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Every year, thousands of people lose money — from a few dollars to a life’s savings — to phone and computer scams. According to the Federal Trade Commission, many people believe they’re too smart to get scammed, and don’t realize how manipulative the con artists can be to even the most wary...
Nashua-Plainfield High School Principal Scott Striegel was excited to announce KIMT’s Golden Apple award winner, Nashua-Plainfield’s own Sam Brown. Tuesday morning the school was buzzing about the winter pep rally honoring girls and boys basketball, wrestling, speech and band, with all the great...
When New Hampton Kindergarten teacher Lynn Ries first started teaching 40 years ago, she didn’t imagine the possibility of a student attending class remotely. “No, I didn’t,” she chuckled. My, how times have changed. Ries’s classroom has recently been equipped with a piece of technology called a...
A Chickasaw County woman has claimed a $100,000 lottery prize. Maria Janssen, 65, of Nashua was in shock after she claimed the 16th of 17 top prizes of $100,000 available in the lottery’s “$100,000 Mega Crossword” scratch game. “Counted it, the numbers, and recounted it,” Janssen explained. “Took...
Throw out that packaged chicken salad you picked up at Fareway.  It could be contaminated with salmonella. Fareway Stores pulled a chicken salad sold at all its locations, including New Hampton, from its shelves after being contacted this week by the Iowa Department of Public Health about cases of...
Iowa’s governor had some relatively good news for Iowa schools — especially rural districts — during a stop in Chickasaw County last week. Republican Kim Reynolds said she believes that when the 2018 Legislature heads home later this spring, it will have given an increase — albeit a small one — to...
As Homeland Energy Solutions Plant Manager Kevin Howes gave Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds a tour of his ethanol manufacturing facility on Friday, he laid out the company’s ambitious goal. “One of the reasons we underwent this expansion is to be the largest plant in the country,” he said, “and it’s going...
Five to seven inches of snow blanketed parts of Chickasaw County last Thursday night, so it wasn't a surprise that school was called off on Friday. Most roads in northern Iowa were cleared and safe for travel by Friday afternoon, however, so many were left wondering why Friday night activities had...
Some parts of Chickasaw County received as many as seven inches of snow overnight last Thursday, the first substantial snow accumulation of the of the 2018 winter season. By noon on Friday, all the main roads in the county were pretty much free and clear. "We didn't have any problems," said county...
If you buy someone gifts at Schueth Ace Hardware in New Hampton, have them wrapped there. They’ve got one of the “Most Gifted Wrappers” in the world, at least according to Ellen DeGeneres. Ace employee Kelly Stewart was one of the top prize winners in a contest Ellen held during the Christmas...

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