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Area residents take part in a patriotic program at the Nashua Public Library
  It was a fun-filled, not to mention patriotic, evening last Wednesday at the Nashua Public Library.  Library Director Heather Hackman held a patriotic mason jar painting work shop for the public. The best part was that the workshop was free.  “I wanted to do something fun and the Fourth of July...
Gene Carolan helps promote the Extreme Bull Riding event during the Heartland Days Parade.
  Heartland Days’ newest event very well may not be a one-year deal, at least one of the lead organizers of the Extreme Bull Riding Event said Saturday night. “Things went very well for our first time,” said Lacey Carolan. “The crowd was wonderful, energetic and supportive. Nothing has been...
  Driving by the Nashua Fire Department is a surprise for many since there is a new digital sign up and running to inform the public about upcoming events.  The sign has been an ongoing issue for the city of Nashua and the civic group Nashua Matters for many years now. The Nashua Matters group...
  Scott Hogeland led five New Hampton teams to the state boys basketball tournament in the 1990s, but one moment inside Veterans Auditorium so many years ago still stands out. “I coached 11 games in  Vets, and I can tell you right now, I was never as nervous as I was when Chad took the mat,” he...
  The Rev. Peter Faugstad sat in the sanctuary of Jerico Lutheran Church and pondered the question — how would those original members feel about the church today? For a moment, he was lost in thought as he thought of those pioneers who came together to worship for the first time in 1867. And then...
The New Hampton Municipal Pool renovation project is a definite go after officials received a critical state grant this week.
  New Hampton Parks and Recreation Director Rick Kramer drove a long ways Wednesday, but the 522-mile round trip to Corning proved well worth it. That’s because the New Hampton Municipal Pool renovation project received a $106,000 Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) grant from the Enhance Iowa...
  The Husky Wellness Centers “Activities for the Tots” got off to a wonderful start last week. June 6, 13 and 20 will be the Bitty Ball program from 10-10:30 a.m. While June 8, 15 and 22 will be the Sporty’s for Shorty’s program from 10-10:30 a.m.  The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non members...
The 2017 Water Over the Dam Day Parade Grand Marshals will be longtime Nashua residents Dick and Sue Baldwin, who will lead the parade on the morning of Saturday, June 24.
  The grand marshals of the Water Over the Dam Days has been announced and shocked was the best word to describe Dick and Sue Baldwin when they heard the news.  Every year nominations are taken by residents and then it is decided and it was not hard since the committee felt they were very deserving...
Storm clouds roll into New Hampton Monday night when the city received its first major rainfall since May 20.
  The Iowa State University Extension agronomist who covers Chickasaw County understands the nervousness farmers are feeling these days. Hey, 2012, with its brutal drought, is still fresh in most growers’ minds. “The top soil definitely could use some moisture, but that’s pretty obvious,” said...
Bob Holschlag talks about his family’s farm during an exhibition at the Carnegie Cultural Center last summer.
  The massive antique tractors seemed especially immense next to the Barntsen siblings —  Gwendolyn, 6, Conrad, 4, and Lute, 2.  The three kids from Woodbury, Minn. ducked among the Olivers and Hart-Parrs in the Floyd County Historical Museum on Wednesday as their grandparents Doug and Lin Sinclair...

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