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Traer News

Norma Anders and Traer public libraries receive state accreditation

The State Library of Iowa has announced that the Norma Anders Public Library in Dysart and the Traer Public Library have met the conditions for state accreditation as outlined in “In Service to Iowa: Public Library Standards Sixth Edition.” Achieving accreditation requires a ...

2022 Winding Stairs Festival preview

Traer’s downtown Winding Stairs Festival will be celebrating its 25th bash this year from August 11-14, and to commemorate the milestone several new events are in the works including a contest geared toward those with a mustache. The annual town festival’s 2022 theme – ‘If You ...

An afternoon on the farm

On Friday, July 22, U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa) visited with members of the Tama County chapter of Women, Land & Legacy (WLL) on a farm near Traer. Hinson met with Tama County WLL founder Melody Bro and farmer-member Rebecca Dostal, who opened her farm alongside her husband Calvin. ...

North Tama 2022-2023 Back to School information

School registration will be online and in person by appointment only for the 2022-2023 school year. It will be from Monday, August 1 through Wednesday, August 10 for a discounted fee. All students need to be registered by Monday, August 15. Links and instructions can be found at ...

North Tama alum Kevin Wood to perform cabaret show Aug. 11 at Traer library

Traer native, Kevin Wood, will perform a cabaret-style show, “Home, Sweet Home!” at the Traer Public Library’s Kupka Cultural Center on Thursday, August 11, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The art of cabaret is built on a more intimate performance style; connecting directly with the audience ...

North Tama 2022-2023 Back to School information

School registration will be online and in person by appointment only for the 2022-2023 school year. It will be from Monday, August 1 through Wednesday, August 10 for a discounted fee. All students need to be registered by Monday, August 15. Links and instructions can be found at ...

Traer Council awards LOST funds

It was a busy night of decision-making for the Traer City Council on July 11 as members worked with city clerk Haley Blaine to approve or deny roughly $91,000 in applications for FY23 local option sales tax funds. Such funds – commonly referred to as LOST funds – are dispersed by the city ...

Kubik Family Farm field day draws a crowd

A field day focusing on soil health in grazing systems sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Iowa Learning Farms was held on the rural Traer farm of Ray and JoEllen Kubik* on July 6. The Kubiks raise cattle with Alex and Lisa Kubik, and Jordan and Sierra Hagedon. The event drew close ...

Car show shines on Traer’s main drag

Under a blue clear sky, the Shine & Show Car Show was held in downtown Traer this past Saturday. With hoods propped open, close to 80 entries sat twinkling in the sun along cordoned-off Second Street as members of the public walked up and down the main drag taking in all the unique classic ...

Redhawks suffer tough loss to Dons in district final at home

Tough breaks and more than a half-dozen errors led to a Redhawks loss, 7-15, last Saturday night to fifth-ranked Don Bosco in the Class 1A District 7 baseball final in Traer. North Tama opened the game on a solid, hopeful footing – scoring two runs in the first courtesy of an error by the ...