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Education

North Tama welcomes guest author with page from her own book

North Tama School District knows how to roll out the red carpet. Guest author Martha Brockenbrough visited North Tama on Tuesday, October 12 as part of the district’s visiting author series. Brockenbrough — who is based in Seattle — arrived on campus at 8:20 a.m. by way of a fire truck ...

Morrison honored with Distinguished Alumni Award

David Morrison, a highly successful researcher and policy analyst, who is currently a foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State, will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology at a ceremony on Thursday, October 21, 2021 ...

Fire Prevention Week observed in Dysart and Traer

Fire Prevention Week took place October 3-9 this year. The annual event has long been celebrated by local fire departments across the country as an avenue to educate children — and by extension the greater public — around fire safety and prevention. Both the Dysart and Traer fire ...

North Tama celebrates Fall Senior Night 2021

North Tama celebrated Fall Senior Night 2021 on Dennis Field ahead of the Redhawks football game against Wapsie Valley on Friday, October 8. Football, cross country, and cheer athletes and members of the marching band were honored alongside their parents/guardians. Volleyball athletes were ...

Union School Board discusses array of topics

The Union Community School District held a regular board meeting Monday, September 20 beginning at 6 p.m. in the Union High School Media Center with all members present. Masking is addressed Superintendent Travis Fleshner reported to the board local COVID-19 positive case numbers are up at ...

North Tama students explore prairie heritage

North Tama eighth graders took a trip back in time on Wednesday, September 15 by exploring a piece of their heritage — a prairie. Iowa’s landscape was once dominated by prairie grasses — roughly 80 percent, the largest percentage in the nation — but today Iowa’s children have little ...

Weber receives MercyOne scholarship

Arielle (Belle) Weber of Buckingham was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to pursue a degree in medicine. MercyOne Friends of Cedar Falls Medical Center selected six recipients this year to receive a $1,000 scholarship including Weber. The scholarships are awarded thanks to generous ...

Weighing the options

The North Tama School Board whittled their long range master plan for facilities from nine options down to three during a special board work session on Tuesday, August 31. Architects Devin Kack and Nicholas Kent with the firm Plunkett Raysich Architects (PRA) were in attendance and provided ...