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U.S. Army veteran Paul Hereid is wrapped in his Quilt of Valor during Tuesday's ceremony at the Chickasaw County Veterans Memorial.
Denise Sinnwell has been part of a local Quilts of Valor chapter that has been handing out “thank yous” to area veterans since 2014 and she has been through numerous quilt presentation ceremonies.So the question is this: Do the programs, like the one held Tuesday evening at the Chickasaw County...
A man who recently pleaded guilty to one count of animal neglect in Nashua wants to make it clear that a dog in the case was not poisoned.Anthony Hoffman, 44, pleaded guilty to one count of animal neglect last month in a case where the body of a dead dog was found in a freezer in a Nashua home....
Nashua-Plainfield High School Principal Scott Striegel has been around education long enough to know that homecoming doesn’t make for a typical week in the classroom.“We’re doing a lot of things — like today we had activity day and did a lot of community service,” he said Monday afternoon, “and yes...
A retrospective exhibit of the nearly four-decade graphic art career of a Lawler area native is on display now at the Carnegie Cultural Center. Lawler native Richard Blazek, whom the University of Iowa has employed for over 38 years as a graphic artist, will meet with the public on Saturday from 5:...
Let’s face it, we like to give weather forecasters a hard time; after all, we tend to focus on their “missed forecasts” a lot more than the ones they get right.So before we get too far into this story, hats off to Dave Lawrence, a National Weather Service meteorologist who is based in La Crosse,...
Women have long been integral to their family farming operations. A census of agriculture shows women are taking on increasing leadership roles, be it in a partnership or as principal operators, says Melissa O’Rourke, a farm and agribusiness management specialist for Iowa State University Extension...
What started out as a bit of a joke on a local radio station turned into one fun-filled morning in a New Hampton parking lot Friday morning.And while it was just a “Chicken Dance,” the radio announcer who pulled it off said maybe, just maybe, Friday’s event that attracted at least 750 people —...
Ken Rasing remembers those early days of the Chickasaw County Rescue Squad like they were yesterday.“We basically had an old Dodge truck and the Jaws [of Life],” he said, “but we were a squad. A lot has changed over the years, but that camaraderie hasn’t. I’m very proud of what we’ve become. We’ve...
The numbers were up — not by a lot, but up — but maybe the most important words New Hampton Boy Scout Troop 48 Scoutmaster Tony Trower and his scouts heard were these:“We want this to continue.”And the New Hampton Motorcycle Rally will, Trower said Sunday morning.“Absolutely,” he said. “We had a...
Rescinding a resolution made two weeks ago in which the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors set Sept. 17 as the public hearing on whether to bond for the communication tower project was voted down 2-3 by the board after discussion on Tuesday.Supervisors Steve Geerts, Tim Zoll and Jacob Hackman...

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