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 Ron Pethoud wants you, especially if you’re a farmer who uses Farm Service Agency programs.And how exactly does the Chickasaw County FSA executive director “want you?”Either as a candidate for the upcoming County Committee election or as a voter.“It’s a great way for those who use FSA programs to...
 Whew, take a deep breath Chickasaw County, the parties are over and you survived “Festival Month.”From Alta Vista to Fredericksburg to New Hampton to Lawler to Nashua, we had ourselves quite a month, with the final installment Water Over the Dam Days this past weekend.“It’s one of those months...
The crowd may have been small when it came to Monday night’s special New Hampton School Board meeting, but it was pretty united.In short, residents told board members that if a bond referendum has any chance of passing, Facilities Cost Management Group (FCMG) must go.But that may be an expensive...
Project Flo has come back to New Hampton for their fifth year in Chickasaw County helping restore and beautify homes for residents that are having trouble getting the work done themselves.Project Flo is a separately incorporated qualified charitable organization and therefore eligible to receive...
The theme from Jurassic Park isn’t the easiest song in the world to play ... especially for sixth-grade musicians.But there was the Sixth Grade Concert on the Mikkelson Park band shell stage playing the piece on Tuesday night and maybe that’s the story that needs to be told about the New Hampton...
Most city employees will be receiving 4 percent raises beginning on July 1, thanks to a decision by the Nashua City Council on Monday night.After much discussion, council members decided to give city employees a raise even though the treasurer’s report has not been finalized yet.That decision,...
Water Over the Dam Days started in celebration when the Nashua dam was opened.“I think it was back in 1990 when the dam got fixed, so they started the Water Over the Dam Days that year, either ’90 or ’91,” Kim Walk, mud run coordinator, said.For well over 20 years, Water Over the Dam Days has been...
Overheard on the shooting range Saturday at the Chickasaw Pioneer Pheasants Forever’s annual Youth Outdoor Adventure Day.Daughter: Dad, I hit something.Dad: What?Daughter: I don’t know, but I hit something, I knocked it over.The smile on the young girl’s face at that very moment is why Pheasants...
Carrie Becker was asked what she was most looking forward to with her new position as the director of the New Hampton Public Library?She thought for a moment and laughed.“I can’t wait to have a discussion on an adult book,” she said. “I’m not saying I don’t love children’s literature, but to dive...
Tom McGowan couldn’t help but smile when he was asked what makes Irish Fest special?“Well, I’ll tell you, even if you’re not from Lawler, if you come, you want to be from here,” said McGowan, who along with his wife Anita, were the grand marshals of the annual Irish Fest Parade Saturday. “It’s...

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