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NEW NONFICTION:Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen by Dan HeathThe Compound Effect: Multiplying Your Success, One Simple Step at a Time by Darren HardyThe Art of Explanation: Making Your Ideas, Products, and Services Easier to Understand by Lee LeFeverThe Enchanted Hour: ...

Dysart Council enters loan agreement approves 2020-21 city budget

No comments were heard during a public hearing on the 2020 Connell Street ImprovementProject by the Dysart City Council at the regular meeting on Wednesday, March 11.A resolution to enter into a loan agreement with an amount not to exceed $600,000 was approved by the council on a 5-0 vote to ...

Union Middle School annual winter sports assembly

Tuesday March 10th, Union Middle School held their annual winter sports assembly, that gives recognition to the students participating in boys and girls basketball & wrestling.As coach for the 8th grade girls basketball team, I wanted to give a shout out to this group of young ladies ...

Coronavirus slows, stops area activities

City of Dysart:The City of Dysart is working with local, state, and federal partners to keep our community informed about the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.The City is working to minimize exposure of City employees so that they can continue to provide essential services to our community. ...

Severe weather forecast for Central Iowa

National Weather Service- Des Moines- Situation Report4:28 a.m.- 3-19-20-Enhanced risk of severe storms over much of central/southern IowaLarge Hail & Damaging Winds most likely hazardsIsolated Tornadoes also a possibility especially during afternoonTiming - 2 to 8 PM TODAYLocally ...

Tama County -Update- Novel Coronavirus -COVID-19

Tama County-In an effort to protect the health of our customers and employees and an attempt to maintain continuity of operations and limit potential exposure due to the Corona Virus/COVID-19. The Tama County Administration Buildings and all county facilities will still be conducting business ...

Drinking the Green Beer? Call a Designated Driver!

Dysart- Green beer, leprechauns, and elusive pots of gold are all hallmarks of St. Patrick's Day, the long-awaited Irish holiday. Make sure you and your friends stay safe this St. Paddy's Day by remembering one important piece of advice: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. This means that if you ...

Tama Co. Relay for Life set for Dysart March 29

Relay For Life of Tama County will again be held at the Dysart Community Building. The community will join together at the annual Relay For Life of Tama County on Sunday, March 29, to help beat our biggest rival - cancer.The event will begin at 11 a.m., with a free will offering meal served of ...

Tama Co. Supervisors aim to hold tax levy at current rate in 2020-21 budget

With an eye on holding the tax levy rate the same, the Tama County Board of Supervisors set the maximum property tax levy at $4.81 per $1,000 property valuation on Monday, March 9. The action came following a public hearing at which no comments were heard and no written objections or favoring ...

Tama County 4-H Winter Carnival set Feb. 29

Tama County 4-H will be holding their Winter Carnival Saturday, February 29, 2020. This event is open to the public and will be located at the Toledo Reinig Center. Meal and games will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The meal is a free will offering and includes: maid-rite or hotdog, chips, fresh ...