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Education

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 ...

Union student earns perfect 36 on ACT

A perfect score. Union High School senior Gabriel Jesse received a perfect composite score of 36 on the ACT college admission test he took this past June — something that hasn’t been done by a Union student since 2013, according to High School Counselor Amy Kriz. The average composite ...

Union High School welcomes new staff for 2021-2022

Union High School in La Porte City welcomed six new staff members. From left to right: Greta Winkel (Special Education), Kathy Weivoda (Math), Trey Kuhens (Social Studies), Stephania Sauer (Special Education), Casey Tecklenburg (6-12 Vocal Music), and Michael Bruns (At Risk Coordinator and ...

New AD Michael Bruns returns to the Knights’ fold

Union alum Michael Bruns has returned to the fold. Bruns — a 2008 Union graduate and La Porte City native — was hired in June of this year as the next Union Knights Activities Director/At Risk Coordinator and he couldn’t be more at peace with his decision. “It feels very ...

Dysart American Legion awards 2021 scholarships

The Dysart American Legion awarded three $500 scholarships last May during Union High School’s Senior Scholarship Night to members of the 2021 graduating class. Recipients this year included Dallas Blackburn, Ellie Behrens, and Belle Weber. Blackburn is the son of Brad and Kerry ...

Cross country starts off at Pine Lake

More than a dozen teams filled the Pine Lake Golf course near Eldora Thursday for the annual invitational cross country meet hosted by South Hardin. The North Tama Redhawks return a solid roster from their 2020 squad including state qualifiers Grace Lidgett and Jules Breakenridge. Both ...

Redhawks airstrike downs AGWSR

North Tama quarterback Gabe Kopriva is back at it again. After capturing three school records last season, the senior standout took down another accolade as the Redhawks trounced Ackley-Geneva-Wellsburg-Steamboat Rock Community School District (AGWSR) Friday night at Dennis Field 44-7 in ...

Denver derails the Knights

The Union Knights (1-1) fell to 1-1 Friday at the hands of the Denver Cyclones (2-0). The final score was 32-6. Quarterback Grant Behrens threw for 346 yards and a touchdown but was also forced into two interceptions. The touchdown was caught by Max Eikamp who finished with 113 yards receiving. ...