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Toledo Council talks budget to start 2022

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The next fiscal year budget was top of mind at the first Toledo City Council meeting of the new year on Jan. 10. City department heads presented budget proposals to the council through the evening that gave a window into the potential projects, issues and challenges on the horizon for the ...

South Tama to hold public sessions on March bond vote

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The South Tama County Community School District and Board of Education will hold a series of upcoming informational meetings focused on the March 1 bond issue proposal. The first meeting will take place in person on Thursday, January 27, at 7 p.m. at STC Middle School Library (201 South Green ...

Toledo native honored as Iowan of the Week

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For the first week of the new year, Toledo native Anne Bacon was recognized by Congresswoman Cindy Axne’s office as the Iowan of the Week. Bacon has spent her career working in human and social services and for the past several years has served as the Chief Executive Officer for IMPACT ...

Local legislators ready to get back to work

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The last few sessions of the Iowa Legislature have ushered in a slew of changes to state law, and Marshall County’s delegation — Rep. Dean Fisher (R-Montour) and Sen. Jeff Edler (R-State Center) — are excited to keep up their work heading into 2022. In recent interviews, they shared their ...

Tama County Public Health welcomes new employee

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Tama County Public Health recently welcomed a new face to their department. Robin Riffle originally from Vining and the Tama-Toledo Area, began January 3, 2022, as a Home Helper/Homemaker. Tama County Public Health has always had C.N.A.s do these duties but due to the increase in demand in ...

Tama Council approve lead water line program

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In their first meeting of the new year the Tama City Council unanimously approved a $98,000 commitment of federal American Rescue Plan funding to a lead water line replacement program. Tama Street Superintendent Stuart Eisentrager addressed the council about the proposed program saying the ...

Grinnell to join WaMaC in 2023

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South Tama’s oldest rival is preparing to make their first change in athletic conference in over 25 years. This past October the Grinnell-Newburg Community School District approached the WaMaC Conference to make a formal request to join South Tama in the 13-team athletic conference made up ...

Owl of a sudden, it’s an irruption

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Despite an absence of snow until just recently in Iowa, it was still shaping up to be a snowy winter – a winter of snowy owls that is. A recent uptick in snowy owls has been observed over the last month leading the Iowa DNR to declare it an irruption year – since late November, there have ...

Windbreak School sweeping its way across Iowa

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Iowa is in desperate need of a windbreak renaissance, according to a forestry specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. “Windbreaks and shelterbelts act as critical farm infrastructure – providing energy savings, livestock growth gains, timber and non-timber forest ...