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Hinson talks beef with cattlemen in Tama Co.

Local News

Congresswoman Ashley Hinson made a stop in Tama County on April 12. She first met with the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) for a lunch meeting at Murph’s Creamery and Grill in Toledo before departing for a meeting on the Meskwaki Settlement. Hinson’s visit to Murph’s comes in ...

Union coach named to Hall of Fame

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The Iowa Girls Coaches Association honored inductees to the IGCA Coaches Hall of Fame at an event in Cedar Rapids earlier this month. Union Knights head coach Robert Dricol was one of nine inductees to be honored with the 2020 class. Since taking the helm in 1997, Driscol has compiled a ...

Union teacher resigns, MS principal on leave

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Following an investigation into alleged inappropriate emails exchanged between a Union teacher and a student, one teacher resigned and a principal took a leave of absence as public discourse around the incident continues to grow. The Union Community Board of Education accepted a resignation ...

Erhardt sworn in for Traer seat

Local News

The Traer city council held the swearing in of newly appointed council member James Erhardt during their regular meeting on April 5. Erhardt was appointed by the council to fill the vacancy of Steve Foster who recently relocated outside of Traer city limits. The council term Erhardt is ...

Prom returns for area high schools

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High schoolers at North Tama and Union are looking forward to the return of a popular spring tradition. After the COVID-19 pandemic shut down all in-person school activity in April of 2020, students have been excited at the opportunity to again participate in the prom tradition. Union High ...

County to hold public meeting on lake project

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Tama County Conservation officials, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will hold a public meeting on April 13 at 6 p.m. to give a presentation about the upcoming lake restoration project scheduled for Otter Creek Lake in 2021 through 2023 The presentation will be ...

Union teacher resigns following email investigation

Education

The Union Community Board of Education accepted a resignation agreement Monday morning for middle school science teacher Mark Hookham during a special board meeting at Union High School. According to Union superintendent Travis Fleshner, the resignation is related to an internal investigation ...

Traer Fire Dept. holds fish fry fundraiser

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The Traer Fire Department held their second fish fry fundraiser of the season on March 26. Hungry customers lined up behind the fire station for drive thru service. Pictured are, from left, Bryce Hillman, Nick Balk, Josh Seda, Larry Nachazel, Alex Pick, Bill Huntley and Matt Rausch. Darvin ...

Street project, budget before Traer city council

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The city continues to move forward with phase one of a street improvement project. Following a March 22 public hearing in which no comments were received, the council approved a resolution that allows the city to issue a loan agreement not to exceed $1 million for the 2021 street project. An ...

Traer foundation now accepting grant applications

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The Traer Community Foundation board members are pleased to announce they are now accepting grant applications from non-profit Traer area groups, for the 2021-grant program. Board members include: Don Stansbery, chairman representing the Kubik-Finch American Legion Post of Traer, Michelle ...