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Taylor Howard selected as North Tama’s 7-12 principal

The North Tama County Community School District is pleased to announce that North Tama Alumnus Mr. Taylor Howard has accepted the offer to serve as the district’s new 7-12 Principal. Principal-elect Howard currently serves as a School Administration Manager in the Southeast Polk School ...

American Legion turns 103!

The American Legion turned an impressive 103 years old on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. In celebration of this significant day, American Legion posts across the country held events such as an open house at the post home or a dinner with cake. In Traer, the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post No. 142 ...

Traer Legion Auxiliary News

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 142 of Traer met on the evening of Tuesday, April 12, at the Traer Community Building with 17 members present. Sharon Finzen & Kay Klavido provided delicious refreshments. Sue Ewoldt presented a very interesting program on Retrieving Freedom dogs, based in ...

North Tama Awards Night

North Tama Awards Night is set for Tuesday, May 10, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the North Tama gymnasium. North Tama Dollars for Scholars is pleased to provide music, appetizers, and punch at 6:30 p.m. as part of the festivities. We invite students, families, faculty, school board members and the ...

Tree elves take Tama County by storm

In a fitting end to the nationwide celebration that was Stewardship Week 2022 and in honor of the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day, a pair of ‘tree elves’ from the Tama County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) office – conservation assistant Melody Bro and ...

Viola Irvine Nature Preserve opens in Dysart

In a state that lost roughly 4 million trees in 2020 to derecho devastation, the recent donation of a wooded, 2-acre parcel of land owned by local conservationist and retired teacher Cathy Irvine to the city of Dysart for the creation of the Viola Irvine Nature Preserve could not have come at a ...

Wild weather still no match for Union golf

Union girls golf at Waterloo Columbus, April 25 What was supposed to be a Quad Meet on Monday, April 25, at South Hills Golf Course in Waterloo turned into a dual meet for scoring purposes. BCLUW withdrew due to the cold weather and Jesup was only able to bring two players to the meet. ...

Union-North Tama girls soccer rout GC/GR 5-1 on Senior Night

The Union-North Tama girls soccer team celebrated Senior Night with a decisive win over Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck on Thursday, April 28, by routing the Rebels 5-1 – boosting their record to 3-4 as they enter the final two weeks of the regular season. Seniors honored during the game ...

Wind energy moratorium hot topic at county supervisors meeting

In the span of less than seven days, the citizen-led group Tama County Against Turbines has managed to do something most politicians nowadays can only dream about – draw the grassroots to a local cause and pack meeting halls in the process. On two separate occasions – first on Tuesday, ...

Celebrating School Library Month with Union’s Mrs. Gassman

Since 1985, the month of April has been designated School Library Month – a time set aside to celebrate the valuable contributions of America’s school libraries and librarians including teacher librarians like Union’s Jennifer Gassman, the only certified librarian assigned to the ...