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Reality Check

Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Officer asks a young engineer fresh out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “And what starting salary are you looking for?” The engineer replies, “In the region of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package.” The interviewer inquires, “Well, what would you say to […]

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A Game of Fools

A Cubs baseball game was over and a highway patrolman noticed that a big group of fans were congregating at a local bar to celebrate an actual victory.  He returned at closing time confident that he would make an arrest.  Sure enough, when the bar closed, the Cubs fans started staggering outside to head home. […]

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Stop Horsing Around

Paul, a jogger, is running down a country road and is startled when a horse yells at him, ‘Hey-come over here buddy.’ Paul is stunned but still runs over to the fence where the horse is standing and asks, ‘Were you talking to me?’ The horse replies, ‘Sure was, man I’ve got a problem. I […]

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Quick vs. Best

A man goes to prison and the first night while he’s laying in bed contemplating his situation, he hears someone yell out, “44!” Followed by laughter from the other prisoners. He thought that was pretty odd, then he heard someone else yell out, “72!” Followed by even more laughter. “What’s going on?” he asked his […]

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Round Two

An old man was eating in a truck stop when three rough-looking bikers walked in. As they passed the old man, the first biker pushed his cigarette into the old man’s pie, then laughed and took a seat at the counter. The second biker picked up the old man’s milk and spit into it. The […]

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A Fine Appearance

A trucker came into a truck stop cafe and placed his order. He said, “I want three flat tires, a pair of headlights and a pair of running boards.” The brand new waitress, not wanting to appear stupid, went to the kitchen and said to the cook, “This guy out there just ordered three flat […]

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Push to Widen Highway 30

Check out B.A. Morelli’s article in The Gazette about the new push to widen Highway 30 along the eastern portion of Tama County.   After the opening of Iowa Premium Beef in November, more tractor-trailers utilize that stretch of highway, not to mention employee vehicles; and as production ramps up, so will traffic.

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In the Trenches

An out-of-towner drove his car into a ditch in a desolated area. Luckily, a local farmer came to help with his big strong horse named Buddy. He hitched Buddy up to the car and yelled, “Pull, Nellie, pull!” Buddy didn’t move. Then the farmer hollered, “Pull, Buster, pull!” Buddy didn’t respond. Once more the farmer […]

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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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