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Condon, Lidgett finish top-10 at GC/G-R mega-meet

On a truly beautiful night for outdoor sports, both Union and North Tama competed at the Sam Iverson XC Invitational in Grundy Center on Thursday, Sept. 22 with runners from both girls’ teams taking home top-10 finishes. The meet featured 14 competitive girls’ teams including 2A No. 7 ...

The pride of Clutier returns home

It’s been 80 years since Clutier High School’s ‘Orange & Black’ girls’ basketball team – better known as the Chargin’ Czechs – was crowned the 1942 state basketball champions but it certainly seemed like only yesterday on Sept. 18 as members of the tightknit Czech community ...

Union Knights XC laces up in honor of teammate Craft

The Union Knight’s annual Homecoming run is taking on new poignancy this year. Next Friday, Sept. 30 while Union’s football team is busy readying for their Homecoming match-up with the Oelwein Huskies, members of the school’s cross country team will be lacing up to run the game ball ...

North Tama Schools seeking public feedback regarding facility needs

The North Tama County Community School District is inviting community members to take a survey to evaluate and provide input on potential solutions to the district’s facility needs. The anonymous survey will be open through the end of the day on Tuesday, October 4. “Over the past 18 ...

September message from Union Supt. John Howard

Greetings from the Union Community School District! I hope everyone had a fantastic Labor Day weekend. This is my first monthly correspondence. The goal is not to communicate everything that occurs in the district but to give community members an overview of important topics in an accurate, ...

North Tama celebrates Dot Day!

Under the guidance of music teacher Terry Shay, students at North Tama observed International Dot Day last Thursday, Sept. 15. Dot Day – a celebration of courage and creativity – was founded by Shay back in 2009 in conjunction with Peter H. Reynolds, author/illustrator of the children’s ...

Four things to know from Tama Co. Supervisors Sept. 12 meeting

1. Resolution 09-12-2022A was approved by the board. This resolution is to establish a speed limit of 35 mph on P Ave. commencing at the Traer Corporate Limits and proceeding north to Black Hawk County Line. Due to the current closure of US 63 from Traer to Hudson causing increased traffic on P ...

‘What did you say? I can’t hear you’

‘What did you say? I can’t hear you’ is often heard at the Tama Co. Board of Supervisors meetings. On Monday, Sept. 12, the public re-addressed an issue they have been facing while attending the meeting, accessibility, asking the Board repeatedly when they will install sound equipment ...

No. 1 Redhawks strike down reigning state champs Nikes, clipped by No. 2 Orioles

Following a stunning loss, 2-1, to unranked North Cedar last Saturday, Sept. 18 in their opening match at the Springville Volleyball Invitational, the No. 1 Redhawks regrouped and refocused enough to take down the reigning 2021 state champions Burlington Notre Dame, 2-0, before later succumbing ...