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Dysart, Union ready for 2019 Iowa Legislative session

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The 2019 Iowa Legislative session will convene on Monday, Jan. 14 as school districts and cities across the state will keep their eyes focused on the Capitol, including Dysart and Union school district."You're watching almost daily on what's being discussed at the Capitol," Union Superintendent ...

Knights handled in first games of 2019

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Union basketball resumed their 2018-19 season with losses to Aplington-Parkersburg on Friday and Crestwood on Saturday as they started off the new year against quality opponents."I was telling the players and coaches it's hard to simulate the pressure a team like A-P with talented athletes," ...

Smoke smell at Sunrise prompts response from area EMS

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Sunrise Hill Care and Rehab Center reported their power motors had shorted out on Saturday, Jan. 5 during the 10 a.m. hour and left the north hall with a smoke smell, prompting Traer Fire Dept, Dysart Fire Dept, the Tama County Sheriff's Office and Emergency Management to arrive on scene."From ...

North Tama FFA selected for Pioneer’s Big A Challenge

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North Tama FFA will compete against 15 other schools in the Pioneer Brand A-Series Soybeans Big A Challenge and the students will design a large letter A for the upcoming 2019 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill. August 28-30.For this challenge, the FFA students wrote an essay and then make a ...

Novak to retire as Superintendent

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A longtime face on the Traer Street Dept will retire after 33 years as John Novak will work his late shift as winter winds down in Traer.Novak began his career with the Street Department on December 2 of 1985. Before working in Traer, Novak was employed at a trucking firm in Waterloo. Over the ...

Kvidera elected President of North Tama

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North Tama seniors in Nate Walston Government class took part in their own campagins this past month, with Molly Kvidera named President and Hailey Stover Vice-President after a tight race.The class was divided into small groups with a presidential and vice-presidential candiate and jobs ...

Shop with a Cop returns for its second year

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Dysart Police Officer Jeremy Stenda, along with Deputies Travis Foster and Brian Randall from the Tama County Sheriff's Office, spent their Wednesday afternoon taking several Dysart-Geneseo Elementary students out shopping for the second annual Shop with a Cop.Organized by Stenda last year, ...

Hadachek bids farewell to Union Football

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Joe Hadachek grew up on a farm just south of Dysart, the first member of his family to develop a love for the sport of football. At the time, Dysart-Geneseo was its own high school with its own program, the Trojan football program. The school had never been truly successful at football, as ...

Youel to retire in June, North Tama to seek new principal

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North Tama Elementary Principal/Technology Coordinator Josh Youel will retire after 36 years with the school district in June of 2019, with his resignation and early retirement approved by the school board on Monday, Dec. 17."A lot of things went into this decision, but my wife retiring and ...