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Holst runs for City Council re-election

Carri Holst, incumbent candidate for Traer City Council, is seeking your vote and is looking forward to serving another term to represent Traer and its citizens. She was originally appointed to the council to fill the remainder of a term left open when a former councilperson moved away. A ...

Soaring to new heights with Redhawk volleyball

This two-part series explores the six seniors of the North Tama volleyball program and their journey since fifth grade. Our second issue explores the shared success of the program over their unfinished high school career. Check out the October 18 issue for more on their early careers and coming ...

How six best friends helped build a volleyball program

This two-part series explores the six seniors of the North Tama volleyball program and their journey since fifth grade. The second part will be published in the October 25 issue.North Tama Elementary recess is the scene of young children playing on the playground just west of the school, ...

Sensory Room provides students sanctuary from stress

North Tama special education instructor Jessica Schults has transformed her classroom into a Sensory Room for students with special needs and those in need of an escape from the classroom."A Sensory Room gives students a chance to come in to calm down if they need to and regulate their ...

Fields of Faith brings 500 youth together for lessons in life

Though the rain put a damper on the field part, the faith was as strong as ever for the 13th Annual Fields of Faith inside the Union High School gym, hosted by the Union FCA and featuring guest speakers, plenty of laughs and stories of belief to over 500 attendees.Youth from the communities of ...

Two vacancies highlight school board election

The North Tama Board of Education election will be held in conjunction with the local city council election on November 5 as two seats are vacant for the school board this year.In District 3 located in city limits, Haley Blaine runs unopposed for the school board seat after incumbent Mona ...

Rausch to run for City Council

The 2019 city council election will see one final candidate as Matt Rausch has entered the race before the candidate filing deadline, joining two incumbents and a fellow challenger for three available seats."Being involved in the community is important to me and you can't complain about a ...

Kennedy runs for City Council

Traer City Councilman Dahn Kennedy has announced she will not run for re-election after eight years after eight years in office, yet another woman named Kennedy hopes to occupy a seat after November 5.Trish Kennedy, a 14-year resident of Traer, will run for a council seat during the November 5 ...

Wolfe final candidate for City Council

Jay Wolfe will be the fifth candidate running for Traer City Council in the November election, running a platform of experience as a business owner."Initially what got me into this situation was citizens approaching me to venture into this election based off what they knew I can do," Wolfe ...