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Tama County 4-H Winter Carnival set Feb. 29

Tama County 4-H will be holding their Winter Carnival Saturday, February 29, 2020. This event is open to the public and will be located at the Toledo Reinig Center. Meal and games will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The meal is a free will offering and includes: maid-rite or hotdog, chips, fresh ...

Podhajsky elected President of Traer Chamber of Commerce

Michelle Podhajsky was elected President of the Traer Chamber of Commerce during their January meeting to fill the vacant position and is ready to hit the ground running in her new role."I believe in the mission of Traer's Chamber of Commerce - to strengthen the local economy by promoting a ...

Sanders, Biden, Buttigieg tops for Tama Co. Demos

By John SpeerCentral Iowa Pressjspeer@tamatoledonews.comDemocrats gathered across Tama County Monday night, Feb. 3, as they did the State of Iowa for the nation's first test for the 2020 presidential nomination. A number of the candidates had campaigned or had high profile representatives work ...

Traer P.E. O. donates books

Sue Ewoldt and Ellen Young are pictured with books donated to Pied Piper Daycare by Traer P.E.O. members.

Boerm right at home with Pipho and Gingrich Family Dentistry

Since July of 2019, Dr. Brendon Boerm has practiced dentistry in an area he grew up in and is enjoying the opportunity to work alongside Drs. Bob Pipho and Sarah Gingrich in Dysart as the practice moves into a new building.Boerm grew up in Traer and is the son of Dr. Kurt Boerm, a veterinarian, ...

Dollars for Scholars ready for immediate impact at North Tama

The North Tama Scholarship and Awards Night is held every year in May as the graduating class readies for their future outside of Traer. Individual scholarships and awards are given to students to help fund their college expenses. However, no one organization is responsible for these ...

NT seniors seeking votes in mock election

As the country draws closer to the Iowa Caucuses in the beginning of February, North Tama seniors are preparing for their own elections that will shape the future of the school. Or at least, that's the idea in practice. Matt Walston's American Government class are currently studying elections ...

Beckman brings emotions high with motivational speech

Joe Beckman could have been a star athlete in high school if his career had not been derailed before it even started. Instead, he took up the arts and eventually brought his speaking talents into the motivational speaking world with the mission of reclaiming human connection in a "SnapChat ...

Young Redhawks look to remain competitive amid rebuild

2018-19 Record: 12-9 (L to AGWSR in First Round of Districts)Head Coach: Alex TagtowAfter a successful football season in 2018, North Tama basketball coach issued a challenge to his team: keep it going. The senior-laden team, led by Hale Hulme, eyed an Iowa State South title and to make a run ...

Give Back Traer for the Kids

Each week, the Joe Morris State Farm agency Facebook page puts up anonymous clothing needs for local children as part of his Give Back Traer initiative focusing on kids.Morris has been partnering with Michelle Podhajsky of Chick Studios since March to help with his social media. That evolved ...