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Letters to the Editor

Union prepares for Large Group Speech season

Union's speech program will send 16 groups ranging from two to 15 students each to Large Group Speech Districts at Cascade High School on Saturday, Jan. 25, and Dean Bostian is busy helping students prepare for what could be his final year coaching speech."This is going to be my final year ...

Zion welcomes Pastor Kim Swenson

The congregation at Zion Lutheran Church welcomed Pastor Kim Swenson to Dysart as the Iowa native begins her first days with the church."I am really excited to be here among people with good values and are kind, loving people interested in making their community better," Swenson said.Swenson ...

Hadachek grows in role with Panthers

Former Union standout Brock Hadachek and the UNI Panthers football program had a lot to celebrate this fall season. A 10-5 record, their first double-digit record since 2011. Three wins over ranked opponents. A near-upset at ranked Iowa State to start off 2019. All the while, the redshirt ...

Dysart Ambulance, Union track awarded grants from Black Hawk Gaming Association

Dysart's Ambulance service and Union High School's track program each received grants from the Black Hawk Gaming Association earlier this month to help fund purchases for each recipient.Dysart Ambulance, represented by Director Julie Scadden and Billie Van Egmond, accepted a check for $19,500 ...

Union students visit Irvine Prairie.

Union High School students took some time out of their school day to visit nearby Irvine Prairie to help broadcast seeds over two acres of land on Wednesday, Nov. 20."Most of the students have learned about prairie and a basic idea of what it is, but most also don't appreciate the difference ...

Dysart Women’s Club celebrates 80 years before disbandment

The Dysart's Women's Club recognized their 80th anniversary with a gathering at the Zion Lutheran Church on Saturday, Nov. 16 in what will be one of their final events before completely disbanding in 2020.Books full of photos, newspaper clippings, letters and memorabilia lined the tables in the ...

Rammelsberg hits 30 years in practice

Dr. Dori Rammelsberg has provided chiropractic services in Dysart for 30 years as of October 30th and doesn't show any signs of ending her practice anytime soon."Dysart has been good to me," Rammelsberg said. "I've had great customers over the years. I remember people I had 30 years and still ...

Once a Knight, still a Knight

Since childhood, Jace Glenn knew he wanted to play football at a high level. When the Dysart resident put on his pads as a Union Knight for three varsity seasons, that was only the beginning of his career in football. He would finish his Union career with 165 total tackles and see the Knights ...

Gold Star Hall Ceremony to recognize Pfc Meredith Winter

Iowa State University's Great Hall will be the host of the annual Gold Star Hall Ceremony on Veterans Day this year, honoring Private First Class Meredith Deroy Winter formerly of Dysart and three other former students who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Pfc Winter attended Iowa ...

Scheel welcomed into Union Hall of Fame

The 2011 3A football championship team holds a special place in the hearts of the Union faithful, and Jay Scheel was in the middle of the tremendous year. During halftime of the 2019 Homecoming game against Vinton-Shellsburg on Friday, Scheel was inducted into the Union High School Athletic ...