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North Tama board declines to address OSHA mandate for now

Education

Discussion of potential federal vaccine/testing requirements for employers and the use of the county’s canine assistant in-school program occupied much of the North Tama School Board meeting on Nov. 15. Prior to those discussions, four board directors that won seats in the Nov. 2 school ...

Traer Time Machine: Giving Thanks

Local News

An editorial from an edition of the Traer Star-Clipper published on Friday, August 28, 1953, caught my eye this past week while searching through our archive books for stories on the late LeRoy Kopriva — 1954 Traer High School graduate, Redhawks starting quarterback, and great-uncle to this ...

Beef Team celebrates busy year

Local News

The Mid-Iowa Youth Beef Team held its Annual Banquet on Sunday, November 7. Attendees were entertained with a video capturing 2021 activities and a tribute to the graduating high school seniors. During 2021, members helped the Iowa Beef Industry Council with the Baby’s First Bites campaign, ...

Traer Lions Club sponsors lighting contest

Local News

The Traer Lions Club is sponsoring its annual home Christmas lighting contest once again. All residents in the city of Traer who have displays of Christmas lights or lawn decorations will automatically be entered in the judging contest. In order to qualify, the rules state that lights and ...

UAW strike ends at Deere Waterloo Works

Local News

Early Thursday morning last week, dozens if not hundreds of Tama/Grundy County United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 838 members employed at John Deere Waterloo Works laced up their boots for the first time in five weeks to head north to report for work. The strike was over. Back on October 14, ...

Pastor Muters welcomed by Zion’s children

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With the help of some bold, colorful artwork, the children of Zion Lutheran Church in Dysart welcomed their newly called pastor, Rev. Matthew Muters, and his family during the Sunday, November 14 worship service. Prior to accepting the call at Zion, Rev. Muters was previously in tandem ministry ...

Freewill chili, pulled pork, and dessert meal offered in Traer

Education

Come celebrate the two year anniversary of the North Tama Dollars for Scholars program! A free-will donation will go to fund our scholarships of $1000 each. Carryout meals will be available. Join us Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the North Tama Schools lunchroom.

Traer Chamber celebrates 2021 service winners

Local News

The outstanding Service Award Winners for 2021 were honored at the recent Traer Chamber of Commerce annual dinner. A hearty congratulations to Joe Morris with Joe Morris State Farm Insurance Agency, Jay Owens with L.L. Owens Insurance, Jim Owens with L.L. Owens Insurance, and Marv Boldt with ...

Traer Sesquicentennial talks murals, seed money

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Murals and seed money were the main topics of discussion during the Traer Sesquicentennial Committee’s third organizational meeting held on Monday, November 15 in the Traer Library basement. Dawn Breakenridge with the Winding Stairs Festival Committee was in attendance to share some ideas ...