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Education

Bliss resigns as North Tama High School principal

For the second time in as many years, the North Tama County Community School District finds itself in need of a new secondary principal following the announcement that current 7-12 Principal Jeromiah Bliss will be resigning from the position at the end of this school year in order to take a job ...

North Tama eSports continues to level up

Three members of North Tama eSports high school team including (l-r) Nic Hinrichs, Jaxen Daniels, and Landon Kucera assisted their coach Levi LaRue (far left) with a presentation to members of the school board on Monday, March 21, during the board’s regular meeting. As part of the ...

Union’s superintendent search holds 17 possible candidates

The timeline for Union Community School District’s superintendent search was moved up by one week during the board of education’s regular meeting on March 21 with 17 candidates submitting applications to helm the district. The board began its search for a superintendent almost immediately ...

North Tama approves pandemic retention bonuses

During the regular March meeting of the North Tama County Community School District Board of Education on March 21, board members approved using ESSER funds to provide retention payments of up to $1,000 to all staff not covered under Gov. Kim Reynolds’ Iowa Worker Premium Pay Program. As ...

Area students nominated for All-State Speech

Three area students have been nominated this year for Iowa High School Individual All-State Speech including North Tama senior Hannah Borah (Expository Address), and Union seniors Laura Rempe (Solo Musical) and Rebekah Dickerson (Acting). This is the first All-State Speech performer nomination ...

North Tama Swing Show delights audience with tribute to Queen

The annual Swing Show returned to North Tama High School on March 10 and 11. North Tama’s concert band directed by Channing Halstead, the mixed chorus directed by Terry Shay, and the dance team coached by Dylan Rohlfsen performed an array of pieces with a theme titled “Don’t Stop Me Now: ...

Kick off your Sunday shoes

Union High School students cut up the dance floor at Matt Auditorium last week during the school’s spring musical performance of “Footloose.” The show featured junior Joe Bistline (Ren McCormack) and Elle Hookham (Ariel Moore) as the leads in the musical adaptation of Herbert Ross’ 1984 ...

North Tama Academic Decathlon members earn top honors at state

It may have been a Friday in early March, but it was still ‘Friday Night Lights’ for the North Tama Academic Decathlon team on March 4 as they spent their evening under exam lights taking tests of knowledge as part of the two-day State Academic Decathlon competition in Mason City. After ...

Union seeking public feedback in search for new superintendent

Community members within the Union Community School District will have two opportunities to interact with the district's hiring search for its next superintendent of schools. On February 21 the district accepted the resignation of Superintendent Travis Fleshner following the February 16 ...