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Good Egg Hunting

TRAER – On an ‘eggstraordinary’ spring morning last Saturday, the Traer Chamber of Commerce hosted the community’s annual Easter Egg Hunt for children 10 and younger – taking over the event this year from the previous organizer, the North Tama P.T.O. The park’s west hillside ...

Soule Shop & Spa joins Main Street Dysart

DYSART – After giving nearly 3,000 massages while working at Traer Chiropractic over the last five years, Union High School graduate Kortlyn (née Ewoldt) Frush, LMT, is ready to give her heart and ‘soule’ to a new venture – her very own business, Soule Shop & Spa. Since ...

North Tama approves operational sharing agreement with South Tama

Telegraph note: This story has been updated with the correct sharing incentive student numbers for superintendent and operations/maintenance management positions. TRAER – The North and South Tama school districts have officially agreed to unite in more ways than one. During last ...

Central Rivers AEA, area school district leaders react to new law

Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the much discussed Area Education Agencies (AEA) reform bill into law last Wednesday, March 27, just a day after the Iowa Senate approved the legislation. House File 2612 (HF2612) passed the Senate on March 26 on a 30-18 vote, with Sen. Annette Sweeney (R-Iowa Falls) ...

Four generations of Winkelplecks celebrate Easter

DYSART – Seven-month-old Meyer Jon Winkelpleck spent time with three generations of ‘egg-stra’ special people last Sunday as part of his very first Easter celebrations – his great-grandfather Larry Winkelpleck, Sr. (seated), grandfather Jon Winkelpleck (back right), and his dad Zach ...

North Tama celebrates FFA Tractor Day!

TRAER - If you saw several tractors driving the streets of Traer last Wednesday morning, they were headed for the high school as part of the district’s annual FFA Tractor Day. FFA students who drove a tractor to school this year include (front row, l-r) Kane Kucera, Elijah Fuller, Ava Monat, ...

North Tama graduate sells 1.5 millionth vehicle

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. – On Saturday, March 16, 2024, Traer native David Wilson’s Wilson Automotive celebrated a huge milestone by selling its 1.5 millionth automobile. It was almost exactly seven years ago that the company sold its millionth. It’s been an interesting journey for ...

Grassley staff to hold office hours in Tama County

TAMA COUNTY, IOWA – Sen. Chuck Grassley’s (R-Iowa) staff will hold traveling office hours in 11 Iowa counties including Tama County from April 15 –17. Iowans seeking assistance with a federal agency or wishing to share their views on issues important to them may stop by during the ...

​​Jasmyn Bush accepted at Palmer College of Chiropractic

DAVENPORT – Jasmyn Bush of La Porte City has been accepted for enrollment for the 2024 spring trimester in the Doctor of Chiropractic degree program at Palmer College of Chiropractic's Main Campus in Davenport, Iowa. Palmer College of Chiropractic, the first and largest college in the ...

Celebrate ISU Extension and Outreach Week in Tama County

TAMA COUNTY – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week is April 15-20 this year. Iowa’s 100 county extension offices will host “I Spy Cy” activities and educational events throughout the week to thank Iowans for their support of ISU Extension and Outreach throughout the ...