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Letters to the Editor

Legislative session eyed by Union administration

The 2020 Legislative session has begun in earnest and as always, school districts across Iowa will keep a sharp eye on topics closely related to their schools with the help of lobbying organizations. Each school year, the Board of Education at Union sets a list of priorities to take to these ...

Tama County District Court

Before Judge Lars G. Anderson in Tama County District Court in Toledo:Trevor Ray Bingham, 23, Montour, was sentenced to 10 years in prison after previously pleading guilty on Sept. 26, 2019, to 3rd degree sexual abuse. He was fined, as assessed court costs and a surcharge totaling $1,700 and ...

Supervisors look to bonding options for radio system

With a cost not to exceed $6.75 million for a new radio system, Tama County Supervisors began discussions on bonding options on Monday, Feb. 3, with Northland Securities representative Heidi Kuhl.No decisions on final of the bonding have been made so far, board secretary and Tama County Auditor ...

Tama County Clover Kids-Join Them!

Clover Kids is a fun 4-H program specifically designed for children in kindergarten through third grade. The overall purpose of the Iowa 4-H Clover Kids program is to foster the development of life skills that are essential for the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical maturation of ...

Dysart Library News

Story Time Valentine's Day Party, Wednesday, February 12 at 9:30 a.m. We're celebrating Valentine's Day with a special party during Story Time. Bring Valentines to share with your story time friends. We'll make Valentine's bags and have fun with special activities like picture bingo and ...

Hoeg pig farm hosts open house

Joe Hoeg of rural Clutier and The Maschhoffs hosted an open house for Hoeg's state-of-the-art pig farm in Clutier on Friday, Jan. 31, allowing guests to see the facility and enjoy food/refreshments."I've worked several different places, but I love being able to control my environment and ...

Mount Mercy University students named to Fall 2019 Dean’s List

CEDAR RAPIDS- The following student(s) are named to Mount Mercy University's Fall 2019 Dean's List. Students with a semester grade point average of 3.60 or better and who are graded for six or more semester hours are eligible for inclusion on the Dean's List.Dysart, IAEmily DobsonMolly ...

Terry’s Food Center faces uncertain future in 2020

As Terry's Food Center approaches its 50th year in business later in 2020, the ownership is looking to sell the grocery store to a local investor before the year's end or potentially close the doors if no one comes forth."We have come to a point in our lives that we wish to only own one grocery ...

Boerm right at home with Pipho and Gingrich Family Dentistry

Since July of 2019, Dr. Brendon Boerm has practiced dentistry in an area he grew up in and is enjoying the opportunity to work alongside Drs. Bob Pipho and Sarah Gingrich in Dysart as the practice moves into a new building.Boerm grew up in Traer and is the son of Dr. Kurt Boerm, a veterinarian, ...