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School budget hearing set for April 8

The North Tama school board will hold a hearing for the proposed 2019-20 Fiscal Year budget on Monday, April 8 at 7 p.m. in the ICN room as the district issues a budget similar to last year's.During the board's monthly meeting on Monday, March 18, North Tama Superintendent David Hill presented ...

City adopts tax abatement program

The Dysart City Council on Wednesday, March 13 voted to proceed with a proposed Urban Revitalization period in town, granting access for tax abatement to residentsThe council held a scheduled public hearing for the adoption of tax abatement, allowing for comments from the community before ...

Cooper assumes Superintendent duties, O’Brien joins street dept

With the retirement of John Novak, Chris Cooper has been named Superintendent of the city's Street Department and welcomed Neil O'Brien to the staff last month.Cooper, a 19-year veteran of the street department, will oversee the day-day operations of the department. Over the years, Cooper has ...

Union High paints colorful performance of “Joseph”

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat came to life on the Union stage this past weekend as the cast and crew battled the bleak weather to deliver a bright performance.The musical, written by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, follows the story of Joseph (Carter Spore) as a ...

American Legion Post 142 meeting

Traer American Legion Post 142 will meet Monday, March 18th at the Traer Memorial Building. There will be a catered dinner at 7 PM with social hour at 6 PM. We will be celebrating the 100th Birthday of the American Legion.The Traer American Legion Auxiliary will be meeting Tuesday, March ...

Fink readies for Junior Olympic National Championship

Amber Fink of Traer, a member of the Traer Air Gun (TAG) team, will competing at the Junior Olympic National Championship held in Colorado Springs, CO from April 20-27 in the air gun division after winning the State Championship earlier this season."It still hasn't really processed that this is ...

Ewoldt joins Traer Chiropractic staff

Traer Chiropractic has welcomed Kortlyn Ewoldt, a Licensed Massage Therapist, to the office for massage therapy services.Ewoldt is a 2018 graduate of Union High School and studied at Carlson College of Massage Therapy in Anamosa for six months after high school. Before returning to her hometown ...

Dysart Police to host Citizens Police Academy

he Dysart Police Department has announced the creation of a Citizen's Police Academy, a six-week course for residents to learn more about law enforcement and the department to engage with the public.Headed up by Dysart Police Officer Jeremy Stenda, the Citizens Police Academy will cover topics ...

Standards Referenced Grading makes way into elementary

The staff and faculty at North Tama Elementary are strategically implementing a new form of grading known as Standards Referenced Grading (SRG) into the building, with kindergarten through second grade already using the system."It has been a trend in the state and many districts around us ...

Toddler Time growing in Dysart

Young families in Dysart have developed a noticeable cabin fever in recent months with winter weather playing it's worst, so Chris and Jenny Dumas have created a Toddler Time group at the Dysart Community Building."When we were living in Waterloo, the Cedar Falls Rec Center had a thing with ...