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The clock is ticking for area students

The halls of New Hampton and Turkey Valley schools have that “end-of-summer” smell.It's that fresh wax-plenty of cleaner aroma that signifies that classes are just around the corner.And they are.

That volunteer spirit

Monsignor Carl Schmitt and Virgil Pickar Jr. come up with a plan as a group of volunteers put up new playground equipment at St. Joseph's Community School's Sunrise Preschool last week.

Committee will look to promote Nashua’s ‘lake’

The Nashua City Council is looking to “reactivate” its Lake and Dam Committee, and if a meeting Tuesday night was any indication, there’s plenty of interest in the community.City Council members Ryan Jung and Brenda Roberts hosted the informationa

End is in sight for a great pool 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 Su

Ag secretary: There’s pride in those farms

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 h

Beach Bash hopes for big year

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 Laure

It may be goofy, but it supports great cause

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 o

Christmas in July draws a crowd

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 churc

Chickasaws set school records in NEIC, all-district selections

“Wow” is the best way to describe this.The sting of falling in the substate game had to be eased a bit for New Hampton baseball when the Northeast Iowa All-Conference teams were released and nine Chickasaw players made the cut.That includes five o

Animals on the move

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, “

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