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Dysart News

Cast selected for Wolf Creek Players fall play

Wolf Creek Players recently announced the cast for their upcoming production of “The Boardinghouse” by Vern Harden. The cast features 10 actors including Pat Arp, Reta Callahan, Jeremy Hartman, Sandi Hulst, Ruth Laackmann, Missie Purdy, Jennifer Reese, Brayden Ryan, Christian Ryan and ...

Farmers Coop receives broadband grant worth $2.7 million

Rural Dysart residents within the 476 telephone exchange received some good news this past week when it comes to broadband access in their area — $2,724,134.40 worth of good news. In a September 14 press release, Governor Kim Reynolds announced the recipients of the latest Empower Rural ...

Proposed urban forest in Dysart

The citizens of Dysart are about to gain some trees, tranquility, and a special piece of the town’s history thanks to the generosity of local conservationist and retired teacher Cathy Irvine. If all goes to plan, a two acre wooded parcel once owned by the late Joseph Dysart — local ...

Dysart Public Works finds a temporary home

A rental agreement for a temporary public works office location was approved during a special meeting of the Dysart City Council held on Monday, August 30 at 6:30 p.m. The temporary space is located at 335 Main Street on the corner of Clark and Main. Public works will use this space on a ...

Dysart Ambulance Service holds a fundraiser, remembers fallen heroes

The Dysart Ambulance Service held its annual Pork Chop Dinner in the Dysart Community Building this past Saturday, September 11 after taking 2020 off due to COVID-19. Sporting new blue t-shirts with the phrase ‘Never Forget’ across an image of the New York City skyline, about a dozen ...

Dysart American Legion awards 2021 scholarships

The Dysart American Legion awarded three $500 scholarships last May during Union High School’s Senior Scholarship Night to members of the 2021 graduating class. Recipients this year included Dallas Blackburn, Ellie Behrens, and Belle Weber. Blackburn is the son of Brad and Kerry ...

Denver derails the Knights

The Union Knights (1-1) fell to 1-1 Friday at the hands of the Denver Cyclones (2-0). The final score was 32-6. Quarterback Grant Behrens threw for 346 yards and a touchdown but was also forced into two interceptions. The touchdown was caught by Max Eikamp who finished with 113 yards receiving. ...

Winkelplecks believe stewardship itself the true reward

“You take care of the land and the land will take care of you.” Such was the pragmatic yet poignant response from Larry Winkelpleck, Sr., 81, when asked to comment recently on his family’s 2021 award for environmental stewardship in the state of Iowa. Larry, Sr. along with his wife ...

Union ends streak with win at A-P

The Union Knights shook off a pesky 10-game losing streak last Friday. In a road matchup against the Aplington-Parkersburg Falcons, the Knights persevered through four tough quarters of play to earn their first win since October 2019. The final score was 28-21. The first half of play was lean ...

United again at DG Elementary

The rain moved off just in time for the first morning drop-off of the 2021-2022 school year at Dysart-Geneseo Elementary on Monday, August 23. “Oh, yes, I’m ready!” Erin Reed said as she wheeled a stroller up to the entrance of DG Elementary, following close behind her two kids Rylan ...