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  Sump pump and the damage they are doing to the streets of New Hampton was discussed Monday night at the City Council meeting. New Hampton Street Superintendent Junior  Mai would like it to become an ordinance that sump pumps are no longer allowed to be dumped in the streets anymore. “If there is...
  When Chickasaw County hires a new Veterans Affairs director, the office he or she has will move to the east side of New Hampton. The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors decided Monday to move the office from the Chickasaw County Community Services Building to a building located at 910 E. Main...
Flo Throndson's granddaughter, Sophie Glaser, and her aunt, Jennifer Knutson, work on painting a back porch as part of Project Flo.
  Flo Throndson had a saying her children heard a million times. “The Lord will provide.” There’s a lot of veracity to that statement, at least if the charity that carries her name is any indication. Just ask her son Tim, one of 13 Throndsons who he jokes had to live with “middle-child syndrome.” A...
Nashua-Plainfield Lions Club members pose for a group photo.
  The Nashua-Plainfield Lions held their  meeting last week to introduce new members and to celebrate milestones for years of service for three members. Harold Rausch has been a member of the Lions Club for 45 years. John Larson, 35 years and Wayne Miller, 15 years.  New members included: Craig...
  The budget has been a topic for many months, for the Council members and Monday evening they discussed options when it comes to cutting the budget. Some of the options which were discussed are reducing HSAs accounts for City employees, laying off a full-time police officer, possibly laying off a...
Photos courtesy of Suzy Turner Nashua-Plainfield High School student Morgan Kapping stands with her exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of American History during National History Day “week” in and around Washington, D.C.
  Just making it to the National History Day contest was cool for Morgan Kapping, as was a chance to display at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. And finishing fourth in the nation, well, that was positively stunning for the Nashua-Plainfield senior to be. But the best part of last week...
The Water Over the Dam Days Parade makes its way through Nashua last June. This year's parade is set for Saturday morning.
  Hitting the jackpot in Nashua will be easy as Water Over the Dam Days begins its four-day run Thursday with a celebration themed “A Winning Weekend!” "Water Over the Dam Days comes together every year with so much fun for all ages,” said Tori Ulrichs, who is one of the lead organizers of the...
A plane flies into the New Hampton Municipal Airport for the 2014 Airport Foundation Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast, but this year's event, set for Aug. 25, will be bigger and better than ever as officials celebrate a new runway.
  The New Hampton Airport Foundation is moving up the date of its annual fundraising breakfast for a couple of reasons. First, foundation officials are tired of dealing with Mother Nature in September. Second, and much more importantly, the foundation has plenty to celebrate this year, and it’s...
New Hampton's first hospital opened in 1917.
  If this Saturday was Aug. 5, Mercy Medical Center-New Hampton would be ready to celebrate its 100th birthday. “It’s been amazing to me how well this has come together,” said Jenny Monteith, the hospital’s development and public relations director. “We have so many people who have stepped up and...
The Gebel float makes its way through downtown Lawler during the Irish Fest Parade Saturday morning.
  Maybe it was fate that brought Ken Lawler and Paul Krech to Lawler this weekend, but somewhere in the tale the two old high school friends wove Saturday afternoon, there’s a testament to Irish Fest and the small town that hosts the celebration every year. And while Irish Fest faced some...

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