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Give the gift of an experience

Education

Looking for a unique gift to surprise your grandson, daughter or nephew this year? Give the gift of an experience they’ll love! Tama County 4-H opens many of their workshops and events to all youth! We have several options to choose from for camps, workshops and trips in 2024! We’ll supply ...

DNR looking for gray fox as part of a research project

Local News

The Iowa DNR is asking trappers for help with a study on Iowa’s gray fox population. “We’re asking trappers who happen to catch a gray fox alive to contact me or wildlife technician Dave Hoffman directly so we can make arrangements to equip the animal with a neck collar and release it ...

Traer Historical Museum receives 2023 Golden Silo Award

Local News

WATERLOO – Last week Thursday the Traer Historical Museum received the 2023 Golden Silo Award for Outstanding Heritage Area Site during the Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area’s (SSNHA) annual awards luncheon held at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. The Golden Silo Awards ...

Elections without candidates, ballots without voters

Local News

CLUTIER – Many city and school elections in Iowa go uncontested, with only one name on the ballot. The difficult part comes when there aren’t any names at all. In Clutier, population 213, no one filed to run for mayor or any of the five seats on the city council. It’s not the only ...

Workshop on winter feeding basics for cow herd

Local News

The dry growing conditions of 2022 and 2023 have left some cattlemen with a short supply of hay and poor pastures that resulted in stored hay being fed during the summer. Tight hay supplies will likely lead to higher prices later in the winter-feeding period. Other feeds like corn silage and ...

Tama Co. Supervisors’ spat

Local News

TOLEDO – Last week's meeting of the Tama County Board of Supervisors started with idle chit-chat and ended with a lively spat. The meeting, as usual, included the Engineer's report, which stated that they are currently working on removing a snow trap on 250th Street. The Toledo Deer Creek ...

Union High School Drama Dept. stages ‘Open Interviews’

Education

LA PORTE CITY – High school thespians took to the Matt Auditorium stage last Friday and Saturday evenings as part of the Union High School Drama Department’s fall production of Open Interviews. Under the direction of teacher Stephanie Sauer, a small, tight-knit group of students ...

Northern Tama County observes Veterans Day

Education

Veterans Day – which took place on Saturday, Nov. 11 this year – was observed in several places across northern Tama County on Friday. Public programs were held in the morning at both North Tama and Union Middle School in their respective gymnasiums, while later that day Pete Eikamp and ...