The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors — in somewhat of a surprise — Monday morning approved the maximum tax levy it will be able to set for the 2021-22 fiscal year that begins on July 1.
Three Chickasaw County departments were “dinged” by a special audit conducted by the state of Iowa, but county officials said many of the issues found in the audit released last week have already been resolved.
Carson Babcock made it look easy and ended his high school with a Class 2A state championship.
Nashua-Plainfield's Garret Rinken capped off a brilliant sophomore season Saturday night as he beat West Sioux's Braden Graff in the 113-pound title bout at the Class 1A state wrestling tournament in Des Moines.
Turkey Valley's Jacqlyn Schmitt battles under the basket Friday in the TV win over East Buchanan.
Turkey Valley won the first quarter and East Buchanan took the second, each by a slim margin.
The phone call that came in on Thursday to Chickasaw Public Health and Homecare Services was a, in a word, stunner.
Turkey Valley's Jacqlyn Schmitt battles under the basket Friday in the TV win over East Buchanan.

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Three Chickasaw County departments were “dinged” by a special audit conducted by the state of Iowa, but county officials said many of the issues found in the audit released last week have already been resolved. Iowa State Auditor Rob Sand released the report on Friday, and he wrote that the...
The phone call that came in on Thursday to Chickasaw Public Health and Homecare Services was a, in a word, stunner. On the line was the Iowa Department of Public Health and the message was curt: You’re not getting any COVID-19 vaccines next week. “It was just shocking,” Public Health Administrator...
Break out the shorts and the flip-flops, a heat wave is on the way. It’s right there in the National Weather Service forecast for Chickasaw County. Sunday: A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. South wind 6 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. And already, we’re...
The New Hampton City Council last week approved the recommendation from the Hotel/Motel Tax Committee to distribute $25,000 in grants to non-profit organizations and events for the upcoming year. The committee met the week before and made its recommendation, and although members said “no” to one...
New Hampton High School speech coach Kassie Bercik couldn’t have asked for any more from her state qualifiers Saturday. Six acts, all of which got at least one Division I rating, four overall Division I ratings and three “straight I” ratings. That’s a pretty good day. “I’m not sure how long it’s...
Sun dogs have been a common sight around Northeast Iowa in recent days, and unless the National Weather Service is wrong, they will continue to be seen through at least early next week.
For those who believe the glass is always half full, there is this: It’s going to feel refreshing this week. For the rest of us — the glass-is-half-empty crowd — it’s just going to be downright frigid. A strong storm that moved through the area last Thursday deposited five inches of snow, much of...

 

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Carson Babcock made it look easy and ended his high school with a Class 2A state championship. Getting a takedown in every period, the New Hampton/Turkey Valley senior rolled to a 7-0 win over Sioux City Heelan’s Mitchell Jonies to claim the 170-pound title and cap off an unbeaten season. Babcock...
Nashua-Plainfield's Garret Rinken capped off a brilliant sophomore season Saturday night as he beat West Sioux's Braden Graff in the 113-pound title bout at the Class 1A state wrestling tournament in Des Moines. In a battle of unbeatens, Graff, drew first blood with a first-period takedown, but...
Turkey Valley's Jacqlyn Schmitt battles under the basket Friday in the TV win over East Buchanan.
Turkey Valley won the first quarter and East Buchanan took the second, each by a slim margin. But when the third quarter at Jackson Junction rolled to a close, the 21-8 margin the Trojans had over their regional semifinal opponent carried them through to a 44-33 win and sent the TV girls to the...
The first half was, well, it was just putrid, but that second half was just golden and New Hampton is on its way to the Class 2A district final game. Down 33-19 after the first 16 minutes, New Hampton came charging back against second-seeded Osage and pulled out a 60-58 victory to improve to 7-14...

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