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Ambulance meeting gets a bit heated

 The owner of the Chickasaw Ambulance Service and the mayor of New Hampton verbally sparred at times Wednesday night during a meeting of the Chickasaw County Ambulance Council.During a report on the service to the council, Jeremy McGrath, the owne

Church will look for new pastor for coming years

The end of another year will bring changes like it always does but for the congregation at Nashua First Congregational Church these changes will mean finding a new pastor.

Cedar View Park light display drew crowd from all over area

Car loads of people from as far as Hampton, Franklin and Black Hawk counties came to see the Cedar View Park Holiday Lights which began on Dec. 21 and ran nightly through Christmas evening.

Nashua postmaster retires after 27 years in town

Retirement is what the goal is for all but Friday Postmaster Tom Combs made his goal a reality.

Grain raffle brings in largest amount in four years

The Annual Comprehensive Systems, Inc. Grain Raffle was held on Nov. 7, 2016.

County may find a new home for safety plaques

The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors is proud of its safety plaques the county has received over the years and would like to find a spot to display them in the courthouse.It was brought to Auditor Joan Knoll’s attention that no one really see

School Board may back off on early retirement

Even in the face of uncertainty in its general fund, New Hampton School Board members appear to be backing away from offering early retirement incentives to its veteran teachers.Board members on Monday night tabled taking any action on early retir

‘It’s part of the job’

The streets of New Hampton were relatively quiet on Saturday evening as New Hampton Police Officer Chad McGee patrolled the city.It wasn’t a typical Saturday evening; after all, it was Christmas Eve.Still, McGee knew at any time he could be called

Ag land values drop again

It wasn’t shocking news by any means, but the annual Iowa State University Land Value Survey showed farmland value dropped for a third straight year in 2016.The survey results that were released last week and showed the statewide per acre value de

Youth leaders address the issues of poverty, hunger and food insecurity

4-H Food and Fitness members gathered from 9 school districts around NE Iowa for the Regional Youth Leadership Team winter gathering on the Luther College campus.These youth and adults from area schools meet quarterly to learn about wellness issue

Commercial Manure Applicator Training Scheduled for Chickasaw County

New Hampton, Iowa - Commercial manure applicators should plan to attend the Commercial Manure Applicator training program scheduled for Thursday, January 5, 2017, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Engineer says county dealing with plow issues

Snow has been on the minds of the Chickasaw County Roads Department.County Engineer Dustin Rolando said the county has been getting hit on the holidays and weekends with a small chance of snow coming up this weekend.“The wind picked up on Saturday

It’s official: School vote set for Feb. 7

It’s now official: Voters will head to the polls in early February to decide if New Hampton Community Schools will build a new middle school.As expected Monday night, School Board members received a petition signed by 151 district residents to cal

County pay to be decided this month

The Chickasaw County Compensation Board gave their recommendation of 3 percent increases for all elected officials and a 2.5 percent increase to the county attorney for 2017 to the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors.Compensation Board member St

Nashua-Plainfield Second Graders get working

Nashua-Plainfield second graders sat down and took the time to jot down a few notes to Santa.Dear Santa,My name is Lucas S. and I’m seven years old. I was nice this year. Can I get a drone with a camera on it santa? Can I get sume army books?

N-P junior high students take to the stage Thursday

Nashua-Plainfield Junior High students practiced for months to make sure everything was perfect and on Thursday evening their hard work paid off at their Holiday Concert.Cold weather did not stop families and friends from gathering at the Nashua-P

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