Thankfully, the encounter with an unhappy reader on Friday afternoon was not an omen for the entire weekend.I may not be the smartest guy in the world, but I had an inkling that I was about to get blasted when Ruth Walden came back and whispered,
Think about this for a moment: Two days away from a federal shutdown, Congress comes up with a stopgap measure to keep the government operating ... for a week.A few days later it arrives at a bipartisan budget deal lasting a bit over four months.
I am responding to one person’s view on a hog barn being built near her parent’s farm that she does not live by. I understand that this person may never be OK or come to understand the need for a hog building near her family.
Attending graduation parties this past weekend really took me back to missing my high school days.Who doesn’t reminisce about returning to their youth, being active in sports, choir, swing choir, extra curriculars?Simpler times when our parents to
Both myself and the Park Board want to take this opportunity to thank the residents of New Hampton and beyond for continuing to support the fundraising programs our young participants take part in each season.We realize that it may seem at times t
Dear Brady Reicks,I am writing this letter to you here, in hopes that you will read it. I have tried reaching out to you but was denied the opportunity to speak with you. I wholeheartedly hope that you read this letter and think about the impact
May is Beef Month and Chickasaw County Farm Bureau would like thank all the beef farmers in our area and in Iowa for providing us the beef that many of us enjoy throughout the summer when we grill, go camping, or many other things.
One quick reminder as I am seeing all this beautiful green grass growing: We have an ordinance as to not blowing your grass clippings into the street. It is a $25 ticket for each time if you choose to do so.
Once a year, prom occurs in schools throughout the United States. This can be an event filled with friends, food, laughter, music, and memories. Turkey Valley prom took place on April 22 and was a beautiful event.
To be perfectly frank, only one senior on the New Hampton boys track team has a legitimate shot at making the state track and field meet.Jake Usher is a part of the Chickasaw 4x800 team that barely missed making it to Des Moines a year ago.The sam
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following “Q&A” was placed Friday afternoon on the website run by the office of U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa.Q: Do you expect Governor Branstad to be confirmed as the next U.S. ambassador to China?A: Yes.
Wednesday students of all ages will be walking to school for New Hampton’s Walk to School Day.However, some students have been walking to school for weeks now.I am a volunteer for the walking school bus in New Hampton which is up to three routes a
I’ve got to fly with this column because despite feeling like I spent an eternity in the office this weekend, I’m a mere 125 minutes from deadline as I begin writing this column.If this was all I had left, I’d be fine, but I’m going to have to spr