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It was 1966. Americans were still talking about the assassination of President Kennedy as if it had happened the day before.It was a year before the “Summer of Love,” and two years before the biggest anti-war protest the United States had ever witnessed.Our country was in turmoil.President Lyndon B...
Ask Brandon Marks about that day he looked at himself in the mirror a year or so ago, and he doesn’t mince his words.“I hated what I saw,” the 2015 Nashua-Plainfield High School graduate said. “I mean, it was depressing.”The mirror showed a 245-pound young man who, as Marks succinctly puts it, was...
A Nashua part-time police officer who was a long time Chickasaw County sheriff’s deputy offered his services Monday night at the City Council meeting to help resolve the communications bill issue with the county.Officer Doug Strike said he believes safety is an issue and that he would be willing to...
Thousands of dollars for the TRIBE Trail were raised Saturday evening, but the highlight of the night may have been an April Fools’ prank pulled on New Hampton's Park and Recreation director.As the live auction was ready to start, Rick Kramer was making a few announcements when he was approached....
It has been a difficult legislative session for State Rep. Todd Prichard, but it’s about to get a whole lot tougher for the Charles City Democrat.“There’s just no other way to put it, the budget is going to be tough,” Prichard told a group gathered for a legislative forum hosted by Chickasaw County...
In some ways, the scene never changes, but then again, why should it?The New Hampton Elementary School Carnival is one of those timeless events that needs very little, if any, tweaking.Oh sure, the carnival is packed. It can get hot, almost steamy, in the gymnasium and hallways that host the...
A former Iowa State University football player visited the St. Joseph Community School on Thursday morning to speak to students in grades 4-6 about his latest book and how he became an author.Ryan Sloth wrote his first book when he was just a young student in grade school and never would have...
Morris Landscaping and the New Hampton Public Library came together to put on a indoor plant potting class for the public last Tuesday morning.Morris Landscaping owner Nancy Morris brought all supplies including small cups, saucers, dirt, water, plants and moss with her to the library to...
“Our Penny Wars was a great success!”St. Joseph Community School art instructor Karen Bonfig made the announcement right before announcing the winner of that penny war.For one week, pennies were collected in a jar by each homeroom.The class that collected the most pennies was promised a 30 Minute...
Maybe, just maybe, the tears Morgan Smith and Isabel Hoey desperately yet futilely tried to fight back Wednesday morning are all one needs to know about the lone two seniors on the New Hampton Dance Team.“It’s hard to think that this is it,” Smith said when asked about the end of her high school...

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