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Weidas honored by Traer Historical Museum

Tony and Elsa Weida received a plaque from the Traer Historical Museum board during the October 6 meeting for the many years of distinguished service they have provided by helping with a multitude of projects. Tony recently served as board president for many years. He came on the board in ...

News and Notes from Traer City Council

The topic of the city spearheading snow removal for the 2022-2023 winter season along Second Street in Traer’s downtown business district was a main topic of discussion during the November 7 city council meeting. Two bids were received by the city for snow removal including one from Ayden ...

Traer City Council receives update on economic development

Tama County Economic Development’s executive director Katherine Ollendieck paid a visit to the Nov. 7 meeting of the Traer City Council to provide an update on county economic happenings including updates to the Tama County guidebook, the next round of ARPA grants for businesses, and the ...

Thank you for 55 years

On November 9, Tama County Public Health and Home Care celebrated 55 years of service to Tama County citizens. “We hosted an open house as we’ve been an agency for 55 years. We just wanted to say thank you to the residents of Tama County,” said Shannon Zoffka, the CEO and Executive ...

Former GMG coach pleads guilty, sentenced

A former GMG High School volleyball coach and South Tama paraeducator plead guilty to sexual exploitation last week and was sentenced. Brycelyn Haughey, 23, of Toledo entered a written plea of guilty and was sentenced in Iowa District Court on November 10 to the charge (Count 6) of sexual ...

Trailblazing trio forms first Redhawks girls’ wrestling team

After making it all the way to the state quarterfinals less than three weeks ago, a trio of Redhawk volleyball players has traded their jerseys for singlets as they blaze the trail as the very first North Tama girls wrestling team. With the sport sanctioned for girls for the first time in ...

Redhawks ponder move to 8-Man

Is eight better than 11? Keeping the North Tama football team flying high into the future was top of mind for the more than 40 members of the public who attended a community meeting on Nov. 9 to discuss possibly moving the Redhawks from 11-player to 8-player. The meeting — held in the North ...

Gates signs with Sioux Falls volleyball

With her family, friends, coaches, and teammates gathered around her in the Union High School gym on Friday, Nov. 11, senior student-athlete Aubrey Gates signed to continue her athletic career at the University of Sioux Falls (USF) next school year. “The culture of the school ... and the ...

Dysart’s urban forest preserve takes shape

Progress continues on Dysart’s Viola Irvine Nature Preserve – a thickly wooded, 2-acre parcel of land on the southeast side donated to the City last April by local conservationist Cathy Irvine – with new pathways, concrete pads, and tree plantings sprouting up recently. While the planned ...

It’s time to ‘Polish Up Taylor Park’

As part of Traer’s upcoming 150th year, the Sesquicentennial Committee, the Taylor Park Landscaping and Beautification Committee, and the City of Traer are focusing on a long-term landscaping and beautification initiative in Taylor Park – we’re calling it ‘Polish Up Taylor Park’. ...