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A letter to the North Tama Community on school funding

February 6, 2015 Dear North Tama Community, I am passionate about education. more »»

Ernst to chair Senate Ag Subcommittee

February 6, 2015 Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, named Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) as the Subcommittee Chair on Rural Development and Energy. more »»

Tama County family honored for milk production

February 6, 2015 During its winter co-op annual meetings, Swiss Valley Farms celebrates its Blue Ribbon Milk Quality Awards program by presenting awards to co-op members. more »»

Beenken & Edler take home top honors

January 30, 2015 A returning duo of high school seniors from North Tama and Gladbrook-Reinbeck High Schools took home the top scholarship prizes at the Beef Scholarship Extravaganza hosted by the Iowa Cattlemen’s... more »»

Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart starts Feb. 2

January 30, 2015 Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Iowa, and February is National Heart Month! Grades K-5 at D-G Elementary will be participating in the American Heart Association (AHA) Jump Rope/Hoops... more »»

Museum seeks help in identifying photo

January 30, 2015 Fancy yourself a detective? The Traer Historical Museum is seeking your help in identifying this photo, believed to have been taken in the basement of the Ripley Congregational Church. more »»

2014 saw increase in deer numbers

January 30, 2015 Iowa deer hunters reported harvesting about 101,500 deer in 2014, which is an increase from 99,414 harvested in 2013. more »»

Babinat makes Dean's List

January 30, 2015 Rachel Babinat, daughter of John and Nadine Babinat of La Porte City, was recently named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2014 semester at High Point University in High Point, N. more »»

Barb's Creations offers local choice for flowers & more

January 30, 2015 Barb’s Creations is one of the newest business in Dysart. Barbara Merchant, who is originally from Traer but now resides in Vinton, is the owner of Barb’s Creations. more »»

Return the Favor Jan. 31

January 23, 2015 The Annual Return the Favor quilting event returns this year, warming Iowa one quilt at a time. more »»

Superintendent News - Underfunded schools

January 23, 2015 Your advocacy is needed. The impact of the Governor’s school funding proposal is far below what is necessary to finance Iowa’s schools. The Governor is proposing to increase per pupil spending by 1. more »»

FCSLA W130 holds meeting

January 23, 2015 Re-elected officers of the FCSLA met at the Warren Colvin home on January 18th, to complete the annual activity report for the home office and set dates for this coming year’s activities. more »»

Hawkeye CC bond vote Feb. 3

January 23, 2015 Voters in Hawkeye’s 10-county service region will be asked whether to approve a $25 million bond issue on Tuesday, February 3. more »»

Traer Theatre closed for repairs

January 23, 2015 The Traer Theatre will be closed until further notice due to smoke damage from a fire on January 13th. Theater staff and volunteers are hard at work and hope to reopen as soon as possible. more »»

Sodders is President Pro Tem

January 23, 2015 On January 12, State Senator Steve Sodders (D-Marshalltown) was sworn in as Senate President Pro Tem for the 86th General Assembly. Several of his Republican colleagues are visible in the background. more »»

Fire at Simply Blooming

January 16, 2015 Firefighters from Traer and nearby towns were dispatched to the scene of a fire in the downtown area Tuesday afternoon. The blaze began in Simply Blooming sometime around 2 p.m. more »»

Ripley Chicken & Noodle Soup Supper Jan. 28

January 16, 2015 Ripley United Church of Christ, 400 S. Main Street in Traer, will hold their annual soup supper on Wednesday, January 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. more »»

Winter wonderland window

January 16, 2015 The museum is creating a winter wonderland window with the following poem about Water Tower Hill written by Traerite Robert Richarson (published in book “Gifts of the Soul: The International Library... more »»

Buckingham Boosters annual January meeting

January 16, 2015 The Buckingham Boosters Annual January meeting was held on January 4th, 2015 at the Heartland Coop in Traer. The Pre-Meeting activity was passing out 4-H books and CDs. more »»

Legion presents Honor Flight check

January 9, 2015 On November 7, 2014, the Traer American Legion, Traer Legion Auxiliary and the Traer Fire Department held at a joint fish fry at the fire station with 100% of the proceeds going toward future Honor... more »»



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