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One person killed, another injured in Tama County crash

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An early morning car crash resulted in one fatality and one person being sent to the hospital Monday. The crash occurred at U.S. Highway 30 and Tama County Road E66, (the Chelsea turn-off) at 6:50 a.m. Hazel Ann Griffiths, 73, of Brooklyn was driving westbound on E66 and failed to yield a ...

Four earn All-State honors

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Four South Tama students earned top honors for their individual speech performances at State this season. Kobe Van Dee, Morgan Haughey, Libby Albright and Evan Glockl received All-State nominations for their performances in original oratory, poetry, literary program and prose. Haughey ...

Toledo woman charged with assault, child endangerment

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Elizabeth Bullshoe, 34, was charged with going armed with intent, assault with a dangerous weapon, willful injury resulting in bodily injury, possession of methamphetamine, driving while license was denied and two counts of child endangerment stemming from an incident March 1. Bullshoe was in ...

School districts chosen for GEAR UP grant application

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Thirteen Iowa school districts have been selected as partners in applying for a GEAR UP grant to begin this fall, Iowa College Aid announced today. GEAR UP is a federal program to increase college and career access and readiness for low-income, minority, and first-generation students. If Iowa ...

Solutions sought for county childcare needs

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Childcare is not just an issue for parents. In fact, Governor Reynolds recently created a Child Care Task Force to address the child care shortage and barrier to work, after the Governor’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board identified child care as the number one issue for the state’s ...

Bid approved for MCC interior renovations

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The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) approved a $3.7 million bid for an interior renovation project at Wednesday night’s special board of directors meeting. The total bid amount for the project from contractor Pro Commercial LLC came in higher than the district originally ...

Tama County Jail Bookings and Arrests

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Note: Arrest or citation for a crime is not a determination of guilt. Guilt or innocence is always determined in a court of law. March 21 Jeremy Steven Smith, 39, Belle Plaine was arrested in the 2900 block of E66 by the Tama County Sheriff’s Department on charges including possession ...

Reynolds hears vaccine, housing needs in Toledo

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Gov. Kim Reynolds visited Tama County’s vaccine clinic Friday morning and heard about the needs for more vaccinations in Tama County and more housing in Toledo. City and state officials met Reynolds at the former Iowa Juvenile Home where Tama County Public Health has been holding ...

Volunteers make clinics possible

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Volunteers have always been important fixtures in any community and now with COVID-19 vaccination clinics running their presence is that much more important. Tama County Public Health began vaccinations clinics in February. For each clinic around 100 people are receiving either their first ...

Drive in theatre coming to STC

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The South Tama Thespians have come up with a creative new way to share their spring play performance with an audience. Noises Off, a play by Michael Frayn will be presented by the STC Theatre Department drive-in style. The play is scheduled to run April 8, 9 and 10. Noises Off has been ...