Fredericksburg’s Plum Creek Golf Course is closed Saturday morning after the area  was inundated with anywhere between 7 to 12 inches of rain over a 24-hour period.
    As Chickasaw County residents cleaned up after a thunderstorm with winds up to 70 miles per hour moved through the area last week, Mother Nature delivered another punch Friday and Saturday.
First team honors at the conclusion of the 2017 softball season went to Lauren Frerichs, shown coming in with one of her four runs scored in a regional game against Waukon.
While at the plate, New Hampton’s Lauren Frerichs had the fifth-best batting average in Northeast Iowa Conference softball games this season, which helped her earn first team honors at the end of the Chickasaw campaign.
Noah Hopp fields a pickoff throw at first during Tuesday’s substate game against Denver.
    It wasn’t supposed to end in Cedar Falls; instead, the script called for this brilliant season to finish on a Saturday afternoon in Principal Park.    This isn’t Hollywood, however; it’s baseball.
Fredericksburg’s Plum Creek Golf Course is closed Saturday morning after the area  was inundated with anywhere between 7 to 12 inches of rain over a 24-hour period.
First team honors at the conclusion of the 2017 softball season went to Lauren Frerichs, shown coming in with one of her four runs scored in a regional game against Waukon.
Dennis Collins, who has worked as a maintenance mechanic and in plant operations at Mercy Medical Center-New Hampton, works in the boiler room Wednesday.
Noah Hopp fields a pickoff throw at first during Tuesday’s substate game against Denver.
 Farmall tractor owned by Jerome Kuhn is snapped in half after a severe thunderstorm destroyed a barn and a shed just south of North Washington.

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Dennis Collins, who has worked as a maintenance mechanic and in plant operations at Mercy Medical Center-New Hampton, works in the boiler room Wednesday.
  ennis Collins couldn’t help but laugh when asked about his extended career as a maintenance mechanic and plant operations employee at Mercy Medical Center-New Hampton. “Well, I was born here,” he said, “and I always tell the story that when I was born, they slapped me, I liked it and never left...
  It’s taken a while but the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel is that a new Chickasaw County veterans affairs director will be in place this coming Monday. Veterans Commission Chairman  David Boss met with the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors on Monday to discuss pay for the new...
 Farmall tractor owned by Jerome Kuhn is snapped in half after a severe thunderstorm destroyed a barn and a shed just south of North Washington.
  A powerful thunderstorm packing winds of 70 miles per hour blasted Chickasaw County late Wednesday afternoon and left hundreds of residents without power. The storm led to numerous downed trees and power lines throughout the county, a number of farm buildings destroyed by the storm. The National...
Project AWARE volunteers scour the Cedar River near Charles City last week as they work to remove garbage from the waterway.
  The hunt for trash continued this past week as volunteers embarked on the last leg of Project AWARE’s 2017 route along the upper Cedar River. It’s the first time AWARE has visited Mitchell and Floyd counties, Project AWARE coordinator Lynette Seigley said. “There was interest locally in having us...
They may not be anywhere near as big as the tractors and trucks but the "minis" definitely produce noise and excitement at the Kenwood Avenue Nationals.
  Ed Anderson, his son and two of his grandchildren walked behind the stands and checked out the tractors and trucks Friday night. “I like that one ... and that one ... and that one,” said 6-year-old Toby, the grandson of the former Nashua-Plainfield Elementary School principal as his grandfather...
Soon-to-be Chickasaw County Fair Queen Bailey Schinker reacts after finding “her card” in a bag of potato chips during a magic show put on by Jeffrey Reicks at the Chickasaw County 4-H and FFA Achievement Show’s Family Barbecue Night Sunday.
  Bailey Schinker wanted to be Chickasaw County’s fair queen, but she may have been the most shocked person on the Big Four Fairgrounds Sunday night when her name was announced. “I wouldn’t have been devastated, but yeah, I wanted to win and I tried hard,” she said moments after receiving her crown...

 

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Fredericksburg’s Plum Creek Golf Course is closed Saturday morning after the area  was inundated with anywhere between 7 to 12 inches of rain over a 24-hour period.
    As Chickasaw County residents cleaned up after a thunderstorm with winds up to 70 miles per hour moved through the area last week, Mother Nature delivered another punch Friday and Saturday.    Residents in the southeastern part of New Hampton and in Fredericksburg reported receiving more than...
First team honors at the conclusion of the 2017 softball season went to Lauren Frerichs, shown coming in with one of her four runs scored in a regional game against Waukon.
While at the plate, New Hampton’s Lauren Frerichs had the fifth-best batting average in Northeast Iowa Conference softball games this season, which helped her earn first team honors at the end of the Chickasaw campaign.    Frerichs was the only first team pick for the NH girls, but Kallie Olson,...
Noah Hopp fields a pickoff throw at first during Tuesday’s substate game against Denver.
    It wasn’t supposed to end in Cedar Falls; instead, the script called for this brilliant season to finish on a Saturday afternoon in Principal Park.    This isn’t Hollywood, however; it’s baseball.    And on Tuesday night, the best baseball season in New Hampton school history came to a crushing...
Advancing on a wild pitch, Cody Hackman beats the throw and is safe at third during Turkey Valley’s loss to Kee High in district action Thursday.
   After Turkey Valley's Evan Drilling laced a home run down the left field line to start a district semifinal game against Kee High Thursday, Jaden Bruess was trying to be helpful.   Except he was wearing a mischievous grin.   "Evan took the second pitch, and it travelled oh, 520-530 feet," he...

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