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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. June 1 Juvenile arrested in the 400 block of Rider Street on charges of 1st degree burglary, 3rd degree kidnapping and 4th degree criminal mischief by the ...

Dems have fundraising advantage in Iowa Legislature races

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Democrat Christina Blackcloud, of Tama, raised significantly more than her opponent, Rep. Dean Fisher, (R-Montour), in the race for Iowa’s 72nd House District. The district contains all of Tama County and parts of Marshall and Black Hawk counties. Blackcloud had 244 individual contributions ...

CAREforce begins in Tama County

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Iowa Women’s Foundation, Better Tomorrows Early Childhood Iowa Launch ‘CAREforce for our WORKforce” in Support of Child Care Professionals By Erin Monahan VINTON, IA - Better Tomorrows Early Childhood Iowa and the Iowa Women’s Foundation (IWF) have joined forces to launch a campaign ...

Summer school to move forward while fall school plans halt

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Update: The South Tama School board voted 3-1 Thursday morning to adopt a hybrid plan for returning learn. More details will be in the July 31 News Chronicle. Plans to go with a hybrid option were in the works for South Tama, that is until Governor Reynolds held a press conference ...

STC’s run cut short

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VAN HORNE — There were too many twists and turns to count in Wednesday night’s Class 3A Substate 3 baseball final between South Tama County and Benton Community. For so long it looked as though South Tama was on its way to completing a shocking run to state for just the second time in ...

2020 Meskwaki Powwow canceled

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Meskwaki Nation announced via Facebook Thursday morning the annual Powwow will be canceled for 2020. A statement reads: In regards to the 2020 Meskwaki Annual Powwow, Tribal Council and MAPA have agreed to cancel this year’s powwow in concern for the safety and well-being of the people ...

Food aid a collaborative effort

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Over 20,000 pounds of food was trucked in and distributed for those in need on Thursday, July 9 at the Tama Meskwaki Celebration Assembly of God Church in Tama. The food was sourced and delivered by the Northeast Iowa Food Bank who also recruited 10 AmeriCorps volunteers to assist with ...

Reward increased to help locate missing woman

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MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — A reward has been increased from $50,000 to $75,000 for information leading to the whereabouts of Rita Janelle Papakee. The Meskwaki Tribal Council increased the reward on Wednesday. “We are troubled that Papakee has not been located but we have faith that someone ...

STC hires first female AD

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Chelsea Ahrens is passionate about helping young female athletes. That passion led her to apply for a new role at the high school, Assistant Activities Director. “I’m really excited, and it’s exciting for me to be the first female,” said Ahrens. “I don’t consider myself breaking ...

Tama County Fair cancelled for 2020

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It was announced Sunday that the Tama County Fair would be cancelled for the 2020 season. The Tama County Fair Board announced earlier in June that an adjusted plan was in place to allow 4-H and FFA shows to take place but for the event to be closed to the public. In a statement released ...