request

Library board members including Deb Hanus and library director, Julie Shook, came before the council Monday evening to make a request to increase the budget by $25,476. The library budget was cut for fiscal year 2022 due to the need to hire part time employees for the ambulance department ...

Montour Alumni Report

The 2020 banquet was not held due to the COVID-19 pandemic which started in January 2020 and became full-blown by March with stay-at-home orders, social distancing, and wearing masks required. Vaccines became available in early 2021 and about 50% of the US population was vaccinated by the end ...

Tama Ambulance

May 30 6:40 a.m. - 600 block Beautiful Street to UPH-Marshalltown - Medical 2:50 p.m. - 1600 block 340th Street - No Transport - Medical May 31 9:24 p.m. - Meskwaki Casino to UPH-Marshalltown - Medical June 1 9:10 a.m. - Meskwaki Casino to UPH-Marshalltown - Medical 10:18 a.m. - 400 ...

Meskwaki Graduation

Graduation commencement ceremonies returned to semi-normal for the Meskwaki Settlement School Class of 2021 after a year unlike any other. While the Class of 2020 was forced to weather its own set of unique challenges with the spring semester being interrupted by the onset of the COVID-19 ...