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Blizzard warning replaced by winter weather advisory

The National Weather Service has downgraded the blizzard warning to a winter weather advisory for Chickasaw County.

Blizzard warning replaced by winter weather advisory

The National Weather Service has downgraded the blizzard warning to a winter weather advisory for Chickasaw County.

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Pork producers hold annual banquet

For photos from the Annual Pork Producers banquet, please see the 2/5/2016 New Hampton Tribune.

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Sweetheart candidates announced

Congrats to this year’s New Hampton High School Sweetheart Candidates (back L-R) Nick TeKippe, Nolan Usher, Tom Clark, Brendon Erdahl, Marco Gaytan, Luke Croell, (front L-R) Branigan Dahl, Taylor Bearman, Sydney Laures, Olivia Burke and Hanna Wiltse.

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Three candidates want to be city’s new mayor

As expected, three New Hampton residents filed nomination papers and will be on the ballot when voters head to the polls on March 1 to elect the city’s new mayor.

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City tax levy rate inches up

The proposed 2016-17 budget has a slightly higher tax rate levy than this year’s budget.

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Local VFW holds annual breakfast to raise funds

“Beautiful day for a pancake breakfast,” said VFW member Dan Bilharz. The Nashua VFW Post 6792 held their annual pancake breakfast with a great turn out serving over 125 people. This year the breakfast was held at the VFW Hall on Main Street.

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Reserve officers have begun training

The last couple of years there have been many changes with the Nashua Police Department and now one more positive change for the City. Nashua’s Reserve Police Officers have begun training and will be able to help when they are needed.

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Nashua-Plainfield speech groups have an entertaining contest

Nashua-Plainfield High School speech students put together solid performances recently at the large group district contest that was held at Waverly-Shell Rock Middle School.

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Plainfield Library gets makeover

If you have not been to the Plainfield Public Library in the last couple of months, you may not know that it has undergone some changes.

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4-H grows awareness with safe travel tips

A delegation of thirty-two 4-H members and eighteen adults will be traveling to Washington, DC soon. In preparing for safe travel and fiscal responsibility, the regional 4-H citizenship group met on Sunday, Jan. 24, to hear directly from a 4-H Alumni who has experienced 4-H travels personally.

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Generosity of Turkey Valley students and staff abounds

The students and staff at Turkey Valley are certainly filled with a giving spirit. Over the months of November and December, several activities took place where students and staff got to give back to others.

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Mercy reaches deal on Medicaid

Mercy Medical Center-New Hampton has reached a contract agreement with one of the three companies hired by the state of Iowa to provide managed care for the state’s Medicaid patients.

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Lawmakers still hopeful on education

Ask the two lawmakers who represent Chickasaw County in the Iowa Legislature about education, and their answers are pretty much the same.

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Chickasaw County goes for Clinton, Trump

Hundreds of Chickasaw County residents turned out for Democratic and Republican caucuses on Monday night as Iowa kicked off the presidential nomination process.

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It was sure nice while it lasted

Dan Lincecum stood outside the New Hampton convenience store Sunday afternoon and smiled.

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Sweetheart candidates announced!

Congrats to the New Hampton High School Sweetheart Candidates: (back L-R) Nick TeKippe, Nolan Usher, Tom Clark, Brendon Erdahl, Marco Gaytan, Luke Croell, (front L-R) Branigan Dahl, Taylor Bearman, Sydney Laures, Olivia Burke and Hanna Wiltse

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Districts dig into sharing superintendent details

When Turkey Valley and New Hampton agreed to share a superintendent, board members from both school districts lauded Jay Jurrens’ ability.

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Ax makes quite an impression

New Hampton Elementary School second grade teacher Carolyn Nuss invited Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Shawver and

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New Hampton grad to appear on national TV

A former New Hampton High School student may be telling the nation about the Iowa caucuses on Monday evening.

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Board to pass on early retirement

The third time wasn’t the charm for the New Hampton School Board when it came to offering early retirement incentives.

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Church welcomes youth director

There is a new face at St. John Lutheran Church after many years of going without a youth director but now they have hired Nichole “Coco” Lyons as their new Director for Youth, Family and Christian Education Ministry.

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Local resident said joining National Guard helped her grow

Do you know anyone who wakes up as early as 4 a.m. and trained every day for the National Guard? If the answer is no, now you will. A young lady named Marissa Janssen left to join the National Guard when she was 17 years old to go the Recruit Sustainment Program which lasted almost eight months.

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Plainfield businesses honor officer who lost his life in 1961

Plainfield businesses and residents flew their flags at half staff from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday to honor former Plainfield Police Officer William Lawrence Meadows who lost his life serving and protecting the citizens of Plainfield on Jan. 23, 1961.

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N-P cheerleaders hold Little Husky Cheer Clinic

Last Thursday and this Monday, kids that are in Preschool through sixth grade could participate in the Little Husky Cheer Clinic, where the kids practiced with the high school cheerleaders.

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Chamber of Commerce elects Board of Directors

Nashua Area Chamber of Commerce and Community Foundation elected their first ever Board of Directors for Nashua. There are 12 board members who are interested in unlocking the Nashua area potential and make the region a very special place in which to live and work.

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Student teacher appreciates the experience

For seven weeks Nick Green from Wartburg College has been placed in the New Hampton School District as a physical education student teacher.

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Annual Ice Fishery introduces kids to ice fishing

They bundled up and headed out to Airport Lake Sunday.

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Sheriff’s Office asks supervisors to help provide better weapons permits

The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department is looking to purchase equipment to make and issue weapons permits and county ID cards that are more sturdy than the piece of paper residents are given now.

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Cowboy Poetry celebrated eleventh anniversary with another great show

Cowboy Poetry returned to Lawler this past weekend for its eleventh year with just as big of a crowd as ever.

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Board re-deliberates, comes up with same result

The New Hampton School Board listened to the testimony again Thursday night and came to the same conclusion it did two months ago.

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Chickasaw County Extension Council elects officers

Four officers were elected during the Chickasaw County Extension Council organizational meeting Jan. 14. The nine-member council annually elects officers to comply with Iowa law.

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Students to begin taste testing during school next week

Taking part in New Hampton Community School’s wellness committee Jolene Rosonke is excited to announce the beginning of kindergarten through twelfth grade taste testing.

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Four providers to depart Mercy this year

Mercy Medical Center-New Hampton's New Year is shaping up to be a year full of planning, excitement and some farewells.

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Painting or ice fishing, take your pick

Brad Schwickerath is thankful the annual Ice Fishery wasn’t held last weekend.

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County librarians make pitch to Board of Supervisors

Representatives from the county library entities met with the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors to request their annual funds from the county to continue being able to provide for their visitors and the public that uses the libraries.

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Crash kills three on Highway 63

A two-vehicle crash Tuesday night on Highway 63 just south of New Hampton has left three people dead and two injured

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Dems, GOP ready for caucuses

Anyone who has watched television in recent weeks knows the Iowa caucuses are nearing.

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Students prepare for contest

Nashua Plainfield high school speech students are getting their final touches ready for the annual District Large Group Speech Contest at Waverly-Shell Rock High School on Jan. 23. There will be 14 Huskies competing in three different groups.

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Local boy performs at Rose Bowl

Students are always dreaming of where their future will take them and hoping there are no detours along the way. Sometimes the detours end up being the icing on the cake that will be cherished for a lifetime like Nashua-Plainfield alumni Ethan Bonzer found out first hand.

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Appreciating substitute

Imagine if you got a call early in the morning to teach at a school for the day. Would you be excited to be able to teach? Many substitute teachers are ready to stand in at a moment’s notice all over the world and January is a month to appreciate all of the substitute teachers. Paul Bisgard and Betty Balsley are just two of the many subs for the Nashua-Plainfield School District.

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