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Preparations for Tama Avenue of Flags

Tama Legion and Tama-Toledo Veterans of Foreign Wars members and volunteers raised the Avenue of Flags at Oak Hill Cemetery on Friday afternoon, May 22, 2020, for the weekend Memorial Day observance. Flags honoring nearly 300 veterans are on display. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and ...

Meskwaki Hotel heart shows gratitude

A heart shines brightly formed by lighted guest room windows in the north tower of the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel west of Tama-Toledo each night. Widely displayed as "Hearts for Hope" and for gratitude to health care workers and all those deemed essential in their jobs in the face of the ...

South Tama County Food Pantry unveils website and new safety protocols

The South Tama County Food Pantry, located at 137 West 3rd Street in Tama, remains open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.. New protocols have been adopted to ensure the safety of clients and volunteers.Clients will stay outside the open front door while volunteers ...

National Guard food distribution at Meskwaki Assembly of God in Tama

Members of Alpha Company 248 Iowa National Guard, Waterloo, on a Task Force Log, assisted by members of the Tama Meskwaki Celebration Assembly of God Church, distributed about 15,000 lbs. of food in Tama on Thursday morning, May 14. The food was from the Northeast Iowa Food Bank supply. The ...

National Guard food distribution is planned for Tama on Thursday

A total of 100 lbs. of free food will be provided to each of 150 families and individuals by the Northeast Iowa Food Bank tomorrow, Thursday, May 14, in a distribution operated by the Iowa National Guard.The event will get underway at the Tama Meskwaki Assembly of God Church, 900 E. 5th St., ...

Maple Grove Cemetery Assoc. meeting is cancelled

Due to the social distancing requirements for the Covid -19 pandemic the Maple Grove Cemetery Assoc. business meeting & following luncheon that were scheduled for Sunday, May 24, have been cancelled.We hope to see you all at the fall meeting in September.-Duane Backen, Pres.

Appreciation for essential workers

Hearts cover the entrance to the Tama Public Library in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many homes and businesses have similar displays as expressions of hope, support and appreciation for essential workers.

Tribute to health care workers

Messages written in chalk on some rear walls at Premier Estates of Toledo pay tribute to health care workers employed there who provide valuable services all the time but heightened during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Signs saluting medical personnel and first responders, essential employees ...

South Tama Class of 2020 – Senior Tribute Opportunities

As a way of recognizing each of the seniors in the STC Class of 2020, Tama-Grundy Publishing, along with the generous support of several local businesses, are organizing a special tribute. We will be producing a congratulatory yard sign for each student in the STC graduating class for free. Our ...

Total of 179 positive COVID-19 cases reported in Tama County

Tama County Public Health and Home Care reported early Friday evening, April 17, there are currently a total of 179 positive COVID-19 cases identified in Tama County. Of these cases they have released 67 from isolation. Several remain hospitalized and there have been six deaths total.