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Nashua-Plainfield High School senior and FFA member Shane Hillesheim shows off the ribbons he won at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines last Friday.
When Shane Hillesheim saw the tractors his 1957 Oliver Super 55 was up against, he had hope. “I didn’t think I’d win it, but I thought I’d finish right up there,” the Nashua-Plainfield High School senior said. “There were a lot of good tractors, a lot of tough competition, but I felt I was up there...
The idea behind a unique program is actually pretty simple: Have those who have dealt with adverse mental health issues in the past help those going through some of those same issues today. It’s called Peer Recovery Zone (PRZ), and it meets each Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Prairie Lakes...
In the 1980s, NBC was home to a critically acclaimed television cop show called “Hill Street Blues,” and the opening scene always ended with the desk sergeant giving patrol officers and detectives a reminder. “Let’s be careful out there.” That’s the same reminder New Hampton Police Chief Zach...
The odyssey that the Chickasaw County Environmental Health Department’s search for a new director had become finally came to an end last week when the Board of Health approved the hiring of Penny Andorf. Technically, the odyssey will end on Sept. 3 when Andorf begins work for the county, but Board...
After walking the “red carpet,” Amanda Kleespies hugs her former principal, Sarah Updegraff, who, along with New Hampton Elementary principal Brenda Lansing, welcomed Kleespies and five other new teachers to the ranks Monday morning. Kleespies graduated from NHHS in 2012. A breakfast was held for the new teachers, who were given an early introduction to staff members.
Jay Jurrens expected issues would crop up when New Hampton Community Schools kicked off its $19.415 million building project. Let’s face it, school construction projects never are seamless. There can be weather delays, supply problems and issues the fire marshal brings up, and the New Hampton...
The Chickasaw County Board of Health inched closer to hiring a new environmental health director during a meeting held last Monday night, and if all goes well, the county will have a new director by the time most readers see this paper. The Board of Health agreed to hire what members called “No. 7...
There’s a lot of new changes coming to the west end of Main Street this school year and with classes starting in only 10 days, New Hampton High School Principal Sarah Updegraff has high expectations for her students. “We will be welcoming [students in grades 5-8] to campus, so our first task will...
The body of a Charles City woman was found Tuesday evening in the Cedar River after she was reported missing at Howard’s Woods Recreation Area, a Chickasaw County park located just north of Nashua. Chickasaw County Chief Deputy Reed Palo said the body of Mikala Titus was recovered from the river...
New Hampton Superintendent Jay Jurrens and school custodian Bill Richter look over the terrazzo flooring on the steps that grace the entrance of the school district’s new middle school.
Jay Jurrens has gone from optimistic to “definite” when it comes to New Hampton Community Schools’ $19.415 million construction project. “We will definitely be ready for classes on Aug. 23,” the school superintendent said Friday after giving the Tribune a tour of the new middle school that is the...
The New Hampton City Council on a unanimous vote reinstated last Monday night a New Hampton sergeant who has been on paid administrative leave since September 2018. Council members went into closed session for 74  minutes, and when they returned, Mayor Deb Larsen announced that the council members...

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