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WCF Financial Bank continues strong growth in Tama-Toledo

Despite having a presence in the Tama-Toledo market for a short time, WCF Financial Bank’s Tama branch continues to record impressive growth. Bank employees Kelly Smith and Jenn Thiessen are both well-established, long-time bankers in Tama-Toledo as they lead the bank’s efforts in the ...

Crouch joins Pinnacle Bank

Pinnacle Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Lisa Crouch to its staff as Customer Service Representative. Crouch is a graduate of South Tama and has most recently worked as a secretary for the Marshalltown Community School District. Crouch serves as a “Big” with Big Brothers Big ...

Hinson talks small business in Tama County

With the condition of the U.S. economy at the forefront of conversations from Wall Street down to the kitchen table this year, it came as no surprise that U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa) would be focusing on business-related issues during a central Iowa swing through tour last week. On ...

Day in the Life: A florist on Valentine’s Day

One of the biggest holidays of the year occurred this week for florist retailers around the country. In Tama, the staff at Tama Florist have been bringing smiles and brightening the Valentine’s Day season for people in the Tama-Toledo community for more than 40 years. Last year, owners ...

State Bank of Toledo donates to support local food pantry

The State Bank of Toledo has power in numbers. The State Bank of Toledo is what community is all about. Their 25 employees blanket the community with their various volunteer efforts. The State Bank of Toledo made a monetary donation to the South Tama County Food Pantry for $1,710. The money was ...

Paxton joins McFarland Clinic Marshalltown Family Medicine

McFarland Clinic recently announced Stefanie Paxton, ARNP, has joined the McFarland Clinic Marshalltown’s Family Medicine Department as of February 1, 2022. Paxton received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Iowa College of Nursing in Iowa City. She earned her Masters ...

Downtown Tama committee to hold meeting Feb. 23

A recently formed committee called the My Hometown Tama committee has been meeting and organizing small community betterment efforts for the downtown area in Tama over the past year. The group’s mission is to help make downtown Tama more attractive, welcoming and to encourage visitors and ...

Family Dollar combo store breaks ground

Although recent frigid temperatures have made any kind of outdoor work virtually unbearable lately, excavation work has got underway at the location of the former South Tama County Primary school. South Tama Schools finalized a sale of the property in the second half of 2021 to One Site ...

McCready promoted to Pinnacle Bank Vice President

Pinnacle Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Amy McCready to Vice President. McCready will also be transitioning into the role of Cashier/Operations Manager/Compliance Officer/IT Security Officer in anticipation of Jane Heatwole’s retirement at the end of January 2023. McCready ...

Iowa Premium to construct new facility

Tama County’s largest employer is on track to become much larger in the next five years. The Iowa Premium beef processing plant in Tama has received over $14 million in state and local tax incentives for construction of a new state-of-the-art processing facility that is expected to be open ...