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Agriculture

D-G Elementary 5th Grade Arbor Day Poster Winners

Poster winners include (l-r): Taryn Petersen and Madi Sparks, third place awards; Jackson Schellhorn, second place award; Paige Pipho, first place award. The theme from The Arbor Day Foundation this year was “Trees Are Terrific, Today & Tomorrow.” –Submitted photo

Fire and founder meet on the prairie

Two very special visitors made an appearance on the UNI-Tallgrass Prairie Center’s (TPC) Irvine Prairie north of Dysart this past week – fire and the center’s founder, Dr. Daryl Smith. “I’m the old burner,” Smith said with a laugh as he stood in the roadway on Thursday, April 21, ...

Signs of spring finally abound

From the initial stages of spring fieldwork, to longtime backyard daffodils blooming, to floppy-eared visitors hiding eggs in the local city park – it seems spring has finally begun to take shape. Although it may have been hard to appreciate those signs with snow falling last Wednesday, high ...

Concerns surface for Tama County’s eagles amid wind energy expansion

Dotted across the rural Iowa landscape – built in gnarly cottonwoods situated along creeks that cut through farm fields – active bald eagle nests are often a well-kept secret among the local farmers and rural residents who wish for nothing more than their nation’s symbol to be left ...

La Porte-Dysart FFA Chapter named 2022 Growing Leaders Division winner

The Iowa FFA Supreme National Chapter Award Program was held as part of the 94th Iowa FFA Leadership Conference in Ames, on April 10-12, 2022. Thirty chapters participated in this year’s award program. The National Chapter Award program encourages participating chapters to plan activities ...

Local school administrator receives FFA’s Distinguished Service Award

As part of this year’s annual Iowa FFA Leadership Conference which took place in Ames on April 10-12, North Tama Schools Superintendent David Hill was presented with a Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding dedication and support to the association through the years. The award – ...

Tama SWCD promotes Stewardship Week

The Tama Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD), in partnership with the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), is celebrating Stewardship Week from April 24 – May 1, 2022, focusing on the theme “Healthy Soil: Healthy Life.” Our health and well-being are connected ...

Spring brings life to the farm

Calving season is a busy time for farmers like rural Traer farmer Rebecca Dostal who keep a watchful eye on their animals as they bring new life to the farm. As of early March, Dostal had 35 new calves on the ground from her herd of 80 mostly Black Baldy cows, a Hereford-Angus cross known for ...

Grassroots group to hold wind ordinance town hall April 19

Telegraph note: Since publication, the location of this event has changed to Union Middle School in Dysart. The article reflects the change accordingly. A group of Tama County residents have begun organizing efforts to explore the possibility of lobbying the Tama County Zoning Board as well as ...

Pork Producers hold annual banquet

Members of the Tama County Pork Producers met on Jan. 15 at the Traer Memorial Building for the Annual Tama County Pork Producers Banquet. The meal was prepared by Spanky's and Tama County 4-H members assisted in serving. Tama County Pork Producers President Phillip McKenna presided over the ...