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PHOTOS: Chamber’s Annual Trick-or-Treat Trail

The Tama-Toledo Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual Trick-or-Treat Trail in downtown Tama on Oct. 23. Participants drove through a gauntlet of costumed volunteers from area businesses and organizations who were handing out candy. Cat Campbell Currier from Cat Trax Productions was on hand to ...

A bridge too far

An effort to repair one of Tama’s oldest pieces of infrastructure has met yet another hurdle. In early October the Tama City Council heard from engineering firm Shuck-Britson regarding bids to repair the historic Lincoln Highway Bridge on 5th Street in Tama. The issue during the Oct. 4 ...

Deer Creek Apartments bring much needed housing options to Toledo

Nearly one year after acquiring the former Deer Creek Medical Center facility in southwest Toledo, Superior Rentals of Marshalltown is set to reopen the facility as a single-floor apartment complex. As of this week, Deer Creek Apartments will be holding open houses and apartment showings for ...

Farm Bureau, FFA plant trees in derecho’s hardest-hit communities

In August 2020, a powerful derecho ripped through the heart of Iowa, downing trees and leaving entire towns wondering about recovery. Now, a comeback is taking root, thanks to a joint effort between Farm Bureau Financial Services (FBFS), its agents, and the Future Farmers of America (FFA) ...

Fire damages Toledo residence

The Toledo Fire Department responded to a house fire on the morning of Oct. 22 in the 700 block of S Main Street, roughly one block north of Hardee’s. Toledo Police Sergeant Dan Quigley was on patrol Friday morning around 8:30 a.m. and witnessed suspicious looking smoke rising up past the ...

End of a season

This was the last Toledo Farmers’ Market of the 2021 season. This was also the last Toledo Farmers’ Market that I will be manager of, yes it's true I am retiring after 21 years of being the Toledo Farmers’ Market Manager. I know that the market will go on without me, there are two vendors ...

South Tama School Board Q&A: Elizabeth Dolezal

South Tama County School Board Candidate: Elizabeth Dolezal District 1 (vote for one) Age: 40 Residence: Toledo Profession: Procurement professional for Meskwaki Tribal Operations Education: B.A. in Communications from Iowa State University Family: Married to Darron Dolezal (17 years), ...

South Tama School Board Q&A: Ronald Houghton

South Tama County School School Board Candidate: Ronald Houghton District 1 (vote for one) *Write-in campaign candidate, will not appear on the ballot Age: 62 Residence: Toledo, Iowa Profession: Retired Family: Married to Susan, four children including Dr. Jacob Houghton (STC ...

South Tama School Board Q&A: Luther Heller

South Tama County School Board Candidate: Luther Heller District 4 (vote for one) *Write-in campaign candidate, will not appear on the ballot Age: 67 Residence: Montour Profession: Retired nurse Education: B.A. in Marketing from UNI and LPN from MCC Family: Widowed, daughter Amy What ...

South Tama School Board Q&A: Nikki Kemper Pansegrau

South Tama County School Board Candidate: Nikki Kemper Pansegrau District 1 (vote for one) Age: 37 Residence: Toledo, District 1 Profession: Social worker at the Iowa Veterans Home Education: BA from Iowa State University Family: I grew up in the Tama/Toledo area. My mother, Melanie ...