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Property rezonings pave way for new business developments in Toledo, Iowa

An adjustment to the plat of Chyma’s Second Addition and the final plat were approved by the City Council on a 5-0 vote Monday night, May 11 meeting in an internet Zoom electronic session because of COVID-19 precautions. It is another step paving the way for a $10 million assisted living and ...

Memorial Day May 25, 2020

Although many traditional activities observing Memorial Day have been cancelled due to COVID-19 precautions, Some events are still set for today: Chelsea American Legion Post 269 9 a.m.- Rector Cemetery 9:30 a.m.- Iowa River Bridge 9:40 a.m.- St. Joseph Cemetery 10 a.m.- American ...

Taps Across America sound in Tama by Mike and Emily Carnahan

South Tama band director Mike Carnahan is joined by his daughter, Emily, in the Taps Across America observance at 3 p.m. CST, Monday, May 25,from their front porch in Tama. The event was held nation-wide to commemorate Memorial Day as many ceremonies were cancelled this year due to COVID-19 ...

Toledo, Iowa Public Library reopens Tuesday

The Toledo Public Library will be reopening by appointment beginning Tuesday, May 26, 2020. New temporary hours for the library will be Monday thru Friday from 10-5. The library will continue to offer Curbside service to those that still wish to use it. Contact the library at ...

State Historical Society to document Covid-19 pandemic for posterity

To capture the stories of this extraordinary time, the State Historical Society of Iowa invites Iowans to submit materials that can help future generations understand the pandemic and its widespread impact across the state. “Iowans are resolute. Throughout our history, every generation has ...

National Guard, Meskwaki Assembly of God food distribution

Pastors Kenny (left) and Sharon Mervin (center) along with members of Alpha Company 248 Iowa National Guard, Waterloo, on a Task Force Log, andy Tama Meskwaki Celebration Assembly of God Church congregation distributed about 15,000 lbs. of food in Tama on Thursday morning, May 14. The food was ...

Tama County Road E64 closed for month

By John Speer Editor jspeer @tamatoledonews.com Tama County Road E64 from Highway 63 (Sandhill south of Tama) to K Avenue was closed for about one month beginning on Monday, May 18. County Engineer Lyle Brehm reported to the Board of Supervisors at their regular meeting on Monday morning, ...

Preparations for Tama Avenue of Flags

Tama Legion and Tama-Toledo Veterans of Foreign Wars members and volunteers raised the Avenue of Flags at Oak Hill Cemetery on Friday afternoon, May 22, 2020, for the weekend Memorial Day observance. Flags honoring nearly 300 veterans are on display. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and ...

Tama Ambulance Runs

May 10 12:04 a.m.- 600 Block John St.- No Transport- Trauma 10:29 a.m.- 300 Block W 8th St. to UnityPoint- Grinnell Regional Medical Center (UP-GRMC)- Medical 5:03 p.m.- 700 Block Harding St. to UPH-M- Medical 7:04 p.m.- 1300 Block Country Club Dr. to UP-GRMC- Medical May 11 4:05 a.m.- ...

South Tama schools look to boost technology by CARES Act

South Tama schools share of the federal CARES Act providing funding for costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic is $303,450. School districts across the state were reported to receive a total of $71.6 million at Governor Kim Reynolds May 5 news conference. This amount was the state’s ...