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4th annual Toledo Stoplight Festival set for July 5

Toledo 4th annual Stoplight Festival is branching out a little from previous years. The same Friday night of great bands, BBQ contest and great food, Farmers Market and kids activities will be back in full force.With the help of sponsorship from Marshalltown Community College, the "Stoplight ...

Area women receive Volunteer Service Awards

Juanita Sandoval, Toledo, and Cindy Feisel, Montour, were among those receiving Volunteer Service Awards recently from Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds.The 30th annual Governor's Award Ceremony was held at the Linn Mar High School Auditorium at Marion on June 12. A reception ...

Finnders and Youngberg Coming to Wieting

The Colorado-based group Finnders and Youngberg, an Americana and Bluegrass band, will take the stage for one performance on Friday, June 28, at 7 p.m. at the Wieting Theatre in Toledo. The group is currently touring Iowa as part of the Oprah House Project organized by Sam Knutson of Iowa City. ...

Tama skateboard Park work is underway

Work began Wednesday evening, June 19, on the Tama Skateboard, Basketball and Recreation complex. One-half the old blacktop surface was ripped up.The area at 9th and McClellan will include a skateboard area, basketball court, exercise area for differently-abled persons and a parking lot.It will ...

Flag Day: A salute to the flag with the new Tama Veterans Memorial

Today, June 14, is Flag Day. The just-completed Veterans Memorial at Tama's Oak Hill Cemetery and the U.S. Flag is pictured flying above fittingly on this day.From:Publications.USA.govEach year on June 14, we celebrate the birthday of the Stars and Stripes, which came into being on June 14, ...

DAR Genealogical Workshop is this Saturday, June 15

A genealogical workshop sponsored by the Conestoga Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will be held Saturday, June 15, at the Tama County Museum, 200 N. Broadway, Toledo.The workshop is open to anyone interested in working on family lines and exploring their family tree. "Basics of ...

Notes from the City: Tama

-I hope everyone got some good tips on what not to send down their drains in the last article. This article is about a couple of ordinances that are usually overlooked but are fairly important. They are not blowing grass clippings in the street, and having your house number clearly ...

Bracelets for Relay for Life available today

On Wednesday, May 15, nine ladies gathered at the Gary Sieck home in Toledo to make bracelets for Relay for Life. Each bracelet has 11 different colored beads representing eleven kinds of cancer.1] pink-Breast Cancer2] purple- Pancreatic Cancer3]hot pink- Inflammatory Breast Cancer4] Lavender- ...

Relay for Life is June 8 in Toledo

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Tama County will begin at noon on Saturday, June 8, at the South Tama High School track.Opening ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. with a welcome by Toledo Mayor David Svoboda. Traer Boy Scout Troop 304 will present the colors and Carri Holst, Traer, ...

Relay for Life is Saturday at South Tama track

"This will change your life," said a co-worker when Brenda Kriz received her cancer diagnosis. She is living proof of those words. Kriz, who lives in Dysart, had felt tired and short of breath for some time before realizing something was wrong. Her family doctor immediately completed testing ...