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Changes to Iowa collective bargaining law now in effect have impacted the union contract that covers about 20 members of the Chickasaw County Secondary Roads Department in ways that merit observing.So says business representative for International Union of Operating Engineers Local No. 234, Brian...
A public hearing regarding the future of the Gateway to Northeast Iowa Welcome Center is set for Monday, Mayor Butch Betsinger announced at Monday’s City Council meeting. The Mayor and Council seek community input as they discuss issues facing the center, at 7 p.m. in the Welcome Center meeting...
Trumpets in the Nashua-Plainfield High School Concert Band (above) perform the first movement from “In the Forest of the King” at “A Spring Concert” on May 1 in Nashua.The High School Concert Band will perform an encore of its repertoire for the Class 1A Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference...
Well, at least it was more typical spring weather, right?After enduring an April that featured more snow than rain, Chickasaw County was hit with several old-fashioned thunderstorms last week that dropped almost three inches of rain on Nashua and up to five inches in areas north of the city.The...
Chickasaw County’s current human resources contractor, Paul Greufe, questioned the County Board of Supervisors on its current request for proposals with regard to HR and union negotiations.The submittal of a proposal a few weeks ago started discussion as to whether to seek an attorney for the HR...
Tim Gannon believes one only needs a single statistic to see why the state must make an investment in rural Iowa.“When you have 71 of 99 counties losing population between 2010 and 2016, that says something,” the Mingo Democrat who is seeking to become Iowa’s secretary of agriculture in this fall’s...
Caleb Lines worked hard at not getting his hopes up, but he admitted he was a little nervous as he headed to school Tuesday morning. That was the day the U.S. Department of Education would announce the 2018 U.S. President Scholars. “I’m not going to lie, I was nervous and I kept telling myself, it’...
U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley makes a point during his town hall meeting in New Hampton this past Friday.
U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley backed President Donald Trump on a number of issues during a town hall meeting in New Hampton on Friday.But he also urged the president to let Special Counsel Robert Mueller complete his investigation into allegations that Russia tried to influence the 2016 election.“The...
Fire engulfs a shop owned by Darel and Tina Reicks that is located a mile south of the New Hampton Golf and Country Club. (Photo courtesy of Tina Reicks)
A Sunday morning fire claimed a building that served as a shop about a mile south of the New Hampton Golf and Country Club.New Hampton firefighters were called to the home of Darel and Tina Reicks just after 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, and when they arrived the building was fully engulfed.“Our big concern...
Barricades are up on 190th Street southeast of North Washington Friday morning after torrential roads flooded the gravel road.
As John Murray wrapped up the interview Friday, his closing words were simple.“You turn the spigot off, OK?”The Chickasaw County assistant engineer could have been speaking for a variety of people — from employees of the county’s Secondary Road Department to area farmers to high school student-...

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