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Spirit, ‘cleats,’ family, dry forecast make for a great weekend

I began covering high school students in 1986, so if you will forgive me, I have every right to be one of those jaded journalists.God only knows how many classrooms I’ve been in, how many games I’ve watched, how many concerts I’ve viewed or how ma

Horse-drawn wagon conjures up images of our forefathers

If you happened upon a covered wagon with three horses in the lead on Highway 63 either coming into New Hampton Friday afternoon or leaving New Hampton Saturday morning, you saw “Lee the Horselogger.” Lee the Horselogger has been on the quest of h

Democrat says it’s vital to have a strong Republican Party

I’ve been a Democrat all my life.

Years ago, a Hall of Famer put this editor on right journalism path

Wednesday, Aug.

New Hampton can be proud of its super third-grade students

The Maize Maze and Fayette County Nature Center at Elgin hosted a field day for the third-grade students from New Hampton school this past week.

Hoops Club appreciates support from community

The Chickasaw Hoops Club wishes to thank the hole sponsors and donors towards this year’s golf outing.  Unfortunately due to weather, the event had to be cancelled.

Teacher says vote for Mary Jo Wilhelm is a vote for education

As an educator, I value lawmakers who value education as a top priority and fight for much needed funds that make our schools more efficient.Children are our future, and they deserve a top-notch, world-class education. Sen.

Remembering the happenings on September 11

The morning of Sept.

Something’s missing when you live in a large city

Don't get me wrong. I thoroughly enjoy living in the Des Moines area.

Let’s strive for that post-Sept. 11 unity without having a tragedy

Tuesday, Sept.

Jass family thankful for outpouring of support

In 2009, when my wife Morgan was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, we had no idea what the future would hold, but we knew that she would do whatever she had to do to fight the disease.  On Aug.

Spouse makes her pitch for Hackman

My husband, Jacob Hackman, is running for Chickasaw County Supervisor, District 3.  He is ready to be a voice for all people in Chickasaw County, both urban and rural.  He will listen to all Chickasaw County residents and bring everyone’s voices t

Mehmens appreciates help in search

To the many people of Northeast Iowa who helped in some way in our search for Cloris, we thank you. We know that hundreds of miles were searched on foot, by air, and on water during hot, humid, and stormy weather in tall corn, timber, and vegetati

Kinnick Stadium’s first-ever concert is a smashing success

I was honored to help make history recently by attending the concert at Kinnick in Iowa City ...

We have way more than two choices when it comes to president

For those of you who think the United States is a two-party country, I’ve got news for you: You’re in for a surprise when you go into the voting booth on Nov.

Neighbors make for a month to remember

 There is a great Chinese proverb that reads, “A good neighbor is a priceless treasure,” and boy oh boy, we have a lot of priceless treasures in and around Chickasaw County.This past month proved that when our area was deluged by Mother Nature.

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