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Clutier native Hubert Caloud speaks at Flanders Field American Cemetery

BELGIUM – Clutier native and North Tama Class of 1972 graduate, Sergeant Major (Ret.) Hubert ‘Bert’ Caloud, U.S. Marines Corps, has lived and worked in a lot of places after joining the military more than a half century ago following his high school graduation. For the last 20 years, ...

Danker’s trial reset to December in Johnson County

Telegraph note: Since this story went to press, Karina Cooper has waived her right to a speedy trial, again, and asked the court for both her pretrial conference scheduled for next week and next month's 10-day jury trial be continued 60 days or more. TOLEDO – As anticipated, Huston William ...

Catching up with the first Wilson Scholar, Jenna Meyer

Although Jenna Meyer is quiet, her newest accomplishment speaks volumes. A member of the South Tama County High School Class of 2024, Meyer was awarded late last month the newly established David W. Wilson Scholars Endowed Fund Scholarship from the University of Northern Iowa. The scholarship ...

Going their way on the Lincoln Highway

It’s been a century since the Model T Ford ruled the car market and the Lincoln Highway ruled the auto trails, but the influence of both on modern American transportation remains. Two events in eastern Iowa on Wednesday, June 12, brought them to life. A restored 1924 Model T stopped by the ...

Irvine Prairie Walkabout set for July 9

IRVINE PRAIRIE – Bring along a chair and join Women, Land & Legacy from Benton and Tama counties for their upcoming event, “Irvine Prairie Walkabout.” It will be held on Tuesday, July 9 at 1174 55th Street in rural Dysart. The location is three miles north of IA 8 on County Road ...

Geneseo Alumni hosts 83rd banquet in honor of school’s 102nd anniversary

BUCKINGHAM – Fifty-nine alumni and guests attended the 83rd Geneseo School Alumni Banquet held at the Geneseo Methodist Church on Saturday, June 8. Earlier in the day over 30 participants enjoyed the displays at the Traer Historical Museum. The celebration started with the Pledge of ...

‘Ghost Town’ program set for this Sunday at Dysart Historical Center

DYSART – Have you heard of Butterville, Helena, or Monticello, all former Tama County communities? Come to the Dysart Historical Center this Sunday, June 23, to hear historian Joyce Wiese share stories about Tama County’s many ‘Ghost Towns’ and post offices. The program will begin at 2 ...

The hiring confusion

TOLEDO – Last Monday morning started out like usual for many in Tama County with the supervisors’ meeting. The meeting had a few bits of interest, but the nugget that seemed to intrigue the citizens the most was No. 6 on the agenda. ‘Human Resources’ is how the agenda item was ...

Tama County Legion and Auxiliary to meet

ELBERON – The Tama County American Legion and Auxiliary will meet on Tuesday, June 25, at Elberon. There will be a potluck lunch at noon followed by a flag disposal ceremony. After the flag disposal ceremony, a joint meeting will be held. We will have a report on Government Day at the ...

Iowa State University announces spring 2024 Dean’s List

AMES – More than 10,600 Iowa State University students have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the spring semester 2024 Dean's List. Students named to the Dean's List must earn a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale while carrying a minimum ...