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Dysart News

Cascade of champions for Knights wrestling

The Union boys wrestlers continue to dominate the mats this season traveling to Cascade on Saturday and coming away with a team title and six champions. Jace Hedeman (106), Brayden Bohnsack (113), Caleb Olson (132), Keegan Ellsworth (138), Hunter Worthen (152), and Stone Schmitz (160) all ...

Tama SWCD highlights local stewardship with annual awards

Tama County Soil and Water Conservation District recently celebrated its 2020 and 2021 conservation award winners with an official announcement. Friend of Conservation Award The District’s Friend of Conservation Award is presented annually to Tama Countians who make over-the-top efforts to ...

Dysart’s CrossPointe Church welcomes Rev. Joe Henson

CrossPointe Church in Dysart is excited to introduce Rev. Joe Henson. Pastor Joe grew up in Waterloo, Iowa and graduated from East High. He attended North Central University (1998-2001) graduating with a degree in Pastoral Studies. Joe has two boys, Silas and Abriam. CrossPointe has had the ...

Dysart PD set to add an officer

The Dysart Police Department is poised to grow by one member in 2022 thanks to a recent grant award. At the regular meeting of the Dysart City Council on Wednesday, Dec. 8, Dysart Chief of Police Joe Hols updated the council on a $125,000 grant the city was awarded in 2021 as part of the ...

Running rural in the new Iowa House District 76

One local Iowa House district is set to be essentially turned inside out in 2023 as a result of redistricting that affects both Traer and Dysart residents – thereby putting a new face on the horizon for rural voters, state Rep. Dave Williams, a Democrat from Cedar Falls. Williams currently ...

An unexpected gift

Leah Kaufman, 20, of rural Dysart received a truly unexpected gift for her tenth birthday back on July 11, 2011 – her entire family survived a derecho that pulverized their home, annihilated their old-growth pine grove, took out their hoop house, and nearly killed her dad, Mike Kaufman. And ...

Zion Lutheran welcomes Rev. Muters

It’s been a challenging past five years at Zion Lutheran Church in Dysart but with the installation of their new pastor Rev. Matthew Muters on Sunday, Dec. 19, the congregation is looking to the future with relief, joy, and hope. Zion’s longtime minister Rev. James Radatz retired in 2017, ...

Dysart PD’s ‘Shop with a Cop’ shares holiday cheer

With today’s law enforcement environment, it’s crucial to invest in our youth and community members. This year, the Dysart Police Dept. was able to partner with several local businesses and community leaders to make our fifth annual ‘Shop with a Cop’ event a little more special. ...