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2022 Traer Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner & Meeting Minutes

Social hour 6:00 pm - Dinner 7:00 pm. Prayer was given by Carri Holst. Dinner was prepared by Nick Whitmore and Sandy Wilson, and dessert was by Country Road Cookies. The November 3rd, 2022, Traer Chamber of Commerce annual meeting was called to order at 7:44 pm. 2021 Annual Dinner Minutes – ...

Tama County Market is open for the holidays

CHELSEA — On Nov. 16, the Tama Country Market, outside Chelsea, opened for their holiday season for their last marketplace event of 2022. This market sells artisan farmhouse decor, refurbished and repurposed goods by local crafters and owners Chris Drummer and Mindi Koehler. “We felt that ...

Thank you for 55 years, Tama County Public Health and Home Care

On Nov. 9, Tama County Public Health and Home Care celebrated 55 years of service to Tama County citizens. “We hosted an open house as we’ve been an agency for 55 years. We just wanted to say thank you to the residents of Tama County,” Said Shannon Zoffka, the CEO and Executive ...

Meskwaki Nation children celebrate Neno Day

On Friday, Nov. 4, students and faculty of the Meskwaki Settlement School celebrated Neno Day with a morning presentation, activities, and ending with a mini powwow in their high school gym. Red Earth and Coon Hunters drum circles performed at the powwow with kids in regalia or street clothes ...

Toledo Public Library hosts soup luncheon for voters

The Toledo Public Library held a soup luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 8, for voters to enjoy after casting their ballots. Following this year’s hectic election season, there’s nothing like comfort food to calm the soul. “This is our fourth year [for the soup luncheon]. We did it for three ...

Ms. Rlou Snyder – 50 Year Wieting Volunteer

“If you have time to think about how busy you are, you aren’t busy enough!” That is the philosophy of Rlou Snyder, a Wieting Theatre Volunteer of 50 years! Rlou Dixon was born on a farm in May, 1934 in rural Toledo. On March 15, 1939, when Rlou was five, her family moved into town, and ...

Cruising for candy, what more could a kid ask for?

On Saturday, October 22nd, the Tama-Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce held their Drive Through Trick or Treat Trail at the Tama Civic Center. Businesses from all over the area decorated booths to pass out massive amounts of candy to cruising kids in costumes. The Halloween spirit was definitely ...

Region 6 establishes project for Toledo Masonic Temple apartments

TOLEDO — Region 6 Resource Partners, in coordination with the city of Toledo, is establishing a plan to construct four one-bedroom apartments on the upper level of the Masonic Temple building in Toledo. No plans have been made for a remodel of the first floor. With Toledo's need for more ...

Master Gardener floral arranging series

The Iowa Master Gardener Program with Tama County Extension and Outreach will host a Floral Arranging series including hands-on instruction with renowned floral expert Dan Brabec. Designed to explore individual creative and artistic expression, this series will connect participants with an ...

Tama-Toledo Eagles Halloween Party costume contest winners

Tama-Toledo Eagles Auxiliary held its annual Halloween party for all local Kids on Monday, October 31st. This was a free and open event for all kids between the ages of 0-12 years. Carnival-type games were played, free door drawings and free hot dogs for all, with a Costume Contest to end the ...