Jacob Cohen was born on November 22, 1921, in Babylon, New York, the younger of two children. His father abandoned the family shortly after Jacob’s birth, leaving his mother to raise her children alone. To help the family scrape by, Jacob began selling ice cream on the beach and delivering groceries after school. Jacob struggled […]
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.
Dave’s New Year’s resolution was to begin walking each day to improve his health. Living in a very rural area he often would walk for miles upon miles before returning home. One day, on a gravel road that he had not been on before, he stumbled upon a man lying on the ground with his […]
US Highway 30 is the second most traveled east-west corridor in the state, yet a significant amount of it is 2-lane making it dangerous and inefficient. Every year we hear about the fatalities and prematurely deteriorating pavement getting beat up by 2.7+ million cars, trucks and farm equipment in Tama-Toledo. And the numbers kept increasing. […]
U.S. Highway 30 Update: At last! Leaders are starting to agree on long-term solutions for transportation in Iowa
The present two-lane portions of U.S. Highway 30 are the most dangerous of any two-lane segments in Iowa. For the past 5+ years the Iowa U.S. Highway 30 Coalition has been working with the Iowa Department of Transportation, Federal and State Legislators, Council of Governments and Local Government as well as industry and residents to pull together resources to improve this in […]
A hot topic to a number of prospects this past week has been new construction, expansion and new investment in properties on the new US Highway 30 Bypass through Tama-Toledo. Some prospects are recognizing the future potential of this strip as US Highway 30 is expected to continue increasing its absorption of Interstate 80 traffic. […]