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Letters to the Editor

Tama County K-9 unit is functional, friendly

Man's best friend could be man's worst nightmare if one were to find themselves on the wrong side of the law.Meet Nikki, the Belgian Malinois who works for the Tama County Sheriff's Office. More specifically, Nikki works for and lives with Deputy Joe Quandt. Nikki is 7 years old and has been ...

Chickens in the city? Council talks coops

There was a new topic of discussion brought up this month at the Council Meeting at City Hall. Several different families are interested in the idea of being able to raise chickens inside city limits. Three or four families showed up to the meeting at City Hall to propose their case to the ...

Union FPS teams qualify for state

A 6th grade UMS Future Problem Solving (FPS) team, two UHS FPS teams, and one high school individual qualified for state contest in Ames, Iowa, on April 11 and 12.UMS students who attended were: 6th Grade: Emma Carlson, Madison Frush, Brayden Grosse, Rhett Peters, and Piper Wiedenhoff; 9th ...

Drive 4 UR Community

Drive 4 UR Community will be held at Union Middle School in Dysart on Thursday, May 8, from 2:30-6:30 p.m. This event is sponored by La Porte City Witham Auto Center. Come out and support our local communities and Union Middle School at the "Ford Drive 4 UR Community" event. Our goal is go get ...

Women’s Club Spring Banquet

The Dysart Woman's Club Spring Banquet was held April 15, 2014 at the Dysart United Methodist Fellowship Hall. The theme of banquet was "Let there be music!" and it was hosted by the 20th Century Department. A delicious meal was served by "Mama Hoyt's" Catering Service. A short business meeting ...

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Club Dysart hosted the annual Easter Egg Hunt last weekend in City Park. The Easter Egg Hunt has been a tradition in Dysart for nearly as long as any of us can remember. In years past people have braved the snow, rain, cold, and wind to come out and celebrate Easter. This year, even despite the ...

Goodwin competes in Iowa Geographic Bee

Brandon Goodwin, a seventh grader at Union Middle School, was one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2014 Iowa Geographic Bee. In early January, Brandon won the school-level bee at Union Middle School, where he competed against his fellow 7th and 8th grade classmates. He then ...

Leaders attend Vision Iowa meeting

This group of Dysart residents attended the Vision Iowa Board meeting in Des Moines on April 9. Mayor Pam Thiele and Katherine Ollendieck updated the board on our fundraising progress. The city will attend the May 14, meeting and hope to be very close to our goal of $176,000 at that time. We ...

Festival helps cultivate student interest in STEM

Nearly 600 students and parents attended the Tama County Family STEM Festival on March 30, doubling last year's attendance and matching a growing trend nationwide of an increased interest in STEM education.The second annual event was the result of much hard work and dedication by the many ...

Vendors wanted for Farmers Market

Vendors Wanted: Farmers Market at the Dysart Park from 4-6 p.m. everyTuesday starting May 13. Crafters also welcome! Contact Wendy at319-476-3061.