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Traer News

Droste reaches the checkered flag

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

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

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 ...

North Tama begins study on facilities

North Tama School officials recently announced that the district will engage in a formal process to ensure the district’s facilities are equipped to meet the needs of students in the coming decades. North Tama will cooperate with a team of architects and engineers to evaluate the current ...

Traer man arrested after high speed chase

A high speed chase Thursday, Feb. 25 resulted in the arrest of a Traer resident. Allan Lofquist was charged with an OWI, eluding, driving without a license, speeding, reckless driving, expired registration, dark window, no insurance, open container, failure to obey traffic lights and thirteen ...

Traer Council: Erhardt appointed to fill vacancy, downtown discussed

Following the resignation of council member Steve Foster in February, the Traer city council decided to fill the vacancy by appointment. At the council’s regular meeting on March 1, city clerk Haley Blaine reported there were no individuals that formally expressed interest in the vacancy ...

Four things to know from North Tama school board

1. At their meeting on Feb. 22 the North Tama Board of Education set public hearing dates for a pair of measures related to the upcoming school year. The board will hold a hearing for the fiscal year 2022 budget on Monday, April 12 at 7 p.m. A hearing for the 2021-22 school calendar will be ...

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 ...