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Tama County News

Traer Time Machine: Giving Thanks

An editorial from an edition of the Traer Star-Clipper published on Friday, August 28, 1953, caught my eye this past week while searching through our archive books for stories on the late LeRoy Kopriva — 1954 Traer High School graduate, Redhawks starting quarterback, and great-uncle to this ...

Beef Team celebrates busy year

The Mid-Iowa Youth Beef Team held its Annual Banquet on Sunday, November 7. Attendees were entertained with a video capturing 2021 activities and a tribute to the graduating high school seniors. During 2021, members helped the Iowa Beef Industry Council with the Baby’s First Bites campaign, ...

UAW strike ends at Deere Waterloo Works

Early Thursday morning last week, dozens if not hundreds of Tama/Grundy County United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 838 members employed at John Deere Waterloo Works laced up their boots for the first time in five weeks to head north to report for work. The strike was over. Back on October 14, ...

Hoskey gives students unique experience on Veterans Day

North Tama students experienced Veterans Day this year through the eyes of a familiar face — their teacher. North Tama Social Studies teacher and 2006 South Tama High School graduate Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph Hoskey is in his first year of teaching but is certainly not new to ...

Em Kaye’s Boutique joins Main Street Dysart

A family nickname is now part of a dream come true for Emma Kaye Winkelpleck of Clutier — Main Street Dysart’s newest business owner. At just 19-years-old, Winkelpleck is now the proud owner of Em Kaye’s Boutique located at 321 Main Street in downtown Dysart in the former Sassy’s ...

2022-2023 STEPS-IMA Cohort Announced

Six Iowa organizations have been chosen to participate in the 2022-23 STEPS-IMA cohort. STEPS-IMA is a learning group utilizing the AASLH STEPS curriculum to build the capacity of small and mid-size history organizations to function at basic, good, or better practices. STEPS-IMA will utilize an ...

Local program showers expectant mothers with hope, services

More than 20 Tama and Benton county expectant mothers stopped by the Norma Anders Public Library this past Saturday morning to take part in a community baby shower organized by India Snow-Watt, program supervisor with Lutheran Social Services of Iowa (LSI). Snow-Watt operates the family ...

Record harvest on the horizon

Diane Caloud — operating a 1977 IH combine — works to bring in the last of her corn harvest just east of Clutier on Thursday, November 4 following several delays this fall including equipment breakdowns, weather, and a death in the family. Done with beans entirely, Caloud said she had about ...

40/8 Nurse Scholarship Awards

On October 27, 2021 the Forty and Eight veterans' organization Local 568 awarded nurse training scholarships to six deserving young ladies who are nearing the completion of their nurse's training. Pictured left to right: Jerry Lehtola Chef de Gare of the 40/8 and nurse recipients Danielle ...

Carlson accepts Union write-in board seat

County auditors are guaranteed a certain number of write-ins to tally every election cycle — from ‘anyone else’ to ‘Big Bird’ to 'can't remember the name’ — they’ve probably seen it on a ballot. This past combined city/school election was no different, but the write-in ...