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She’s beauty and she’s grace, she’s Miss Tama County 2021

2019 Tama County Fair Queen, Katelyn Kucera, will be the hostess for the upcoming crowning of the 2021 Tama County Fair Queen on Tuesday, July 13. The fair queen program will take place at approximately 7 p.m. in the show ring on the Tama County Fair Grounds in Gladbrook. This year ...

STC to host drum corps

On Friday, July 2 South Tama will welcome a drum and bugle corp to the community for nine days. The Colts Drum and Bugle Corps is a World Class competitive junior drum and bugle corps made up of 16-21 year olds. Based in Dubuque, Iowa, the Colts is a member corps of Drum Corps International. ...

Community Visioning program holds design day

Residents in Tama and Toledo came together Wednesday at the Tama Civic Center to observe and give feedback during a design workshop being conducted by the Iowa DOT Community Visioning Program and the Site Design Group architecture firm from Chicago. The program is a 100 percent grant-funded ...

State Farm in Toledo welcomes new agent

State Farm Insurance recently announced a new insurance agent will be taking the reins at their office in Toledo. The company named Gary Bock the next agent to serve the Tama-Toledo community following the departure of agent Carmen Erhardt around late 2019. Bock is a West Union native who ...

Vehicle pursuit leads to arrest

Law enforcement in Tama County responded to a vehicle pursuit Sunday that began on the Meskwaki Settlement and wound up in a residential neighborhood in Traer. According to court documents and officials with the Tama County Sheriff’s Office, an unidentified man ditched his black BMW coupe ...

Man at large in Tama County following vehicle pursuit

Law enforcement in Tama County are seeking the public’s assistance in determining the whereabouts of a man involved in a vehicle pursuit through Tama County Sunday afternoon. According to officials with the Tama County Sheriff’s Office, the man dumped his vehicle in Traer after avoiding ...

Schools out for summer

With school out for summer children and adults are looking for a fun place to stay cool in the Iowa heat. That place is the Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center. The Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center is back and better than ever after a year hiatus due to COVID-19. Morgan McFate is working as the Pool ...

City fluoridation decision questioned by state, local officials

The City of Tama has been operating their water plant without fluoride for the past two months. The decision to eliminate fluoridation was recommended by Water Superintendent Kent Campbell. Campbell had presented information to the council at the April 5 meeting and in a split vote the council ...

Public invited to share ideas at design workshop

Residents will have the opportunity to share their ideas for improving Tama and Toledo at a design workshop hosted by the Tama and Toledo Visioning Committees at the Tama Civic Center auditorium from 10-3 p.m. Wednesday, June 30. This workshop is the culmination of an input-gathering process ...

New emergency alert system coming to Tama County July 1

Upgrades to Iowa’s emergency notification system, Alert Iowa, are making it easier for residents of Tama County to sign up and receive alerts about severe weather and other emergencies. Alert Iowa is a statewide emergency notification system the county uses to send alerts to ...