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New Hampton School Board members received a nice surprise — lower-than-estimated interest rates — on Monday when they sold $10 million in bonds for its upcoming school building project. Yet, it was an “expected surprise.”“We were pretty conservative when it came to interest rates,” Superintendent...
Being on the farm isn’t something every kid gets to experience so the Ed and Lavonne Suhr family’s mission is to help students and community members become more knowledgeable by inviting them to the farm.So for three days — beginning on a rainy and cold Monday — the Suhr’s farm northwest of...
The National Honor Society Students from Nashua-Plainfield held a blood drive this past week to “give back.”Caleb Winters and Dawson Schmitt, juniors, helped at the blood drive and also called donors to let them know about the blood drive at the high school. For both boys, this is their second year...
Nashua-Plainfield students have plenty of memories when it comes to vocational agriculture instructor Ron Zelle.But it’s probably a sure bet that when they see a tie, they think of Zelle.The soon-to-be-retiring instructor wears a different tie to school every day, and the collection is hanging in...
The Nashua City Council Monday night gave its utility clerk a “temporary raise” because her job has changed so much in recent weeks.Since City Clerk Tabitha Caswell went on leave in March, Utility Clerk Beth Henningsen has gone from a part-time to basically a full-time employee.During Monday night’...
Hair, makeup, dresses, tuxes and of course all the accessories were all in place Saturday evening for Nashua-Plainfield High School’s annual celebration of prom.And it turned out to be magical night for students attending this year’s event that was themed “Once Upon a Starry Night.”The beautifully...
The New Hampton Public Library teamed up with the Plum Creek Art Center in Fredericksburg to hold a free painting class.On Tuesday night, ladies gathered to create a beautiful poppy painting.Each participant was able to choose their own colors to make their painting unique.Art instructors Cheryl...
New Hampton Middle School and St. Joseph Community School fourth graders received trees to plant for Arbor Day.  The trees were donated by the Chickasaw County Soil and Water Conservation District and Morris Landscaping.Planting a tree will help students develop an appreciation for one of Iowa’s...
Lawler began planning its RAGBRAI  gathering with an informational planning meeting last week.Piggy backing off of the Lawler Irish Fest committee theme this year, Lawler’s RAGBRAI theme will be, “Get Lucky In Lawler.”Being the next stop after New Hampton, Lawler’s route has riders coming to town...
Raelei Hemann had steeled herself not to cry Sunday afternoon.She failed.“Seriously, I really didn’t think I would cry,” the New Hampton High School senior said after the Coffeehouse Concert, “but when we were out there for ‘In This Very Room,’ it just hit me. Music has been such a big part of my...

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