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Search continues for Plainfield woman

The search continues for Cloris Mehmen a 76-year old woman who was reported missing on Tuesday evening. Over 100 volunteers came to help with the search Thursday morning at the Plainfield Fire Department.Tuesday evening at 5:11 p.m.

IPTV host is big hit with kids

Kids from the Nashua area came out in full force Thursday afternoon to help win the Space Olympics at the Nashua Public Library with Dan Wardell from Iowa Public Television KIDS Clubhouse.Wardell is the host of the IPTV KIDS Clubhouse series and t

Plainfield Days ready to celebrate 150 years

This year's Plainfield Days has a little extra pizazz; after all, the little town is celebrating a milestone birthday.The annual town celebration is bigger and better than ever this year as the city is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its

Authorities searching for missing Plainfield woman

 Officials continued their search Wednesday after a 76-year-old Plainfield woman was reported missing Tuesday at 5:11 p.m.

Who says science can’t be fun?!

Science Center of Des Moines’s Rebecca Murphy visited the Ionia Public Library to discuss Fantastic Forces with the kids.Over 30 kids visited the library to talk and learn about planes and how they fly.Murphy demonstrated air cannons, talked about

The ‘fair’ comes to the nursing home

There were calves, puppies, rabbits, goats and more, but the animals weren’t the most important part of the “Fair Day” held at the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center last week.Neither was the popcorn, the fair-like atmosphere or even th

Couple gets national TV shot for their unique firm

If it can be recycled, it just might be in that flower pot.That’s pretty much the motto of Brett and Lavonne Ohm’s business, New Horizons Flower Pots, and now it is garnering national attention.Last fall, the Discovery Channel’s “Made by Destructi

Fair is all about the kids

If Sarah Merrifield could teach the “fair uninitiated” one thing, it would be this: Those projects — whether they be livestock, photos, foods, whatever — don’t just happen overnight.“These kids put so much time into their projects,” said the Chick

SHIIP ready to help with Medicare questions, concerns

 Let’s face it, Medicare is confusing.  It’s even more confusing when changes in the law occur.  Sometimes those changes are easy to understand.

Sheriff’s department hires new county deputy

 The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department just grew by one with the addition of Adam Hanson to the team. Hanson grew up in New Hampton and after acquiring his degree from Hawkeye Community College he took a position at the Nashua Police Departmen

Church shows ‘tangible’ love’ to Mikkelson Park

 Rick Kramer may have best summed up the work done by a local church group this past weekend at Mikkelson Park.The New Hampton Parks and Recreation director’s take on the painting of playground equipment by the members of Prairie Lakes Church?“It

Lawmakers take on water quality at an ‘academy’

 Some would say state lawmakers dropped the proverbial ball on water quality in 2015, but State Rep.

Ambulance Service owner updates board

 Chickasaw County Ambulance owner Jeremy McGrath informed the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors that the ambulance has been busy with mental health transports and he is looking at getting a secure car that would be more useful for transports t

Board takes no action on FCMG

 The owner of Facilities Cost Management Group made an impassioned plea and told New Hampton School Board members they would not get the “best value” if they terminated its contract with his company.And those audience members who hoped the board w

Library celebrates a lot of milestones

 Saturday afternoon was busy around Nashua but many came out to the Nashua Public Library Open House for a celebration and air conditioning.

The circus comes to Nashua this August

 Lions, tigers and bears in Nashua, oh my! Start making plans to attend the circus which will be in town this summer and an exciting event for the whole family. The Culpepper and Merriweather Circus will be in Nashua on Aug.

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