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Education

Iowa State honors December 2022 graduates

Nearly 1,800 graduates received degrees from Iowa State University in December. Graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies were held Dec. 16-17 at Hilton Coliseum. Beate Schmittmann, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, spoke at the graduate ceremony. Alumnus Suku ...

Tama County families with children under 5 eligible for free books

Better Tomorrows Early Childhood Iowa (ECI) is launching a new, ambitious early literacy initiative to bring the joy and pride of book ownership to children across Tama and Benton counties. Through a partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, this initiative will provide one ...

North Tama Dollars for Scholars hosts successful fundraiser

The North Tama Dollars for Scholars (NTDFS) program hosted a Celebration Meal on December 16 at the school concession stand during the Redhawks v. Baxter Bolts girls and boys basketball games. Despite North Tama’s loss to both Bolts’ teams – currently No. 1 in the Iowa Star Conference ...

Local 4-H clubs work to Ignite the Spirit

Three Tama County 4-H Clubs this holiday season gave back to their communities in a big way. The Clutier Cowboys and Cowgirls 4-H Club, Garwin Roughriders 4-H Club, and Toledo Techs 4-H Club all took part in the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation's 2022 Ignite the Spirit project. According to a ...

North Tama County board approves bond question for March 7 ballot

At its Monday meeting, the North Tama County Board of Education approved a bond issue question that will appear on the ballot Tuesday, March 7, 2023. If voters approve the bond, the district will move forward on a series of projects to address our most significant facility needs. These ...

North Tama Elementary principal to resign

The North Tama school district will be in need of a new principal yet again following the resignation of elementary principal Susan Johnson which took place during this past Monday’s school board meeting. It was only last March the district accepted the resignation of its former secondary ...

Santa and Mrs. Claus make a stop in Dysart

It was a busy, busy Saturday night in Dysart last weekend for Santa and Mrs. Claus who made a stop by the Dysart Community Building. The jolly couple welcomed dozens of children to the lower level of the building from 5 to 7 p.m. as part of Soup with Santa sponsored by Club Dysart and in ...

North Tama Dollars for Scholars to hold 3rd annual fundraiser meal

Come Celebrate with us! Who? North Tama Dollars for Scholars What? 3rd Annual Free Will Offering Celebration Meal including chili, beefburgers, and desserts. Where? North Tama School Concession Stand When? Friday, December 16, 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. during Redhawk v. Baxter ...

North Tama Schools audit report released

Nolte, Cornman & Johnson P.C., certified public accountants based in West Des Moines, released an audit report on Monday, Dec. 5 on the North Tama County Community School District. Financial highlights The District's revenues totaled $7,448,515 for the year ended June 30, 2021, an ...

No action taken by North Tama school board on 8-Player football

It’s beginning to look a lot like the Redhawks will not be moving to 8-Player varsity football for the immediate future. During both the annual meeting of the North Tama Board of Education and the regular monthly meeting — held back to back on Monday, Nov. 21 — the topic of possibly ...