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Dysart News

Slow Burn

IRVINE PRAIRIE – Sometimes it takes more than a spark. Last Thursday, three plantings in the southeastern corner of Irvine Prairie located north of Dysart were subjected to a slower-than-usual prescribed burn thanks to a combination of challenging wind conditions, spotty fuel load, and ...

Union approves sharing agreement with La Porte City

LA PORTE CITY - Union Community School District and the City of La Porte will soon share more than just a geographic location. During the Monday, April 1, special meeting of the Union Board of Education held at the high school, Superintendent John Howard shared that the La Porte City Council ...

Northern Tama County residents observe total solar eclipse

A total solar eclipse was visible from the United States this past Monday, April 8. While Iowa was not in the path of totality which stretched from Texas to Maine in a narrow band, the state did experience somewhere between 70 to 85 percent of the eclipse depending on location. The peak ...

Dysart Historical Society to hold annual meeting April 14

DYSART – The Dysart Historical Society’s annual meeting will be held on Sunday, April 14, at the Historical Center’s Agriculture Museum starting at 2 p.m. The meeting will begin with a program by nationally known local artist Mary Snyder Behrens. The title for her program is ...

Tama Benton Coop’s drive-thru Community Shred Day set for April 13

DYSART – Tama Benton Cooperative is sponsoring a Community Shred Day event on Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to noon (or until the truck is filled). This free, drive-through drop-off will take place at their Dysart Office located at 504 Estelle St. and is open to community members and ...

Soule Shop & Spa joins Main Street Dysart

DYSART – After giving nearly 3,000 massages while working at Traer Chiropractic over the last five years, Union High School graduate Kortlyn (née Ewoldt) Frush, LMT, is ready to give her heart and ‘soule’ to a new venture – her very own business, Soule Shop & Spa. Since ...

Four generations of Winkelplecks celebrate Easter

DYSART – Seven-month-old Meyer Jon Winkelpleck spent time with three generations of ‘egg-stra’ special people last Sunday as part of his very first Easter celebrations – his great-grandfather Larry Winkelpleck, Sr. (seated), grandfather Jon Winkelpleck (back right), and his dad Zach ...

‘Sippin Pretty Mobile Bar’ debuts this week in Tama County

TAMA COUNTY – “Pull up. Set up. Bring the party.” That’s the motto behind one of the newest businesses in Tama County – Sippin’ Pretty Mobile Bar, owned and operated by Stephanie Sherwood of Traer and Bri Lorenzen of Dysart. “Sippin’ Pretty is a dry hire mobile bar and ...