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City Council holds off on golf carts

The New Hampton City Council decided Monday night against holding the third reading for the proposed golf cart ordinance because of concerns heard from the public as well as the council on safety regulations.New Hampton resident Tony Trower asked

Beach Bash rakes in a haul

When the figurative drum roll ended and the amount of money the 2016 Beach Bash to End Alzheimer’s was revealed, Brian Laures admits he was utterly surprised.“When we closed the books and I saw the number, I was shocked,” the Big Ed’s Firehouse ow

New store comes to Nashua’s Main Street

Twelve years ago when Tom and Sue Bussey bought the old Gambles store on Main Street in Nashua, their dream was simple: to open an antique and primitives  shop that featured Tom’s hand made furniture.      “With Tom and I still working full time i

Principal brings plenty of enthusiasm to new position

Scott Striegel had his eye on Nashua-Plainfield almost as soon as he heard the news that Erik Smith was resigning his principal position last spring.“There are so many good things going on here, I would have been crazy not to consider it,” said St

That time of the year

Randy Strabala doesn’t need a calendar to know that the 2016-17 school year is about to kick off.Instead, all the Nashua-Plainfield school superintendent needs to do is look at his e-mail and see the number of reports the school district needs to

Council explores software update

Nashua’s treasurer believes solving the riddle of the city’s financial report may come down to just updating Nashua’s computer system.Treasurer LouAnn Murphy told City Council members on Monday night that the city needs a more reliable system so t

Mother Nature can’t stop this horse show

Steve Fangman laughed Sunday morning when asked about his family’s love for horses.“It’s an addiction,” the North Iowa Saddle Club Association Board of Directors member said.

Clinic will offer extended hours

Mercy Family Clinic is about to offer busy families a better option when it comes to fitting in provider appointments.Officials announced last week that beginning next Monday, the clinic will remain open until 7 p.m.

Residents get a nice surprise from officer

New Hampton Police Officer Chad McGee got a few strange looks, but, then again, he was expecting them.“I pulled three people over and when I got to their car, they had that ‘I-have-no-idea-what-I-did look on their face,” McGee said.And the convers

Celebrating our heritage

Raymond Blong had the tough job Saturday afternoon when it came to baling hay at the 2016 Northeast Iowa Antique Engine and Power Show.He was the “wire guy.”“Thankfully, it’s today and not Thursday,” the Waucoma man said as he took part in a “bale

Airport lands grant

Dan Scott admitted that he “went a little crazy” for about an hour after the New Hampton Airport Foundation president heard the news last week.And the news that the New Hampton Municipal Airport had secured a grant from the Iowa Department of Tran

Life-changing week

Two New Hampton High Schoolers recently attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) camp this summer, learning skills that they said will stay with them throughout their lives.Each year, thousands of young people, ages 13-30, participate in

Bakery lands in top three

New Hampton’s Sweet Freedom Gluten Free Bakery has made it into the top three of a unique food competition.The bakery, owned by Chantal and Al Papousek, learned Wednesday it had made the “finals” of the 2016 Midwest Food Innovation Challenge.Sweet

State Board sides with district

A State Board of Education administrative law judge has ruled that the New Hampton School Board was in its discreation when it suspended a high school student last year.Administrative Law Judge Nicole M.

Power Show ready for its 18th edition

The Northeast Iowa Antique Engine and Power Show prepares for its 18th year in Fredericksburg, celebrating history and heritage.Power Show Committee Member Roger Burgart said this year will be a big year because the Oliver State Show has decided t

Students star at FCCLA nationals

The medals were nice, as was the chance to travel.But ask any of the three recent Nashua-Plainfield High School graduates about their involvement in Family Career and Community Leaders of America and you will get a testimonial.“This will help me t

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