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Quilts of Valor presented to seven area servicemen

GARWIN – Seven Tama County area men were presented with a Quilt of Valor on Wednesday, July 3, as part of the July 4 Freedom Days celebration held in Garwin. Members of the Central Iowa Quilt Sew-ciety were on hand to help with the presentation of the quilts. These men were honored for ...

Coach Chuck Neubauer’s memorabilia returns to Gladbrook

GLADBROOK – The Gladbrook Museum was fortunate to receive recently a little bit of memorabilia that harkens back to the heydays of the Gladbrook school community. On July 8, Glen and Carol Neubauer of Westminster, Colo. set up an appointment to meet Gladbrook Museum volunteer Jeanne ...

Amaya Peterson crowned 2024 Tama County Fair Queen

GLADBROOK –Amaya Peterson of rural Gladbrook was crowned the 2024 Tama County Fair Queen this past Tuesday evening at the fairgrounds in Gladbrook. She was vying for the honor alongside fellow candidates Stella Betts of rural Gladbrook, Faith Dvorak of Elberon, and Ava Monat of rural Traer. ...

‘Citizens don’t realize that EMS isn’t already tax-funded’

DYSART – Local emergency medical service agencies are hoping a supermajority of Tama County voters will give the thumbs up this November to funding EMS as essential by approving a new property tax levy. Last week Thursday, the newly formed Tama County EMS Advisory Council held its inaugural ...

July Senior Dinner features an Independence Day theme

GLADBROOK – The Gladbrook American Legion Auxiliary hosted the July Senior Dinner decorating with a 4th of July theme. Rev. John Granchie gave a prayer before the meal. All enjoyed a turkey dinner with homemade cream puffs for dessert. Sue Koster and Claire Handorf performed a skit ...

Everybody out in five

TOLEDO – As the sun peeked over the horizon and some locals still snoozed, dreaming of sugar plums, the usual bunch met up for the Monday, July 8 Tama County Board of Supervisors’ meeting. The meeting kicked off first with the announcement of a new rule. From now on, there shall no ...

GMG alum’s darts supply company has cheeky roots in Garwin

MARSHALLTOWN – Darts is probably best known as a game that friends enjoy over drinks at their favorite local watering hole, and while that description is certainly apt, it’s also become a big-money competition with a growing level of popularity among players young, old and in between. ...

Old ice cream makers program set for Aug. 14

TOLEDO – The Tama County Historical Society will present a program on old ice cream makers on Wednesday, August 14, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Wieting Theatre, 101 S. Church St, Toledo. Susan Witzel started collecting ice cream items when she first heard about “penny licks.” The types ...

June brings historic rainfall to northwest Iowa

IOWA – Some areas of northwest Iowa received more than half a year's worth of rain during the final week of June, leading to significant flooding conditions, according to the latest Water Summary Update. June’s preliminary statewide rainfall average was 5.22 inches. However, ...