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Chaplain: The mission is never over for veterans

Pastor Lance Kittleson told a few great jokes Thursday night that had the folks gathered for Alta Vista’s Veterans Day program in stitches at times.But the underlying message of the observance’s guest speaker was deadly serious.He reminded the vet

Celebrating families

On a gorgeous Veterans Day morning, Gretchen Hintz Wronka returned home to honor not only her father and his fellow veterans but also the people they left behind.“I recall the joy I felt when my oldest son, Peter, a sailor on the aircraft carrier

Brothers attend reunion of 25th Infantry Division

During the first week of October, New Hampton residents Mark Schwickerath and Raymond Schwickerath attended the annual reunion of the 25th Infantry Division in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Golf carts, UTVs can hit New Hampton streets next spring

After more than five months of discussions and a couple of revisions, the New Hampton City Council on Monday night finally wrapped up its work on the city’s new golf cart ordinance.Council members passed the third and final reading of the ordinanc

Play itself is only part of the fun

Sydney Lau delivered the line and then couldn’t help but laugh.“That’s preposterous,” she said on stage as she joined her fellow “The Trial of the Wicked Witch” cast members on stage and was met with eerie silence.“And it is preposterous because t

St. Joe’s students pick the winner in school election


Awash in red

For this election, at least, Iowa shed its label as a “purple” state.Tuesday, the Hawkeye State was pretty much red, the color designated to the Republican Party, and about the only solace for local Democrats was hanging onto its Iowa House of Rep

Area youth collect food donations

Hayracks filled with youth were riding around Nashua asking for donations for the Nashua Area Food Pantry on Sunday afternoon.

Nashua will explore idea of city manager

A new committee has been formed regarding the issue of Nashua having a “city manager,” and Council members Rolland Cagley and Kyle Lane will be the two who are checking into the issue more.Earlier this year, Council member Ryan Jung presented the

State champions!

The dream for every single member of the Nashua-Plainfield cheerleading squad was the same Saturday as they took to the mat at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.Win a state championship.The 11-member squad — which included 10 performers and one alternate

Residents warned human trafficking can take place anywhere

Sister Pat Conlan and Sister Marie Barth visited Lawler where they shared stories of trafficking and actions that can take to help restore dignity and healing to victims.The event took place at the Our Lady of Mt.

Brown routs Wilhelm; Prichard wins re-election

Republicans gained control of the Iowa Senate for the first time this decade, and they did it with the help of a surprisingly easy victory from Waylon Brown, who knocked out Democratic incumbent Mary Jo Wilhelm in District 26.Meanwhile, the other

Tilkes, Hackman and Geerts win supervisor races

The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors will have a new look in January as David Tilkes won a three-way race for the District 1 seat and Jake Hackman rolled to a relatively easy victory in the District 3 race.The lone incumbent to win Tuesday wa

Area schools welcome Americorps worker

Shelbey Henkelman, a recent Luther graduate, has come to the New Hampton School district this year as an AmeriCorps member that will help teach staff and students about healthy living and making healthy choices.Henkelman graduated with a degree in

K&W, Project Flo team up to help for area veterans

For K&W Motors’ Kris Kramer, making a donation to Project Flo was a no-brainer, especially when the organization promised to use the donation to help a veteran.“Project Flo is such a great organization and what they do is really inspiring,” Kr

Lending vets a hand

Dave Jacobsen wants to make one thing perfectly clear: If you’re a veteran, he’s here for you.For six years, 27 hours a week, Jacobsen has had one mission — to make sure veterans get the services they need.“I think the services are out there,” the

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