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Outside storm aid delayed in Tama-Toledo

Questions have been raised locally regarding the potential for outside assistance from organizations like the Red Cross and the Iowa National Guard. Both the cities of Tama and Toledo have made requests to Tama County Emergency Management but it appears any potential assistance from those ...

Tama, Toledo to hold community meeting tonight

Tama, Toledo and Tama County Emergency Management Services will hold a community meeting this evening (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Aquatic Center to maintain social distancing guidelines. Mindy Benson of Tama County Community Management will be leading the ...

South Tama considering Sept. start date

Significant damage was sustained to the South Tama County Middle School due to Monday’s derecho storm. As a result, South Tama officials will begin to explore options for pushing back the start of school. South Tama is currently considering moving the start date back to September 8. A ...

Derecho tears through Tama and Toledo

A long sustained wind event called a Derecho ripped through Tama and Toledo early Monday afternoon. “It struck with a lot of force,” Tama County Emergency Management Director Mindy Benson said. The National Weather Service notified Tama County right before the derecho occurred. “They ...

Emergency proclamation in place for Toledo

The City of Toledo issued a proclamation Tuesday, August 11. The Reinig Center will be used as a cooling and charging shelter. Hours of operation are from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. A curfew has been put into place for 9 p.m. until sunrise. Parking on city streets is prohibited until further ...

Toledo Casey’s re-opens after employee tests positive for coronavirus

Casey's General Store in Toledo was closed Sunday, August 9 at 2:45 p.m. following a confirmed positive case of COVID-19. The store was closed for a period of time while a third party contracted by Casey's cleaned the facility. The store was re-opened at 2 a.m. Monday morning. A replacement ...

Severe Thunderstorm warning issued for Tama County

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Tama County until noon. Locations include Tama and Traer in Tama County. Expect 80 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will ...

Big T bids farewell

A landmark diner along the historic Lincoln Highway will remain closed in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown earlier this year. Big T Maid-Rite in Toledo, Iowa closed its dining area on March 17 following a disaster proclamation by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds. A few days later on ...

The glass slipper fits

South Tama Vocal Music department has received the following honors through the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards, presented by EMC Insurance Companies, for its October/November production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA . South Tama received the “Distinguished Scene” ...

Cross-county chase uncovers large quantity of drugs

A cross-county chase ensued Saturday evening bringing together four state and local law enforcement agencies. The chase began at Highway 330 in Marshall County when an off-duty officer witnessed a driver enticing other drivers to engage in racing. The off-duty officer called the incident into ...