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Dysart News

D-G Elementary 5th Grade Arbor Day Poster Winners

Poster winners include (l-r): Taryn Petersen and Madi Sparks, third place awards; Jackson Schellhorn, second place award; Paige Pipho, first place award. The theme from The Arbor Day Foundation this year was “Trees Are Terrific, Today & Tomorrow.” –Submitted photo

Highway 8 closes for culvert replacement

Beginning Monday, May 2, drivers along Iowa Highway 8 in Tama County’s Clark Township encountered a road closure between the junction with Iowa Highway 21 west of Dysart and county road V18 east of Traer. The project was let earlier this year and includes the removal and replacement of an ...

Viola Irvine Nature Preserve opens in Dysart

In a state that lost roughly 4 million trees in 2020 to derecho devastation, the recent donation of a wooded, 2-acre parcel of land owned by local conservationist and retired teacher Cathy Irvine to the city of Dysart for the creation of the Viola Irvine Nature Preserve could not have come at a ...

Celebrating School Library Month with Union’s Mrs. Gassman

Since 1985, the month of April has been designated School Library Month – a time set aside to celebrate the valuable contributions of America’s school libraries and librarians including teacher librarians like Union’s Jennifer Gassman, the only certified librarian assigned to the ...

East coast developer poised to take over bankrupt nursing home chain in Iowa

Telegraph Note: QHC Facilities – based in Clive, Iowa – operates Sunnycrest Nursing Center located at 401 Crisman St. in Dysart. Sunnycrest is licensed to provide skilled and intermediate nursing care, according to the facility’s website. A federal judge has approved the sale of an Iowa ...

Fire and founder meet on the prairie

Two very special visitors made an appearance on the UNI-Tallgrass Prairie Center’s (TPC) Irvine Prairie north of Dysart this past week – fire and the center’s founder, Dr. Daryl Smith. “I’m the old burner,” Smith said with a laugh as he stood in the roadway on Thursday, April 21, ...

Dysart to celebrate Arbor Day with events

Dysart will be celebrating Arbor Day on Friday, April 29, with several events. The annual Arbor Day tree planting will take place at 8:45 a.m. on the west side of D-G Elementary School. The elementary students and staff, along with Dysart’s Mayor and Tree Board, will take part in the ...

La Porte-Dysart FFA Chapter named 2022 Growing Leaders Division winner

The Iowa FFA Supreme National Chapter Award Program was held as part of the 94th Iowa FFA Leadership Conference in Ames, on April 10-12, 2022. Thirty chapters participated in this year’s award program. The National Chapter Award program encourages participating chapters to plan activities ...

News & Notes from Dysart City Council

The regular April meeting of the Dysart City Council held on Wednesday, April 13, began with public comments from rural Clutier resident Chris Behrens. Behrens addressed members of the council and Mayor Tim Glenn regarding a public forum set for the following week on Tuesday, April 19, at the ...

Local school administrator receives FFA’s Distinguished Service Award

As part of this year’s annual Iowa FFA Leadership Conference which took place in Ames on April 10-12, North Tama Schools Superintendent David Hill was presented with a Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding dedication and support to the association through the years. The award – ...