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Education

Little Knights daycare building bigger in Dysart

Dysart’s only daycare service continues to move forward on a new facility project that will provide much needed space both to the daycare classes but also to the elementary classes at the Dysart-Geneseo Elementary. Little Knights Learning Center (LKLC) conducted a town hall meeting last ...

Inspiration drawn at North Tama

A group of North Tama students took on and completed an annual art challenge that requires participants to complete one drawing each day for the whole month of October. The Inktober Classic challenge was created in 2009 by Arizona-based illustrator Jake Parker as a means to help improve his ...

La Porte-Dysart FFA Member Takes part in World Food Prize

The World Food Prize event was held virtually Oct. 12 -16, and the Global Youth Institute was held in conjunction Oct. 9 - 23. The World Food Prize event is a famed international conference held in Des Moines, Iowa annually and honors the legacy of Dr. Norman Borlaug’s efforts to feed the ...

Reynolds issues new proclamation

In the past week Iowa has reported over 21,000 new cases and had a statewide average positivity rate of over 19%. Overall 42% of new cases were adults aged 18-41 and 29% were among adults aged 41-60. In 88 of Iowa’s counties the rolling 14 day average positivity rate is above 15%. “Iowa ...

North Tama shifts to remote learning, seeking further guidance from the state

In a letter sent to parents Sunday, the North Tama County Community School District announced that classes would move from in-person to remote learning for all students on Monday, Nov. 2 and Tuesday, Nov. 3. The letter cited a steady increase in the COVID-19 positivity rate for Tama County as ...

Union Carolers ready for holiday season

A Holiday staple in the Cedar Valley for the last 18 years is determined to not let the pandemic dampen their ability to spread holiday cheer. The Union High School Vocal Department is currently taking bookings for the Union Carolers for any holiday event in the Northeast/Eastern Iowa area. ...

Union, La Porte City-Dysart FFA welcomes Ms. Selken

Union High School and La Porte-Dysart FFA Chapter welcomes our Agriculture Student-Teacher, Ms. Carly Selken. She will be with us for 16 weeks working under Union’s Agriculture Teacher, Mr. Sacquitne. Ms. Selken grew up on a cattle farm in Keystone, Iowa, and graduated from Benton Community ...

La Porte-Dysart FFA members compete at district soil contest

On Wednesday, September 23, four of the La Porte-Dysart FFA members, Tyson Fleshner, Adam Ahrendsen, Gabe Hanson, and Sam Fehl, competed at the Northeast District FFA Soils Contest held at the Farm Lab at Hawkeye Community College. There were four soil pits dug for evaluation. The competing ...

North Tama announces updated return to learn plans

The following is a letter sent to parents of students at the North Tama Community School District last week: Dear Parent: On Thursday, October 1, North Tama’s K-6 Elementary School will return to 100% capacity. Elementary students from both the Red Team and the White Team will begin ...

North Tama offers on-site therapy services

North Tama is excited to announce a new partnership to provide increased supports for mental, emotional, social, and behavioral wellness. The district has entered into a partnership with Tanager Place to provide comprehensive, holistic care to students within the school environment, ...