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Tama-Toledo becomes fixie for 50th RAGBRAI

On Thursday, July 27, RAGBRAI will be coming to Tama-Toledo for an overnight stay. The last time Tama-Toledo hosted RAGBRAI was back in 2008. Katherine Ollendieck, the Executive Director of Tama County Economic Development, helped lead the proposal that was presented to RAGBRAI. “Peace. ...

Blankets for babies

TAMA — On Tuesday, Jan. 17, the Sunny Hill Care Center residents started making blankets for babies in need. These tie blankets are being donated to Tama County Storka Nest and Iowa City Stead Children’s Hospital this year. “We are making these blankets for the babies that are in need of ...

Attorney John J. Willett retires after 57 years of practicing law

A driving desire to serve his clients and a love of working with people has kept John J. Willett practicing law for 57 years. His ambition was to serve his clients for at least as long as his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather did. However, illness is causing him to retire at this ...

The transformation from eyesore to educational door

While the old Iowa Girls Juvenile Home is still under demolition by the city of Toledo. The South Tama School District, alongside ISG Architecture Firm, has been working hard to prepare for the new middle school. “As an administrator, it's kind of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This ...

A New Home

As Russia’s war in Ukraine rages on and continues to draw global attention, Marshall County has become an unlikely home for families displaced by the devastating and far-reaching conflict occupying Eastern Europe. One Ukrainian family in particular, now living in Marshalltown, is hoping to ...

2023 North Central Area ISU Extension and Outreach Award Winners Named

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach North Central Area Awards Ceremony was held on January 12, 2023. The county offices in the north-central area announced award recipients for outstanding achievements in 2022. Awards were submitted in November of 2022 and judged by the awards ...

Made from scratch, made with love

Chances are if you’ve enjoyed a delectable piece of pie handed to you by a beaming gal through the window of a food truck in the Tama-Grundy area – or beyond! – over the last few years, you’ve met ‘The Pie Lady, ’ which means you’ve met Laura Bru of rural Gladbrook. “I started ...

‘King’ Cole Day: A Baseball Celebration

On the weekend of April 29, 2023, the Tama-Toledo Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a memorial dedication in Toledo to honor the life of Leonard “King” Cole. Leonard Leslie Cole was born on April 15, 1886, to Hiram Henry and Cora A. Cole in Toledo. He attended Toledo public schools and, ...

‘We’re all family here’

On Thursday, Jan. 12, Birkwood Village, a retirement and assisted living facility in Toledo, celebrated its one-year anniversary with the community with delicious foods, refreshing drinks, and delightful conversations with residents. “Today is exactly our one-year anniversary. Many of our ...

Tama-Toledo Healthy Hometown Project Awarded Power of Connection Grant

TAMA-TOLEDO - A local effort to encourage pedestrians to become more active by making intersection crossings safer in the adjoining communities of Tama and Toledo has received $5,000 through a Power of Connection grant jointly administered by ITC Midwest and the Iowa Rural Development Council ...