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Memorial Day 2020

Toledo Legionnaire Martin Christensen holds the flag staff during a firing sqaud salute on the Tama County Courthouse Square on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. Events were curtailed or cancelled in many places due to Covid-19 regulations this year. News-Chronicle photos/John Speer

Online workshops planned for safe mushroom foraging

AMES- Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a two-part online workshop in the spring and fall of 2020 for anyone interested in learning more about identifying and foraging local mushrooms. The first spring workshop will be held on May 5 from 6-7 p.m.The workshops will be ...

1969 STC grad Jean Upah Posusta pens third major book

Christian Publishing Books has released Author Jean Posusta's third major publication, I See You with My Heart.A native of Vining and a 1969 graduate of South Tama Hgih School, Jean was a 37-year employee of the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo. Her previous books are Twisted Winds of Verango and ...

Tama-Toledo Eagles Auxiliary welcomes Grand Madam President

On Sunday, March 15, Fraternal Order of the Eagles Grand Madam President Gloria Williams visit Tama-Toledo FOE 2828. The day started with a "Meet and Greet" followed by a "Welcome to Tama" with Tama Mayor Doug Ray welcoming her ot our city. FOE Western Central Regional President Brenda ...

Opera Iowa cancels April 28 Toledo show

Opera Iowa, which was scheduled to perform at the Wieting on April 28 of this year has been cancelled.Because of the current pandemic, Opera Iowa felt compelled to cancel its entire spring tour. PEO DF has been able to reschedule them to Tuesday, April 27, 2021 for both the elementary workshops ...

GFWC Womens Club learns about Toledo Library programs

The Toledo GFWC Womens Club met on March 10, 2020. There were 10 present. Earlene Bacon, Nancy Carson, Marlene Eernisse, Arlene Gerlach, Karen Havran, Alice Holtz,Sylvia Johnson, Donna Lasser, Ann McMullin and Carolyn Anderson.Donna called the meeting to order, We gave the Pledge to the ...

Experience world-class opera without leaving town

Area residents of Tama-Toledo and surrounding towns will have the chance to see one of Iowa's premier performing arts organizations when OPERA, Iowa, Des Moines Metro Opera's educational touring troupe, arrives on April 28. During the day, the troupe will be leading workshops for the elementary ...

Toledo author – artist Michael Davis debuts first book

"I like crime, comedy and horror, it all blends together pretty well," Toledo author and artist Michael Davis said in a September, 2019, Chronicle interview.Well, New York publisher Anthony Knott also does. After catching Michael's work on the Yellow Mama webzine - an internet-based magazine ...