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Tama-Toledo Fourth Festivities

On Thursday, July 4 Tama-Toledo joined in and celebrated America’s 248th Independence Day! Around town, you could find residents of Tama launching off fireworks from their properties, Toledo residents did the same however fireworks are illegal. Nothing, including the law, stopped the ...

Stoplight Festival returns after RAGBRAI pause

After a year away from the event to focus on RAGBRAI, the Toledo Stoplight Festival is back and happening tonight. Over the past four years the Stoplight Festival has been hit or miss with weather and other earthly factors. In 2020, it was canceled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic at the time. In ...

2024 Tama County Fair set for July 15-21

GLADBROOK – Each July, over 200 4-H and FFA members enter their exhibits at the Tama County Fair. Ribbons and trophies are earned. Even more important, goals are met, lessons are learned and friendships are made. The Tama County Livestock and Fair Association invites you to come to the ...

These boots were made for practicing law

TAMA - It's been a few months now since he rolled in with his suit and his cowboy boots, but he still wears the adjective of new, where the City of Tama is concerned. Thomas Hillers took the job of Tama city attorney at the end of February and has been working hard ever since. Hillers hails ...

No fence? No sweat

TOLEDO — Farmers looking to save time, energy and labor are more often turning to virtual fencing. Adam Ledvina, who owns Blue Collar Goatscaping and Iowa Kiko Goats, said the brush management business relies heavily on virtual fencing, as does his international breeding stock business. He ...

Local statehouse candidate backs new Iowa Food System Coalition

DES MOINES – A new plan for Iowa agriculture seeks to increase the state’s production of food rather than ethanol and animal feed, the Iowa Food System Coalition announced at a July 8 press conference. The plan, known as Setting the Table for All Iowans, outlines the coalition’s policy ...

New officer needed

TOLEDO - The Toledo City Council meeting's most discussed agenda item dealt with the resignation of one Toledo Police Officer and the advertising for another. Current Toledo Police Officer Nick Ryan is leaving the department to become a sheriff's deputy in Hardin County. This will leave the TPD ...

Choose your own adventure

TOLEDO - When was the last time you went and saw a penguin? Or walked into a room filled with flowers? Well, now there is no excuse for you not to. It is called the Iowa Libraries Adventure Pass Program, and it is here to brighten your day, expand your world, and massage your brain with ...

Everybody out in five

TOLEDO - As the sun peeked over the horizon, and some locals still snoozed, dreaming of sugar plums, the usual bunch met up for the week's supervisors meeting. The meeting kicked off first with the announcement of a new rule. From now on, there shall no longer be any lollygagging in the ...

One month until the 2024 Iowa State Fair begins

DES MOINES – Get ready to catch Fair Fever at the Iowa State Fair, August 8-18, 2024. With 11 groovy, fun-filled, action-packed days of food, games, rides and music – there's something fun for everyone! This year, the Iowa State Fair has added more ways for people to enjoy all 11 ...