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Clutier News

The pride of Clutier returns home

It’s been 80 years since Clutier High School’s ‘Orange & Black’ girls’ basketball team – better known as the Chargin’ Czechs – was crowned the 1942 state basketball champions but it certainly seemed like only yesterday on Sept. 18 as members of the tightknit Czech community ...

Hora-Machacek makes plans for October

Hora-Machacek Legion Auxiliary discussed items in phone conversations so there was no physical meeting in September. Treasurer Diane will pay the county, 3rd district, and Department obligations. On October 4, a sewing day is planned. The day will begin at 9:00 a.m., potluck at ...

Clutier ZCBJ Lodge hosts bike giveaway at Clutier Fun Day

The Clutier ZCBJ Lodge held its annual free bike giveaway at Clutier Fun Day on Saturday, August 6. The bicycle was donated by BetterLife as a Lodge community project for youths. The winner was Emmary Mullen of Clutier (pictured). The ZCBJ Lodge partnered with Standing for Clutier and Bohemian ...

Happy ending for local mother involved in semi crash

In a happy update to a front-page story published in June about a crash north of Clutier involving two semis, Dysart mother Natalie Smice gave birth two weeks early to a healthy baby girl last Friday. Smice was pregnant at the time the crash occurred which resulted in her being airlifted to ...

Hora-Machacek Auxiliary holds August meeting

The Hora-Machacek Legion Auxiliary met on August 9, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. with 5 members present. President Veronica opened the meeting with a prayer. She read June minutes which were approved as read. Treasurer Diane gave our unit's financial report. Diane, county president, reported ...

Clutier’s Main Street hosts weekend of fun

In a rebranding of the community’s annual Czech Day – an event that hasn’t been held since 2019 – this past Saturday’s Clutier Fun Day kicked off to great success in the wake of the annual Bohemian Plum Festival Band Concert which took place Friday night. In an effort to “make ...

North Tama, Traer alumni reunion details announced

North Tama and Traer’s honored alumni will gather for a reunion on Friday and Saturday, August 12 and 13 during the Winding Stairs Festival. Seven honored classes have been especially invited to attend the festivities: Traer’s Class of 1957 (65 years); Traer-Clutier Class of 1962 (60 ...

Former Clutier clerk pleads guilty to three counts first-degree theft

Keri Ann Kopriva, 42, currently of Elberon, entered a guilty plea in person in district court on August 4 to three counts (Counts 4, 5, and 6) of first-degree theft, a Class C felony. By pleading guilty, Kopriva withdrew a previously entered plea of not guilty to the original seven charges in ...

County Recorder Deb Kupka retires after 17 years of public service

It was the final day at the office for longtime County Recorder Deborah Kupka this past Friday, July 29, as she officially retired from the Tama County position she has held since 2005. Kupka, who resides in Clutier, announced her retirement this past March following a storied career of ...

Little Free Pantries popping up in Tama County

Tama County ISU Extension and Outreach, along with several others, has been working this summer to place Little Free Pantries throughout the county. The pantries were built for this project by students in a construction class at GMG High School this past spring and are being stocked by local ...