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Erhardt sworn in for Traer seat

The Traer city council held the swearing in of newly appointed council member James Erhardt during their regular meeting on April 5. Erhardt was appointed by the council to fill the vacancy of Steve Foster who recently relocated outside of Traer city limits. The council term Erhardt is ...

Prom returns for area high schools

High schoolers at North Tama and Union are looking forward to the return of a popular spring tradition. After the COVID-19 pandemic shut down all in-person school activity in April of 2020, students have been excited at the opportunity to again participate in the prom tradition. Union High ...

County to hold public meeting on lake project

Tama County Conservation officials, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will hold a public meeting on April 13 at 6 p.m. to give a presentation about the upcoming lake restoration project scheduled for Otter Creek Lake in 2021 through 2023 The presentation will be ...

Union teacher resigns following email investigation

The Union Community Board of Education accepted a resignation agreement Monday morning for middle school science teacher Mark Hookham during a special board meeting at Union High School. According to Union superintendent Travis Fleshner, the resignation is related to an internal investigation ...

Traer Fire Dept. holds fish fry fundraiser

The Traer Fire Department held their second fish fry fundraiser of the season on March 26. Hungry customers lined up behind the fire station for drive thru service. Pictured are, from left, Bryce Hillman, Nick Balk, Josh Seda, Larry Nachazel, Alex Pick, Bill Huntley and Matt Rausch. Darvin ...

Street project, budget before Traer city council

The city continues to move forward with phase one of a street improvement project. Following a March 22 public hearing in which no comments were received, the council approved a resolution that allows the city to issue a loan agreement not to exceed $1 million for the 2021 street project. An ...

Traer foundation now accepting grant applications

The Traer Community Foundation board members are pleased to announce they are now accepting grant applications from non-profit Traer area groups, for the 2021-grant program. Board members include: Don Stansbery, chairman representing the Kubik-Finch American Legion Post of Traer, Michelle ...

Gov. Reynolds visits Tama Co.

Gov. Kim Reynolds visited Tama County’s vaccine clinic Friday morning and heard about the needs for more vaccinations in Tama County and more housing in Toledo. City and state officials met Reynolds at the former Iowa Juvenile Home where Tama County Public Health has been holding ...

NT girls track up and running

The North Tama Redhawks got their girls track season underway at the BCLUW Early Bird meet on March 26. North Tama was the best-finishing area team, coming in fourth place with 63 team points and picking up a team win in the distance medley relay. The Redhawks took first place in the distance ...

Union speech sends one to all-state

The Union Individual Speech Team traveled to Wapello on March 13, for their state contest. By the end of the day, Union walked out with six Division 1 ratings and 1 Division 2. “I am very proud of the effort these performers showed at State,” head coach Dean Bostian said. “Especially ...