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DNR finds ‘forever chemicals’ in 12 water supplies

Local News

A sampling of about 70 community water supplies in Iowa found detectable levels of toxic chemicals that persist indefinitely in the environment in a dozen of them, according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The DNR began its sampling late last year and published the last of its ...

Spring brings life to the farm

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Calving season is a busy time for farmers like rural Traer farmer Rebecca Dostal who keep a watchful eye on their animals as they bring new life to the farm. As of early March, Dostal had 35 new calves on the ground from her herd of 80 mostly Black Baldy cows, a Hereford-Angus cross known ...

State Bank of Toledo expanding in 2022

Business

State Bank of Toledo recently announced the addition of four new employees to the team of financial professionals serving Tama-Toledo and the surrounding areas. This month the bank is celebrating 95 years in business. John Koshak serves as Lender and Assistant BSA Officer for the Bank. His ...

Community theatre production coming to the Wieting this summer

Local News

Has COVID left you in a theatre experience desert? Have you been in a “funk” because there has not been a community theatre production since Our Town in 2019 at the Wieting? Never fear, a new production will grace the Wieting stage this summer, July 7, 8, and 9. This time it is a murder ...

WCF announces local hire, promotion

Business

WCF Financial Bank recently announced new personnel movements and acquisitions for their branch in Tama. Lesa Haughey has joined the bank in a Customer Support role while Jenn Thiessen has been promoted to Assistant Vice President/Customer & Loan Support/Assistant Compliance Officer. ...

South Tama Middle School Students of the Month – February

Local News

A group of eight South Tama Middle School students were honored recently as being the Students of the Month for the month of February. These students were nominated by middle school staff for their excellent examples of respect, responsibility, and showing positive relationships.

Easter Egg Hunt at Sunny Hill set for April 15

Local News

Sunny Hill Care Center will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, April 15 at 2 pm. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for photos with kids and the center will also provide snacks. Kids 10 and under are encouraged to attend and bags will be provided for those who participate.

Another downtown building razed in Toledo

Local News

The impacts of the 2020 derecho continue to reverberate as Toledo is losing a fifth building off the downtown square. According to a report from City Administrator Kendall Jordan at the March 28 Toledo city council meeting, the south wall of the two-story building at 221 W High St. collapsed ...

Chamber welcomes Birkwood Village

Business

The Tama-Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new member into its organization recently. Birkwood Village senior center officially opened in November 2021 but recently completed and opened their memory support unit that serves tenants diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The ...

Incumbents departing as new wave seeking county office

Local News

Tama County is preparing for one of its most active elections in recent memory. With four county offices up for election in November, Tama County voters are guaranteed to see at least three new faces in office once the election proceedings conclude later this year. Long-time District 1 ...