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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

It’s D-Day for voters

Decision Day has arrived.And for some — namely the employees of the Chickasaw County Auditor’s Office and a number of precinct election officials, who are called PEOs — today’s General Election Day will be a long one.For them, Election Day begins

Wow, what a kickoff!

For Jason Speltz, the 2016 Holiday Open House math equation went like this:The number of Saturday people + the number of Sunday people > the number of Sunday people in previous years.“The crowd yesterday was just amazing,” the New Horizons-Cham

Three supervisor seats to be filled Tuesday

When voters in Chickasaw County head to the polls on Tuesday, they will be doing much more than just helping to elect a new president of the United States.There are races up and down the ballot, including three here in Chickasaw County, where thre

Change is part of life but God is ‘constant’

Good day, fellow Christians and what a day it is!I woke up this morning to a cold, rainy, damp and dark morning, but I “woke up!” Thank you, Lord for another day to do your work in the world.

Redeemer set to celebrate its 75th anniversary

Redeemer Lutheran Church in New Hampton will be celebrating its 75th anniversary on Sunday afternoon with an afternoon service and meal.The anniversary service begins at 4 p.m.

Students get ‘personal’ with their Spanish

This wasn’t some Halloween project gone wild; instead, it was a chance for New Hampton High School students to use their Spanish in a meaningful way.Yes, they munched on snacks, laughed and had a good time, but then again, that is exactly what “El

World Food Prize Institute life-changer for student

Hannah Heit quite honestly didn’t know where to begin when asked to describe the recent World Food Prize Global Youth Institute.But the New Hampton High School junior knows that the recent three-day institute was a life-changing event.Oh, her drea

Weaver makes campaign stop in New Hampton

Democratic nominee for Iowa’s Fourth Congressional District Kim Weaver stopped in New Hampton on Wednesday afternoon.Her visit to Chickasaw County was part of a 20-stop, four-day tour of the district during the final week before Tuesday’s election

Heart N’ Soul Cafe returns

In the lower level of the Nashua Plainfield High School there is a restaurant. The kids thoroughly enjoy running it and serving the public.The Heart N Soul Café has been around since the 1999-2000 school year.

N-P graduate finds new career after retirement

Retire and then start a new career.

Halloween comes to town

Candy, games, treats and nice weather made for a great Trunk or Treat time for the children.

Extension office to offer ‘Holiday Havoc’ class

Dropping temperatures and falling leaves give way to holiday music and crowded stores.

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