Tama-Benton Coop Now Better Than Ever, 101 Years Later

DYSART, Iowa – After the wind storm in 2011, the Tama-Benton Coop was almost completely destroyed. The storm provided the business an opportunity to make some upgrades, and have now built six grain bins.... Read More »

Artisan Makes Runway Fashion, From Paper

DYSART, Iowa – After years of being a costume designer, artist owner Julie McLaughlin turned to making paper, and paper clothing. McLaughlin owns McJulie studios in Dysart, but her work is shown around... Read More »

Blacksmith Boutique Makes Sparks Fly

DYSART, Iowa – Among the many businesses in Dysart is the Blacksmith Boutique, owned by Deb Roettger. After a career of being a realtor and living in Dysart all her life, she decided to start welding. “I... Read More »

Heritage Arboretum Continues to “Grow”

DYSART, Iowa – Dysart lost around 300 trees to a devastating wind storm two years ago, but the Heritage Arboretum is working to bring them back. The Dysart Tree Board started the arboretum in 2004, and... Read More »

Sassy's Boutique Brings Big City Style to Small Town

DYSART, Iowa – Sassy’s Boutique in Dysart brings lots of fashionable looks for the ladies in Dysart, thanks to owner Wanda Petersen. For eight years, the boutique has been selling clothing and accessories... Read More »

Historical Church Celebrates Dysart’s History

DYSART, Iowa – The Dysart Historical Society’s Museum is an Iowa Great Place and an Iowa Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area. The center lets visitors take a trip back in time, it showcases items... Read More »

Adoptive Families in Dysart from 100 Years Ago To Today

DYSART, Iowa— In a town of around 2,000 people, the population includes adoptive families with children from all over the world. It costs about $25,000 for an international adoption, though it varies... Read More »

Thirsty Bulldog Doesn’t Leave Customers Thirsty

DYSART, Iowa-- Dysart has seen an increase in downtown businesses, especially shop owners who are women. One of those new businesses is the Thirsty Bulldog, one of just a few restaurants in the town.... Read More »

Downtown Dysart Sees Revitalization in Main Street Business

DYSART, Iowa—The downtown business scene is a bit different than in other towns, according to shop owners. “Everybody works together here, and everybody looks out for each other, and that's kind of... Read More »

40-Year Hobby Leads to 2,200 Piece Collection

DYSART, Iowa—Dysart Development Corporation President Dwayne Luze started collecting toy tractors as a little boy with his dad. His collection has never stopped, and now fills up two rooms in his home.... Read More »

Outdoor Market Brings Big Business to Dysart

DYSART, Iowa – This June Dysart had a sale that went beyond business walls. It was the Backroads Vintage Market and brought around 60 vendors into Dysart. The market sold a variety of vintage goods,... Read More »

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