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They’re gifts from the heart

New Hampton Police Chief Mike Anderson was almost at a loss of words on Friday morning as he held the gifts the children of Great Plays Daycare had made for area law enforcement officers.“It’s a darn nice gesture,” Anderson said, “and it means a l

Whole lot of power!

Hawkeye Community College student Morgan Fleming, age 19, has a very different summer than most students - she takes to the track to do some truck pulling.Fleming is a third generation puller with both her grandpa and dad pulling before her and he

Achievement Show wraps up with crowning of queen

The annual 4-H and FFA Achievement Show wrapped up this Sunday with the family BBQ and queen coronation taking place at the fairgrounds.The horse show, that took place Sunday morning, saw quite a bit of rain and had to be moved to the show arena b

Incumbents not giving up

Two Chickasaw County supervisors who lost in last month’s primary election will be on the ballot after all this fall.District 1 Supervisor Rick Holthaus announced last week that he will run as an independent this fall while District 4 Supervisor S

Dive to New Depths…. Iowa 4-H Youth Leadership Conference

Over 850 youth from across the state convened on Iowa State University campus for the 2016 Iowa 4-H Youth “Dive to New Depths” Conference and Animal Science Round-Up.  The conference provides a place for youth to learn about themselves, explore ca

If it’s ‘classic,’ it’s welcome at this show

If you think it’s a “classic,” that’s good enough for Blue Iris owner Julie Winter-Havel.It’s why her business has banded together with Butch’s and Josie’s to sponsor a “Classic Night” on Thursday, Aug.

Park, pond taking shape

The makeover of Garnant Park is continuing, but to be a complete success, officials are pleading with residents to adhere to the “no-fishing” rule at the park.“We can’t emphasize that enough,” New Hampton Parks and Recreation Director Rick Kramer

City, county don’t see eye to eye on bill

New Hampton Mayor Deb Larsen, Chief Deputy Marty Hemann and the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors met to discuss the communications bill that was sent to the City of New Hampton.The New Hampton City Council thinks the bill of $45,000 should be

It’s show time!

Kayla Gebel gave one more smile to Roscoe, as if to say, "We got this buddy."And with that, the Lawler teenager and her miniature Australian Shepard were off and running on the agility course at the Chickasaw County 4-H and FFA Achieveme

Area law enforcement encourage safe behavior this summer

The Chickasaw Connections coalition believes in promoting activities that support safe and healthy lifestyles in Chickasaw County. A key focus of the coalition involves preventing youth from underage drinking and the consequences that follow.

Massage therapist joins chiropractic office

Massages are more than a way to relax and forget the troubles of the day. Massage therapists help relieve headaches, muscles tension and many more health issues which plaque people.Nashua Family Chiropractic has a new Massage Therapist Jenny Fox.

Sign welcomes visitors to Nashua

any groups, the welcome center sign is up and ready for all to enjoy!This has been a long process for Boy Scout Caleb Winters but well worth the time and effort it took for him to get this far.

Plainfield party

Plainfield Days 2016 was a huge hit for the town with fun for all ages.And this year’s celebration, which ran from Thursday through Sunday, was extra special as the city celebrated the 150th anniversary of its founding.“It’s really fun to see ever

Chickasaw County is offering free well testing

The Chickasaw County Environmental Health Office will be conducting free private residential well water testing throughout the summer months.This test is available through grant funding and has a value of up to $43 at no cost to the homeowner.If y

Northeast Iowa RC&D receives Sorp Award

Northeast Iowa RC&D was recently awarded the 2016 Project Excellence Award from the Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP).

Search continues for missing Plainfield woman

Five days into the search for a missing Plainfield woman, authorities are asking residents in surrounding counties to be on the lookout for Cloris Mehmen.The 76-year-old Mehmen was reported missing last Tuesday just after 5 p.m., and despite sever

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