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1946 Spark

The year was 1946. Harry S. Truman was president. A first-class stamp cost $0.03. The Chicago Bears beat the New York Giants 24 to 14 in the NFL championship. The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Boston Red Sox 4 games to 3 in the World Series.  And John took a big risk with a spark […]

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Iowa Premium Beef Ribbon Cutting

Iowa Premium Beef’s CEO Jeffrey Johnson hosted the Governor and Lieutenant Governor in a ribbon cutting ceremony announcing the renovation and  expansion in Tama.  At full capacity this will bring 1,000 new jobs to Tama County.  This great news highlights the vital role that the agricultural industry plays in contributing to the economic vibrancy in […]

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Tama County Community Foundation grant cycle open November 1

The Tama County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, will begin taking grant applications for the 2015 grant cycle on Saturday, November 1, 2014.  Applications may be found online at http://www.tamaccf.org.  The deadline to apply is midnight on January 15, 2015. A training session will be held on November 1, […]

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Honesty is the Best Policy

Mr. Graham was on a plane for the first time, so his wife drove him to the airport, the flight attendant told him wear to sit, he’s a little nervous, and a big Texan in a white suit sits down next to him, they exchange pleasantries. They serve the meal and he starts feeling sick, […]

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Deimco Breaks Ground on Major Manufacturing Expansion

Tama, Iowa (September 30, 2014)—Shi R2 Solutions, Inc., doing business as Deimco Finishing Equipment, today held a ground breaking ceremony for a new 10,800 square foot addition to its current facility.  The new addition will increase Deimco’s ability to simultaneously construct multiple projects. “From window profiles, to bowling pins, to heavy implements, to silicone breast […]

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Jerseys

Football players at a local high school were stealing the practice jerseys, so the coach ordered a set with “Property of Central High School” emblazoned on them. When the thefts continued, he ordered a new batch that had the imprint “Stolen from Central High School.” But the jerseys still kept disappearing. The stealing finally stopped […]

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Chicken Joke

Everyone has heard a version of the old joke – Q. Why did the chicken cross the road?  A. To prove to the possum it could actually be done!  I heard a not so funny version last week – Q. Why did the kids and grandkids move away? A. to find a job. Communities need […]

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Hurry up

A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin. It was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes – during that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that at least a thousand or so people went through the station, […]

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Tama County Q3 2014 Pitch & Build

On September 9, 2014, Tama County Economic Development hosted the Q3 2014 Pitch & Build competition which showcased Tama County business owners and entrepreneurs and their ideas for new businesses across the county.  We heard about unique specialty shops in Dysart and Gladbrook, and food and drink opportunities in Tama and Toledo. Barb Smith of […]

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Magic Doors

The farmer growing up never spent much time in big cities, so when his son was 6, his wife insisted they go to the “city” to do some back to school shopping.  At the mall, the farmer and his son were amazed by two shiny, silver walls that could move apart and back together again. […]

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