Tag Archives: Chelsea

It’s a History Mystery in Tama County July 15 – September 27

Iowa has a lot of famous and interesting people who got their start in small rural towns before making it big. But a lot of the people of the past don’t come up in regular café conversation and aren’t mentioned in our school textbooks – a real shame considering how unique and fascinating their lives […]

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Tama County Q2 2014 Pitch & Build

  The Tama County Q2 2014 Pitch & Build on April 29, 2014, had presentations on reproduction firearms, a bed & breakfast, an outdoor classroom, an antique business, and a local eatery. Josh Casto of Casto Armory, Traer, turned his hobby into a thriving business.  He manufactures reproductions of antique rifles and bullets as well […]

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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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Elections Update: Major changes in elected officials for Tama County, Iowa’s communities in 2012

If Tama County, Iowa really is a microcosm of the national political makeup and attitudes as national media has alluded to in the past, then what would you conclude if six or seven out of twelve towns elected new mayors? Even Meskwaki elected a new chairman. It is not a surprise that in general American […]

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Fun Update: New Tama County Pocket Travel Guide features 100+ experiences to make your life more colorful

Get in touch with Tama County, Iowa. Over one hundred attractions nestled amongst natural beauty off the beaten path just got easier to find! The Tama County Travel Guide invites travelers and area residents to (re)discover how authentic experiences with family and friends add meaning and color to our lives. With this new and improved booklet we make […]

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2010 EDIES Story 10 of 24: Chelsea youth improves quality of life in community

Recognizing the youth’s contribution to bettering our community included a standout Eagle Scout from Chelsea this year.  He identified repainting equipment in a city playground as a project where his contribution and skills can communicate the community’s dedication to healthy active lifestyles of the next generation. Matt Upah of Chelsea, Iowa explains.  Remind me – […]

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Thank you for making Tama County a Great Place, Pat

It is with a heavy heart that we share with you that Patricia L. Veit, Chelsea, died on September 29, 2010 after battling cancer. . In February 2010 we celebrated a decade of contributions Pat made to Tama County’s economic vitality as a Chelsea representative on the Tama County Economic Development Commission. A founding Commissioner, […]

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Industry Update: Commission Breaks Bread with Tama County Farmers

Tama County, Iowa has a core competency in agriculture. Contributing factors include having Tama soil which is one of the most fertile soil types in world, combined with having one of the strongest multi-generational transfer of farming skills. Recognizing the importance and ongoing changes of the industry, the Commission sat down with Tama County ag […]

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Best of Tama County curbside appeal: Who was behind standout improvements launched over the past 3 years?

Without exception, each of Tama County’s towns invested in curbside appeal over the past 3 years. City Councils, nonprofits, businesses, residents and others were all examples of the catalysts that transformed the face of our towns. At the August Commission Roundtable we discussed the resources and skills that made these developments possible, as well as […]

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Housing Trust Fund Update: Local agencies pledge $17K and inter-disciplinary approach to healthy housing solutions

During the summer of 2010, the Region 6 Housing Trust Fund received requests for support for almost 50 Tama County residents. Current resources are not enough to fund every qualifying request for increased safety and health, but market intelligence gained through the process is helping us understand the need and barriers increasingly better to drive […]

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