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Wrestlers keep on, keepin’ on

Another full crop of talented wrestlers have been hard at work in the practice room this month as the 2021-22 wrestling season is almost ready to begin. Head Coach Nate Van Dyke has been pleased with the participation numbers the program has seen this season with around 32 wrestlers out for ...

MS Task Force wraps up public meetings

Over the past few weeks, the South Tama County Community Facilities Task Force hosted several public input meetings to share information and get community feedback on a possible solution to the district’s space and capacity needs. The community-driven task force has been working to find an ...

County projects get green light with federal aid

Over a half-million dollars in federal aid money was allocated by the Tama County Board of Supervisors earlier this month to four projects that will benefit multiple areas of the county government. A resolution passed on Nov. 22 that directed the distribution of funds that had been received ...

Adopt-A-Family program ready to serve in 2021

The halls are decked at local grocery stores for the annual Adopt-A-Family holiday gift program. Volunteer organizers recently put up trees at Fareway and Dollar Fresh in Toledo with tags that have suggestions for gift donations that connect to specific children and families in the South Tama ...

Middle School Students of the Month, October 2021

Congratulations to our STC Middle School Students of the Month for October. These students were recognized by school staff for displaying excellent examples of positive relationships, respect, and responsibility.

Rep. Hinson shines spotlight on tiny constituents

Child care and workforce shortages as well as rural stabilization were in the spotlight this past Tuesday, Nov. 23, at Dysart’s Little Knights Learning Center thanks to a visit from U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa). Rep. Hinson — who is in her first term as the U.S. representative from ...

Holiday Parade of Homes – Schlabaugh Family

During the community holiday celebration held on Saturday, Nov. 20, Kids Corner Daycare organized a Parade of Homes event to help get the people in the holiday spirit. Over the next few weeks the News Chronicle will feature photos from all three homes that were part of the tour. The event was ...

PHOTOS: Country Christmas on the Farm

Last weekend the Tama-Toledo Chamber of Commerce in partnership with several area businesses and organizations put on a community holiday celebration that included a Donuts with Santa event at the Tama-Toledo Country Club, Arts and Crafts at the Toledo Library, a free Christmas movie screening ...

Toledo’s Wanatee-Diego: Channeling her heritage to help others

Having grown up on the Meskwaki Settlement in Tama, Iowa, Queta Wanatee-Diego has always been surrounded by her Native American heritage. The roots of the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa, with whom her family is affiliated, go back centuries. As a first-generation minority ...

Birkwood Village cuts the ribbon

Over 100 Tama-Toledo community members got together at the newly constructed Birkwood Village senior center for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 9. Construction on the large two-story facility has progressed swiftly over the past year and company officials say they hope to begin moving ...