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Letters to the Editor

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

2014-15 preschool enrollment

Raggedy Ann & Andy Preschool in Dysart is now taking enrollment for the 2014-15 school year. Classes are available for three and four-year-olds. A $25.00 deposit is required. To register your child, please call 476-KIDS.Scholarships through Better Tomorrows are available for low income ...

Easter fun at library April 19

Hop Into the Norma Anders Public Library for Egg-citing Easter Fun this Saturday April 19th immediately following the Club Dysart Easter Egg Hunt.Children ages 3 through 9 join in the Easter fun at the library including story time, activities and an egg hunt with candy and prizes. Parents and ...

Work continues on Green Castle Lake

FERGUSON - Work continues on the drained lake at Green Castle Recreation Area south of Ferguson, with hopes to have it back up to speed this fall.Mike Stegmann, director of the Marshall County Conservation Board, said they still have silt removal to do, improvements on the shore line and fish ...