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Chelsea Car Show donations for 2021

The 2021 City of Chelsea Car Show was held on July 31. Attendees included car owners from 2 states, 88 towns, and 276 entries. Proceeds from the City of Chelsea Car Show go to help area nonprofit agencies. This year’s donation recipients are pictured above.

Meskwaki Nation to Iowa school districts: No more native mascots

On Oct. 26, the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa — also known as the Meskwaki Nation — issued a joint letter along with the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, the National Congress of American Indians and the American Indian Council calling upon 24 school districts in Iowa (including 66 ...

Dvorak honored as retirement awaits

On the evening of Oct. 28 after most city employees had punched out for the day, a crowd of friends and colleagues got together at the Reinig Center in Toledo to celebrate the retirement of one of Toledo’s longest tenured employees. Mark Dvorak was hired by the City of Toledo on Jan. 1, ...

New look legislative districts coming for Tama Co.

Beginning in 2022 Tama County will see a new landscape in their Iowa House and Senate districts. On Thursday, October 28, the redistricting plan proposed by the nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency (LSA) was approved by a vote of 48-1 in the Senate and by a vote of 93-2 in the House. Sen. ...

Tama County veterans complete Honor Flight

Four veterans from Tama County made the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight out of Cedar Rapids on Oct. 19. Fran Behounek and Mick Behounek, both of Chelsea, and Denny Dolash and Connie Reese, both of Tama, were chosen to go on the flight to Washington D.C. They left at 7:45 a.m. with their chaperones ...

Tama County Public Health recognizes Home Care Aide Week, Nov. 7-13

One of the important team members of the home care staff at Tama County Public Health and Home Care include the homemaker-home health aides. These employees go into clients homes and assist them with meal preparation, meal planning, essential errands or grocery shopping, dusting of ...

Election Night results for city and school elections

Below are the unofficial Election Night results with all Tama County precincts reporting for the 2021 city and school elections. The totals reflect absentee votes and votes for candidates that were on the ballot. Write-in votes have not been tallied and will be available later in the week at ...

One dead after shooting incident in Chelsea

A 28-year-old Chelsea man is dead following a shooting incident in Chelsea Thursday evening. According to a press release issued by the Iowa Department of Public Safety, Tama County Sheriff’s Office received calls of shots being fired near the 1000 block of Station Street in Chelsea at ...

Tyynismaa, Brant finish strong at state meet

South Tama has something to celebrate this weekend as a pair of sophomore Trojans brought home competitive, top half finishes at the Class 3A Iowa High School State Cross Country Meet. STC’s Tommy Tyynismaa and James Brant traveled to Lakeside Golf Course in Fort Dodge Friday afternoon to ...

Purks to host free haunted walkway in Tama

Kelly and Joe Purk stand among their recently completed Haunted Walkway on E 4th Street in Tama. The couple will be opening up their yard for trick-or-treaters of all ages to come by Oct. 29-31 from 7-10 p.m. to get in the Halloween spirit. The display is full of scares and surprises and was ...