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Government

Make your voice heard in the 2021 city/school elections

Early voting in Iowa’s 2021 combined city/school election began Wednesday, October 13 as part of the lead-up to Election Day which falls on Tuesday, November 2 this year. Voters will have the opportunity to select candidates for mayor, for their local city council, and for school board. ...

Six things to know from Dysart City Council

Adding sewer debt fees to vacant properties, a new pocket park, and the resignation of a city employee were just a few of the items addressed during the regular meeting of the Dysart City Council on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 in City Hall beginning at 7 p.m. Mayor Tim Glenn presided over the ...

MEET YOUR LOCAL CANDIDATES: James Erhardt, Traer City Council

AGE: 47 PROFESSION: Business owner Anderson Collision, Erhardt Motorsports EDUCATION: North Tama High School, Hawkeye Community College, AMI continuing education in business and finance FAMILY: Wife Carmen, Son Ethan, Daughter Emily What motivated you to run for school board/city ...

MEET YOUR LOCAL CANDIDATES: Jon Panfil, Traer City Council

AGE: 64 PROFESSION: Retired after 20 years as City Clerk EDUCATION: College Graduate-Accounting FAMILY: Wife Diane, Children Ben and Lucy What motivated you to run for school board/city council/mayor? My desire to stay involved in the city since my retirement. What qualities and behaviors ...

MEET YOUR LOCAL CANDIDATES: Kennan Seda, Traer City Council

AGE: 63 years young PROFESSION: Computer scientist EDUCATION: North Tama High School Class of 1976; Iowa State University, B.S. Computer Science FAMILY: I came back to Traer to care for my parents - Marvin and Florence Seda. My father is now deceased. What motivated you to run for school ...

State Senate rejects proposed legislative map

The Republican-controlled Iowa Senate rejected a proposed map of new legislative districts by a 32-18 vote along party lines during a special session convened at the statehouse on Tuesday. Because the Senate turned down the proposal, the House opted not to bring the matter up for a vote. The ...

Traer candidate forum announced

The upcoming municipal and school board elections will be held on November 2, 2021, across the state of Iowa. Locally, a candidates’ forum will give area voters a chance to hear and interact with those vying for the offices of Traer mayor, Traer city council and North Tama school board. ...

Union School Board discusses array of topics

The Union Community School District held a regular board meeting Monday, September 20 beginning at 6 p.m. in the Union High School Media Center with all members present. Masking is addressed Superintendent Travis Fleshner reported to the board local COVID-19 positive case numbers are up at ...

Chuck Grassley will seek eighth Senate term in 2022

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley will run for re-election in 2022, he announced early Friday [in a tweet]. “It’s 4 a.m. in Iowa so I’m running. I do that 6 days a week. Before I start the day I want you to know what Barbara and I have decided. I’m running for re-election—a lot more to do, ...

Candidates file paperwork for upcoming city and school elections

The deadline to file as a candidate for area city and school board elections passed last week Thursday for the upcoming November 2 election and several new candidates have thrown their hat into the ring along with many of the area’s incumbents. The North Tama School Board has four seats up ...