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Produce available to Tama County citizens Friday

Capital City Fruit along with Cashwa Food Distribution will be providing boxes of produce to anyone in Tama County Friday, August 28. Each box will contain fruits and vegetables. Produce can be picked up via drive up and will be located south of the parking lot at the Tama Civic Center, 305 ...

Traer summer show shines bright in 2020

One familiar hallmark of summer that has remained in tact for many Iowans is the presence of small town car shows that punctuate the hot and humid summer months. The Shine & Show Annual Traer Car Show in downtown Traer was held on August 8 and gave folks an occasion to socialize and enjoy ...

Derecho devastates Tama County farms

Farmers across Tama County are dealing with the aftermath of last week's unprecedented derecho storm. The derecho's 106 mph winds did a number on local farms, flattening fields, destroying grain bins, ripping apart barns and buildings while damaging homes, machinery and vehicles. Nearly ...

Traer goes big with small campaign

Have you seen the new banners hanging from light poles throughout downtown Traer? This is the most recent advertising campaign from the Traer Chamber of Commerce and it's called "Go Small Town". This project is an effort to promote the pride Traer residents have in our "small town" and to ...

State Auditors report reveals improper spending

Following a special investigation, a report was released by State Auditor, Rob Sand, showing improper spending by a former City of Clutier employee. The special investigation was requested by City of Clutier officials as a result of concerns regarding certain financial transactions ...

Beenkens inducted into hall of fame

Jim and Jeanne Beenken of Tama County will be inducted into the 2020 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a virtual ceremony on Sunday, August 23. Eighty-six Iowa counties are participating this year and have selected 117 inductees for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H. Two ceremonies ...

18th Annual Dysart Old Iron Days Car, Truck, & Bike Show

Record numbers turned out for the 18th annual Old Iron Days Car, Truck and Bike Show. The event which was sponsored by the Dysart Development Corporation was held Friday, July 24 from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. An estimated 1200 people attended. A family friendly atmosphere provided entertainment from ...

North Tama goes hybrid

The North Tama Redhawks will have two options for returning to learn later this month. As of now school is set to return Wednesday, August 26. Families will be able to choose between hybrid learning and required remote learning. Hybrid Learning The Hybrid Learning model combines a ...

Union CSD seeking substitutes

Due to an expected shortage of teachers and substitute teachers, Governor Kim Reynolds signed a Proclamation July 17, 2020, that has modified the rules for current and prospective individuals interested in working as a substitute teacher in Iowa school districts. Those who currently hold a ...