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North Tama falls 3-1 to No. 4 Janesville on Senior Night

TRAER—The North Tama Redhawks celebrated Senior Night last week Thursday in a matchup with Class 1A fourth ranked Janesville. Seniors that were honored included Outside Hitter Abby DeBoef, Middle Hitter Alexis Hansen, and Outside Hitter Dylan Rohlfsen. After each senior was announced in ...

Traer lands natural gas utility

Nearly 15 years in the making, the city of Traer this week completed the purchase and has taken possession of the natural gas utility from Alliant Energy. As most residents will remember, in the mid 2000s electric utility rates in the state were unstable and prone to spiking. At the time, the ...

North Tama offers on-site therapy services

North Tama is excited to announce a new partnership to provide increased supports for mental, emotional, social, and behavioral wellness. The district has entered into a partnership with Tanager Place to provide comprehensive, holistic care to students within the school environment, ...

Wilson Zmolek Memorial sculpture installed in Traer park

Some residents of Traer recently noticed an addition to the Wilson Nature Preserve with the installation of a memorial sculpture in the northeast corner of the Preserve. The sculpture is in memory of Ellen Wilson Zmolek who died April 8, 2019 in Rochester MN. Ellen was the only child of ...

North Tama parent teacher conferences Sept. 28, Oct. 1

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held by Zoom or telephone for grades K - 12 on Monday, September 28 from 4:30 to 8:00 pm and on Thursday, October 1 from 4:30 to 8:00 pm. Students will have an early dismissal on Monday, September 28 at 2:20 pm. On Thursday, October 1, students will attend a ...

Dysart memorial unveiled

A Memorial honoring Dysart’s namesake and co-founder, Joseph Dysart was unveiled at the Dysart City Center on Wednesday, September 9th. During the unveiling ceremony Pastor Daniel Hartwig spoke about some of the history related to Joseph Dysart and the impact of his contribution to the ...

Tama Co. schools plan for COVID-19 reporting

All Tama County public schools including South Tama, Gladbrook Reinbeck, GMG, North Tama and Union are back in session following a five month hiatus due to the coronavirus and summer break. Schools have had plenty of decisions to make in regards to dealing with the global pandemic. How and if ...

Playhouse closes

Playhouse Daycare in Dysart has closed its doors but the memories made will last a lifetime. Rose Brunssen was the director and owner of Playhouse Daycare. She began her career with a partner in her home as a childcare provider over 30 years ago. Her business partner’s children attended ...

Sen. Grassley visits Tama County

­Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, visited Tama County on September 2 to hear from area leaders amid the challenges of the derecho storm recovery and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In a closed Q&A session at the Reinig Center in Toledo, Grassley spent roughly an hour fielding questions and ...

From Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay

By Kennan Sheda The family of Paul James Novak of Elberon, Iowa has been invited to share his story for “Remember Pearl Harbor Day 2020.” Although the venue and format of this observation, usually held each December 7 in Tama County, has yet to be finalized, it is a unique story from ...