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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.

Wieting Theatre – 2019 – Year in Review- “Here for You!”

2019 can be compared to getting your home ready for that important high school graduation open house or your mother's 90th birthday celebration. Special events provide the incentive to fix safety issues like the wobbly handrail or add that deck you've always dreamed of.Last year, the Trustees ...

Toledo Stoplight Festival being evaluated

In a social media post last week, Travis Mullen, one of the founders of the Toledo Stoplight Festival, wrote the possibility of canceling this years event is under study. The one-day event is held the Friday following the 4th of July. 2020 would mark the 11th year for the event.Mullen posted ...

Karna Smith gets birthday wishes by “caravan”

Members of the Birthday Club practiced social distancing on Tuesday, March 31, to wish happy birthday to member Karna Smith (photo at right) at her residence in Tama. They circled her home with horns honking and she, of course, came outside to check on the noise only to be surprised at the ...

Montour Community Club plans May garage sale, to reset other events

The Montour Community Club met on March 16, 2020 with 14 members present.The Secretary and Treasure reports were read and approved.It was decided with the coronavirus warning that we would cancel the Pepper Parties that were scheduled for March 28 and April 25. We will reschedule sometime in ...

“”Scoopin’ the Loop” in downtown Tama

"Scoop the Loop" was organized in downtown Tama on Friday night, March 27, by Erin Gumm and Jenny Rosario. Some 40 vehicles turned out for a little relief for drivers and passengers from staying at home during the ongoing COVD-19 crisis.

Agency on Aging looks to food security for elderly

WATERlOO- Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging (NEI3A) is focusing on food security of older individuals age 60 and over and their caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency serves Tama and 17 other counties."Proper nutrition is a key component to remaining healthy, and we are serving ...

UnityPoint Health – Grinnell calls for community help with COVID-19

Grinnell, IA April 1, 2020 UnityPoint Health (UPH) joins health systems across Iowa in securing enough personal protective equipment (PPE) to meet the needs of health care providers, staff and patients during COVID-19. Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) is among those working tirelessly ...

National Beef pledges safe production at Tama

Our country is facing an unprecedented challenge. As a member of the Tama community for several years, we want to thank our employees and the people of Tama for their continued support.As a leading food supplier in the United States, National Beef is part of the nation's critical infrastructure ...