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Union speech sends one to all-state

Local News

The Union Individual Speech Team traveled to Wapello on March 13, for their state contest. By the end of the day, Union walked out with six Division 1 ratings and 1 Division 2. “I am very proud of the effort these performers showed at State,” head coach Dean Bostian said. “Especially ...

Droste reaches the checkered flag

Local News

For the past 30 years Steve Droste has been part of the nucleus within one of Traer’s vanguard family-owned businesses. In 1990, after 12 years of manufacturing cutlery with Clearline Industries, owners Lou Rausch and Rex Betts hired Droste to help spearhead a new division of their company ...

North Tama school board talks budget, contracts

Education

The North Tama Board of Education welcomed its first student member at a regular meeting on March 18. NTHS Student Council member Paden Ketter was sworn in at the beginning of the meeting by board President Rod Zobel, and will act as a non-voting student representative on the board through ...

Dengler helps Monte to 1A title

Local News

The boys state basketball tournament concluded earlier this month. It was competitive, and the best part is watching the small schools compete against each other. It is a point of pride for small towns when they win the title. Nothing is more exciting or provides more energy to a small town ...

Volunteers make clinics possible

Local News

Volunteers have always been important fixtures in any community and now with COVID-19 vaccination clinics running their presence is that much more important. Tama County Public Health began vaccinations clinics in February. For each clinic around 100 people are receiving either their first ...

Dysart Community Foundation grant applications now available

Local News

The Dysart Community Foundation held its Annual Meeting on March 15 at the Dysart Community Building. The 2021 Board of Directors for the Foundation elected during the meeting, include: Bret Hennessy, Chair, representing Farmers Savings Bank & Trust; Pamela Thiele, Vice Chair, ...

Swing Show a hit for 2021

Local News

North Tama high schoolers entertained audiences last week during the annual Swing Show fine arts exhibition. A variety of performances were offered on the evenings of March 11 and 12 including those from the band and chorus, as well as dance numbers and short skits. The 43-member North Tama ...

Union teacher under investigation for emails with students

Local News

A teacher within the Union Community School District is being investigated for emails exchanged with students, according to a press release from Superintendent Travis Fleshner. “While the public media and social media have shared information regarding this matter, the school district has and ...