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STC alum Mike Buresh named National Weatherperson of the Year

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — It all started back in second grade for Mike Buresh. The Toledo native and 1982 South Tama County High School graduate was attending a parochial school in Tama when his teacher told the class that the sun was out, but it was snowing at the same time. For some reason, ...

News Chronicle wins five first place awards at annual INA banquet

DES MOINES — Newspapers across Iowa celebrated another successful year during the annual INA Convention and awards banquet at the downtown Marriott in Des Moines last Thursday, and staff at both the Times-Republican and Tama-Grundy weekly publications came home with several accolades. “The ...

STC facing over $1 million in budget cuts

Citing the twin factors of declining enrollment and the expiration of federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds aimed to help school districts through the COVID-19 pandemic, South Tama County Superintendent John Cain proposed just over $1 million in budget cuts to ...

Missing money

On Feb. 3, Toledo resident Naomi Rae Winders was arrested on a charge of first degree theft. Winders reportedly embezzled $15,000 from her job at Pinnacle Bank, where she worked as a teller, between August 2022 and October 2023. A criminal complaint alleges that Winders took the money from ...

Gunshots heard last Friday

Around noon on Friday, Feb. 9 at South Tama Elementary, students and staff heard what sounded like gunshots. Taking precautions, the school went on lockdown, as the children were taken in from recess. After some investigation by the Toledo Police Department, the sounds were found to be some ...

Cameras and felonies

Wolfcom was the main topic of this week's Toledo Council meeting. Wolfcom is the Toledo Police department's previous camera system. The police department switched systems mid-last year. Four to five years' worth of footage from the old cameras are stored on Wolfcom's cloud. Toledo's access to ...

Coaches vs. Cancer event raises nearly $700

This year, the South Tama County and Meskwaki Settlement School basketball programs came together in a joint effort to raise money in the fight against cancer by hosting a Coaches vs. Cancer event on February 5, 2024. This was a varsity girl-boy double header game that was originally scheduled ...

EMS Association members discuss essential service designation with supervisors

This week's supervisors' meeting had more than a couple of items on the agenda, but like always, it kicked off with the engineer. The engineer reported that they've been working on getting areas cleaned up and hauling rock to the muddier sections. With the lack of frost, they were able to ...

STC Middle School students of the month for January

Congratulations to our STC Middle School Students of the Month for December! These Trojans have shown excellent examples of respect, responsibility, and positive relationships! #thetrojanway. Left to Right: Denilson Castro Sical (5th), Javier Galeana Nunez (5th), Bentley Stechcon (6th), ...

The Lions Club relaunch

Excitement is building around the new and improved South Tama Lions Club, which officially relaunched with a soup supper held at the Tama American Legion last Thursday evening. It was a festive and joyous occasion with a raffle drawing and plenty of information shared about the future goals ...