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Area high school students attend 67th Tama County Government Day

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TOLEDO – Last Wednesday, Tama County’s American Legion posts and Auxiliary units hosted the 67th Tama County Government Day, welcoming high school juniors and seniors from area school districts to Toledo as part of an annual effort to teach students the importance of local, county ...

‘Our small town can do big things!’

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GARWIN – The annual Garwin Freedom Days celebration is at a crossroads and organizers are asking for the public’s help moving forward. According to the non-profit Garwin Enrichment League (GEL), due to budget constraints and beginning in 2025 the City of Garwin will no longer be able to ...

Candidates file in Grundy County for June 4 primary election

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GRUNDY COUNTY – The final day to file in Iowa for county office for the upcoming June 4, 2024, primary election came and went on March 22. In Grundy County, the offices of county auditor and county sheriff, as well as three seats on the county board of supervisors are all up for election ...

Rep. Wulf, Sec. Naig visit Iowa Premium

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TAMA – Flanked by Rep. Derek Wulf (R-Hudson), Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, a fellow Republican, took a tour of the Iowa Premium Beef plant in Tama with General Manager Jon Surman last Friday morning and learned more about successes and challenges at the facility, which currently ...

Tama County to hire new zoning administrator, weed commissioner

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TOLEDO – Tama County needs a new zoning and planning administrator. During the Tama County Board of Supervisors’ April 8 meeting, the board accepted Marshall County’s termination of the two counties’ shared zoning contract. Last fall the counties entered into a 28E agreement for ...

Sen. Ernst names The Landmark Bistro as Small Business of the Week

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GRUNDY CENTER – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business Committee, announced this past Monday her Small Business of the Week as The Landmark Bistro of Grundy County. Throughout this Congress, Ranking Member Ernst plans to recognize a small business in ...

Free tree seedlings available May 4 in Gladbrook

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TAMA COUNTY – Tama County Master Gardeners will be distributing free tree seedlings at the Tama County Extension and Outreach office at 203 W. High St. in Toledo on Saturday, May 4 beginning at 10 a.m. and going until 125 trees are distributed, or noon – whichever comes first. They will ...

Tama County Historical Society presents Honor Flights program May 8

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TOLEDO – The Tama County Historical Society will present a program on Honor Flights on Wednesday, May 8, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Wieting Theatre, 101 S. Church Street in Toledo. Elizabeth Ledvina took her first Honor Flight as an escort for her dear friend Robert Reinbecht, a World War II ...

GMG begins to tackle budget woes, stave off insolvency

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GARWIN – The Green Mountain-Garwin Community School District’s financial health has reached a critical juncture requiring a series of sustained, smart budget decisions over the next five years to keep its solvency ratio in the black. Such was the assessment of district consultant and ...