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New Hampton’s annual FFA banquet and meeting, at least in advisor Jim Russ’ eyes, comes down to one word — celebration.“It’s a chance to look back on what our kids have accomplished this past year,” he said, “and celebrate our seniors who are getting ready to turn the page to the next chapter of...
Don Blazek won’t say the members of the Lawler Sons of American Legion squadron will go through the motions on Saturday night, but he will concede that putting on the annual event is getting easier.“We’ve done it for a few years now, and we kind of all have our jobs,” said the squadron member about...
The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors passed [last] Monday a resolution opposing an Iowa Senate bill that addresses “Transportation of raw forest products” after hearing concerns about it that County Engineer Dusten Rolando relayed after a recent Iowa State Association of Counties meeting. The...
Although Nashua Public Library Director Heather Hackman plans many children’s events, last Saturday morning, it was the adults’ turn.Spring flowers and blue skies were painted at the library on Saturday morning as friends, mothers and daughters joined in the fun and let their creativity grow....
Think about the impact a winery can have on attracting tourists, one with a bed and breakfast no less.Now meet Cathy Busch, who recently purchased the Farm House Winery and farmstead in Fredericksburg.“This place creates an excellent opportunity for friends and families to create memories,” Busch...
The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors approved splitting limestone gravel road resurfacing bids for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, between two vendors for the four quadrants of the county.Paul Niemann Construction Co. of Sumner had the low bid on quadrant one (the southeast)  at $12.09 a...
Amber Erion gave her young son, Finn, a choice Wednesday morning: Do you want to take a nap or go to story time at the New Hampton Public Library.“He went and got his coat on,” Amber Erion said, “so obviously, it was an easy decision for him.”And, in a way, Finn Erion represents a microcosm of what...
Music, poetry and improvisation were just a few of the talents the Nashua-Plainfield students showed Friday evening at their second annual Variety Show. Supportive families, friends and even former variety show participants packed the gym to watch the 11 acts perform.Master of ceremonies Caitlyn...
The Chickasaw County Ambulance Council put the finishing touches on a request for proposals (RFP) on Monday, and the attorney working for the council said Wednesday he has approved it, meaning the proposal was “on its way” to being made available on the county website.Before the RFP was completed,...
It is without a doubt one of Jill Eike’s favorite times of the year at the Carnegie Cultural Center.“Every year during National Youth Art Month, we showcase students,” said the director of the New Hampton museum, “and every year, I’m just blown away at how talented our young people are when it...

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