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Education

Recognizing our North Tama School Board Members

TRAER - May is School Board Recognition Month in Iowa, honoring those who serve on Boards of Education in school districts across the state. These dedicated public servants become school board members because they are committed to improving public education and their communities. Our board ...

Registration opens for 4-H youth summer programs – all are welcome!

TAMA COUNTY – Tama County 4-H is excited to offer the following summer programs to all youth of Tama County. Find the camps and registration forms on our website at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/tama/youth-programs. For more information, contact the Tama County Extension and Outreach ...

Piano students hold recitals at Traer Public Library

TRAER – Piano students of Sharon Owens and Carri Holst held a piano recital April 21 at the Kupka Cultural Center in the Traer Public Library. Twenty-three students performed, ranging from first grade to 12th grade. Following the program, a reception to congratulate the students on their ...

Union High School’s Academic Decathlon team competes at Nationals

PITTSBURG – The Union High School Academic Decathlon team competed at the Technology & Humanity National Academic Decathlon on April 25-27, 2024 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The team qualified for this event by placing first this year in the small schools in the state of Iowa. We had ...

Becca Payne honored with IBNA award

WAVERLY – Becca Payne of Dysart was recognized at the Iowa Broadcast News Association's annual conference in April. Payne received third place in Best Newscast. KWAR is advised by Pam Ohrt, and Knight Vision News is advised by Ron Johnson. Lucas Wendland is the broadcast engineer. Wartburg ...

Ready to work

DES MOINES — While most people tend to associate “Signing Day” with standout football and basketball players who choose between a number of elite colleges in deciding where they will further their academic and athletic careers, the concept is no longer exclusive to those who excel in ...

Renovations underway at former St. Patrick’s Catholic Church

TAMA – A resurrection of sorts is well underway at the old Catholic church in Tama. For 22 years now the stately brick building located at 600 Oswego Street that was once home to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church has stood empty, slowly deteriorating – but that’s all set to change ...

The Tama County Rifles in the Civil War

TOLEDO — Iowa was their adopted state. For some, the United States was their adopted country. All answered the call in April 1861 when President Abraham Lincoln sought soldiers to preserve the Union. The Civil War stories of Company C of the 10th Iowa Infantry, also known as the “Tama ...

Union names Mary Peterson as next LPC Elementary principal

LA PORTE CITY – Union Community School District has tapped literacy coach Mary Peterson – a resident of Dunkerton who works for the Waterloo Community School District – to be the next La Porte City Elementary principal. During the Monday, April 15 school board meeting, Peterson’s ...