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Absentee ballot voting to begin

Absentee ballot request numbers are trending upward in Tama County as absentee ballots will begin to be mailed starting Oct. 5. The June primary saw record breaking voter turnout in both overall votes cast as well as absentee ballots submitted. 529,586 Iowans cast ballots in the June ...

Toledo Library receives grant for Spanish language books

The Toledo Public Library is happy to announce the purchase of 172 new Spanish language books through a grant that was awarded by the Tama County Community Foundation. The library’s project was to enhance our collection of Spanish language materials for our community with newer titles. ...

Tama Co. Republicans to host candidate event

Tama County Republicans are set to host a Meet the Candidates event on October 10, from 4-6PM at the Tama-Toledo Country Club located at 806 W 13 St Tama.  The public is welcome to attend. The theme of the event will be to “Honor Local Heroes” and will feature a tribute to local law ...

Montour appoints Damman as mayor

Adam Damman is the new mayor in Montour. Damman was appointed Wednesday, September 9 following the resignation of Ben Little. Little resigned effective September 1 due to family and personal health reasons. His term began January 1. Damman will serve as mayor until the next general ...

Sexual assault allegations lead to additional charges in Tama

*Note: This article has been updated with a change in bond amount. Tama Police investigated a sexual assault accusation Aug. 20. This led to the arrest of Andrew Tyler Hanus of Tama at the 800 block of Wilson Street in Tama. This also resulted in the charges of: •Assault with intent to ...

Homecoming Court 2020

The 2020 Homecoming Court at STC includes Queen Candidates: Morgan Haughey, Jordyn Cremeans, Sydney Parizek, Alyssa Chyma and Tylese Rosenberger and King Candidates: Kalem Schrock, Matthew Wiese, Payton Vest, Brayden Smith and Jhonny Nunez. A reverse parade will be held tonight starting at ...

Tama EMS crisis result in library cuts

Books or lives. That was the decision put before the Tama Council at Monday night’s council meeting. Budget woes have forced the city into making some rather difficult decisions. One of those decisions is how to staff the ambulance department. The Tama ambulance department has been ...

Iowa fines beef plant after coronavirus outbreak

IOWA CITY — The Associated Press is reporting, Iowa regulators have issued their first citation to a meatpacking plant with a large coronavirus outbreak that sickened its workforce — a $957 fine for a minor record-keeping violation. According to the AP the outbreak at the Iowa Premium Beef ...

Takeaways from Tama council

Takeaways from Tama Council 1. A public hearing was set for the disposal of 504 and 508 John Street for October 19. 2. The council voted 3-1 to close 3rd street October 31 from 4-12 p.m. The Tama Pump is planning to have a band. Larry Thomas voted against the street closure. 3. The Aureon ...