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February 27, 2016 By John Speer Editor “I’m living a dream.” She’s up to fire up the smokers at 3 or 4 in the morning. She’s working until eight or even past some nights. more »»

Manatt’s wins paving awards

February 27, 2016 Lanham, Md. — Manatt’s Inc. has received recognition for two 2015 Quality in Construction Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement from he National Asphalt Pavement Association. more »»

Shopko donates to South Tama Schools

February 24, 2016 This past holiday season, Shopko Hometown collected signatures from customers as part of its Help Us Give Back initiative, a program that was run in all 219 store locations across the country. more »»

Tama County farm ground dips to under $8,000 per acre in avg. value

February 17, 2016 Farm ground in Tama County was down . more »»

Sac & Fox food program is awarded $1.6 million grant

February 15, 2016 The Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa announces it has been awarded a five-year Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies grant from the Administration for Native Americans... more »»

Iowa Century and Heritage Farm owners encouraged to apply for 2016 recognition

February 6, 2016 DES MOINES- Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey is encouraging eligible farm owners to apply for the 2016 Century and Heritage Farm Program. more »»

Chamber welcome XTRA Innings

February 3, 2016 Members of the Tama-Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Dave Chubb and his new XTRA?Innings indoor baseball / softball facility in Tama on Tuesday, Jan. 19. more »»

You are invited to take part in Interstate-80 survey

January 31, 2016 AMES-The Iowa Department of Transportation is conducting a study of Interstate 80 and would like your input. more »»

Chamber fo Commerce welcomes XTRA Innings

January 30, 2016 Members of the Tama-Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Dave Chubb and his new XTRA?Innings indoor baseball / softball facility in Tama on Tuesday, Jan. 19. more »»

Tama County Cattlemen set banquet -

January 29, 2016 The Tama County Cattlemen will be holding their annual banquet on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Gladbrook Memorial Building. Social hour is 5:30 -6:30 p.m. with the meal being served at 6:30. more »»

Arrowhead Mobile Home Park, Dirks Real Estate help fill local housing needs

January 28, 2016 While there are several efforts going on currently to provide new housing opportunities locally, Harlan and Dave Dirks have been a mainstay in the area for many year. more »»

Plant tours highlight Deimco expansion in Tama

January 26, 2016 Results of a 10,800 sq. ft. more »»

Workplace Gambling Toolkit available to Iowa employers

January 26, 2016 Office wagers can cost employers millions in lost work time. Water cooler talk around the office has likely been focused on the big Powerball jackpot over the last few weeks. more »»

Zmolek cited in insurance field

January 25, 2016 The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) recently honored Matt Zmolek, CIC, CPCU, of Independent Insurance Services of Central Iowa for dedication and leadership in the insurance industr. more »»

Ranae Kramer joins Dirks Real Estate

January 23, 2016 Renae Kramer has joined the Dirks Real Estate firm in Toledo as a salesperson. more »»

Get value from your woodlot and build future forest value

January 20, 2016 When I was a private sector consulting forester, I frequently assisted landowners in the marketing and selling of timber. more »»

2016 derelict building grant apps. due Feb. 26

January 19, 2016 DES MOINES – Small rural communities looking for assistance to help renovate or deconstruct abandoned commercial and public structures can apply for funding through the Derelict Building Grant... more »»

Chili Cook-Off Saturday at John Ernest Vineyard

January 14, 2016 The popular winter Chili Cook-Off Contest is set for Saturday night, Jan. 16, at John Ernest Vineyard and Winery, rural Tama. The event gets underway at 5:30 p.m. more »»

“Barb” Wire Ranch offers equine therapy, riding lessons

January 13, 2016 “These horses are our life - we love these horse. more »»

Entrepreneurs will “Pitch & Build” on Tuesday, Jan. 12

January 11, 2016 The next Tama County Economic Development Pitch and Build Competition will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 12, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Reinig Center in Toledo. more »»



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