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Traer News

Grassley tours Clearline in Traer

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) made his second stop in the last four months to Tama County on Jan. 13. In early September Grassley made a stop in Toledo to meet with local officials and business leaders. Grassley began a day of county visits in Traer, Iowa with a factory tour and ...

Redhawks bounced by Baxter

TRAER — It was all going according to plan for the North Tama men’s basketball team through one half of action Tuesday night. The Redhawks jumped out to an early lead and held an eight-point advantage when the first half was over, sitting pretty and holding onto hopes of a big Iowa Star ...

Freed fundraiser sees big support

In times of great difficulty, great acts of kindness often emerge. Through the holiday season the community of Traer has been rallying around one of its own. Joe Freed has been a local auto mechanic with A.W.E Auto Service in Traer for the past 13 years, working with a team that made sure ...

North Tama falls to Bolts at home

TRAER — Early on in Tuesday night’s Iowa Star South girls’ basketball action, the pace of the game was clear — and it was set by the Baxter Bolts. With a full-court press on and no breathing room for the North Tama ball handlers, it was a frustrating 32 minutes for the Redhawks. The ...

Inspiration drawn at North Tama

A group of North Tama students took on and completed an annual art challenge that requires participants to complete one drawing each day for the whole month of October. The Inktober Classic challenge was created in 2009 by Arizona-based illustrator Jake Parker as a means to help improve his ...

Man sentenced to federal prison for child pornography

A man who distributed videos online depicting the sexual abuse of children, including one in which a male teenager was lying face down and sexually assaulted, was sentenced November 5, 2020, to more than twenty years in federal prison. Kelby Fowler, age 31, from Traer, Iowa, received the ...

North Tama shifts to remote learning, seeking further guidance from the state

In a letter sent to parents Sunday, the North Tama County Community School District announced that classes would move from in-person to remote learning for all students on Monday, Nov. 2 and Tuesday, Nov. 3. The letter cited a steady increase in the COVID-19 positivity rate for Tama County as ...

Traer firefighter leads statewide organization

Nick Riley of Traer was installed as the President of the Iowa Firefighters Association (IFA) at the group’s annual business meeting last month in Grinnell. The IFA has been in existence for more than 140 years and serves as the organizing body for roughly 15,500 volunteer and career ...