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Frigid February brings challenges to farmers

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The recent bout of extreme cold weather has done much to disrupt the routines of Iowans that have already been altered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Single-digit highs, subzero overnight lows on top of a significant layer of snow have caused schools and events to cancel activities and has made ...

Scholarships open for North Tama students

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Moms, Dads, Aunts, Uncles, Grandmas and Grandpas, do you have a high school senior facing educational and career planning? Does your senior need financial help? North Tama Dollars for Scholars has scholarships for A students, B students, and C students who want to be welders, nurses, diesel ...

IVCCD approves interior reno plans

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The Iowa Valley Community College District approved plans for an interior renovation project at Wednesday night’s board meeting. “This is the most complex project we’ve had to date so far,” Chancellor Dr. Kristie Fisher said. The project includes remodeling of the lobby, yard and ...

Clark to be inducted into wrestling hall of fame

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DES MOINES – The Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) announced the 2021 class for the IHSAA Wrestling Hall of Fame on Monday. Union alum Trey Clark (2000) will be honored as a member of this year’s Hall of Fame class, joining his former Knights coach Dick Ingvall who was inducted ...

Knights mount up for state tournament

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Saturday wrestling in February has long been a fruitful endeavor for the Union Knights high school wrestling team. In 2021 that is something which has remained constant, despite so many routines and traditions altered this past year during the COVID-19 pandemic. Four Union wrestlers, ...

Redhawks grapplers stood up at districts

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Saturday marked the end of the road for the Redhawks 2020-21 wrestling season. Senior heavyweight Xander Bradley and freshman 106-pounder Case Monat both finished third at the state-qualifying district meet in Brooklyn on Feb. 13, one place shy of a state tournament birth. Both North Tama ...

Chillo opens up in Traer

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Just six months removed from taking over the Hometown Foods grocery store operation in Traer, business owners Doug and Jill Eilderts have continued their investment in the northern Tama County community by purchasing the Sweets on Main ice cream shop in downtown Traer. Sweets on Main was ...

Six things to know Traer City Council

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1. The Traer city council met Monday, Feb. 1 for their monthly meeting. Currently the 2022 fiscal year budget work is underway. The council discussed where things currently stand and there was one big change. The city has added $850,000 in capital street projects. The timeline for the street ...

Rep. Hinson makes visit to Tama County

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U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa) made a stop at the South Tama Food Pantry in Tama on Feb. 8. The Tama stop was one among a number of visits Hinson was making during an in-district work week. Hinson, along with two food pantry volunteers, toured the facility and sat for a brief discussion ...

TCPH sees vaccine progress through changing landscape

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Tama County Public Health (TCPH) continued vaccination clinics for Phase 1B, tier one this week. TCPH is currently working through the first round shot for Phase 1B, tier one and second round shots for Phase 1A. Vaccination clinics are being held three to four times weekly with around 100-120 ...