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Man arrested after allegedly firing gun in Tama

TAMA — Wednesday, November 23 – A man has been arrested after allegedly “yelling and screaming” and firing a gun in the air in Tama on Wednesday evening. According to a press release from the Tama Police Department, 911 dispatch received a call at 9:17 p.m. about a man who had been “yelling and screaming for 20 to 30 minutes,” and the reporting party said a gunshot had been fired.
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Vehicle pursuit ends with arrest in Iowa County

IOWA COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG) - On Thanksgiving night, around 8:10 pm, the Iowa County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of a police pursuit south of Watkins. Benton County Police were pursuing a black Chevy pickup in relation to a criminal incident that had previously occurred. The police chase entered...

Welcome to the force, Officer Henle and Ryan

The Toledo Police welcomed Officer Nick Ryan (Badge #86-40) and Officer Delaynee Henle (Badge #86-47) during the City of Toledo’s council meeting on Nov. 14. Mayor Brian Sokol guided the two new Toledo Police Department officers through the oath of office alongside two new supervisors. Sergeant Kyle Howe and Lieutenant Nathan Wunn assume their new offices to better serve the Toledo community.

Newton to see $1.34M in downtown streetscape improvements

The top three city council goals for 2022-2024 are all street projects in some form. This tells city administrator Matt Muckler that staff and elected officials know there are important projects to complete, such as the council’s No. 2 goal: Phase 1 of the downtown street project. It is estimated to cost $1.34 million.

Tama County’s forgotten gem

On Nov. 10 and 11, Pilgrim Heights Camp and Retreat Center, northeast of Montour on Highway 30, hosted an open house and artisan market. Local businesses such as City on a Hill Woodworking, Curtis’ Creations, Geeky Girl Crafting Co., Kate’s Kitchen Creations, Nikki B’s Custom Creations, Norton’s Greenhouse, and Terry’s Scrollsaw Art opened their booths to holiday shoppers.

Tonight at 6: Deadly crash, holiday warmup

DES MOINES, Iowa — There will be an empty chair at a central Iowa family’s Thanksgiving this year. “My heart was crushed. It was crushed to know these kids will never be able to speak to their father again,” a family friend told KCCI. Tonight at 6...

Fire damages car near South Amana, firefighters prevent spread to structure

SOUTH AMANA Iowa (KCRG) - An early morning fire was extinguished in time to save a nearby garage and vehicles, according to fire department officials. At around 1:52 a.m., the Williamsburg Fire Department was sent to the report of a fire in the 2900 block of 170th Street, located southeast of South Amana. Firefighters arrived within 20 minutes and located a vehicle on fire in a driveway near a garage. Crews immediately set out to put out the fire and keep it from spreading to the garage.

Co-Line teams up with county law enforcement to fill the shelves of local food pantries

Jasper County Chief Deputy Duane Rozendaal and Co-Line employees fill the back of a deputy’s vehicle with food donations. On Friday, Nov. 18, the employees of Co-Line, a manufacturing company south of Sully, brought in a record-breaking 1,400 pounds of non-perishable food items for local food pantries. This year, the company had a friendly competition among team members and the counties they live in. Team Jasper/Poweshiek/Polk brought in 925 pounds, overfilling the back of a Jasper County Sheriff’s vehicle. Team Mahaska/Marion/Wapello brought in a hefty 475 pounds. Deputies from Mahaska County made deliveries to the food pantries in New Sharon and Rose Hill while Jasper County rushed the goods to the East Jasper Christian Food Pantry in Kellogg.

Early to County Office

On the morning of Nov. 21, the Tama County Board of Supervisors swore in County Treasurer Amanda Kriegel and Recorder Amelia Kemper. Kriegel and Kempter pledged their oath to the office early due to the vacant Treasurer and Recorder positions. Kemper was temporarily appointed County Recorder by the Board on...

Ten-year anniversary of Black River Falls' Jack Taylor's 138-point game for Grinnell College

Ten years ago, on Nov. 20, 2012, Jack Taylor, a basketball player from Black River Falls, WI, made history at Grinnell College with a record-breaking 138-point performance. In a game against Faith Baptist Bible College, Taylor, a sophomore at the time in his third game in a Grinnell College uniform, attempted 108 shots and made 52 of them, scoring 138 points and shattering the NCAA record of 116 points set in 1954. Grinnell defeated Faith Baptist 179-104 that day. ...

Craft Show at the Coliseum

A-B events is hosting another craft show at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in downtown Marshalltown. Ashley Anderson with A-B Events lets us know the details of the show. Ashley tells us how many vendors will be there and a special guest. She goes on to tell us about another special...

Earthwork bid for Liberty Avenue project awarded

A bid for the earthwork portion of the new yard and engineer’s office came in more than $200,000 under estimate county engineer Mike Frietsch told the Jasper County Board of Supervisors. McAninch Corporation from Des Moines submitted the low bid which was approved by the board during the regular Tuesday meeting.

Newton invited shoppers to celebrate Plaid Friday

NEWTON, Iowa — In Newton this year the Downtown Business Alliance launched a new effort to attract people with the Christmas season in mind. Instead of Black Friday the city celebrated Plaid Friday. Some merchants were offering discounts to any shoppers wearing plaid. “I think it’s a great way to get people downtown and support the […]

Build a Better Grinnell 2030 Receives $197,153 USDA Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge Grant

Build a Better Grinnell 2030 (BABG 2030) has received a grant of $197,153 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge. These funds will support the mission of the BABG 2030 project: to identify and prioritize community needs as well as resources, assets, and partners to guide community development and quality-of-life improvement over the next decade.

Update from Tama County Historical Society

Due to the recent resignation of the Tama County Historical and Genealogical Society’s President Elizabeth Reece, Joan Hayward Helm was elected to take over as president. Connie Pugh has replaced Helm’s seat on the board. Current board members are as follows: President Joan Hayward Helm, Vice President Virginia...

Former GMG coach pleads guilty, sentenced

A former GMG High School volleyball coach and South Tama paraeducator plead guilty to sexual exploitation last week and was sentenced. Brycelyn Haughey, 23, of Toledo entered a written plea of guilty and was sentenced in Iowa District Court on November 10 to the charge (Count 6) of sexual exploitation by a school employee, an aggravated misdemeanor.

Thank you for 55 years

On November 9, Tama County Public Health and Home Care celebrated 55 years of service to Tama County citizens. “We hosted an open house as we’ve been an agency for 55 years. We just wanted to say thank you to the residents of Tama County,” said Shannon Zoffka, the CEO and Executive director of Tama County Public Health and Home Care.