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Traer News

Redhawks fly past Warriors in season openers on the hardwood

The North Tama girls’ and boys’ basketball teams took on the Meskwaki Warriors Tuesday, Nov. 29 at home during both squads' season openers with each team winning their respective hardwood match-ups. Both Redhawk teams have new head and assistant coaches this season, new athletes in the ...

No action taken by North Tama school board on 8-Player football

It’s beginning to look a lot like the Redhawks will not be moving to 8-Player varsity football for the immediate future. During both the annual meeting of the North Tama Board of Education and the regular monthly meeting — held back to back on Monday, Nov. 21 — the topic of possibly ...

North Tama 2022-23 Quarter 1 Honor Rolls

The honor roll is based on the 4-point system. A 3.667 GPA is required for the ‘A’ Honor Roll, and a 3.000 GPA is required for the ‘B’ Honor Roll. Junior High Q1 A Honor Roll Isabella Allen Shawna Cibula Brayton Cibula Kahlia Even Rebekah Frana Isabelle Gropper Griffin ...

Traer Chamber honors Schafer with 2022 Outstanding Service Award

The Traer Chamber of Commerce recently held its Annual Chamber Dinner during which Donna DeBoef presented the 2022 Outstanding Service Award to Laurie Schafer. Schafer serves the Traer community in countless ways through both her work as the Programming Librarian at the Traer Public ...

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Members of the Buckingham Boosters 4-H Club spent a cold Saturday morning earlier this month helping set upholiday lights and decorations in Traer’s Taylor Park. Decorating was then wrapped up the weekend of Nov. 19 by additional community volunteers. The park will be officially lit up ...

Traer Lions Club to sponsor annual Christmas lighting contest

The Traer Lions Club is sponsoring its annual home Christmas lighting contest once again. All residents in the city of Traer who have displays of Christmas lights or lawn decorations will automatically be entered in the judging contest. In order to qualify, the rules state that lights and ...

Traer native keynote speaker at IVH Veterans Day program

There was a special feeling in the air the morning of Friday, Nov. 11 as veterans, staff and the general public filed into the Malloy Leisure Room Center on the Iowa Veterans Home campus for the first Veterans Day program since before the COVID-19 pandemic. New IVH Commandant Todd Jacobus ...

‘I’m mighty proud of that ragged old flag’

Several events were held throughout northern Tama County in honor of Veterans Day this past Friday, Nov. 11 including the annual Veterans Day program held in the North Tama High School gym and the free Veterans Day Meal sponsored by Eikamp Insurance in Dysart. Both events honored those who ...

Weidas honored by Traer Historical Museum

Tony and Elsa Weida received a plaque from the Traer Historical Museum board during the October 6 meeting for the many years of distinguished service they have provided by helping with a multitude of projects. Tony recently served as board president for many years. He came on the board in ...

News and Notes from Traer City Council

The topic of the city spearheading snow removal for the 2022-2023 winter season along Second Street in Traer’s downtown business district was a main topic of discussion during the November 7 city council meeting. Two bids were received by the city for snow removal including one from Ayden ...