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Tama County Vietnam Veterans journey to D.C. as part of Waterloo Honor Flight

For a trio of Tama County Vietnam Veterans, Wednesday, May 11, will certainly remain in their hearts and minds as a day of both joy and somber reflection – the day each man visited Washington, D.C. for both the very first time and as a member of the 27th Sullivan Hartogh Davis Cedar Valley ...

U.S. 63 from Iowa 96 to Traer set to close for resurfacing

An asphalt resurfacing project on U.S. 63 from the intersection of Iowa 96 to Traer will require closing U.S. 63 beginning Monday, May 23, at 7:00 a.m. through Fall 2022, weather permitting. During this closure, traffic will be detoured around the work zone. The detour route will use Tama ...

Car fire in Traer swiftly stopped by local responders

A car fire was quickly put out last Thursday afternoon in downtown Traer thanks to the swift response of the Traer Fire Department. Shortly after 3:00 p.m. on May 12, an older Chevy Camaro which had been driven around town earlier in the day by its owner – while no doubt finally enjoying the ...

North Tama Class of 2022 graduates, moves on to new beginnings

North Tama County Community High School held Commencement for the Class of 2022 this past Sunday, May 15, in the gym, sending 39 seniors off to “new beginnings,” in the words of Superintendent David Hill. “Many of you entered these halls as young, impressionable five-year-olds,” Hill ...

Tama Co. supervisors vote to reapprove county’s wind ordinance as written

Tama County’s wind energy conversion system (WECS) ordinance was part of the board of supervisors’ agenda for the first time this past Monday, May 16, rather than merely a discussion item addressing the request for a wind moratorium. The local coalition Tama County Against Turbines – ...

North Tama & Union track and field athletes headed to state

Two dozen local athletes from across North Tama and Union high schools punched their tickets to state this past Thursday, May 12, at district meets and will be lacing up their track spikes to head south to Des Moines May 19-21, for the Iowa High School State Track & Field ...

Bolt honored at annual Traer Museum meeting

The Traer Historical Museum held its annual meeting on Thursday, April 21, 2022, at the museum. Twenty people attended the event. President Mark Watson opened the meeting, thanking our board members and our loyal volunteers. Visitors were given a tour of the museum, which is in the process of ...

D-G Elementary 5th Grade Arbor Day Poster Winners

Poster winners include (l-r): Taryn Petersen and Madi Sparks, third place awards; Jackson Schellhorn, second place award; Paige Pipho, first place award. The theme from The Arbor Day Foundation this year was “Trees Are Terrific, Today & Tomorrow.” –Submitted photo

Clutier Auxiliary prepares for Memorial Day

Hora-Machacek Legion Auxiliary #453 held their monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 3, at 1:30 p.m. with six members in attendance. President Veronica opened the meeting in a regular forum. She called the roll call and read last month's minutes which were approved as read. Treasurer Diane reviewed ...

Wolf Creek Players, North Tama Schools among those to receive grant awards

A pocket park, a book vending machine, athletic equipment, ongoing theater expenses, and an annual festival are just a sampling of the projects selected in 2022 to receive grant funding from the Tama County Community Foundation (TCCF). TCCF held its 2022 grant awards celebration at the ...