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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 ...

Five things to know from Tama Council

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1. The $3,853,850 2022 fiscal year budget passed unanimously Monday evening at a regular council meeting. No oral or written comments were received. Some items of note include an increase in public safety. The budget increased from $992,141 to $1,073,439. The roughly $80,000 increase was due ...

Murph’s makes Top 10 list in Iowa’s Best Burger contest

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Toledo’s own Murph’s Creamery and Grill has made the Top 10 list for Iowa’s Best Burger Contest. Murph’s opened its doors in October 2018 after purchasing what was formerly known as both the Butter Cow and Dairy Queen. The business is owned by the Murphy family including patriarch ...

National commander visits Tama Co.

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American Legion National Commander James W. “Bill” Oxford of North Carolina visited Iowa for a series of meet and greet sessions with several posts in Central Iowa. On March 17 Oxford and a group of American Legion state officials stopped at the Gladbrook Post to visit with the members ...

Sculpture project on the moo-ve

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The Iowa American Dairy Association of the Midwest has provided a $10,000 donation to help replace the iconic cow-calf sculpture created by Iowa legend, the late Norma “Duffy” Lyon. Lyon began sculpting butter cows for the Iowa State Fair in 1960 and continued this annually for almost 46 ...