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When all else fails, put a kiko goat on it

Local News

Hiring out a herd of goats for weed management has led to big business for one Tama County farmer. Adam Ledvina, 30, of Chelsea owns and operates Iowa Kiko Goats and Blue Collar Goatscaping — respectively a commercial breeding and meat goat business combined with a prescribed goat grazing ...

At home on the range

Business

With hunting season now in full swing throughout the State of Iowa, a new business in the Tama-Toledo area looks to make the popular pastime an option year-round. This fall Rick Hopper of Toledo opened up Otter Creek Archery, a full-service archery range, bow shop and hunting retail ...

Progress slows on middle school initiative

Local News

The South Tama County Board of Education heard an update from the Middle School Project Task Force during the board’s regular meeting on Oct. 18. Task Force volunteers Elizabeth Dolezal and Larry Fletcher detailed to the board some of the challenges and complications the group has faced in ...

PHOTOS: Riders fill Toledo horse arena

Local News

The Ridge Riders Saddle Club hosted the annual NBHA District 3 circuit event on October 9-10 at their arena on the south end of Toledo near Highway 30. Riders from all over an 18-county region traveled in to compete in barrel horse racing events. The week before the local club announced the ...

Area farmers reap benefits of warm, mild fall

Local News

As it stands now, the 2021 grain harvest in Tama County is shaping up to be a successful one thanks to a warm and mild autumn — a welcome change from the harvest of 2020 which took place in the wake of the devastating August 10 derecho. Ryan Vavroch and his young family farm in rural ...

A salute to bees, their keepers and all things honey

Local News

For a one-ingredient recipe made by bees, honey cannot be beat. September was National Honey Month — first celebrated in 1989 by the National Honey Board — a time when many honey producers and beekeepers across the United States collect their final extraction of the season and begin to ...

PHOTOS: Warriors celebrate homecoming

Local News

During the week of Oct. 8 the Meskwaki Warriors celebrated Homecoming with a parade that wound through the Settlement from the Casino to the Settlement School. Senior Homecoming Court members included Ashton Tuske, Brycen Kapayou, Reimundo Balderas, Eleron Hainline, Geanna Bear, Leila ...

Tama to ‘Light Up Downtown’

Business

At the last meeting of the My Hometown Tama Committee, the group decided on the theme of “Light Up Downtown Tama” for the upcoming holiday season. Barb Steveson and Sharon Brezina headed the group who refurbished the City of Tama’s Christmas decorations. They replaced bulbs and sprayed ...

PHOTOS – A visit to Mattingly’s Pumpkin Patch

Local News

Mattingly’s Pumpkin Patch north of Toledo has been in operation for four years. Owner Devin Mattingly said the patch has grown each year with 75 varieties of pumpkins, gourds and squash now for sale. The Mattinglys opened their farm for fall pumpkin sales on Sept. 12 and reported traffic has ...

Tama and Toledo council round-up

Local News

Another roadblock has presented itself in the way of the Tama Lincoln Highway Bridge Reconstruction Project. Engineer Anna Gahm was before the Tama City Council during their regular meeting on Oct. 4 to discuss bids that were submitted from three companies to complete work on the historic ...