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Contentious supervisors OK budget

Twenty-eight days elapsed between budget hearings held by the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors, but not much else changed Monday.


When the pandemic closed churches a year ago, area pastors and priests didn’t just close the doors and nap for a month.
If anything, their jobs became that much tougher.

Sweet entrepreneur

Let’s get one thing out of the way, the reporter of this story did a thorough job on this story.

Pool will open, but workers are needed

The New Hampton Municipal Pool will definitely be open this coming summer, but Parks and Recreation officials say they are still woefully short of applicants.

Breakfast is served

The 49th annual New Hampton Lions Breakfast will be remembered for a good, long time by the club members.

New Hampton students shine at state speech

It’s the little moments that mean the most to New Hampton individual speech coach Jason Speltz.

There’s a lot going on with county’s Conservation Board

On a daily basis, Chickasaw County Conservation Board Naturalist Matt Crayne may be rescuing an animal, educating students in the classroom or working on the upkeep and improvements of the 37 areas managed by the county. 

Ambulance Council approves new two-year contract

The Chickasaw Ambulance Council unanimously approved a two-year contract with the county's current ambulance provider during a meeting Tuesday evening in which council members also approved a budget and a rental agreement to house two ambulan

Eligibility for COVID vaccine will expand

Hundreds of Chickasaw County residents became eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but it may be a while before they can actually get their shots.

Brightening up a hallway

Madeline Taylor and Hailey Lechtenberg did the painting; Mason Mitchell did the graphic design.

Live and in concert

The advantages of being a small school? Turkey Valley was able to distance its entire concert band — 16 members strong — when the school held its POPS Concert last Thursday.

Board surprisingly OKs max levy

The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors — in somewhat of a surprise — last week approved the maximum tax levy it will be able to set for the 2021-22 fiscal year that begins on July 1.

For librarian, it’s time

When Judy Knoll walked out of the New Hampton Public Library late Thursday afternoon, she was ready.
She was primed for retirement, but that doesn’t mean the longest-tenured library employee didn’t feel a twinge of sadness.

Ambulance Council, provider ‘meet in middle’

The new Chickasaw County Ambulance Council moved closer to reaching an agreement with the Chickasaw Ambulance Service during a lengthy meeting Tuesday, just one day after a number of city councils, including Nashua’s, rejected a proposal made by t

Warming up the evening

They came dressed to the hilt.
The girls shined in their dresses and showed off their corsages to their friends, other dads and, yes, complete strangers.

N-P superintendent to retire at end of the year

Keith Tuner mulled over the decision this past fall, made his choice in December and now two local school districts — Nashua-Plainfield and Rockford — are searching for a new superintendent.

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