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Chillo opens up in Traer

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Just six months removed from taking over the Hometown Foods grocery store operation in Traer, business owners Doug and Jill Eilderts have continued their investment in the northern Tama County community by purchasing the Sweets on Main ice cream shop in downtown Traer. Sweets on Main was ...

Six things to know Traer City Council

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1. The Traer city council met Monday, Feb. 1 for their monthly meeting. Currently the 2022 fiscal year budget work is underway. The council discussed where things currently stand and there was one big change. The city has added $850,000 in capital street projects. The timeline for the street ...

Rep. Hinson makes visit to Tama County

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U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa) made a stop at the South Tama Food Pantry in Tama on Feb. 8. The Tama stop was one among a number of visits Hinson was making during an in-district work week. Hinson, along with two food pantry volunteers, toured the facility and sat for a brief discussion ...

TCPH sees vaccine progress through changing landscape

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Tama County Public Health (TCPH) continued vaccination clinics for Phase 1B, tier one this week. TCPH is currently working through the first round shot for Phase 1B, tier one and second round shots for Phase 1A. Vaccination clinics are being held three to four times weekly with around 100-120 ...

Redhawks snag road win

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GARWIN — North Tama coach Alex Tagtow chuckled when thinking about the last 60 seconds of his team’s 57-54 win on the road against Iowa Star South rivals GMG Friday night. “We kinda panicked a little bit,” Tagtow said. “We turned it over a couple times and we fouled both. We just ...

Vaccine clinics begin in Tama Co.

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Despite a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines, Tama County Public Health (TCPH) held their first vaccination clinic for Phase 1-B populations late this week. Following approval by the state of Iowa, TCPH staged a vaccination clinic at the Iowa Juvenile Home facility on Jan. 29. The facility ...

North Tama HS award ceremony set for Saturday

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North Tama High School will be holding their annual Redhawk Recognition ceremony during the home varsity basketball games on Saturday, Feb. 6. The community is invited to help celebrate these student-athlete achievements either in-person or online through North Tama’s YouTube page. Spectator ...

Digital ticketing coming to HS postseason events

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The Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) announced earlier this week they will be partnering with the online ticketing service HomeTown Ticketing to offer high school fans a digital option for post-season events. HomeTown Ticketing is the nation’s leading digital event management ...

Library News

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Traer Public Library Calendar: Monday Feb 8 at 1:00pm Geri-Fit Monday Feb 8 at 5:30 pm PenPals! Wed. Feb 10 at 10:15am Storytime (In Person!) Wed. Feb 10 at 1:00pm Geri-Fit Thursday, Feb 11 at 10:30 am Cribbage and Rummikub Geri-Fit: Our Geri-Fit group is rocking it! Geri-Fit is ...

Private applicator course information

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Due to COVID-19, the private pesticide applicator Continuing Instruction Course (P-CIC) program will have additional recertification options this year. Applicators have until April 15, 2021, to attend a P-CIC program.  Please contact the county Extension Office to discuss options that might ...