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The “princesses” pose with the children who attended the Build a Better World program that was held at the Nashua Public Library.
  “Disney Princesses” Anna, Elsa and Cinderella were excited to be able to read to area children for the Build a Better World reading program on Monday morning at the Nashua Public Library. The Nashua Public Library hosted the Build a Better World reading program on Monday mornings in July teaching...
Bob Schwickerath shoots during the second annual Shoot for a Cure event that was held this past weekend.
  Coaches, family, friends and many others came out to raise money at the second annual Shoot for a Cure on Saturday afternoon. This fundraiser was to help raise money for JDRF to end Type 1 diabetes, which concerns many children in the area and across the world. The Charles City/Nashua-Plainfield...
    The expansion of St. Croix Hospice will bring the organization's licensed services to Worth, Cerro Gordo and Franklin counties, and relocate the regional office from New Hampton to Charles City.    The hospice is hoping to grow its service outreach with the move to these counties, said Director...
    A benefit that will include a meal, silent auction and live auction will be held Aug. 26 to raise funds for the family of Rachel Stone, a 43-year-old former New Hampton resident who suffered an aortic aneurysm.    While she was in surgery, she also suffered a stroke.    Stone, 43, is the mother...
Photos taken after a Saturday fire at the GMT Corporation in Nashua shows smoke damage to the outside of the building.
    Instead of fighting a controlled fire Saturday, 102 emergency workers fought a real one.    A fire broke out at the GMT Corporation in Nashua, no one was injured, but there was damage to the ceiling and outside of a warehouse.    The fire started near a paint booth, around 9:30 a.m. and spread...
   The dream for Brenda Joens — all the way back to her high school years — was to become a nurse, but then, as she puts, “life took over.”   Yet, while the flame flickered at times over the years, it never was extinguished.   “It was always in the back of my mind, and every year I’d say next year...
Helping to raise funds to fight Alzheimers, participants compete in a bean bag toss Saturday at Big Ed’s Beach Bash.
   Brian Laures, owner of Big Ed’s Fire House in New Hampton held the sixth annual Beach Bash to End Alzheimers.   In the previous five years, Laures, the volunteers and the community have raised over 90 thousand dollars for Alzheimers research and support.   Laures wants to make sure that everyone...
RAGBRAI riders make their way into downtown New Hampton after passing under a unique bicycle arch.
It had been 40 years since RAGBRAI last made their way through Ionia and New Hampton and it never had been through Lawler.If the Register Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa participants have any say in it, the three Chickasaw County towns won’t have to wait until 2057 to see the bicycle ride again...
    New Hampton Community Schools’ bus fleet will soon get two new, unique additions.    The School Board last week approved purchasing two propane-powered buses, a month after asking Superintendent Jay Jurrens to look into the pros and cons of purchasing gas or diesel powered buses.    But the...
Dennis Collins, who has worked as a maintenance mechanic and in plant operations at Mercy Medical Center-New Hampton, works in the boiler room Wednesday.
  ennis Collins couldn’t help but laugh when asked about his extended career as a maintenance mechanic and plant operations employee at Mercy Medical Center-New Hampton. “Well, I was born here,” he said, “and I always tell the story that when I was born, they slapped me, I liked it and never left...

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