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Panfil in as Traer library director

Local News

The heart of many rural Iowa towns is the local public library. For the city of Traer that is no exception. At the Traer Public Library one can find books of course but so much more. The library offers a wide variety of options for a wide variety of interests and age groups. Movies, ...

Hickory Hills focus of county photo contest

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Black Hawk County Conservation is announcing its 1st annual photography contest. The contest is open to amateur photographers only. Photos must be original to the photographer and must be taken between January 1, 2021 and October 15, 2021. All photos must be taken in parks and areas managed by ...

Clutier High feat. in new book

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Emporia, KS - A new book by author James Kenyon will be released in February. Echoes in the Hallways: History and Recollections of 102 Closed Iowa High Schools, is a collection of stories from student alumni of closed Iowa high schools, documenting 102 institutions from Iowa’s 99 counties. ...

Grassley tours Clearline in Traer

Local News

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) made his second stop in the last four months to Tama County on Jan. 13. In early September Grassley made a stop in Toledo to meet with local officials and business leaders. Grassley began a day of county visits in Traer, Iowa with a factory tour and ...

Redhawks bounced by Baxter

Traer News

TRAER — It was all going according to plan for the North Tama men’s basketball team through one half of action Tuesday night. The Redhawks jumped out to an early lead and held an eight-point advantage when the first half was over, sitting pretty and holding onto hopes of a big Iowa Star ...

Freed fundraiser sees big support

Local News

In times of great difficulty, great acts of kindness often emerge. Through the holiday season the community of Traer has been rallying around one of its own. Joe Freed has been a local auto mechanic with A.W.E Auto Service in Traer for the past 13 years, working with a team that made sure ...

North Tama falls to Bolts at home

Traer News

TRAER — Early on in Tuesday night’s Iowa Star South girls’ basketball action, the pace of the game was clear — and it was set by the Baxter Bolts. With a full-court press on and no breathing room for the North Tama ball handlers, it was a frustrating 32 minutes for the Redhawks. The ...

Search begins for new conservation director

Local News

Tama County Conservation is once again in search of a new director. Former director Logan Roberts submitted her letter of resignation to the Tama County Conservation Board in December and finished her last day with the county on Dec. 25. Roberts has taken a new position as a business ...

How to get the vaccine if you’re over 65

Local News

Editor's Note: This article has been updated as the age group for 1B was recently changed from 75 to 65. Tama County Public Health (TCPH) announced this week they are looking to compile a list of residents in Tama County aged 65 or over who are interested in receiving a COVID-19 ...

Members 1st offering college scholarships

Education

Members1st Community Credit Union announced their 2021 College Scholarship Program is now open. Members of the credit union have the opportunity to apply for five high school senior scholarships and two post-high school scholarships. Members must be entering or continuing their education at a ...