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Tama County Pitch & Build Q4 2012

Tama County Economic Development presented its second quarterly Pitch & Build event at the Reinig Center in Toledo, Iowa on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, with four entities vying for the top award.  Competitors came from Lincoln, Dysart, Garwin, and Tama County.  Judges were Dwayne Luze, chair of Tama County Economic Development, Attorney John Willett, and Sandy […]

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Tama County Pitch & Build

Tama County’s first Pitch & Build contest occurred August 28, 2012, with five concepts for home-grown business ideas or products being presented.  The competition was open to anyone in Tama County to pitch their business idea to a group of peer CEOs, business development experts, and industry professionals.  In return, they had a unique opportunity […]

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Vienna Wind Farm

Construction has started on the Vienna Wind Farm project near Gladbrook.  MidAmerican Energy reached an agreement earlier this year with RPM Access for the acquisition of the 103.5 megawatt wind project, which will be located in Vienna Township in Marshall County and Spring Creek Township in Tama County.   There are over 9,000 acres of land inside the […]

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A Place for Heroes

My Town Pictures will produce a major independent film project in Tama County beginning in August called “A Place for Heroes”.  The film is a moving, entertaining story set both in current times as well as 1943 and features a high respect for the kinds of sacrifices veterans make for their communities and their country.  […]

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Tama Benton Cooperative

Rebuilding efforts are underway at all three locations of the Tama Benton Coop after the July 11 windstorm.   In Vinton, the north receiving dump has been upsized and rebuilt and the four storage bins will be all replaced and/or repaired.  The south receiving pit will get a new, larger structure covering it, allowing for safer […]

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Mid-Iowa Cooperative

Construction is progressing on a grain storage and fertilizer products plant at the junction of U.S. Highway 63 and County Road E29 north of Toledo and east of Garwin.  The Mid-Iowa Cooperative facility will include high speed grain receiving of 30,000 bushels per hour, two 1,200-bushel grain pits, a 10,000 bushel-per-hour grain dryer, grain storage in excess of three […]

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King Tower Cafe

King Tower Cafe on Business Route 30 on the eastern edge of Tama has reopened under new management.  Vlaznim “Jimmy” and Lajka Arifi have taken over the restaurant.  The Arifis owned and operated a restaurant in Illinois for nine years before leasing it to another operator earlier this year. The complex was opened in 1937 by Wesley Mansfield, […]

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