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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. ...

Redhawks rank 7th following wins at home

Following a triumphant pair of wins at home the week of August 30, the North Tama volleyball team made an appearance for the first time this season on the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s Class 1A volleyball rankings — clocking in at number 7. Helping cement their placement in ...

Redhawks ready for a new school year

North Tama students went back to school Wednesday, August 25, with numerous possibilities awaiting them. “I am really enjoying being up here on this stage, looking at all of you, having all of you together in one room,” Superintendent David Hill said as part of a flag raising ceremony ...

United again at DG Elementary

The rain moved off just in time for the first morning drop-off of the 2021-2022 school year at Dysart-Geneseo Elementary on Monday, August 23. “Oh, yes, I’m ready!” Erin Reed said as she wheeled a stroller up to the entrance of DG Elementary, following close behind her two kids Rylan ...