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Rube’s is in the top 10 of” Iowa’s Best Burgers Contest”

Burger lovers provided lots of answers to the question "Who has Iowa's Best Burger?" After counting the votes, the top ten restaurants for 2012 are ready to move on to the next level: the selection of Iowa's Best Burger, which will be announced the first week of May.Among the top 10 is Rube's ...

Pinnacle purchase of Home Federal Bank is complete

HMN Financial, Inc., holding company for Home Federal Savings Bank, based in Rochester, Minn., announced the closing of the bank's previously announced sale of the the Home Federal Bank in Toledo to Pinnacle Bank of Marshalltown.Pinnacle Bank is owned by the Sac and Fox Tribe of the ...

Morrows open Tama Chainsaw & Lawnmower

Scott Morrow has returned to the chainsaw and lawnmower sales and repair business he first entered 30 years ago when he began work for the late Walt Oetchen. Morrow eventually bought out Oetchen and then, in 2001, sold the business.Scott and his wife, Jaqueline, opened Tama Chainsaw & ...

Roelofse voted bonus pay

Lindi Roelofse, who quit the executive director position of the Tama County Economic Development Commission effective March 1, was awarded a $3,359 bonus during the commission's monthly meeting on Feb. 28.In addition, Roelofse will be paid $3,454 to reimburse her for what were described as ...

Granny’s Restaurant-Lounge is reopening Tuesday, March 8

George Kaltsas said he hadn't been feeling well. This was just over a year ago. After a visit to a local health clinic and then the emergency room at Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center he found himself whisked to Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. There he underwent triple ...

King Tower Cafe reported set to reopen

King Tower Cafe on Business Route 30 in Tama is reported to be reopening under new management in March or April. The Galesburg (Illinois) Register Mail said in a Feb. 15 article Vlaznim "Jimmy" and Lajka Arifi are taking over the King Tower operation in March or April. The restaurant, which has ...

Pioneer plans new $500,000 building in Toledo

Pioneer Hi-Bred was issued a building permit on Jan. 26 for a new 17,8465 sq. ft. treating building at the plant site 404 S. County Road in Toledo. The building cost is listed at $500,000.The permit was reviewed on Monday, Feb. 13, by the Toledo City Council.

Squiers buys Toledo Dairy Queen

Luke Squiers has purchased the Dairy Queen on Business Route 30 in Toledo and plans to reopen it in April.The business was closed late last year.Squiers is seeking to a acquire an adjacent lot to the Dairy Queen property which has a tax deed. He met with the Board of Supervisors on Feb. 13.See ...

Pamida – Shopko to merge

Toledo's 37-year old Pamida Store is expected to become a Shopko Hometown Store as a result of a merger announcement made earlier this month.The Toledo location actually got its start in 1968 originally built as a Gibson Store built in 1968 on South County Road (U.S. Highway 63) in Toledo.The ...