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Winter survival class Dec. 3

On Saturday, December 3rd from 10:00 AM to noon Tama County Conservation Board (TCCB) will be offering a free "Winter Survival" class at Otter Creek Lake & Park (2283 Park Road, Toledo, IA 52342). This class will cover practical basic skills & equipment needed to survive short ...

Class 2A football award winners announced

Offensive MVP:-Skilled- Isaiah Vaughan, Sr, Union-Lineman- Ethan Lape, Sr, North Fayette ValleyDefensive MVP:-Back- Mitchell Snitker, Jr, Waukon-Lineman- Michael Ahrendsen, Sr, UnionPunter: Sam Stelken, Sr, Beckman CatholicKicker: Dakota Hora, Sr, UnionReturner: Dilin Simon, Sr, CascadeCoach of ...

Final day for Tree of Lights donations Dec. 2

Time is running out to contribute to the Dysart Women's Club Tree of Lights fund raising campaign. Friday, December 2 is the final day to fill out a form (on page 3 of the print issue) and leave your donation at the Farmers coco pop Telephone Company. Proceeds will be divided between Community ...

Wolf Creek Christmas play showing Saturday, Sunday

The Wolf Creek Players will present their Christmas play this weekend at the St. Joseph Building. 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever' features local performers and will show on Saturday, December 3 at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. There will also be two showings at the same times on Sunday, December ...

Toolbox Raffle to benefit German Exchange Club trip

The Union High School German Exchange Trip fund will be the beneficiary of the 2016 Toolbox Raffle. A Sears Craftsman 41" painted steel tool cabinet in black & red with easy glide drawers, USB ports and a charging station will be raffled off this year. Tickets can be purchased through ...

Log cabin gets spruced up thanks to Dysart Community Foundation

Recently the Log Cabin at D-G Elementary received some attention thanks to grant from The Dysart Community Foundation. It received a new cedar roof and some additional repairs on the inside to get it back to condition that is safe to be utilized by staff and students at D-G Elementary.The Log ...

Students show their Redhawk Character

These students were chosen to spin the wheel for a prize at the Redhawk Character Assembly for first quarter. Students are entered into a drawing by earning tickets for showing the 3 R's (Respect, Responsibility, and Relationships) throughout the quarter. Great job to these and all the students ...

More results from local elections

In addition to the re-election of State Rep. Dean Fisher (R) and the upset win by Jeff Edler (R) over incumbent Steve Sodders (D) in the Iowa State Senate race, Tama County voters also made their choice for other local offices in last week's election.In the race for Tama County Sheriff, Dennis ...

Museum adding to Civil War veterans list

Pictured in the photo are, standing L to R, starting with back row: Asa Fay, color bearer; Abe Mowery; Andrew Balfour; Jas. Gifford; A. M. Glaze; Jim McNeil (Geo., Ray Harrison, Margaret Allen), wearing sword; Commander J. B. Dennis. Seated third row: Neil McKerral; J. T. Findley; J. O. ...

Chamber preps for Holiday Happenings

The regular monthly meeting of the Traer Chamber of Commerce was held on 11/7 at the Traer Golf and Country Club. The meeting was called to order by President Sarah Bradley at 5:40pm. Others in attendance were Vice President Ashley Cizek, Secretary Patty Suess, Past President Pat Rishel, and ...