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2020 Double D Rodeo Cancelled

On June 17 the Double D Rodeo announced via Facebook the following statement: "Due to current circumstances it is with great sadness we are canceling the Double D Rodeo fundraiser for the Easter Seals. Iowa, God willing we will see you August 6 and 7 2021. Stay safe and well." The 2020 ...

Bike Night begins in Tama

“You don’t have to have a bike to have a good time,” encouraged Derek Doran, bar manager at The Pump bar and grill and one of the organizers of the recently established Tama Bike Night events. Over 120 motorcycles descended upon 3rd Street in Tama on June 24th for The Pump’s ...

Iowa Outdoors

The Sandhill Crane has become a common sight nowadays in and near Otter Creek Marsh in southern Tama County. A sighting of this bird here is notable considering the fact that the bird is not commonly seen in Iowa. Sandhills can be seen throughout the marsh and in agricultural fields near the ...

We Stand Tall

We stand tall, was the message Julie Matta had for her classmates. South Tama County held an in person graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 28. While the 2020 graduation looked different from years past, members of the STC staff worked to overcome the adversity brought on by COVID-19 to provide ...

Fifteen additional COVID-19 cases identified since Tuesday

On Thursday afternoon, Tama County Public Health released a post on Facebook informing the public that an additional 15 cases of COVID-19 have been identified throughout Tama County since Tuesday. According to Tama County Public Health officials all age groups are affected with 2/3rds - ...

Meskwaki Bingo and Casino set to re-open July 1

Meskwaki Bingo Casino and Hotel (MBCH) is tentatively set to reopen on Wednesday, July 1 after a shutdown that has lasted over three months. Closure of the casino and hotel was announced via Facebook on March 16. The Meskwaki Tribal Council and MBCH Executive Management jointly agreed upon the ...

Tama County Board of Supervisors meeting

Doors to the Tama County Administration Building will be open to the public on Wednesday, July 1. Masks are required to be worn for any visitors upon entering the building. Appointments will still be required for driver’s licenses until further notice. Regular office hours will be ...

Council passes ordinance to prohibit fireworks

The matter of prohibiting fireworks in town sparked debate at the Toledo City Council meeting Monday evening. One community member asking for fireworks to be prohibited said they are very loud, which can bother young children and those with PTSD. She also mentioned the potential danger to ...

Wall that Heals

The Wall That Heals, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., was scheduled to be at Meskwaki Settlement High School west of Tama on July 2-5, 2020. This event has been postponed and hopefully will be rescheduled for next year. Like many other events, however, there is ...