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Pastors celebrate life, service to community

For almost 10 years, Pastors Kenny and Sharon Mervin have been the facilitators for one of Tama-Toledo’s most crucial services. The Tama Meskwaki Food Pantry is one of two food pantry operations within Tama-Toledo and has been serving those in need out of the Tama Meskwaki Celebration ...

WCF Financial opens operation

TAMA, IOWA – Two well-respected local bankers have opened the doors to WCF Financial Bank in the Tama-Toledo market. Kelly Smith is WCF Financial Bank market president. Jenn Thiessen is local market mortgage loan processer. The bank branch is located at 2000 McClellan Street in Tama; the ...

Tama Co. schools plan for COVID-19 reporting

All Tama County public schools including South Tama, Gladbrook Reinbeck, GMG, North Tama and Union are back in session following a five month hiatus due to the coronavirus and summer break. Schools have had plenty of decisions to make in regards to dealing with the global pandemic. How and if ...

Meskwaki granted FEMA assistance

Gov. Reynolds received word on September 10 that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has made assistance available to public entities and nonprofits in seven additional counties as well as the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa that were impacted by the Aug. 10 ...

STC Homecoming set for next week

Homecoming 2020 festivities kick off next week Monday, September 21. The theme for the week is CP-Who? Traditional events such as a parade and coronation are still set to happen however will look different this year due to COVID-19. The 2020 Homecoming Court was announced Thursday ...

STC receives donations for new playground equipment

The August 10 derecho left the STC middle school without a school building due to roof damage and water intrusion. In efforts to provide playground equipment for STC middle school students, community member Travis Mullen started a GoFundMe to raise money. Two large donors stepped forward ...

Next steps for the STC Middle School

South Tama County Community Schools will hold a community planning meeting and discussion Wednesday, September 16. Discussion will center around next steps for the 105 year old STC Middle School Building. The building sustained roof damage and water intrusion following the August 10 ...

Back to school, finally

After a five month hiatus due to the pandemic and summer break, South Tama County schools are back in session. STC opted for a hybrid model placing students into two cohorts. Cohort A began classes Tuesday, September 8 and 9. Cohort B began Thursday, September 10 and 11. Cohorts will ...

Sen. Grassley visits Toledo

­Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, visited Tama County on September 2 to hear from area leaders amid the challenges of the derecho storm recovery and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In a closed Q&A session at the Reinig Center in Toledo, Grassley spent roughly an hour fielding questions and ...