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Letters to the Editor

Tama County Court News

Tama County District Court Before Judge Kevin McKeever in Tama County District Court in Toledo: Jared Joseph Troxell, 46, Tiffin, Iowa, entered a written guilty plea to 1st offense drunken driving. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with all but four days suspended and credited ...

Peace Church bids farewell to Pastor and Chris Hackett By Margaret Thomsen

Peace United Church of Christ bid a sad farewell to Pastor Joe and Chris Hackett. They are going back to WI to care for his seriously ill father and brother. The congregation honored the Hackett’s with a special service and potluck. The couple have been heavily involved with the Gladbrook ...

Westbrook Acres Update

I wanted to provide an update to you all who have not…We have created a “Westbrook Acres” Facebook page that we are hoping will connect families and friends throughout this process. Please request to join and we will accept request. I also want to let you all know that it is imperative ...

Message from Our Mayor

Statement from Mayor Keith Sash Due to Governor Reynolds declaration made on March 17, 2020, the Gladbrook Theater and the Gladbrook Fitness & Wellness Center will be closed until 11:59 p.m. on March 31, 2020. The Governors declaration also states restaurants and bars (other than ...

“Noah’s Love” 3rd Annual Fundraiser Postponed

“Noah’s Love” 3rd Annual Fundraiser scheduled for March 21, will be postponed. The Ohrt’s and the Dugan’s are working out details to get Noah’s Love fundraiser rescheduled at a later date. Everyone stay safe and keep your tickets”!

Notes from the Lake

Dear ReadersUnion Grove State Park along with its counterparts all over the state, will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of Iowa's lakes and state parks this year.Union Grove Lake was the brainchild of a group of individuals who in 1936 formed Union Grove Lake Park and ...

Tama County Supervisors By John Speer CIP jspeer@tamatoledonews.com

With an eye on holding the tax levy rate the same, the Tama County Board of Supervisors set the maximum property tax levy at $4.81 per $1,000 property valuation on Monday, March 9. The action came following a public hearing at which no comments were heard and no written objections or favoring ...

100 Years of Gladbrook Auxiliary

Founded in 1919 the American Legion Auxiliary has nearly 1 million members from all walks of life, to claim itself as the world's largest women's patriotic service organization. It promotes hundreds of volunteer programs, gives tens of thousands of hours to its communities and to veterans, ...

Message from Our Mayor

How is this for March coming in like a lamb – 61 degrees on March 1st. It has been a long time since I wrote a letter so I have to get caught up on a few things. First off I want to wish a Happy Birthday to Marian Schultz on her 100th birthday a few weeks back. She is still living alone ...

Pastor Gideon & Jhona Lyn Gallo become U.S. Citizens

Pastor Gideon & Jhona Lyn Gallo arrived in the United States on January 23, 2008 obtaining an I-94 immigration permit when Pastor Gideon became the pastor of a church in Iowa. In 2009, they renewed their I-94 permit & applied for an I-360 permit which when approved, would allow them ...