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North Tama board explores infrastructure financing

Ten members of the public joined the North Tama School Board in the junior high commons on Wednesday, Jan. 12 for a three hour special work session meant to explore the district’s financing options in regards to anticipated future infrastructure projects. Matt Gillaspie from the financial ...

Cascade of champions for Knights wrestling

The Union boys wrestlers continue to dominate the mats this season traveling to Cascade on Saturday and coming away with a team title and six champions. Jace Hedeman (106), Brayden Bohnsack (113), Caleb Olson (132), Keegan Ellsworth (138), Hunter Worthen (152), and Stone Schmitz (160) all ...

Windbreak School Sweeping its Way Across Iowa

Iowa is in desperate need of a windbreak renaissance, according to a forestry specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. “Windbreaks and shelterbelts act as critical farm infrastructure – providing energy savings, livestock growth gains, timber and non-timber forest ...

Tama SWCD highlights local stewardship with annual awards

Tama County Soil and Water Conservation District recently celebrated its 2020 and 2021 conservation award winners with an official announcement. Friend of Conservation Award The District’s Friend of Conservation Award is presented annually to Tama Countians who make over-the-top efforts to ...

Dysart’s CrossPointe Church welcomes Rev. Joe Henson

CrossPointe Church in Dysart is excited to introduce Rev. Joe Henson. Pastor Joe grew up in Waterloo, Iowa and graduated from East High. He attended North Central University (1998-2001) graduating with a degree in Pastoral Studies. Joe has two boys, Silas and Abriam. CrossPointe has had the ...

Iowa’s rural ambulances hemorrhage volunteers, staff

Shaun Kennedy, Traer Ambulance Manager, believed he finally had a decent thing going in terms of staffing his rural ambulance service – in addition to himself, he had two full time paramedics and one part time EMT/driver. “On December 24th I found out Matt [part time EMT/driver] was ...

Five things to know from Traer Council

The first Traer City Council meeting of 2022 took place on Jan. 3 and began with the swearing-in of Mayor Pete Holden and Council Member Jamie Erhardt – who both won their reelection bids in last November’s school and municipal elections – and then it was back to business for the ...

Dysart PD set to add an officer

The Dysart Police Department is poised to grow by one member in 2022 thanks to a recent grant award. At the regular meeting of the Dysart City Council on Wednesday, Dec. 8, Dysart Chief of Police Joe Hols updated the council on a $125,000 grant the city was awarded in 2021 as part of the ...

Local legislators ready to get back to work

The last few sessions of the Iowa Legislature have ushered in a slew of changes to state law, and Marshall County’s delegation — Rep. Dean Fisher (R-Montour) and Sen. Jeff Edler (R-State Center) — are excited to keep up their work heading into 2022. In recent interviews, they shared their ...