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The bad news if you’re a New Hampton resident or business is you’re sewer bill is going up.The good news is, at least compared to several area cities, that bill could be far worse.The New Hampton City Council approved the third reading of an ordinance increasing sewer rates, which had remained the...
The ordinance that will not die remains very much alive after Monday night’s City Council meeting.Council members approved the first reading of an ordinance that would allow golf carts and utility vehicles to be on most city streets — state law will not allow them on state highways except to make a...
An aerial view shows the progress on the hospital grounds that DOCS for Hope providers will staff during their three-month “mission trips.”
Heather Harms and her husband, Nathan, may be the new doctors at Mercy Medical Center-New Hampton, but in a way, she’s a DOCS for Hope veteran.After all, she first went to Guatemala when she was 12 years old, and in recent years, she’s made the trip to Central America several times to work with...
Bags — as in the garbage variety — won in a rout Monday night at the New Hampton City Council meeting.Council members voted 6-0 to award a five-year garbage contract to its current vendor, Jendro Sanitation, and to stick with the “bag” system instead of moving to a “bin” system.The vote came after...
St. John Lutheran Church and Chickasaw Connections will host a town-hall meeting Sunday afternoon as part of “Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking.”The purpose of the event is to teach adults about local drug and alcohol trends and new initiatives to create a healthier...
Sinkholes are becoming a problem for homeowners Pat and Richard Crooks on Lakeshore Drive.Although work was done to try to fix the issue after the 2008 floods, last month’s torrential rainfall caused more problems.The Crookses told the City Council Monday night that a 12-foot pole was used to...
Nashua-Plainfield Homecoming King Jared Whitinger and Queen Genevieve Reams share the stage with their fellow court members  — (from left) Keegan Crawford and Hannah Chambers, Chaska Hunt and Abby Lumley, Nick Bucknell and Megan Crabtree and Nathan Murphy and Kaylee Eick — after they were crowned during a ceremony held last Thursday night.
zWe’ve all seen it before, the stories in the big newspapers how a loss on the football field means a school’s homecoming was spoiled.And while Nashua-Plainfield would have loved to cap a spirited homecoming week with a win over West Fork Friday night, one result on a football field doesn’t take...
The Cedar Falls Christian Writing Club, and the Osage Alpha Writers’ Club will be co-sponsoring a mini-writers workshop on Saturday Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the basement of the North East Iowa Welcome Center in Nahua.  The workshop, which is open to other writing groups and area writers...
A local American Legion post is using the Uncle Sam’s “I Want You” slogan for its October membership drive.
A local American Legion commander is using an iconic poster to hopefully attract some new members to Fae Stine Post 38.October is National Legion Membership Drive Month, and legion commanders are using the Uncle Sam “I Want You” poster to attract new members.“We have a small group of active members...
The State Library of Iowa has announced that the Upham Memorial Library has met the conditions for state accreditation as outlined in “In Service to Iowa: Public Library Standards Sixth Edition.”Achieving accreditation requires a significant, ongoing local commitment to high quality library...

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