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A Phillips Modern Ag crane lifts a 24,000-pound crematory into the air early Tuesday morning at what soon will be the first crematorium in New Hampton.
 When something weighs 24,000 pounds, you place it right where you want it.Just ask the folks at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home, who had a 24,000-pound crematory placed Tuesday into what will become the area’s only crematorium.“It’s not like you can just move it,” said Andrew Hugeback, who will co-...
Although “falling down” was the norm on the first day of a roller skating unit Monday, so, too, was getting up and trying again at the Husky Wellness Center.
 There was a lot of “falling down” during gym class on Monday afternoon, when the Nashua-Plainfield students began their roller skating unit for gym class.Physical Education Teacher Jill Kalvig will have her students roller skating at the Husky Wellness Center for the next two weeks, and the goal...
Ken Rasing’s long tenure, one that began when he was a high school sophomore, with Chickasaw County will come to an end next week when he retires after 38 years wearing a wide number of hats.
 Ken Rasing vividly recalls the “old days” of emergency management.A call would go out for EMS personnel, and instead of receiving an address, “they’d tell us to go to the blue silo and turn left.”Emergency management has drastically changed during Rasing’s long career — one that will come to an...
 State officials will be coming to Nashua next month to conduct an audit of city finances, and the Nashua City Council will bring back a familiar face to help the city prepare for the audit  and help prepare the budget and annual financial report.Council members agreed Monday to hire former City...
 The New Hampton Rotary is switching things up this year with their annual fundrasier and is inviting the community to an Art Auction they will hold on Friday, April 7.New Hampton Rotary has been serving the NH community since 1938 when it was chartered. Rotary believes in “service above self” and...
Fools for Fitness will be held April 1 at the Pub at the Pinicon.
 Supporters of the proposed TRIBE Trail have two goals in mind when it comes to the Fools for Fitness event that is scheduled for April 1 at the Pub at the Pinicon.“Obviously, we want to raise money for a great project,” TRIBE Trail Committee member Lacey McGrath said, “but we also want to keep the...
Area firefighters and rescue personnel search for a missing Fredericksburg woman Sunday afternoon just north of the Aveka Manufacturing plant.
 The search for a missing Fredericksburg woman ended Monday morning when volunteers discovered the body of Sheila Ludwig near her home.Chickasaw County Sheriff Marty Hemann said it was a tough ending after scores of rescue personnel and volunteers turned out both Sunday and Monday to search for...
Chickasaw County Sheriff Marty Hemann said the weather didn’t effect Chickasaw County as bad as it could have.“We saw a couple people in the ditches but overall were very lucky,” said Hemann.Last week deputies covered an accident in Lawler between a train and tractor.“The accident could have been...
Maybe it was good that Will Throndson was “kind of sick” on Monday.It kept the New Hampton High School sophomore from fretting too much about the Iowa State Speech Association’s All-State Festival nominations that were due out later in the day.“I woke up around 4:20, and I thought, ‘Hey, it’s All-...
As the New Hampton Municipal Pool project moves forward, the committee is looking to finalize grants for the projectNew Hampton Parks and Recreation Assistant Director Tara Hackman met with the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors Monday morning to ask for $5,000 that will help the pool committee...

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