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Casto takes second with rifle

October 18, 2013 Connor Casto took 2nd place in the Small Bore Rifle Discipline, Junior Division at the 10th Annual Iowa 4-H State Match on September 28 at the Big Springs range, near Montezuma, Iowa. more »»

Young takes campaign through Traer

October 18, 2013 Dave Young, Republican candidate for Senator Tom Harkin’s seat in the 2014 election, visited Traer and Dysart just a few weeks ago, introducing himself to voters and talking issues. more »»


October 18, 2013 Governing bodies of the Tama County Community Foundation (TCCF) and the South Tama County United Fund (STCUF) have merged. This merger will allow for better collaboration during grant deliberati. more »»

Fire prevention poster winners

October 18, 2013 5th Grade: 1st Kylie Riechmann(2nd row 3rd one) 2nd Samuel Snyder(2nd row 4th one) 3rd Logan Kennedy(2nd row 1st one. more »»

Young Guns meeting notes

October 18, 2013 The regular meeting of the young Guns 4H club was held Sept, 21 at the Casto’s. Prior to the meeting the kids had action shooting practice. Everyone had fun and enjoyed the competition. more »»

Wolf Creek Players receive grant

October 11, 2013 Wolf Creek Players are currently seeking funding for theater lighting for the St. Joseph’s building for upcoming productions. The theater lights have an estimated cost of $10,000. more »»

NHS hosts Haunted Hustle 5K

October 11, 2013 Ready to run for your lives? This haunted 5K run will feature real live monsters, ghouls, and goblins along the route. more »»

Now that's a watermelon!

October 11, 2013 Ellsworth Cizek grew an 84 lb. watermelon at his son’s place west of Traer. It was harvested this past weekend and it delicious! Photo by grandchild Bryant Cizek. more »»

Fall brings bountiful harvest

October 11, 2013 Some very sizable—and tasty-looking—apples were brought in for display by Lisa Thompson. They were of the Wolf River and Yellow Delicious varieties. more »»

Bridge work slows traffic on Hwy. 63

October 11, 2013 Bridge work left one lane of Highway 63 north of Traer closed temporarily last Wednesday as crews guided traffic. more »»

Landfill accepting electronics for recycling

October 11, 2013 The Tama County Landfill is now collecting electronics from Tama County households for recycling! The official grand opening of the program will be Saturday, October 19th from 9A.M. more »»

Class of 1958 & 1963 reunions

October 4, 2013 50 years ago, in 1963, this group graduated from Traer-Clutier High School. They enjoyed a 50th class reunion Aug. 9 and 10. more »»

Legion Auxiliary hosts scouts

October 4, 2013 Kubik Finch Post #142, American Legion Auxiliary met at the Memorial Building on Tuesday, September 17 at 6 p.m. for the annual Membership Dinner Meeting with 21 members presen. more »»

Supervisors hear input on deferring taxes

October 4, 2013 Prior to the regular meeting of the Tama County Board of Supervisors Monday morning, a Tama County Taxpayer was present to state his opposition to deferring the property taxes for the upcoming meat... more »»

New names & faces in local races

October 4, 2013 Traer Mayor Pete Holden is unopposed for reelection to a two-year term in Traer. Craig Josh Youel and Stephen Foster are seeking four-year council terms. more »»

Who will YOU make Kiss a Pig?

September 27, 2013 If you had the chance, who would you make kiss a pig? That question will be answered in just over a week when North Tama students and area residents vote in a unique fundraiser for a great cause. more »»

NT parent-teacher conferences

September 27, 2013 Parent-Teacher conferences for grades K-12 in the North Tama School District will be held on Monday, September 30 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, October 3 from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. more »»

Tama Jim featured in Iowa History Journal

September 27, 2013 An article about James “Tama Jim” Wilson entitled “Iowa’s ‘AG’ Man” appears in the September/October 2013 issue of the Iowa History Journal. more »»

Local Lions Clubs hosting ITAC play

September 27, 2013 For a sixth straight year, the Garrison and Dysart Lions Clubs will host a theatrical production by the Iowa Theatre Artists Company (ITAC) of Amana as a fundraiser for the two club. more »»

Military academy nominations due

September 27, 2013 Washington, DC – Rep. more »»



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