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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.

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 ...