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Mural art underway in downtown Traer

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Inspiration is the soil that brings dreams to life. And inspiration is what brought a small group of Traer citizens, wanting to give back to their community, together to add something beautiful and uplifting to downtown Traer in the form of an artistic mural. The Traer Mural Project ...

Harvest on the horizon

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As area farmers begin to prepare equipment for harvest, those lucky enough to take a scenic drive this week across the Tama County countryside will see signs of the approaching seasonal shift every which way they look. Fields are beginning to turn shades of saffron and gold from the corn to the ...

LPC Golf Club averts closure, non-profit sale pending

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Following a groundswell of grassroots support, La Porte City residents and attorneys Matt Craft and Corey Lorenzen made the announcement this past Saturday, Sept. 10 that the community had effectively saved La Porte City Golf Club from a looming closure. In the span of less than two weeks, the ...

Hora-Machacek makes plans for October

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Hora-Machacek Legion Auxiliary discussed items in phone conversations so there was no physical meeting in September. Treasurer Diane will pay the county, 3rd district, and Department obligations. On October 4, a sewing day is planned. The day will begin at 9:00 a.m., potluck at ...

Tama County adds three Century Farms

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Three separate Tama County farm families were honored on Thursday, August 18, at the Iowa State Fair Livestock Pavilion with Century Farm designations this year including Ray and Jo Ellen Kubik and family of Traer (est. 1908); Mark and Cindy Tomlinson and Dallas and Kaitlyn Tomlinson of Traer ...

Under coach Halstead, No. 1 Redhawks build a tradition

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‘Respect the name.’ That’s the 2022-2023 motto for the Redhawks girls volleyball team. But which name deserves the ultimate respect when it comes to North Tama volleyball these days? Is it the Redhawks themselves or is it head coach Channing Halstead? This reporter would like to argue ...

Union hosts cross country invitational at LPC Golf Club

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The Union Knights cross country team played host to seven different teams including North Tama this past Thursday, Sept. 8 at La Porte City Golf Club – sweeping several of the top spots in the Girls 5K and taking first place overall. Union runners Amilia Condon, Lauren Youngblut, Lily ...

U.S. Sen. Grassley issues statement on passing of Queen Elizabeth II

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Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Senate president pro tempore emeritus, issued the following statement on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. “Queen Elizabeth II was a strong and graceful leader for the better part of a century. As queen, she was a tremendous source of stability and clearly ...

The Story of IFA Past President Fred A. Wood

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In 1998 I began my search for more Iowa Firefighters Association (IFA) history. We were about to write the history of the Traer Fire Department for Traer’s 125th Year – celebrated in 1998 – when I came across a name I had seen in the IFA convention books over the years. The name was Fred ...