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Shrug

Ole and Lena were sitting down to their usual cup of morning coffee listening to the weather report coming over the radio. “There will be three to five inches of snow today and a snow emergency has been declared. You must park your cars on the odd-numbered side of the street.” Ole got up from […]

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Push

There’s an old story of a very rich man back in the roaring 20’s who threw enormous parties at his mansion. One of his pride and joys was his new saltwater pool in which he had the ability to let swim in various exotic ocean fish. One very hot fourth-of-July he had the biggest crowd […]

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Union Grove State Park receives grant for cabin

According to the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, Union Grove State Park has received a $15,000 grant from the Black Hawk County Gaming Association. The park includes a 110-acre lake and wooded land. Recreation opportunities include a beach, fishing, hiking trails, picnic areas, camping and a year-round cabin for rent. The campground has been renovated with […]

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Q3 2013 Tama County Pitch & Build

The Tama County Q3 2013 Pitch & Build occurred on August 27, 2013 with presentations on a health food restaurant in Toledo, a curbside recycling business in Tama-Toledo, a new specialty shop in Gladbrook, and a baseball training complex in Tama County.  Updates were made on the Oakridge Motocross Park in rural Garwin and RMA Supply Company […]

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A Place for Heroes – Video

Click this link to see a snippit of the movie, A Place For Heroes, filmed in Tama County in 2012.  The film, which stars Paul Sorvino, Sally Kellerman, Norman Lloyd, Kiera Morrill and Ben Easter, tells the story of a WWII veteran whose death leads his family on a search for the truth about his past.  Many local […]

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Summer Fun in Tama County

The next few weeks will be a great time to visit Tama County as many communities are hosting fabulous events. The Tama County Fair runs from Wednesday, July 17 through Sunday, July 21 in Gladbrook.  200 youth from 10 county 4-H club organizations and 3 local FFA chapters have prepared more than 1,500 exhibits for […]

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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 Fishing Story

Two guys go ice fishing. They decide to fish opposite sides of the lake to see where the fish are biting best. After about an hour of fishing with no success, they notice a young boy walking to the center of the lake. Within five minutes, the boy pulls a 5 pound walleye out of […]

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Tama County Pitch & Build Q1 2013

The Tama County Economic Development Q1 2013 Pitch & Build took place on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at the Reinig Center in Toledo, Iowa.  Tama County entrepreneurs pitched their ideas to a group of business leaders and industry professionals.  They were judged on strategy, economic impact on Tama County, clarity of vision, creativity, and likeliness […]

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Q1 2013 Tama County Pitch & Build

The next Tama County Economic Development Pitch and Build Competition will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Reinig Center in Toledo.  It features extraordinary Tama County entrepreneurs who will pitch their business idea to a group of business leaders and industry professionals.  In return, they have […]

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