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Missing girl reported in Tama

The Tama Police Department posted information about a missing girl to Facebook Thursday morning Caitlyn Mathes Henle went missing between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 12. If you can assist in locating or have any information please call 641-484-3760 for dispatch or 911 if you see her in ...

Concerns emerge as loss of judge in Tama Co. approaches

For nearly 50 years, the district court system in Tama County has operated with two magistrate judges. This coming August, Tama County will be one of four counties having their magistrate judge allotment reduced from two judges down to one. The change comes as part of a March administrative ...

Dale steps down as STC girls coach

South Tama will be looking for a new head girls basketball coach for the 2021-22 season. Todd Dale submitted a resignation letter to the board which was approved at Monday’s school board meeting. In the letter to the board Dale stated he had quit coach basketball in 2011 because he lost ...

IDPH Confirms B.1.617 Variant Strain in Iowa

(Des Moines, IA) The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed two cases of the COVID-19 variant, SARS-CoV-2 B.1.617 in Iowa. This variant is also referred to as the India variant because it was first detected there. We are still learning about the characteristics of this ...

ISU Ext. to hold summer camps

Iowa State University Extention will be offering a variety of Summer Camps for the 2021 season starting in June. Any youth in Tama County is eligible for the camps. Summer Camps: Babysitting Basics Learn skills to care for infants/young children, develop an activity bag and learn how ...

Golden Achievement awards to middle school students

The pandemic changed the usual celebration for middle school students this year. The banquet for students, families and the Kiwanian members could not be held; therefore, Kiwanis’ President Mary Fasse-Shaw presented the awards at the school with Principal Ben Adams and Assistant Principal ...

Gladbrook man charged with multiple counts of theft

A former Tama County Republican Party Central Committee treasurer has been charged with multiple counts of theft and campaign finance violation. According to court documents filed by the Iowa Attorney General’s office, from January 2020 through April 2021, Michael Bearden of Gladbrook, in ...

New boards coming for STC

A fixture of the South Tama County Roundhouse will be getting an upgrade for the 2021-22 school year. The four sided center hung scoreboard unique to the STC gym will be upgraded to a more modern system. The current score board has been in use since the mid 90’s. Former longtime Athletic ...

Kwik Star plans advance toward 2022

Plans for future relocation of one of Toledo’s major convenience stores recently took steps forward. Kwik Trip, Inc., owners of the Kwik Star gas station and convenience store on Business Highway 30 in Toledo submitted a site plan review to the city of Toledo for a proposed new location to ...

Wieting Theatre 2020 Year in Review-Recovery

One would think with a pandemic, a derecho, and the Wieting being closed since March of 2020, there would be nothing to report. Much has been going on behind the scenes. Our biggest challenge was how to pay our ongoing expenses such as rent, utilities, insurance, fire alarm contract, ...