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Education

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 ...

North Tama 2022-23 Quarter 1 Honor Rolls

The honor roll is based on the 4-point system. A 3.667 GPA is required for the ‘A’ Honor Roll, and a 3.000 GPA is required for the ‘B’ Honor Roll. Junior High Q1 A Honor Roll Isabella Allen Shawna Cibula Brayton Cibula Kahlia Even Rebekah Frana Isabelle Gropper Griffin ...

Redhawks ponder move to 8-Man

Is eight better than 11? Keeping the North Tama football team flying high into the future was top of mind for the more than 40 members of the public who attended a community meeting on Nov. 9 to discuss possibly moving the Redhawks from 11-player to 8-player. The meeting — held in the North ...

Gates signs with Sioux Falls volleyball

With her family, friends, coaches, and teammates gathered around her in the Union High School gym on Friday, Nov. 11, senior student-athlete Aubrey Gates signed to continue her athletic career at the University of Sioux Falls (USF) next school year. “The culture of the school ... and the ...

Union Carolers seek holiday bookings

In need of music for a holiday gathering, Christmas party, or church meeting? The Union Carolers are now accepting bookings for events throughout eastern Iowa. The Union Carolers are an a cappella ensemble that provides about 20 minutes of holiday music for any festive event, all while ...

Union sends Carlson, Klein to All State Music Festival

Two Union High School students have been selected to attend the Iowa All State Music Festival. This is the highest individual honor an Iowa high school musician can receive. Seniors Matthew Carlson, son of Steph and Reid Carlson, and Samuel Klein, son of Shane and Sara Klein were selected for ...

Forty and Eight award nursing scholarships

On Oct. 26, the Forty and Eight veterans' organization Local 568 awarded nurse training scholarships to seven deserving young ladies who are nearing the completion of nurse's training. Pictured left to right: Melissa Robert, of Iowa Falls, Briridianna Vargas Acosta, of Marshalltown, Fred Koch ...

North Tama eighth graders visit Irvine Prairie

Students from Jean Matzen’s North Tama Schools eighth grade science classes visited the Irvine Prairie located in rural Dysart on a blustery Friday afternoon earlier this month. Members of the University of Northern Iowa’s Tallgrass Prairie Center (TPC) – including Plant Materials Program ...

Excitement fills the streets during Fire Prevention Week

A much-anticipated school event took place last week for many of the area’s youngest learners – Fire Prevention Week – with classes from both North Tama and Union school districts receiving rides on local fire trucks and tours of local fire stations on Thursday. In Traer, both the ...

Thacker of Dysart graduates from Mercy College of Health Sciences

Matthew Thacker of Dysart was conferred a Certificate in Emergency Medical Services by Mercy College of Health Sciences. To learn more about the health science programs offered at Mercy College visit the website at www.mchs.edu. Mercy College is the only Catholic college in Central Iowa ...