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Tama County Fair Queen Applications Available

Miss Frances Jackson, 2021 Tama County Fair Queen has been representing Tama County at fair activities, parades and other activities throughout the year. Her Reign will soon be coming to an end. Frances, daughter of Matt and Ann Jackson of rural Garwin has participated in a wide variety of ...

A Meteoric Rise

How STC went from video game club to state tournament Esports is one of the fastest growing sports not only in the United States, but across the entire world. In 2018, the National Federation of State High School Associations recognized esports as an official sport. According to the ...

Lincoln Highway Bridge Festival begins tomorrow

Please join us for the Lincoln Highway Bridge Festival parade on Saturday, May 21 at 10:00 am! Parade line-up will begin at 9:30 am. We are inviting you and your business or organization to participate! The route will be slightly different for this year because we want to take the ...

Tama Co. supervisors vote to reapprove county’s wind ordinance as written

Supervisors reveal Salt Creek has threatened county with a lawsuit Tama County’ wind energy conversion system (WECS) ordinace was part of the board of supervisors’ agenda for the first time this past Monday, May 16, rather than merely a discussion item addressing the request for a wind ...

Poppy Day Proclamation

The red crape paper poppy is the symbol of the little red poppies that grew in the battlefields and graveyards in France during World War I. These poppies remind us of the sacrifice American servicemen have given during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the wars of ...

Papas Pizza hosts classic car night

The seasons are changing and finally bringing warm weather to the city, which gives everyone the opportunity to get outside and enjoy the sun. One of the best parts about the temperature rising is getting out of the house and back into the world. During the brazen winter months, classic ...

Sunny Hill brings residents joy during nursing home week

The week of May 8-14 was National Nursing Home Week, and Sunny Hill in Tama was as active as ever in participating. The special week has been celebrated by patients and nurses alike since 1967. Activities Director Mary Jo wanted to make sure Sunny Hills residents were able to participate in ...

Youth Beef Team Promotes May Beef Month

Members of the Mid-Iowa Youth Beef Team (MIYBT) have a mission to educate, advocate, and promote the beef industry and its producers. The team shares beef information using newsprint and social media (the team shares facts, recipes, and general information relative to the beef industry on their ...

Wind moratorium request draws attention of Apex Clean Energy

What had been shaping up to be a reliable discussion item for the Tama County Board of Supervisors every week – the continuing request by a local coalition for a wind moratorium – was anything but this past Monday in Toledo when a representative from the energy company Apex Clean Energy ...

Middle School Young Women of the Year 2021-2022

Sunday, May 1 may have been gloomy and cool on the outside, but inside the Reinig Center there were only warm, sunny smiles as the families of 24 middle school girls gathered for the presentation of academic awards. Last held in 2019 due to COVID, the annual Middle School Young Women of the ...