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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. Advertisements

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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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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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High Steaks

A man walks into a bar. The bartender says, “How’d you like to drink for free?” The man, obviously interested, replies, “Of course! What do I gotta do?” The bartender says, “See those pieces of meat hangin’ from the ceiling over there? If you can reach up and give ’em a good slap without goin’ […]

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Back to School

Early one morning, a mother went in to wake up her son. “Wake up, it’s time to go to school!” “But why, Mom? I don’t want to go.” “Give me two reasons why you don’t want to go.”  “Well, the kids hate me for one, and the teachers hate me, too!” “Oh, that’s no reason not […]

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The Packet of Animal Crackers

At the airport after a tiring business trip, a lady’s return flight was delayed. She went to the airport shop, bought a book, a coffee and a small packet containing animal crackers. The airport was packed full of people and luckily she found a seat in the boarding area, next to a stranger. After a […]

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Tama County Pitch & Build 2013 Q2

Tama County Economic Development’s Pitch & Build for the second quarter of 2013 was held on Tuesday, May 28, in Toledo.  The field of presenters was diminished due to heavy rains that caused major flooding on area roadways and in basements throughout the county.  Some business owners that were not able to make it out […]

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A baseball lesson

Another page turns and another season is upon us, spring is here. This season of new beginnings turns many of us to the sport of baseball. It is a big time of year in our family as I am starting my 8th year of coaching youth baseball. My youngest son Cael is in his final year […]

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