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Blizzard warning issued for Thursday

A blizzard warning has been issued for Tama County on Thursday. Sustained winds with heavy snow is expected for Thursday’s forecast. Travel is not recommended. The Tama County Public Health COVID-19 vaccination clinic scheduled for Thursday has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 6 from 9 ...

Winter storm warning issued for Tama County

A winter storm warning has been issued for Tama County. This warning is in effect from 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 to 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 31. Heavy mixed precipitation is expected. Total snow accumulations are predicted between 2-5 inches. Ice accumulations of one tenth to two tenths of an inch ...

UHS crowns king and queen

After a weather delay pushed back the 2020-21 homecoming coronation at Union High School, students were finally able to celebrate on Friday, Jan. 22. Madelon Rathe was crowned homecoming queen and Dallas Blackburn was crowned homecoming king. In the absence of the traditional powder puff game ...

Five things to know from NT School Board

1. North Tama will continue to follow Iowa Star Conference guidelines for masking and social distancing. The board voted 5-0 in favor. Those guidelines include allowing all relatives of those performing to attend activities. This would include players, cheerleaders, coaches, and any students ...

Panfil in as Traer library director

The heart of many rural Iowa towns is the local public library. For the city of Traer that is no exception. At the Traer Public Library one can find books of course but so much more. The library offers a wide variety of options for a wide variety of interests and age groups. Movies, ...

Hickory Hills focus of county photo contest

Black Hawk County Conservation is announcing its 1st annual photography contest. The contest is open to amateur photographers only. Photos must be original to the photographer and must be taken between January 1, 2021 and October 15, 2021. All photos must be taken in parks and areas managed by ...

Clutier High feat. in new book

Emporia, KS - A new book by author James Kenyon will be released in February. Echoes in the Hallways: History and Recollections of 102 Closed Iowa High Schools, is a collection of stories from student alumni of closed Iowa high schools, documenting 102 institutions from Iowa’s 99 counties. ...

Grassley tours Clearline in Traer

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) made his second stop in the last four months to Tama County on Jan. 13. In early September Grassley made a stop in Toledo to meet with local officials and business leaders. Grassley began a day of county visits in Traer, Iowa with a factory tour and ...

Freed fundraiser sees big support

In times of great difficulty, great acts of kindness often emerge. Through the holiday season the community of Traer has been rallying around one of its own. Joe Freed has been a local auto mechanic with A.W.E Auto Service in Traer for the past 13 years, working with a team that made sure ...

Search begins for new conservation director

Tama County Conservation is once again in search of a new director. Former director Logan Roberts submitted her letter of resignation to the Tama County Conservation Board in December and finished her last day with the county on Dec. 25. Roberts has taken a new position as a business ...