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Little Knights daycare building bigger in Dysart

Dysart’s only daycare service continues to move forward on a new facility project that will provide much needed space both to the daycare classes but also to the elementary classes at the Dysart-Geneseo Elementary. Little Knights Learning Center (LKLC) conducted a town hall meeting last ...

Inspiration drawn at North Tama

A group of North Tama students took on and completed an annual art challenge that requires participants to complete one drawing each day for the whole month of October. The Inktober Classic challenge was created in 2009 by Arizona-based illustrator Jake Parker as a means to help improve his ...

La Porte-Dysart FFA Member Takes part in World Food Prize

The World Food Prize event was held virtually Oct. 12 -16, and the Global Youth Institute was held in conjunction Oct. 9 - 23. The World Food Prize event is a famed international conference held in Des Moines, Iowa annually and honors the legacy of Dr. Norman Borlaug’s efforts to feed the ...

Man sentenced to federal prison for child pornography

A man who distributed videos online depicting the sexual abuse of children, including one in which a male teenager was lying face down and sexually assaulted, was sentenced November 5, 2020, to more than twenty years in federal prison. Kelby Fowler, age 31, from Traer, Iowa, received the ...

Reynolds issues new proclamation

In the past week Iowa has reported over 21,000 new cases and had a statewide average positivity rate of over 19%. Overall 42% of new cases were adults aged 18-41 and 29% were among adults aged 41-60. In 88 of Iowa’s counties the rolling 14 day average positivity rate is above 15%. “Iowa ...

Republicans capture all Tama County races in 2020

Republicans in Tama County have swept all state and local contests in Tuesday’s 2020 General Election. In the upset of the night, William Faircloth (R-Toledo) overtook three-term incumbent Kendall Jordan (D-Toledo) in a race for the Tama County District 2 Supervisor seat. Unofficial vote ...

North Tama shifts to remote learning, seeking further guidance from the state

In a letter sent to parents Sunday, the North Tama County Community School District announced that classes would move from in-person to remote learning for all students on Monday, Nov. 2 and Tuesday, Nov. 3. The letter cited a steady increase in the COVID-19 positivity rate for Tama County as ...

County facilities move to by-appointment-only

In a memo sent to county staff Monday, county administrators announced that all Tama County facilities will move to by-appointment-only access to the public beginning Nov. 3. The move comes as COVID-19 positivity rates are on the rise in Tama County. County departments will continue to ...

Important voting information for those in quarantine

Important voting information for individuals quarantined was released by Tama County Auditor, Laura Kopsa this evening. If you are under quarantine due to COVID-19 you should follow these guidelines for voting Tuesday: 1) Make sure you have a current photo ID with you. If your ID does not ...

A good deal or no deal

A Tama County wind farm project 10 years in the making is one step closer to becoming a reality. Encompassing 75 acres in the central and northern parts of the county, the Salt Creek Wind project looks to feature between 40-60 turbines that will produce 170 megawatts per hour. By comparison, ...