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Sanitizer available in Tama, Traer

Rick Mull obtains hand sanitizer from a public dispenser in the Tama Civic Center north parking area on Friday, May 22. It is available free from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. and also is offered at the Traer City Hall. Tama Chief of Police, Jason Bina worked to secure gallons of donated hand sanitizer from ...

Iowa Crop Progress Report

DES MOINES - Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly from April through November. “The holiday weekend brought warmer weather and some sun, ...

Tama Ambulance Runs

May 17 2:41 p.m.- 700 Block E 13th St.- No Transport- Medical 3:24 p.m.- 600 Block Harding St. to UnityPoint Health - Marshalltown (UPH-M)- Medical May 18 6:40 a.m.- 200 Block S Division St, Montour to UPH-M- Medical 7:40 a.m.- 400 Block W Quail Rd. to UPH-M- Medical 8:17 p.m.- 200 Block ...

Iowa 14 north of Marshalltown to close June 1

A concrete overlay project on Iowa 14 north of Marshalltown will require closing the roadway to traffic between Iowa 96 in Marshall County and Iowa 175 in Grundy County from Monday, June 1, until early September, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s ...

ZOOM out- Now attend Board of Supervisors meetings by phone

In a move away from the internet ZOOM electronic meetings Tama county Supervisors agreed to conduct at least the next regular meeting on Monday, June 1 strictly by telephone. The measure continues the county response to providing COVID-19 precautions. Persons wanting to listen in on or conduct ...

Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center will not open in 2020

The Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center Board was scheduled to meet on Thursday night, May 28 and, according to a social media post Friday morning issued this statement announcing the pool will not be open for the summer 2020 season: "To protect the safety of employees and the public, the Pool Board ...

Meskwaki Casino tentative reopening set July 1

The Meskwaki Bingo • Casino • Hotel, rural Tama, is now tentatively scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, July 1. This was the announcement made on the Sac and Fox Tribe social media page today - Friday May 29. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds lifted the COVID-19 closings for casinos in the state ...

Memorial Day 2020

Toledo Legionnaire Martin Christensen holds the flag staff during a firing sqaud salute on the Tama County Courthouse Square on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. Events were curtailed or cancelled in many places due to Covid-19 regulations this year. News-Chronicle photos/John Speer