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Traer News

North Tama board explores infrastructure financing

Ten members of the public joined the North Tama School Board in the junior high commons on Wednesday, Jan. 12 for a three hour special work session meant to explore the district’s financing options in regards to anticipated future infrastructure projects. Matt Gillaspie from the financial ...

Tama SWCD highlights local stewardship with annual awards

Tama County Soil and Water Conservation District recently celebrated its 2020 and 2021 conservation award winners with an official announcement. Friend of Conservation Award The District’s Friend of Conservation Award is presented annually to Tama Countians who make over-the-top efforts to ...

Iowa’s rural ambulances hemorrhage volunteers, staff

Shaun Kennedy, Traer Ambulance Manager, believed he finally had a decent thing going in terms of staffing his rural ambulance service – in addition to himself, he had two full time paramedics and one part time EMT/driver. “On December 24th I found out Matt [part time EMT/driver] was ...

Five things to know from Traer Council

The first Traer City Council meeting of 2022 took place on Jan. 3 and began with the swearing-in of Mayor Pete Holden and Council Member Jamie Erhardt – who both won their reelection bids in last November’s school and municipal elections – and then it was back to business for the ...

Morningside announces Dean’s List for fall 2021 semester

Morningside University Vice President for Academic Affairs Chris Spicer recently announced the 421 students named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2021-22 academic year including Dylan W. Hosek* of Traer. The Dean’s List recognizes Morningside students who achieve ...

Redhawks return with wins, rankings following break

The Redhawks wrestlers returned to the mats following winter break in a big way last week with two ranked wrestlers, team wins over Hartwick-Ladora-Victor (HLV) and Lynnville-Sully, and a fourth place finish at the North Mahaska Invite. As of Tuesday, Jan. 4, sophomore Case Monat at 106 was ...

Running rural in the new Iowa House District 76

One local Iowa House district is set to be essentially turned inside out in 2023 as a result of redistricting that affects both Traer and Dysart residents – thereby putting a new face on the horizon for rural voters, state Rep. Dave Williams, a Democrat from Cedar Falls. Williams currently ...

North Tama’s IT lab welcomes school board

Members of the North Tama School Board began their Monday, Dec. 20 meeting by touring the district’s Industrial Tech Lab as part of the meeting's Spotlight on Education. As part of the tour, Industrial Tech teacher Rick Samuelson and senior Cale Bradley demonstrated the lab's newly functional ...

Tama County 4-H participates in Ignite the Spirit

Since 2011, the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation has hosted Operation Christmas Meal, a hunger relief effort supporting Iowa families in need of a helping hand, especially during the holidays. Throughout December, the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation hosts Operation Christmas Meal events where they ...

Kopriva and Wurth named T-R’s 2021 Co-Player and Co-Coach of the Year

North Tama was discounted early and often ahead of the 2021 football season. After going 2-6 in the first season of head coach Taylor Wurth’s tenure, the Redhawks were picked to finish fifth in Class A District 3 and not be much of a factor come playoff time. Indeed, a turnaround of the ...