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Saturday marks five months since Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chickasaw County has been matching “bigs” or mentors to “littles” or mentees, and so far, nine pairs have been matched.More mentors are needed since littles are wait-listed in all school districts, said New Hampton-based Program Manager...
Though it will not be the “final answer,” the Chickasaw County Compensation Board voted 5-1 Wednesday night to raise the salaries of the county’s elected officials “mostly” across-the-board, except those of the Board of Supervisors.The Comp Board’s recommendation is to raise the salaries of elected...
When Gerry and Marilee Mishak announced last year that the time had come for them to “give up” Cowboy Poetry, an event the New Hampton couple has coordinated for the past 13 years, the members of the Lawler Lions Club knew what they had to do.“Oh, this was way too important an event for Lawler for...
The final contract for the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office to share the equivalent hours of one full-time deputy with the city of Nashua met approval Tuesday from the County Board of Supervisors.The contract will provide Nashua with 160 hours a month of deputy coverage from July 1, 2019, through...
Eighty years after he won the Heisman Trophy, the story of Iowa Hawkeye football legend Nile Kinnick will be told on the silver screen, thanks in large part to a native of Charles City.“It’s kind of a dream come true,” said author Tom Lidd.Lidd, a former Charles City resident and lifelong Hawkeye...
Although the path of a major winter storm remained a bit uncertain Friday, it appears Chickasaw County is going to receive a potpourri of precipitation this weekend.The National Weather Service on Friday issued a winter weather advisory for Chickasaw County that will run from 6 a.m. Saturday until...
It wasn’t much, but because it was a bit unexpected, Wednesday’s snowfall made for a coupe of dicey hours of driving in parts of the area.And the bad news is there’s a possibility we might get walloped by a major winter storm this weekend.The National Weather Service on Thursday morning issued a...
One of New Hampton’s Dollars for Scholars co-presidents say he’s pleasantly surprised at how well the “Chickasaw Legacy Pathway” sales are going, and he’s hoping the organization’s latest fundraiser can shift into even higher gear as Christmas approaches.The brick path will be constructed in...
Although water is still running over the dam in Nashua, a prolonged cold snap has led to ice forming both on the lake and the dam. High temperatures remained in the 20s earlier in the week, and although a “warmup” [began Thursday], there is a chance of snow in the forecast for Saturday.
One phone call can prove to change a life for the better, which was the case for Nashua-Plainfield Junior High and High School Band Director Scott Stroud 19 years ago when he was offered a job with the school district.The band program at Nashua-Plainfield has been noticed for its musical talent...

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