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Dysart News

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Members of the Buckingham Boosters 4-H Club spent a cold Saturday morning earlier this month helping set upholiday lights and decorations in Traer’s Taylor Park. Decorating was then wrapped up the weekend of Nov. 19 by additional community volunteers. The park will be officially lit up ...

Meet Kid Captain Dylan McGivern of Dysart

Telegraph note: Dylan McGivern, 10, of Dysart was chosen to be a 2022-23 Kid Captain during the 2022 Hawkeye Football season. The Kid Captain program is a partnership that began in 2009 between UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital and the Iowa Hawkeyes to honor pediatric patients and ...

‘I’m mighty proud of that ragged old flag’

Several events were held throughout northern Tama County in honor of Veterans Day this past Friday, Nov. 11 including the annual Veterans Day program held in the North Tama High School gym and the free Veterans Day Meal sponsored by Eikamp Insurance in Dysart. Both events honored those who ...

Student cast takes center stage in Wolf Creek Players’ latest production

It’s been over a year since the Union Middle School stage was graced with a performance by Wolf Creek Players but the wait was certainly worth it as the cast of last weekend’s “Monster in the Closet” – dominated by a record number of young performers – lit up the venue with ...

Dysart’s urban forest preserve takes shape

Progress continues on Dysart’s Viola Irvine Nature Preserve – a thickly wooded, 2-acre parcel of land on the southeast side donated to the City last April by local conservationist Cathy Irvine – with new pathways, concrete pads, and tree plantings sprouting up recently. While the planned ...

Union boys’ soccer looking to form stand-alone team

Following the news that Union High School boys’ soccer sharing agreement with Hudson had landed on the chopping block, the possibility of starting a stand-alone Knights’ team was a hot topic of discussion at the most recent school board meeting. The sharing agreement – in place since at ...

Union Carolers seek holiday bookings

In need of music for a holiday gathering, Christmas party, or church meeting? The Union Carolers are now accepting bookings for events throughout eastern Iowa. The Union Carolers are an a cappella ensemble that provides about 20 minutes of holiday music for any festive event, all while ...

Traer Fire leads response to 64-acre field fire near Buckingham

The afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 22 was a long and heated one for members of the Traer Fire Department as they led the response to an extensive 64-acre field fire southeast of Buckingham that would eventually take seven hours to extinguish. The fire – which originated on the north side of a ...

Forty and Eight award nursing scholarships

On Oct. 26, the Forty and Eight veterans' organization Local 568 awarded nurse training scholarships to seven deserving young ladies who are nearing the completion of nurse's training. Pictured left to right: Melissa Robert, of Iowa Falls, Briridianna Vargas Acosta, of Marshalltown, Fred Koch ...

Dysart Holiday Bazaar set for Nov. 12

The non-profit Dysart Development Corporation (DDC) will host the community’s 51st annual Dysart Bazaar, Saturday, November 12, 2022. Open to the public at no charge, the event features a wide variety of artists selling their exclusive handmade crafts and homemade baked goods at the ...