Rita Papakee’s family last saw her more than seven years ago. At about 1 p.m. on Jan. 16, 2015, Papakee, 41, left work at the Meskwaki Bingo Casino and Hotel in Tama County, Iowa. She was reported missing by her family on Feb. 18, 2015, to the Meskwaki Nation Police Department after she did not pick up her last paycheck.
Miss Frances Jackson, 2021 Tama County Fair Queen has been representing Tama County at fair activities, parades and other activities throughout the year. Her Reign will soon be coming to an end. Frances, daughter of Matt and Ann Jackson of rural Garwin has participated in a wide variety of activities,...
May 3 – May 9, 2022. A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. Anthony Joseph Mahler, 57, of Iowa City was arrested by the Toledo Police Department for OWI (first offense) and driving or towing an unsafe or improperly equipped vehicle. Mahler was released the same day under his own recognizance.
The Tama County Historical Society will present a program on Tama County’s historic jail on Wednesday, June 1st at 7:00 p.m. at the Wieting Theatre at 101 Church Street in Toledo. Brett Reece has researched the 1870 brick jail, which now houses the Tama County Museum, and will share...
BONDURANT — South Tama County senior JoJo Tyynismaa went 4-for-4 at the Class 3A state qualifying track and field meet on Thursday at Bondurant-Farrar High School, advancing to next week’s state meet with a quartet of top-two finishes. Tyynismaa claimed first place in the 100-meter dash and the 400 hurdles, winning in respective times of 13.20 seconds and 1:06.47.
MARSHALLTOWN & GRINNELL – It’s not often that a high school student will earn a college degree before receiving his/her high school diploma, but fifty area seniors are on track to do just that. Earning your high school diploma may seem like a common accomplishment. The fact that...
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South Tama County Vocal Music and Theatre Department will participate in the 2022 Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase, presented by EMC Insurance Companies, in honor of the school’s achievements for its November production of Into the Woods. Produced by Des Moines Performing Arts as the culmination of a year-long education initiative, the Showcase will be held at the Des Moines Civic Center on Saturday, June 8 at 7:00 p.m. and will recognize a total of 85 schools from across the entire state.
Members of the Mid-Iowa Youth Beef Team (MIYBT) have a mission to educate, advocate, and promote the beef industry and its producers. The team shares beef information using newsprint and social media (the team shares facts, recipes, and general information relative to the beef industry on their public Mid-Iowa Youth Beef Team Facebook page), and many other promotional activities.
How STC went from video game club to state tournament. Esports is one of the fastest growing sports not only in the United States, but across the entire world. In 2018, the National Federation of State High School Associations recognized esports as an official sport. According to the National Education Association, over 8,600 high schools now have recognized esports programs at the high school level.
Tama County Master Gardeners and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Tama County encourage farmers and gardeners to grow a little extra food again this year. “Grow A Row for Tama County–Backyard Gardeners Fighting Hunger” is a campaign to encourage residents to grow and share extra food in 2022. The campaign is a continuation of a successful effort begun in 2021 to address food challenges created by COVID-19 and rising food prices, as more people were finding themselves needing a little extra help keeping nutritious food on the table. This initiative aims to improve access to fresh vegetables for those using county food pantries. Last year over 1680 pounds of fresh produce was collected through this program and donated to local food pantries.
For a trio of Tama County Vietnam Veterans, Wednesday, May 11, will certainly remain in their hearts and minds as a day of both joy and somber reflection – the day each man visited Washington, D.C. for both the very first time and as a member of the 27th Sullivan Hartogh Davis Cedar Valley Honor Flight out of Waterloo.
In an update to a decision made during the regular board meeting held on Wednesday, May 4, to keep Otter Creek Park campgrounds closed, the Tama County Board of Conservation reversed course on Thursday, May 12, in an emergency meeting held by Zoom – voting in favor of reopening the campgrounds effective at noon on Friday, May 13.
Tama County’s wind energy conversion system (WECS) ordinance was part of the board of supervisors’ agenda for the first time this past Monday, May 16, rather than merely a discussion item addressing the request for a wind moratorium. The local coalition Tama County Against Turbines – which formed...
On Monday Congresswoman Ashley Hinson announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding $372,891 to the Sac & Fox Tribe of Mississippi in Iowa (Meskwaki Nation) for affordable housing initiatives on the settlement. Hinson advocated for and supported this funding in the FY2022 appropriations package,...