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Fire Prevention Week observed in Dysart and Traer

Education

Fire Prevention Week took place October 3-9 this year. The annual event has long been celebrated by local fire departments across the country as an avenue to educate children — and by extension the greater public — around fire safety and prevention. Both the Dysart and Traer fire ...

Traer candidate forum announced

Local News

The upcoming municipal and school board elections will be held on November 2, 2021, across the state of Iowa. Locally, a candidates’ forum will give area voters a chance to hear and interact with those vying for the offices of Traer mayor, Traer city council and North Tama school board. ...

North Tama celebrates Fall Senior Night 2021

Education

North Tama celebrated Fall Senior Night 2021 on Dennis Field ahead of the Redhawks football game against Wapsie Valley on Friday, October 8. Football, cross country, and cheer athletes and members of the marching band were honored alongside their parents/guardians. Volleyball athletes were ...

Union’s Rathe rides winged feet to top of Wolverine Invitational

Local News

Wolverine Invitational Union Knights senior cross country runner Ellie Rathe continued her habit of crossing the finish line in first this past Tuesday, October 5 at the Dike-New Hartford Wolverine Invitational on the Fox Ridge Golf Course in Dike. Rathe clocked in at 18:31.2 in the varsity ...

No. 4 Redhawks suffer hard loss 0-14 to Wapsie Valley

Local News

The story arc of the Class A No. 4 (AP/Week 7) North Tama Redhawks football team took a turn this past Friday night against the Wapsie Valley Warriors most fans did not expect — they lost 0-14. Under Coach Taylor Wurth’s leadership, the Redhawks went into the home game on Dennis Field ...

Knights fall to No. 9 Tigerhawks

Local News

The unranked Union Knights lost 21-27 to the Class 2A No. 9 (AP/Week 7) North Fayette Valley TigerHawks Friday night in Union Stadium but they certainly didn’t make it easy for the TigerHawks. The Knights starting quarterback, senior Grant Behrens led Union’s passing game with 256 yards ...

Redhawks keep the momentum going

Local News

For much of the 2021 season, Class 1A No. 12 North Tama has had a tough time with sweeping opponents. Thursday evening, the Redhawks completed their second sweep in three days with a 25-17, 25-19, 25-11 drubbing of Iowa Star South opponents Tripoli (8-15) at home. The win moves North Tama to ...

The show finally goes on for Wolf Creek Players

Local News

The show must go on. For members of Wolf Creek Players — Dysart’s community theater troupe — this past weekend was a perfect time to return to the stage following a pandemic-induced absence as they gear up to celebrate their tenth year. “After dealing with COVID for a year and not ...

Traer Theatre lights up the night after long absence

Local News

The beautiful Traer Theatre marquee lights were glowing brightly along Second Street this past Friday, October 1 — beckoning the public back after more than 18 months of closure. Following Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds' public health disaster emergency proclamation on March 17, 2020, the ...

Investigation into Ryan Cooper’s death continues

Local News

The investigation continues into the violent death of Ryan Cooper, 42, which took place on Friday, June 18, 2021 at his residence in rural Traer. As of publication, there have been no arrests made in the case and no new developments to report according to Iowa DCI Special Agent Richard ...