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The theme of “American Pride” was shown from sky lanterns to glasses to floats during Plainfield Days last weekend.The four-day event began Thursday with MBS Family Farms sponsoring this year’s annual supper and the band “The Players.” After serving over 450 meals, MBS Family Farms ran out of food....
As Jay Jurrens walked the construction site last week, the New Hampton superintendent stopped for a moment and took it all in.“A year from now, we’ll be moved in and getting ready for it to be a school,” he said. “I know some people look at where we’re at now and wonder about that, but once this...
As far as Julie and Jim Eckenrod and Gordon and Melanie Davis are concerned, Mother Nature owes them big time in 2019.Because she made a mess out of the Kenwood Avenue Nationals in 2018.Yet, the coordinators of the annual National Tractor Pullers Association’s event were far from downcast despite a...
Rachel Grober’s first year at Iowa State University just got a whole lot more hectic.The 2018 New Hampton High School graduate was crowned queen at the National Guernsey Convention that was held in Dubuque the week of July 4.“I’m really excited and can’t wait to get started,” Grober said. “The...
Dennis and Kendra Crooks wondered what was going on both Sunday night and the days leading up to the annual Chickasaw County 4-H and FFA Achievement Show “Family Fun Night.”Kendra had faced plenty of questions at work about her career at the Chickasaw County ISU Extension office, and on Tuesday...
New Hampton’s Bank Iowa employees (from left) Tara Pesek, Matt Ysbrand, Hannah Geerts, Colleen Kruger, Kim Berns, Renea Huinker, Andrea Meier and Connor Cleveland pose with the “birthday cake” that has served as the bank’s float in a number of summer parades. Absent from the photo are Cindy Zeien and Laura Wight.
Colleen Kruger and Marcia Kilcher couldn’t keep from laughing recently as they took a trip back in time. Spread out in front of the two longtime Bank Iowa employees were newspaper articles and advertisements from 20 years ago when the State Bank of Lawler came to New Hampton. “Oh my gosh, look at...
The County Board of Supervisors brainstormed options Monday for more efficient use of office space for the County Attorney’s Office and other satellite buildings.The office is currently located in the FS building, at 1928 Linn. Until a fire eight years ago, it had been located diagonally across...
Emma Brincks (left) and Kinsey Reicks (right) hug as they rehearse a scene in Camp Creamery’s “Lights, Hollywood, Action.”
Overheard at Camp Creamery on Wednesday morning.“Quiet backstage.”“We’re going to try this.”“Oh my gosh, that’s what we want.”“Quiet backstage. I think we’ve said that a million times.”Welcome to New Hampton’s most unique camps, a weeklong affair sponsored by the New Hampton Parks and Recreation...
Six years and 15 days will be the length of Nashua Police Chief Travis Marvin’s career with the Nashua Police Department since he now has a week before moving to his new position at the Bremer County Sheriff’s Office.Marvin handed in his resignation letter to the Nashua City Council at its last...
Plainfield residents and visitors of all ages will display their American pride throughout the four-day celebration of Plainfield Days this weekend.Thursday evening, “Living in America” day, the festivities will begin with the annual MBS Family Farms dinner. Pork tenderloins and chips will be...

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