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Hoskey gives students unique experience on Veterans Day

North Tama students experienced Veterans Day this year through the eyes of a familiar face — their teacher. North Tama Social Studies teacher and 2006 South Tama High School graduate Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph Hoskey is in his first year of teaching but is certainly not new to ...

Dysart Council talks TIF, lagoon project price increase

Dysart’s annual TIF (Tax Increment Financing) report was top of agenda during the regular November meeting of the Dysart City Council last Wednesday, November 10. Maggie Burger with Speer Financial was in attendance to report to the council and Mayor Tim Glenn on the city’s current debt ...

Local program showers expectant mothers with hope, services

More than 20 Tama and Benton county expectant mothers stopped by the Norma Anders Public Library this past Saturday morning to take part in a community baby shower organized by India Snow-Watt, program supervisor with Lutheran Social Services of Iowa (LSI). Snow-Watt operates the family ...

Carlson accepts Union write-in board seat

County auditors are guaranteed a certain number of write-ins to tally every election cycle — from ‘anyone else’ to ‘Big Bird’ to 'can't remember the name’ — they’ve probably seen it on a ballot. This past combined city/school election was no different, but the write-in ...

New look legislative districts coming for Traer and Dysart

Beginning in 2022 northeast Tama County including the towns of Traer and Dysart will see a new landscape in their Iowa House and Senate districts. On Thursday, October 28, the redistricting plan proposed by the nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency (LSA) was approved by a vote of 48-1 in the ...

Incumbents re-elected across northern Tama County

Several new candidates alongside mostly incumbents will be sworn in this coming January across the northern Tama County landscape following the combined city/school election that took place on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. The following results are final unofficial results from the Tama County ...

North Tama School Board addresses sharp uptick in behavior referrals

Student behavior and how best to address it dominated much of the discussion during the North Tama School Board meeting last Monday night. The October 21 regular session of the North Tama School Board was fairly routine up until the Principal Reports. The day prior to the meeting, ...

Iowa debuts second redistricting proposal

Iowa’s second round of redistricting maps came out on Thursday, giving lawmakers one week to review the proposal before convening for a special session. This is the second proposal from the state’s nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency. Republican lawmakers in early October voted against ...

Supervisors hear street concern

Vining City Council Member Merlin Rouse was before the Tama County Board of Supervisors on Oct. 18 regarding issues the city faces in repairing two of their main streets. The city is hoping to resurface one block of Main Avenue as well as 1st Street that runs through town going east and ...