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Colts Drum and Bugle Corps complete week at South Tama County

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Corps members stand ready on the South Tama football field July 10 as STC community members watch on from the bleachers. The Colts held a community performance Saturday where they demonstrated their practice routine and offered an early look at their 2021 contest performance. Throughout the ...

Five things to know from Toledo Council

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1. A large part of the July 12 Toledo City Council meeting was to discuss the employee resignation of Officer Shauncey Day, and to what degree should the city forgive his contract. Day is leaving because he took a job with the Wyoming State Patrol, seeking to relocate to a place close to the ...

Understanding the new Advance Child Tax Credit

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A new federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic kicks off this month, designed to boost the financial well-being of families with children 17 and under, according to Barb Wollan, finance specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Wollan explains, “For 2021, the Child Tax ...

Family tractor shown at Garwin Antique Power Show

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Garrett and Haley Shope Princehouse stand by the 1962 AC D17 previously owned by Mike Shope at the Garwin Antique Power Show on July 3. Garrett totally restored the tractor for Haley in memory of her Dad, Mike Shope, who passed away suddenly when she was just in second grade. The tractor was ...

Tama County Jail Bookings and Arrests

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Note: Arrest or citation for a crime is not a determination of guilt. Guilt or innocence is always determined in a court of law. July 2 Jeremiah Walker, 40, West Branch, was arrested on Highway 30 F Avenue on a warrant. He was released July 2 on a miscellaneous transfer. Dawson Davenport, ...

Stoplight Festival moving indoors

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Organizers for the Toledo Stoplight Festival announced Friday afternoon festival entertainment will be relocating indoors due to rain in the forecast Friday evening. Bumblebee’s Pizza at 112 N Broadway St. in Toledo will host the live music acts originally scheduled to perform on the ...

GOD BLESS AMERICA

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On July 4th a joint church service was held outside on the Tama County Courthouse lawn. The service was led by Methodist Pastor Jill Mack, who marked her year anniversary serving in Toledo, Tama and Montour. The service consisted of a welcome, invocation, call to worship, patriotic opening ...

Council hears National Beef expansion abatement update

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Tama Council discussed tax abatement for a $100 million expansion plan at National Beef during Tuesday’s council meeting. National Beef Packing Company announced on March 17 plans to increase capacity and add a second production shift at its Iowa Premium beef processing facility in Tama. ...

King Tower cabin moves next door

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Kevin Ferneau and his sons took on the task of moving the little cabin at the King Tower so that it is now located on King Tower property. There had been 18 cabins located behind the Tower, but all others have been moved or demolished. This remaining cabin was not one that would move easily. ...

Water and sewer rates increase proposed in Toledo

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The Toledo city council will hold a public hearing on July 12 for a proposed increase in the city’s water and sewer rates. At their June 14 meeting, the council received input from Public Works Superintendent Kendall Jordan regarding rising costs within the water and wastewater treatment ...