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Hora-Machacek Auxiliary holds June meeting

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The Hora-Machacek Legion Auxiliary Post 453 met on Tuesday, June 7, at the Clutier post home. There were four members in attendance. President Veronica opened the meeting at 1:30 p.m. She called the roll and read last month's minutes which were approved as read. Treasurer Diane gave the unit's ...

Iowa State University spring 2022 Dean’s List

Education

Approximately 9,500 Iowa State University students have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the spring semester 2022 Dean's List. Students named to the Dean's List must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale while carrying a minimum ...

Iowa State University honors spring graduates

Education

Iowa State University honored more than 4,700 students who received degrees during spring commencement ceremonies on May 12-14. Spring graduates from the area include: Clutier, Iowa Amanda Arp, Doctor of Philosophy, Rhetoric and Professional Communication Dysart, Iowa Taylor Short, ...

Dysart’s Timothy Freeland awarded scholarship

Education

Fifteen northeast Iowa students will each receive a $1,000 scholarship next school year for health care-related studies. The Friends of MercyOne Cedar Falls Medical Center as well as the Friends of MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center came together to select and honor the 2022 Friends as well as ...

Dysart’s Quilt Block Trail stitches the community together

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Barn quilts have been part of American history for decades and barn quilt trails have been started in all 99 Iowa counties and in 40 states to display the folk art of quilting, highlight the rural heritage of the area and promote tourism. Donna Sue Groves founded the barn quilt trail tradition ...

Traer Community Foundation announces annual grants

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The Traer Community Foundation Board of Directors has announced the 2022 disbursements for a total of $97,662.00. This is the 30th year of awarding grants. The total of Foundation grants, to the community, now totals $889,000. These are the community betterment projects by ...

Redhawks end 48-game losing streak, beat the Bolts 11-10

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In the wake of what had been a 48-game losing streak, the Redhawk softball team ended last week on a high note by welcoming back to the mound injured starting pitcher Addison Hochstetler and beating the Baxter Bolts, 11-10, on Friday, June 10, at home — breaking a three year-long losing ...

Traer community mobilizes to help one of their own

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Members of the tightknit Traer Fire community have mobilized quickly in recent days to help one of their own – firefighter and young father Nick Riley, 44 – as he undergoes the fight of his life against Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Last Sunday, June 5, as the department was working northeast ...

Conrad sworn in as Tama Co. Park Officer

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The monthly meeting of the Tama County Board of Conservation began in a celebratory manner this past Wednesday, June 1, with the official swearing-in of Riley Conrad as a full-time Tama County Park Officer. Conservation Director Stephen Mayne announced during the regular May meeting that he ...

Piano students hold recitals at Traer Library

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The piano students of Sharon Owens and Carri Holst held two recitals on April 23 and April 24, at the Kupka Cultural Center in the Traer Public Library. Twenty students performed, ranging in age from first grade to 10th grade. Following the program, a reception to congratulate the ...