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Four tips to de-stress your kids this holiday season

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Deciding on thoughtful gifts, decorating the home, making delicious food, and coordinating with friends and family this common holiday to-do list is enough to make anyone feel overwhelmed or stressed at times. In fact, an American Psychological Association poll found that eight out of ten ...

Fisher appointed Vice Chair of Committee

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House Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) recently announced that Rep. Dean Fisher (R-Garwin) will serve as the Vice Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee."Rep. Fisher is a respected and proven leader who will work across party lines to bring about consensus to move Iowa forward," ...

SWCD meetings set for Jan. 3 & 4

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The next regular meeting of the Tama Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioners will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. at the District Office, located at 102 Highway 30W in Toledo.Agenda items include: approval of minutes from previous meetings, public participation, ...

VGH needs your help in setting up rapid notifications

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Benton County Public Health and Virginia Gay Hospital is asking for your help in establishing a rapid notification system by email and/or text.Residents of Benton County are encouraged to register their email and/or cell numbers to receive public health information in the event of a public ...

Block signs with Waldorf

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Kaeli Block aims to continue her success on the hardwood as a member of the Waldorf University women's basketball team next season.Block, a 5-foot-10 senior power forward from Union High School, signed a letter of intent with the Warriors on Wednesday."We are excited to add a good Iowa talent ...

North Tama School Board Dec. 19 meeting agenda

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North Tama Board of EducationMonday, December 19, 20167:00 p.m. in the North Tama ICN RoomRegular Meeting Agenda1.Call to Order, Roll Call and Determine Quorum2.Approve Agenda (Opportunity to move any items from the consent agenda to the regular agenda)*3.Spotlight on Education: Overview of ...

Hora-Machacek holds monthly meeting and memorial service

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Hora-Machacek Legion Auxiliary held their monthly meeting December 6th at 2pm at the Clutier post home. There were eight members present. President Veronica conducted the meeting. Colors were advanced by Eileen Hora and Pauline Sienknecht. Mary Seda said prayer and the vacant chair. Roll call ...

Traer Pool Committee in search of better bids

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The bids opened in October for construction of the new pool in Traer came in at $3.6 million, $600,000 over budget. These bids were rejected by the City Council. Since then, the Pool Committee has met and looked for ways to make the pool more economical to build and still keep the features ...

North Tama’s Clausen, Schafer receive scholarships

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Two Tama County students pursuing higher education opportunities have received additional financial assistance this fall thanks to scholarships from the Tama County Community Foundation and its host foundation, the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa. These scholarships totaling over $1,500 ...

UMS Band members chosen for District Honor Band

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Three students from the Union Middle School Band program were chosen to participate in the NEIBA Honor Band held at Oelwein High School on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016. Students chosen for honor band were Sarah Roberts on flute, daughter of Steve and Diane Roberts from LaPorte City, Iowa, Emma ...