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Block covers funded for Dysart Swim Team

The presentation of a check to the Dysart Swim Team was made prior to the swim meet this past Saturday. Ryan Moody, (right), Vice Chair of the Dysart Community Foundation is shown presenting the check to Scott Garwood, Treasurer of the Swim Team. The grant application written by Garwood and ...

Traer family home when fire broke out

The Traer Fire Department was summoned to the house at 804 Elm Street, Traer, Sunday, June 7 at 7:05 p.m. The fire was believed to have started from an electical problem. The residents were home at the time the fire broke out and no one was injured.Photo by Tim Jantzen

Traer City Council holds regular meeting

The Traer City Council held their regular meeting on Monday, June 1, at 7:00 p.m. Mayor Russell Drinovsky called the meeting to order. Council members Mark Mason, Ray Mundt, Patty Guzman and Jake Schmitt were present. Dorothy Weida filled in for City Clerk, Jon Panfil. Also present were several ...

TMU votes to investigate wind energy possiblities

The Traer Municipal Utilities board held their regular scheduled monthly meeting on Thursday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m.Chairman, Bruce Overton called the meeting to order with Trustees, Dann Larmore, Sandra Whannel, Dick Thompson and Joe Morris present.A motion was made by Larmore, seconded by ...

Boy Scouts

On Friday, June 5th, three members of Troop 304 learned how to put out fires with fire extinguishers. Fire Fighter Mike Skopec talked to the boys about the different fire trucks and what each of them are for, as well as fire extingisher training. Max Markussen, Kenny Carroll and Robby Young ...

“Slow Food to Fast Food” at the Traer Library

Thursday, June 11 at 7 p.m. the next June Thursdays program will feature Trudy Eden from UNI on the topic "Slow Food to Fast Food: the Way Iowans Ate".Dr. Eden is an associate professor of history at the University of Northern Iowa and her research focuses on American foodways. She has ...

Relay for Life Coming on June 12

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Tama County begins at 6 p.m. on Friday evening, June 12. This event will take place at the South Tama High School track, beginning with a Survivors' Walk, honoring those who have survived a battle with cancer. This event is open to anyone interested ...

Winding Stairs Festival adds Thursday night events

So many fun-filled activities have been scheduled for this year's Winding Stairs Festival that it had to be expanded to include an additional evening. "Tailgating on Second Street" festivities will kick-off at 4:00pm, Thursday, August 6, at the North Tama Athletic Complex. All events that ...

Traer Museum sponsors photo contest

The Traer Historical Museum is sponsoring a summer photo contest. The subject of the photo contest is the American flag. The flag is a powerful symbol of our country and the ideals of freedom and liberty associated with this land. The following is a quote written by BF Thomas from "Soldier ...