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The New Hampton Municipal Pool is in its final days of the season.
For those who think summer is flying by, here’s the confirmation that you’re right: The New Hampton Municipal Pool season is winding down.The pool will have its last “official” day three weeks from Saturday and will close for the 2016 season on Sunday, Aug. 21, with the annual Doggie Swim.“We’ve...
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey shows his passion for Century and Heritage farms during his address to the Chickasaw County Farm Bureau on Monday evening.
Ask Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey about “Century” and “Heritage” farms and his answer, trust us, will be filled with passion.He shared that zeal with members of the Chickasaw County Farm Bureau on Monday night, when the organization held its annual meeting at the Fredericksburg...
Big Ed's Beach Bash offers a variety of activities for folks of all age.
Brian Laures has been through enough of these to know what to expect, but that doesn’t mean the proverbial butterflies aren’t fluttering this week for the owner of Big Ed’s Firehouse Restaurant.This is Beach Bash to End Alzheimer’s week, and Laures is “tying up the loose ends” before Saturday’s big...
"Goofy golf" is a big hit for folks of all ages in Nashua.
There was the Mouse Hole, the Cowboy Rim Shot, 10 Hole Stink Pipe and so much more.Welcome to a whole new golf course as Sawmill Goofy Golf came to the Big Four Fairgrounds in Nashua on Saturday.The event was sponsored by the Pony Express Riders of Iowa to raise money for the Easter Seals Camp...
Caitlyn McDonald poses for a photo of Santa and Mrs. Claus, dressed in their summer attire, of course.
Visitors came from all around the area this weekend to celebrate Christmas in July at the Old Bradford Pioneer Village Museum. One couple came from Illinois to check out the museum and the Little Brown Church after finding a momento from the church several years ago when they were cleaning out the...
Chickasaw County Conservation Board Naturalist Matt Crayne shows kids a tree frog during a program at the Nashua Public Library on Monday.
Matt Crayne figured he’d incorporate the Nashua Public Library’s summer reading program theme — “Ready, Set, Read” — into his presentation Monday.“‘Ready, Set, Read’ reminds me of a race,” the Chickasaw County Conservation Board naturalist said, “so I thought talking to the kids about how animals...
Lourdes Steeple Day is fast approaching and the committee is continously working on the variety of events they have that will be sure to please the whole family.This year marks the 18th annual Lourdes Steeple Day on Sunday, July 31 and it will kick off at 7:30 a.m. with a pancake and sausage...
A group of area residents will work to promote more physical activity for people of all ages.
To promote healthy eating and a healthy community, Kathy Babcock, Jolene Rosonke and Jordan Anderson have banded together to be advocates for a healthy lifestyle in Chickasaw County.The committee began when a Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness grant was awarded to the three women to help them improve...
Chantal Papousek holds up one of her hot fudge sundae cupcakes that she hopes will carry her to a victory in a unique contest.
Chantal Papousek sat in her office at her New Hampton bakery and couldn’t help but smile.She had just been asked if she ever expected her Sweet Freedom Gluten Free Bakery to have the success it has had, and the answer was emphatic.“To start where we did less than two years ago and be where we’re at...
Residents of all ages turn out for State Bank's "Cookin' for a Cause' event
For Rick Kramer, the money raised for a proposed new bike trail in New Hampton by State Bank’s “Cookin’ for a Cause” might be secondary to something else.Oh, don’t get the New Hampton Parks and Recreation Director wrong, he appreciates the dollars raised by State Bank Friday.But maybe the best part...

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