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Tama changes directions on water fluoridation

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Fluoride water treatment appears to be returning to the City of Tama. During the regular meeting of the Tama City Council on Oct. 4 a measure was passed by a 3-2 vote that reversed an action taken in April which discontinued fluoride treatment in the city water system. On April 5 the council ...

Public forum set for STC election

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Voters in the South Tama County School District will have an opportunity to hear directly from candidates vying for election to the South Tama County Board of Education. The Toledo-Tama Kiwanis Club will be hosting a Meet the Candidates Open Forum on Thursday, October 21 from 7:00-8:30 ...

Trick-or-Treat Trail set for Oct. 23

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Upcoming Halloween festivities have been announced for the Tama-Toledo community. The annual Trick-or-Treat Trail put on by the Tama-Toledo Chamber of Commerce is returning this year but will feature a different layout than last year. Organizer Sue Carnahan was before the Tama City Council ...

Meskwaki Health Services receives national award

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The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) will be awarding the Meskwaki Health Clinic with its most prestigious award, the “Heroes in Health Award”. The award will be presented during a virtual ceremony on Oct. 6. Located in Washington DC on Capitol Hill, the NIHB non-profit organization ...

Pioneer helps Tama County 4-H to give back

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Each year, Iowa 4-H Club Community Involvement projects are sponsored by Pioneer and the Iowa 4-H Foundation in conjunction with Iowa 4-H and Youth Programs. Pioneer provides up to $5,000 to selected 4-H clubs in Iowa. Awards are made directly to the clubs through the Iowa 4-H Foundation. ...

STC 4th grader honored as Kid Captain

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Last weekend a nine-year-old boy from Gladbrook was honored by the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital and the Iowa Hawkeyes as a Kid Captain during the Hawks game against Colorado State. Bentley Steven is a former patient at the Iowa City children’s hospital and was ...

I would run 100 miles

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Over gravel roads in Dallas and Madison Counties, two South Tama County educators ran a race of a lifetime. On Sept. 4-5 STC Physical Education teacher and coach Nate Van Dyke along with STC Middle School Assistant Principal Scott Bolen participated in the Booneville Backroads Ultra 100 Mile ...

Fun events planned at Otter Creek

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Tama County Conservation will be sending Otter Creek Lake and Park off in style next weekend. The park is scheduled to close to the public on Oct. 11 for more than a year as the county and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources work to restore the lake and surrounding park areas. On ...

Birkwood Village to host job fair

Business

Progress on the new two-story facility for Birkwood Village has steadily progressed in 2021 with the company expecting to open their doors sometime between mid-November and December. The independent and assisted living center will be hosting a job fair on Oct. 7 to fill a number of support ...

Tama discusses employee wages

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Two separate provisions that would allow premium pay for essential city employees and volunteers who performed duties in 2020 through the COVID-19 pandemic were approved on Sept. 20 by the Tama City Council after a combined measure failed to pass at their previous meeting. Funding for the ...