Slices of Life by Jill Pertler-What’s in a name?

Local Columns

It’s one of the first things new parents do after counting to make sure there are 10 fingers and 10 toes. They name the baby. Names are chosen carefully and with great attention to detail. What sort of mean nicknames could kids in the schoolyard find to taunt little Dicky with? Will a weird ...

Tama County Fair Queen Royalty

Letters to the Editor

Taylor Lekin has been crowned the 2018 Tama County Fair Queen in ceremonies held on July 17 at the Tama County Fairgrounds. Interviews and judging took place earlier in July.Named 2018 Tama County Fair Princess was Brooklyn Henderson. This fall Taylor and Brooklyn will both be seniors at South ...

Pink Stew at Garwin Library By Margaret Thomsen

Letters to the Editor

Garwin area children were recently treated to Pink Stew Entertainment and their program about therapy dogs and the Alaskan Iditarod, a dog sled race across 1,049 miles of Alaskan wilderness. Pink Stew Entertainment also brought therapy dog, Emmett, for the children to meet. Emmett is a part ...

McCreery Promotion

Letters to the Editor

Richard McCreery recently attended the promotion ceremony of his son, Marc, to Colonel on July 13th, 2018, in St. Albans, West Virginia. Marc’s wife, Regina, participated in the pinning ceremony while daughter, Meghan and son, Jack observed. The West Virginia Adjutant General, Major General ...

Tama Co. Court News

Letters to the Editor

Tama County District Court Before Judge Chad A. Kepros in Tama County District Court in Toledo: Kevin Romain Banks, 48, Nevada, Iowa, pleaded guilty to 3rd degree harassment. He was fined and assessed court costs totaling $223. A no contact order of protection was issued for a ...

Garwin Christian Church 160th Anniversary Celebration

Letters to the Editor

The Garwin Christian Church will be observing their 160th Anniversary Celebration Sunday, August 5, 2018. A special program will be held at 2:00 p.m. with previous pastors invited to participate. Church history and memorabilia will be on display. Fellowship and refreshments will follow. ...