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Bill Boyd wanted to “stay in the game” and umpiring gave him that opportunity.And now, years later, the New Hampton man is Iowa’s umpire of year as Boyd was bestowed the honor this past weekend at the Iowa Baseball Coaches Association annual convention.“I was shocked and really humbled,” Boyd said...
The many libraries in the county take care of the residents through books, movies and programs as well as technology.To do so, however, they rely on the funding they can find and had their yearly meeting with the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors on Monday to request a 6 percent increase in the...
This storm definitely didn’t miss Chickasaw County; in fact, Old Man Winter threw a little more at us than originally expected.New Hampton received eight inches of snow during the storm that hit the area on Tuesday night and continued throughout the day on Wednesday.And that meant state, county and...
While the rest of us have been busy shoveling snow and trying to get the ice out of our driveways, the Nashua Parks Board has been busy gearing up for opening camping weekend, prioritizing projects that need completed and getting their events scheduled for the 2017 summer.The campground will open...
St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Nashua had Bingo night last Saturday. Many church and community members enjoyed an evening of snacks and bingo. The bingo was a fundraiser for the national conference.In November, eight high school students and three chaperones will go to the Lucas Oil Stadium and...
The foggy conditions outside did not stop the District Large Group Speech Contest on Saturday and traveling to Waverly was a must. The Group Improvisation group arrived with big hopes of moving on to State Large Group Speech Contest in Dubuque.Saturday morning after last minute rehearsals the group...
The Nashua City Council voted last week to approve tearing down two Main Street buildings because they are dangerous and a public nuisance.City officials contacted the owners of buildings at 304 and 308 Main Street, and they did not dispute the public hearing.The buildings will be torn down by the...
The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors has made the following committee assignments:E-911 Chairperson: Steve Geerts and Jacob Hackman as alternate.Emergency Management Commission: Steve Geerts and David Tilkes as alternate.Chickasaw County Child Abuse and Prevention Council:  Pastor Kevin Frey...
The New Hampton Dance Team came away from state competition with a bang last month as its hip-hop team placed third out of 12 teams in the division.“It was a close one!” said New Hampton Dance Team Coach Emma Schwickerath. “We scored a 66/70, second place scored a 66.25/70 and first place scored a...
After going back and forth for the past couple of months, the New Hampton School Board has decided to offer early retirement incentives to four teachers this year.The board discussed the issue at last week’s meeting, and after examining issues the district’s general fund is facing, voted...

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