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This year's Plainfield Days has a little extra pizazz; after all, the little town is celebrating a milestone birthday.The annual town celebration is bigger and better than ever this year as the city is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding.Yet, in some ways, planning for the big event...
Science Center of Des Moines’s Rebecca Murphy visited the Ionia Public Library to discuss Fantastic Forces with the kids.Over 30 kids visited the library to talk and learn about planes and how they fly.Murphy demonstrated air cannons, talked about aerodynamics, gravity, suction and recommended...
 Officials continued their search Wednesday after a 76-year-old Plainfield woman was reported missing Tuesday at 5:11 p.m. when her husband returned home and found her missing. Cloris Mehmen is described as 5-foot tall, weighing 130 pounds and with white hair and green eyes.She was last seen...
There were calves, puppies, rabbits, goats and more, but the animals weren’t the most important part of the “Fair Day” held at the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center last week.Neither was the popcorn, the fair-like atmosphere or even the weather, which by the way was drop-dead gorgeous.“...
If it can be recycled, it just might be in that flower pot.That’s pretty much the motto of Brett and Lavonne Ohm’s business, New Horizons Flower Pots, and now it is garnering national attention.Last fall, the Discovery Channel’s “Made by Destruction” show visited the Fredericksburg business and...
If Sarah Merrifield could teach the “fair uninitiated” one thing, it would be this: Those projects — whether they be livestock, photos, foods, whatever — don’t just happen overnight.“These kids put so much time into their projects,” said the Chickasaw County ISU Extension office manager. “That...
 Let’s face it, Medicare is confusing.  It’s even more confusing when changes in the law occur.  Sometimes those changes are easy to understand. Other times laws are so hard to interpret that everyday Iowans throw their hands up in disgust without getting the answers they need.Luckily, the Iowa...
 The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department just grew by one with the addition of Adam Hanson to the team. Hanson grew up in New Hampton and after acquiring his degree from Hawkeye Community College he took a position at the Nashua Police Department in 2004 where he stayed for six and a half years....
 Rick Kramer may have best summed up the work done by a local church group this past weekend at Mikkelson Park.The New Hampton Parks and Recreation director’s take on the painting of playground equipment by the members of Prairie Lakes Church?“It kind of pops out at you, doesn’t it?”It sure does....
 Some would say state lawmakers dropped the proverbial ball on water quality in 2015, but State Rep. Todd Prichard, D-Charles City, begs to disagree.“I think we have some real momentum,” Prichard said Wednesday afternoon at the Borlaug Learning Center, “and that’s why we’re here.”Prichard and 15...

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