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Education

North Tama, Traer alumni reunion details announced

North Tama and Traer’s honored alumni will gather for a reunion on Friday and Saturday, August 12 and 13 during the Winding Stairs Festival. Seven honored classes have been especially invited to attend the festivities: Traer’s Class of 1957 (65 years); Traer-Clutier Class of 1962 (60 ...

Tama Co. 4-H members attend Iowa 4-H Youth Conference

In June, 300 youth delegates gathered at Iowa State University for the 2022 Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, themed “Building the Future.” Teenagers from across the state came to the Iowa State campus for three days full of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, special events, and civic engagement ...

Union Middle School students meet with Sen. Grassley as part of D.C. trip

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) met with Union Middle School students during their visit to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. Grassley and the students discussed how he began his journey in politics and his recent work in the Senate when they met on the steps of the U.S. ...

North Tama 2022-2023 Back to School information

School registration will be online and in person by appointment only for the 2022-2023 school year. It will be from Monday, August 1 through Wednesday, August 10 for a discounted fee. All students need to be registered by Monday, August 15. Links and instructions can be found at ...

North Tama 2022-2023 Back to School information

School registration will be online and in person by appointment only for the 2022-2023 school year. It will be from Monday, August 1 through Wednesday, August 10 for a discounted fee. All students need to be registered by Monday, August 15. Links and instructions can be found at ...

Geneseo School celebrates 100th anniversary

About five miles east of the rural farming town of Buckingham and almost entirely hidden from the county highway by tall trees and overgrown grasses and saplings, Geneseo Consolidated School quietly observed the 100th anniversary of its first graduating class this past May. The rural school ...

What is a Mudbug?

If you’ve ever been out hiking and noticed a tiny volcano made of mud, you’ve seen the home of a mudbug! Actually, mudbug is just another name for crayfish...just like crawdad or crawfish! Iowa boasts eight species of crayfish, but in this article, we’re going to talk about three species ...

Tama County Fair set for July 11-17

Each July, over 200 4-H and FFA members enter their exhibits at the Tama County Fair. Ribbons and trophies are earned. Even more important, goals are met, lessons are learned and friendships are made. The Tama County Livestock and Fair Association invites you to come to the Tama County Fair ...

Preserve summer bounty with local ISU extension classes

Preserving your garden’s summer bounty is a great way to enjoy your home-grown produce year-round – as long as you don’t serve food borne illness, like botulism, with your home-preserved foods, say specialists with Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach. “Home food ...

North Tama school board installs new student member

The North Tama Board of Education welcomed a new member during the regular meeting on June 20 – 2022-2023 student board member Olivia Ketter. Following the call to order and public comments period, rising-senior Ketter was sworn in for her one-year term by board president Rod Zobel. Ketter ...