Christian Schwickerath was one of a number of New Hampton trapshooters who received Al Baxter Memorial Scholarships this past spring.
   One of the things Jo Myrsaides liked about the sixth annual Al Baxter Memorial Turkey Shoot last year was bidding on the shooters in the auction.
Josh Fenske, shown pressuring a quarterback last fall, committed to Southern Illinois this week.
    Josh Fenske visited the Southern Illinois University last month and came away impressed.
Christian Schwickerath was one of a number of New Hampton trapshooters who received Al Baxter Memorial Scholarships this past spring.
Nashua Postmaster Craig Goetsch (middle) presents Million Mile Awards to Deb Holzer and Randy Sinnwell last Friday morning.
Donya Schroeder helps one of her Art Safari students with a visual arts project Wednesday afternoon.
Grant Anderson and Madison Kolbet present New Hampton Parks and Recreation Director Rick Kramer with a check for $1,000 for the TRIBE Trail.
Josh Fenske, shown pressuring a quarterback last fall, committed to Southern Illinois this week.
A groundbreaking ceremony for the $19.415 million building project was held earlier this week.

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  Nashua-Plainfield Superintendent Randy Strabala knows it seems strange that some voters will literally drive past the Gateway to Northeast Iowa Welcome Center on their way to vote in Plainfield. “There’s really no way to make this work perfectly,” he said, “and we just had to make a choice.” And...
Nashua Postmaster Craig Goetsch (middle) presents Million Mile Awards to Deb Holzer and Randy Sinnwell last Friday morning.
  Two Nashua postal carriers receive quite an honor from the United States Postal Service last week for their service.  Rural carriers Deb Holzer and Randy Sinnwell received the Million Mile Award on Friday morning from Postmaster Craig Goetsch. Holzer has been a carrier for 33 years while...
Donya Schroeder helps one of her Art Safari students with a visual arts project Wednesday afternoon.
  Upstairs, a group of older children were working on the performing arts Wednesday afternoon. In the Carnegie Cultural Cultural basement, meanwhile, younger kids were putting together some pretty cool visual arts pieces. Welcome to the Art Safari, a summer tradition at the New Hampton museum in...
Grant Anderson and Madison Kolbet present New Hampton Parks and Recreation Director Rick Kramer with a check for $1,000 for the TRIBE Trail.
  Madison Kolbet stood near the sweet corn field and wondered aloud. “I really don’t know what the big deal is,” the New Hampton High School sophomore said. “I mean when people need help, you help them, right?” So before she and Grant Anderson presented a check for $1,000 to New Hampton Parks and...
A groundbreaking ceremony for the $19.415 million building project was held earlier this week.
  New Hampton School Board President Joe Rosonke admitted he was stealing a line often uttered by teacher and coach Cory McDonald. But, on this day, the one in which the school district broke ground on its $19.415 million building project, it had to be said. “It’s a great day to be a Chickasaw.”...
  Nashua-Plainfield Elementary and Intermediate School students will get one extra day of summer vacation this year. As junior high and high school students head back to school next Wednesday, students in grades K-6 can enjoy one last day of sleeping late because the elementary and intermediate...

 

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Christian Schwickerath was one of a number of New Hampton trapshooters who received Al Baxter Memorial Scholarships this past spring.
   One of the things Jo Myrsaides liked about the sixth annual Al Baxter Memorial Turkey Shoot last year was bidding on the shooters in the auction.   Myrsaides’ late husband, an Iowa Department of Natural Resources conservation officer,  would have approved of the shooter she picked to bid on, New...
Josh Fenske, shown pressuring a quarterback last fall, committed to Southern Illinois this week.
    Josh Fenske visited the Southern Illinois University last month and came away impressed.    “I liked the campus. It’s beautiful. I liked the coaches and I felt like it was a good place for me,” he said. “The coaching staff was a key part. ... They have guys who know football and you can look up...
Members of the New Hampton football team listen intently to Chickasaw coach Scott Frerichs during a practice earlier this week.
    The New Hampton football team will head to Decorah tonight [Friday] to finally play someone other themselves.    The Chickasaws and Vikings, for a second straight year, will scrimmage against each other, beginning at 7 p.m.    “It’s a good thing for us,” New Hampton coach Scott Frerichs said. “...
Former New Hampton High School and current University of Iowa baseball player Cole McDonald will join his Hawkeye teammates in representing the United States at the World University Games that begin next week in Taiwan.
    Cole McDonald will be the first to admit that he’s been presented some once-in-a-lifetime opportunities because he’s a member of the University of Iowa baseball team.    He got a chance to travel to the Dominican Republic last November. He was on a team that won its first-ever Big Ten...

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