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Education

Union’s budget woes draw crowd to monthly school board meeting

LA PORTE CITY – More than 40 members of the public turned out on Feb. 19 for Union’s monthly school board meeting in hopes of halting a proposed change to the district’s administrative structure that would reduce the number of principals from four to three. Due to the anticipated ...

North Tama looks to reduce costs by more than $409K

TRAER – A combination of the worst inflation the U.S. has experienced since the early 1980s, state supplemental aid not keeping pace, and the exhaustion of pandemic school relief funds has led many area school districts to consider cost-reduction measures including North Tama which is ...

Remembering Terry Shay, Dot Day founder

On September 28, 2023, North Tama educator and consummate dot connector Terry Shay, of Waterloo, passed away suddenly. The outpouring of grief around the globe was a testament to the fact that Terry truly made his mark on the world. In 2009, Terry shared The Dot book, written and ...

North Tama Preschool pre-registration opens for 2024-25

TRAER – North Tama Preschool pre-registration is now open for the 2024-25 school year. North Tama Preschool is a grant-funded program open to all children who turn four years old on or before September 15, 2024. Tuition is required for children who are already five years old on or before ...

Hawkeye Community College Announces Fall 2023 Dean’s List

WATERLOO – Hawkeye Community College announces the Dean's List for the fall 2023 semester. The Dean's List is an official recognition of outstanding academic accomplishment by full-time students. To make the Dean’s List, an individual must be a full-time student and successfully complete 12 ...

Kirkwood Community College announces Dean’s List honors

CEDAR RAPIDS – Kirkwood Community College has released its Dean's List for the fall 2023 semester. These students have achieved a 3.3 grade point average or higher after completing 12 or more credit hours at the college. The following Kirkwood students from Tama-Grundy Publishing’s area ...

Rebekah Leipold has made the High Dean’s List for Fall 2023 at Millikin!

DECATUR, Ill. – Rebekah Leipold of Buckingham has made the High Dean's List for Fall 2023 at Millikin University! Students who attempt 12 graded credits during a fall or spring semester and earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher earn Dean's List honors. Students earning a perfect 4.00 ...

Tama County Extension wins ‘Creativity in Service to All Iowans’ award

MASON CITY – The trio behind Tama County Extension and Outreach’s fantastic educational programming has claimed another County Services Award – the Creativity in Service to All Iowans award. Back on Jan. 16, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach North Central Area Awards Ceremony ...

Local students named to Central College Dean’s List

PELLA – Central College recognized 408 students who were named to the Fall 2023 Dean's List. The honor is awarded to full-time students who achieve a 3.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale while taking 12 or more graded credit hours for the semester. The following local students were ...

Ketter named to Ellsworth Community College 2023 Fall Dean’s List

IOWA FALLS – One hundred and thirty-three students were named to the Fall 2023 Dean's List at Ellsworth Community College including Olivia Ketter of Traer. To be eligible for the Dean's List, students must have earned a minimum of 12 credit hours during the semester (a full-time class load) ...