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Community News

Best of the Best voting now open

Voting is now open for the 2020 Best of the Best awards presented by Tama-Grundy Publishing. You can find a ballot in the Tama County Shopper this week and throughout the month of August. Completed ballots can be dropped off at our office at 220 W. 3rd St. in Tama or sent by mail ...

Tama Council to return to Zoom meetings

Due to current health conditions, Tama Council will be returning to zoom meetings. The link is https://zoom.us/j/92143843919 Meeting ID 921 4384 3919 or by phone at 408-638-0968. City buildings will be closed to the public. Tonight's meeting begins at 6 p.m. Tama Council Agenda August 3, ...

2020 Meskwaki Powwow canceled

Meskwaki Nation announced via Facebook Thursday morning the annual Powwow will be canceled for 2020. A statement reads: In regards to the 2020 Meskwaki Annual Powwow, Tribal Council and MAPA have agreed to cancel this year’s powwow in concern for the safety and well-being of the people ...

Toledo fireworks display a blast in 2020

The annual July 4th fireworks show in Toledo took place again this year, but not without several hours of planning and many volunteers to lend a hand. This year’s show was set up with an electronic system that was new to the Toledo and Tama Fire Department event organizers. The ...

STC School Board talks return to learn, tennis courts, IJH/Middle School

The return to school planning and strategizing process continues at South Tama County as Dr. Jared Smith, STC Superintendent provided updates to the school board during their regular meeting on Monday, July 6. Smith indicated that with so much of the coronavirus situation being fluid and ...

Tama Beautification Committee to meet

The first meeting of the committee will be at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14 in the large room at the Civic Center. We will practice social distancing and use face coverings. Safety is a primary concern. The purpose of this meeting is organizational. Some persons will be able to work on ...

City of Chelsea welcomes new city clerk

On June 8th, the City of Chelsea swore in a new City Clerk, Lonika Utterback. Ms. Utterback is taking over duties from former City Clerk, Kathy Werner. Mrs. Werner served as part-time City Clerk and Library Director since May 2018, until resigning from the Library Director position in September ...

Tama Co. Cattleman’s Banquet, Jackson crowned 2020 Beef Queen

Frances Jackson of Garwin was crowned the 2020 Tama County Beef Queen at the annual Tama County Cattleman's banquet in March. The outgoing queen from 2019 was Zoe Duncan of Garwin. The role of the Beef Queen will be altered to stay within the Socially Acceptable Guidelines in regard to the ...

2020 Double D Rodeo Cancelled

On June 17 the Double D Rodeo announced via Facebook the following statement: "Due to current circumstances it is with great sadness we are canceling the Double D Rodeo fundraiser for the Easter Seals. Iowa, God willing we will see you August 6 and 7 2021. Stay safe and well." The 2020 ...

Toledo Public Library News

Welcome Back! The library is now open its regular hours of Monday thru Thursday from 10-6 pm, Friday from 10-5 pm and on Saturday from 9-Noon. We are still offering Curbside service for those that wish to use it. Summer is officially here and with that is our Summer Reading Programs. We ...