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Toledo Fire Department responds to Saturday evening fire

The Toledo Fire Department were called to a fire Saturday evening. The fire occurred at 1008 South Prospect Drive #47 in Toledo. Responding to the scene were the Toledo Fire Department and Ambulance, Tama Fire Department and Ambulance and Tama County Sheriff’s Department. The residents ...

Shooting reported in Chelsea Friday morning

A shooting was reported in Chelsea Friday morning at 9:11 a.m. The incident took place at a residence at 208 Irish St. in the northeast corner of town. No arrests had been made as of early Friday afternoon, although the incident is still under investigation by the Tama County Sheriff’s ...

Help arrives for Javi

For nearly every parent, it often takes a village to raise a child. In recent months, the village has been growing and showing up in unexpected ways for the Aldama family. Chris and Brittany Aldama, formerly of Tama, are the proud parents of five children, ages three to 17. When their ...

Big Yellow open for business

A new store with a vintage flair is open for business in downtown Tama. Big Yellow, owned and operated by Matt Roberts, is a one stop shop for antiques, fabrics, soaps, figurines, purses, crystals, candy etc. Inspired by his grandparents his love for antiquing began at a young age. Roberts ...

Six things to know from Tama Council

1. Hearing no questions or comments during a public hearing the council voted to approve the $3,853,850 budget for fiscal year 2022. Some items of note include an increase in public safety. The budget increased from $992,141 to $1,073,439. The roughly $80,000 increase was due to the purchase of ...

TCSW Stewardship week poster contest

Calling all teachers, homeschool instructors and students K-12. Tama SWCD and Conservation Districts of Iowa announce this year’s Stewardship Week Poster Contest! Healthy Forests = Healthy Communities. Trees are vital. As the biggest plants on the planet, they absorb carbon from the ...

Schmidts headed to Bristol Motor Speedway

Racing season will kick off in a big way for the Schmidts this year as they plan to travel to Bristol Motor Speedway in northeast Tennessee to participate in a week-long extravaganza the famed NASCAR venue is hosting for their 60th anniversary. The high-bank track will be converted from ...

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. A juvenile was arrested by the Tama County Sheriff’s Department on charges including sexual abuse 3rd-12-13 year of age and 2nd degree sexual abuse. A juvenile ...

STCMS donates to Food Pantry

STC Middle School students spent the months of January and February collecting food items and money for the STC Food Pantry. A total of 900 pounds of food was donated February 17. Pictured is STC Principal, Ben Adams, Mary Mixdorf (volunteer at pantry) and 5th/6th grade School Counselor ...

All-State announced

South Tama Speechies anxiously gathered together last Wednesday for the reveal of who would earn All-State Honors for Large Group Speech. Starting at 4 p.m. speechies the STC Little Theater was abuzz with students hitting refresh on the Iowa High School Speech Association website where the ...