Tag Archives: Meskwaki

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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Home Federal Savings Bank, Toledo Iowa, 2011

Industry Update: Pinnacle Bank acquires Home Federal Savings Bank branch in Toledo, Iowa

Earlier this week the Home Federal Savings Bank branch in Toledo was sold to Pinnacle Bank. President David Burrell of Pinnacle Bank explains: “It is really a great thing for everyone involved. Home Federal Savings Bank needed capital, and Pinnacle Bank has been positioning for expansion specifically into Tama County, so it really made sense.” […]

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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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Historic Preservation Update: Historians from all over the state spending more time in Tama County, Iowa

This weekend thousands of people traveled to Tama County, Iowa to experience a friendship tradition that is almost 100 years old: The Meskwaki Powwow. But Tama County is just getting warmed up for the upcoming list of historic preservation events to follow over the next few weeks. Tama County Historic Preservation will also be extending a […]

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Fun Update: Early August is Sizzling in Tama County

  The heat is on but we won’t let that stop us from having fun.  The first two weekends of August are packed with fun things to do across Tama County.  Get in on the premier showing of an independent film set in Clutier and see if you can spot any neighbors in the cast.  […]

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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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Industrial Update: How Tama County’s local elected officials embody what every elected official should know about economic development

Recently the National League of Cities in partnership with the International Economic Development Council published a list of 10 things every local elected official should know about economic development. Today we want to express our appreciation for local leaders who choose to be active, informed and visionary partners in economic development as was evident on […]

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EDIES 2010 Winners: Tama County highlights our economy’s Super Connections

The theme of the night was Super Connections, as Tama County Economic Development Commission hosted the 2011 EDIES event last night bringing together stand-out leaders and innovators who shaped the 2010 economy into which we are all connected. 24 projects were put in the spotlight with the unveiling of the Tama County Connections Magazine 2011. […]

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2010 EDIES Story 21 of 24: Meskwaki youth learn how 1 + 1 can = 2.1

In 1990 the Meskwaki Tribe started a trust fund for its members with a lump sum payout option for youngsters on their 18th birthday.  To help young people make informed decisions for their long-term financial health, two classes were offered for young people and their parents. A drawing for cool prizes was also introduced to encourage […]

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2010 EDIES Story 3 of 24: Iowa River Bancorp redirects $100 million Trust Fund to be managed locally

In order to form a foundation of economic development diversification, the Meskwaki Tribe acquired Pinnacle Bank.  In 2010, the Tribe moved the Sac & Fox Minors Trust Accounts to Pinnacle Bank’s new Trust Department.  Pinnacle currently manages an estimated $180 million in bank and trust assets. Meskwaki’s Economic Development Executive Director Larry Lasley and Pinnacle Bank’s President […]

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