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Holiday Lights appreciates support from near and far

Many of your readers are likely familiar with Holiday Lights Magical Nights, the lights display at Decorah Pulpit Rock Campground, benefiting Helping Services for Youth & Families.

It’s time to do more than apply a Band-Aid to our school facilities

In recent weeks, I’ve read two letters to the editor authored by Terry Denner. The letters appear negative in nature regarding the much needed updates for our schools within the New Hampton Community School District.

Let’s remember the reason for the season

As Christmas approaches, it’s easy for us to forget the real meaning of the season.

December may be busy, but it really is an exciting month

December is full of running around to school concerts, basketball games, holiday parties — and I love it! Tis the season for time of celebration, isn’t it?

Mayor touches on snow removal, career exploration and school issues

I have three areas to touch on this month.1.

Plans show new school wastes too much space

WOW! I just looked at the new drawing of the proposed $19 million dollar school.  The only thing missing from this design is the Olympic size swimming pool and the elevated walking track around the gym.The designs in my opinion are getting worse.

Food Pantry appreciates community support

The Chickasaw County Food Pantry Board would like to thank all of those who have supported us over the past 28 years.The Food Pantry opened its door in May 1988, and we have remained open because of you.We want to extend a huge thank you the busin

We found out we can put out a paper without office internet

Maybe, just maybe, I should have held off writing about the “good ol’ days” of journalism last week.That’s because the technology that we rely on so much for our day-to-day operations here at the Tribune rose up and slapped us across the collectiv

Giving time is year round around here

Christmas is now less than two weeks away, which means 2017 is just around the corner.As 2016 rushes to a close, there’s plenty of folks to celebrate — not only for their accomplishments but also because they remind us each and every day why in an

Reader believes proposed new middle school is more than New Hampton needs

Just over a month after we find out that enrollment is down another 18 students, (51 students less since the last bond issue) another $19 million dollar proposal is going to be in front of the voters.I haven't seen how this building is going

Thank God, the tools of editor’s trade have changed over the years

The question came out of left field Saturday night as Noah and I watched Penn State’s remarkable comeback in the Big 10 football championship game.“So Dad, did you use typewriters when you started in newspapers?”What?“No seriously, that was a lot

Take the opportunity to help those in need this holiday season

Maybe one of the best holiday stories from a year ago was the success of the Salvation Army Kettle Campaign, the first-ever held here in Chickasaw County.By the time it ended, more than $10,000 had been raised and that money certainly went to good

Let’s take an open mind into referendum

It looks likely that voters in the New Hampton Community Schools will be heading to the polls in early February to decide if the school district will build a new middle school.A committee of community members, teachers and other district staff mem

Salvation Army aims for an even bigger campaign

The Salvation Army bell is ringing again, and Liz Markham wants folks to know what the local service unit was able to do with the money raised during last year’s campaign.It was able to house, clothe and feed a family that was displaced by a fire.

A little humor goes a long way to ease these ‘scary high school years’

For years, when the boys were little and “looked up” to me, I heard the refrain over and over again.“Enjoy these years because the high school years are scary.”I chuckled and nodded my head in agreement, but evidently I had forgotten about the hel

Senator offers two ‘prescriptions’ to lower drug costs in U.S.

Back to school shopping earlier this year brought sticker shock for families in Iowa and elsewhere.

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