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James joins T-R, Tama-Grundy staff as general manager

Tama-Grundy Publishing and the Times-Republican (T-R) are excited to announce the hiring of Rhonda James as the new general manager and advertising director. “I’m looking forward to getting to know the [area] and working with this team,” James said. “Everyone has been positive so far. ...

Rep. Fisher tapped to head Environmental Protection Committee

House Speaker Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford) recently announced appointments for House committee chair positions in advance of the 90th General Assembly. “After further growing our majority this election, our caucus now represents all 99 of Iowa’s 99 counties. We are in a better position ...

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Members of the Buckingham Boosters 4-H Club spent a cold Saturday morning earlier this month helping set upholiday lights and decorations in Traer’s Taylor Park. Decorating was then wrapped up the weekend of Nov. 19 by additional community volunteers. The park will be officially lit up ...

Traer Lions Club to sponsor annual Christmas lighting contest

The Traer Lions Club is sponsoring its annual home Christmas lighting contest once again. All residents in the city of Traer who have displays of Christmas lights or lawn decorations will automatically be entered in the judging contest. In order to qualify, the rules state that lights and ...

Tama Co. General Election Results

The complete results of the Nov. 8 general election in Tama County are printed below. The following candidates were elected to seats. County Supervisor District 1: Curt Hilmer County Treasurer: Amanda Kriegel County Recorder: Amelia Kemper County Attorney: Brent Heeren Soil & ...

Traer native keynote speaker at IVH Veterans Day program

There was a special feeling in the air the morning of Friday, Nov. 11 as veterans, staff and the general public filed into the Malloy Leisure Room Center on the Iowa Veterans Home campus for the first Veterans Day program since before the COVID-19 pandemic. New IVH Commandant Todd Jacobus ...

Meet Kid Captain Dylan McGivern of Dysart

Telegraph note: Dylan McGivern, 10, of Dysart was chosen to be a 2022-23 Kid Captain during the 2022 Hawkeye Football season. The Kid Captain program is a partnership that began in 2009 between UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital and the Iowa Hawkeyes to honor pediatric patients and ...

Making history: Redhawk girls’ wrestling lifts off with STC Invite

Pageantry and history were ever-present Thursday night in the South Tama County Roundhouse, as the inaugural STC girls’ wrestling invite took place and made history for area schools such as the Trojans, North Tama and BCLUW-SH with their first ever sanctioned girls’ wrestling event. A ...

‘I’m mighty proud of that ragged old flag’

Several events were held throughout northern Tama County in honor of Veterans Day this past Friday, Nov. 11 including the annual Veterans Day program held in the North Tama High School gym and the free Veterans Day Meal sponsored by Eikamp Insurance in Dysart. Both events honored those who ...

Student cast takes center stage in Wolf Creek Players’ latest production

It’s been over a year since the Union Middle School stage was graced with a performance by Wolf Creek Players but the wait was certainly worth it as the cast of last weekend’s “Monster in the Closet” – dominated by a record number of young performers – lit up the venue with ...