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Education

North Tama board explores infrastructure financing

Ten members of the public joined the North Tama School Board in the junior high commons on Wednesday, Jan. 12 for a three hour special work session meant to explore the district’s financing options in regards to anticipated future infrastructure projects. Matt Gillaspie from the financial ...

Morningside announces Dean’s List for fall 2021 semester

Morningside University Vice President for Academic Affairs Chris Spicer recently announced the 421 students named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2021-22 academic year including Dylan W. Hosek* of Traer. The Dean’s List recognizes Morningside students who achieve ...

North Tama’s IT lab welcomes school board

Members of the North Tama School Board began their Monday, Dec. 20 meeting by touring the district’s Industrial Tech Lab as part of the meeting's Spotlight on Education. As part of the tour, Industrial Tech teacher Rick Samuelson and senior Cale Bradley demonstrated the lab's newly functional ...

North Tama facility study narrows to 4 options

North Tama’s facility study took further shape last week during the school board’s Monday, Dec. 20 meeting when four options for upgrading district facilities were presented to the board for consideration by Andrew Bell with Align Architecture & Planning and Devin Kack with Plunkett ...

Mock election gets students ready to run

It’s a rule of thumb for journalists to report the story, never become part of it. But when asked recently by North Tama High School’s 12th grade Government teacher Matt Walston to participate in his mock election project, the Telegraph jumped at the chance to place a real reporter in the ...

Rep. Hinson shines spotlight on tiny constituents

Child care and workforce shortages as well as rural stabilization were in the spotlight this past Tuesday, Nov. 23, at Dysart’s Little Knights Learning Center thanks to a visit from U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa). Rep. Hinson — who is in her first term as the U.S. representative from ...

Six things to know from the Union board meeting

Discussion regarding the new OSHA vaccination and testing standard, a softball sharing agreement with Gladbrook-Reinbeck, and a transportation director sharing agreement with Vinton-Shellsburg were just a few of the topics discussed during the regular October meeting of the Union School Board ...

Scarcity and the school lunch program

For many area school children, the school lunch menu seems a little different this year — a glut of pears some weeks, a lot more lunches featuring applesauce and baked beans, and just less variety than in years past — and there’s a reason for that. Supply chain issues. As supply chain ...