Toledo, IA

Sheriff: Man broke into Kellogg home looking for drugs, started it on fire

KELLOGG, Iowa — The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office said a Newton man started a fire in a Kellogg home after he failed to find drugs inside. Court documents show emergency crews responded to a house fire in the 304 block of East Street in Kellogg Wednesday morning. Fire crews were able to extinguish the flames and determined that no one was inside.
Picture for Sheriff: Man broke into Kellogg home looking for drugs, started it on fire

Three things to know from Toledo Council

1. Contractor Ray Pettengill of La Porte City was before the Toledo City Council during their regular meeting on Sept. 13. Pettengill is the owner of the property at 124 N Broadway St. that formerly held a two-story apartment building two doors north of Bumblebee’s Pizza. The building was recently...
Picture for Three things to know from Toledo Council

Tama man arrested after altercation at IC Bike Library

A reported fight at the Iowa City Bike Library has led to one arrest. Iowa City Police were called to a disturbance at the bike library on Gilbert Court just before 3:30 Wednesday afternoon. The caller said one of the men involved, 43-year-old Daniel Riness of Tama, had drugs on his person.

Supervisors talk roads, ATVs

The Tama County Board of Supervisors heard from County Engineer Lyle Brehm on an update from his Roads Department during their regular meeting on Sept. 13. Crews will be spending time hauling rock in the near future and look to soon begin a bridge replacement project on E Avenue in western Tama County. A small bridge is planned to be replaced with a box culvert on the roadway in the coming weeks.

UnityPoint using ‘high volume’ of inpatient beds

UnityPoint Health is among the hospitals across the state feeling the surge of COVID-19 cases. Hospital Administrator Shari King said they are seeing more COVID activity than this time last year, but clarifies they were not experiencing a spike in cases in September 2020. “UnityPoint Health Marshalltown is experiencing high...

STC Class of 1971 dedicates memorial

On a bright sunny day underneath the shade of a large tree, the South Tama Class of 1971 gathered to dedicate a memorial that stands for all former South Tama alumni who have passed away. The class was the first to complete all grades in the current STC High School...

Werner receives prestigious banking diploma

Michele Werner, Executive Vice President of State Bank of Toledo, has graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado’s state-of-the-art graduate school of banking program. Werner was among 141 graduates of the class of 2021 honored in a ceremony on July 29, 2021, in Boulder, Colo. Students graduate from...

State utilizes video evidence and testimonies at robbery trial

The state rested its case in a jury trial on Wednesday where a Marshalltown man is accused of robbing a Git-N-Go earlier this year. Dyllin Michael Howard, 21, faces charges of robbery in the first-degree, assault while using or displaying a dangerous weapon and theft in the third-degree. The robbery...

Wind-proof corn? New hybrid variety withstands 100 mile per hour winds, helping crops survive unpredictable and extreme weather

This article or excerpt is included in the GLP’s daily curated selection of ideologically diverse news, opinion and analysis of biotechnology innovation. It is posted under Fair Use guidelines. Only one corn-breeding line out of about 150 remained standing after a derecho slammed into Beck’s Superior Hybrids nursery, near Marshalltown,...

Take A Mulligan: Sheda Reunion & Fall Festival

A couple weeks ago, September 4 and 5, to be exact, a whole bunch of Shedas gathered in the old stomping grounds of Chelsea, Iowa to reminisce of the “good ol’ days.” And they were indeed good. We all met on that Saturday for a Memorial Mass in honor of our Grandad, Anton A. Sheda, who came over from Czechoslovakia, with his brother around 1900 and resided in a great little community of Bohemes called Chelsea.

Ex-Bobcat Pollard earns weekly honor

Former Marshalltown High School golfer JD Pollard earned weekly honors from the ICCAC on Tuesday, being named Athlete of the Week in men’s golf. Pollard tied a Kirkwood Community College scoring record over the weekend, shooting a 6-under-par 66 at the Klocke Classic and birdieing five of his final six holes to finish the round. He then shot 3-under 69 the next day, breaking a school record for two-day totals with 9-under 135. He won the event by six shots over fellow Kirkwood golfer Brandon McCarty to help the Eagles win the meet as a team.

Jesina wins STC MS Invite race

Barrett Jesina runs through the STC Invite cross country course in Tama on Sept. 13. Jesina won the boys middle school race handily with a time of 12:46.00, a full 23 seconds ahead of the runner-up from Grundy Center. In the girls middle school race, three STC Trojans competed including Alex Castanon, Khloe Balderas and Edith Mora-Martinez. Castanon was the highest finisher of the trio, coming in 32nd with a time of 20:52.8. The Meskwaki Warriors fielded four runners including Dorothy Bear, Karyson Wolf, Eva Roberts and Kobe Wabaunasee. Bear was the top finisher for the Warriors, coming in 16th in the girls race with a time of 17:04.2.

Social workers, police see success of program response for non-criminal 911 calls

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — For the last year, Marshalltown Youth and Shelter Services social workers have teamed up with police officers to handle non-criminal situations. Within the first six months of the “MPACT Project”, social workers have responded to 200 calls, helping 300 people and MPACT was named program of the year by the Iowa City and County Management Association.

Weather Forecast For Belle Plaine

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Belle Plaine: Thursday, September 16: Sunny during the day; while clear overnight; Friday, September 17: Chance of rain showers then chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while chance of showers and thunderstorms then partly cloudy overnight; Saturday, September
Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier

Hudson police, deputies search Raymond home, garage

RAYMOND -- Authorities searched a Raymond home and seized items from the house and a garage as part of an ongoing burglary investigation. Details weren’t available, but Hudson police and deputies with the Black Hawk Sheriff’s Office searched the residence at 101 E. Central St. on Tuesday morning. They loaded...

Tama County Ag Outlook, Sept. 16

Harvest is underway in Tama County, led by Corteva’s seed corn harvest at their locations in Toledo, Dysart, and Reinbeck. Production parent seed soybean harvest has also begun. Both crops harvested seeds that will be used in next year’s commercial grain production. USDA’s September World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report was released September 10th, which increased corn supply for the start of the new marketing year, largely driven by the 600,000 additional acres farmers planted.