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EF-1 tornado draws destruction in Dysart

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Another bout of dangerous weather hit northern Tama County last week. A tornado touched down in Dysart on the evening of July 14 and was one among 26 tornadoes reported across the state that day. The tornado arrived just under one year from the 2020 derecho and was three days removed from the ...

Five things to know from Dysart Council

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1. At the July 16 regular city council meeting, discussion was had between the council and Wade Wilson and Kevin Eikamp who were there on behalf of Farmers Cooperative Telephone Company (FCTC), a local phone, internet and television provider. At their June meeting the council approved a utility ...

Advance child tax credit: your opportunity to get ahead

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This is part two in a series about the Child Tax Credit Part One ran Friday, July 16. AMES, Iowa -- The expanded amount and eligibility for the 2021 Child Tax Credit, combined with the advance monthly payments which begin in July, offer families an opportunity to improve their overall ...

Clutier Czech festivities set for Aug. 6 and 7

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The Clutier Lodge 104, chartered in 1901 will celebrate their 120th anniversary during the Bohemian Plum Festival on Aug. 7. The new Lodge was named “Cestri Bratri” or “Bohemian Brothers”. Charter members included Vincent Kosnar, Vaclav Pavlicek, Steve Adamek, Joe Smolik, Frank ...

Jackson crowned Tama County Fair Queen

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The Crowning of the 2021 Tama County Fair Queen took place on Tuesday evening, July 13, at the Tama County 4-H Fairgrounds in Gladbrook. Mistresses of Ceremonies for the evening were 2019 Tama County Fair Queen, Katelyn Kucera, and 2018 Tama County Fair Queen, Taylor Lekin. Candidates for the ...

7 things to know from Traer Council

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1. At their July 12 meeting the Traer City Council approved a bid of $398,618.43 from Aspro Inc. of Waterloo for phase one of a street improvement project. The bid from Aspro was the only bid submitted and came in significantly cheaper than the $630,000 estimate projected by the city’s ...

Understanding the new Advance Child Tax Credit

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A new federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic kicks off this month, designed to boost the financial well-being of families with children 17 and under, according to Barb Wollan, finance specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Wollan explains, “For 2021, the Child Tax ...

Big funds for Little Knights

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Little Knights Learning Center announced at a July 7 open house celebration that it has raised almost $850,000 toward a $1.4 million capital campaign for a new day care center in Dysart. Since 2018, the day care has been housed within Dysart-Geneseo Elementary and has outgrown the piecemeal ...

Tama County Legion and Auxiliary hold joint meeting

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The Tama County Legion and Auxiliary organizations held their annual potluck and Flag Disposal meeting on Tuesday evening June 22 at the Tama Legion Post. Present were nineteen members and guests who joined Laurel Degelau, Volunteer Services Director at the Iowa Veterans Home and Pat ...

Rezoning plans progress in Dollar General project

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An effort to develop parcels of land in Dysart for the construction of a new Dollar General retail store moved ahead after meetings of the city planning and zoning commission and the city council on June 9. The property, currently owned by the Iowa Ministry Network, is a vacant piece of land ...