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At home on the range

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 ...

Tama to ‘Light Up Downtown’

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 ...

Birkwood Village to host job fair

Progress on the new two-story facility for Birkwood Village has steadily progressed in 2021 with the company expecting to open their doors sometime between mid-November and December. The independent and assisted living center will be hosting a job fair on Oct. 7 to fill a number of support ...

Werner receives prestigious banking diploma

Michele Werner, Executive Vice President of State Bank of Toledo, has graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado’s state-of-the-art graduate school of banking program. Werner was among 141 graduates of the class of 2021 honored in a ceremony on July 29, 2021, in Boulder, ...

A patchwork dream come true

The time has come to stop dreaming and start doing for one Chelsea woman. In June, Chris Drummer launched a full-service quilting business out of her home in rural Chelsea called Tama County Quilt Company. Drummer has long been a quilter by hobby, but as of this summer has made a dream of ...

A good deal or no deal

A Tama County wind farm project 10 years in the making is one step closer to becoming a reality. Encompassing 75 acres in the central and northern parts of the county, the Salt Creek Wind project looks to feature between 40-60 turbines that will produce 170 megawatts per hour. By comparison, ...

State Bank of Toledo Names New Director & Assistant Cashier

Jason Lekin was appointed to the State Bank of Toledo Board of Directors during the June meeting. Jason brings over 20 years of expertise in beef production and sales and is the owner and manager of Tama Livestock Auction Co. Inc. Since 2009 Jason is a Licensed Real Estate Agent and ...

Meskwaki Bingo and Casino set to re-open July 1

Meskwaki Bingo Casino and Hotel (MBCH) is tentatively set to reopen on Wednesday, July 1 after a shutdown that has lasted over three months. Closure of the casino and hotel was announced via Facebook on March 16. The Meskwaki Tribal Council and MBCH Executive Management jointly agreed upon the ...

Grinnell Regional Medical: $36 million impact on local economy

Grinnell- A new study shows UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) is having a significant economic impact on the community in addition to providing health care services for patients from a six-county rural region. Toledo medical clinics operated by UnityPoint Health- ...

Tama Co. Economic Devp. aiming new campaign at aiding small businesses

Recently, Salt Creek Wind Project representatives reached out to Tama County Economic Development and asked what they could do to help. After visiting with contacts throughout the county, our schools and helping the economy recover were identified as the priorities. In Tama County our ...