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The Floyd-Mitchell-Chickasaw Landfill has banned corrugated cardboard in trash containers. Going forward, clean corrugated cardboard will ONLY be allowed in recycling and NOT in the trash, residential nor commercial dumpsters.Trash loads containing corrugated cardboard will be fined, and if not...
New Hampton High School
Property owners in New Hampton Community Schools will see their tax rates drop in 2018-19, if the School Board approves the district’s proposed budget next month.Superintendent Jay Jurrens walked board members through the proposed budget and tax levy during last week’s board meeting.“The reality is...
As church leaders busily composed sermons for Easter Sunday, they took time to give a taste of what was in the works.Most know the narrative.The overall commemoration of the passion and resurrection of Jesus begins with Palm Sunday, followed by the last supper, his passion and death on Good Friday...
The annual audit of Chickasaw County showed the county with little debt, with a steady tax rate the last three years, and favorable property valuations with ag land as a large segment.Mental health income declined nearly 17 percent leaving a decreased ending balance. The roads budget increased in...
Lemar Chester
People packed the stands in the Plainfield School gym, 87 signed in, and several offered comment at a listening session Tuesday, March 27 on the divisive issue the Nashua-Plainfield School Board is studying.“The board would like your input on the potential possibility of closing the Plainfield...
Main Street, for a short while, becomes a divided highway in New Hampton Saturday morning.
Junior Mai has seen plenty of snowstorms through the years as an employee of the New Hampton Street Department.The early spring storm that hit Chickasaw County Saturday wasn’t the worst, but it certainly ranked right up there.And it was definitely the biggest storm to hit the area this season.“It’s...
An insurance representative from the county’s pool, IGHCP, detailed the steps she took to drop the county’s projected premium rate increase from over 16 percent to 4.3 percent before the Board of Supervisors on Monday, March 16.Of that, 3.4 percentage points constitute a federal tax.“So I got it...
Sharing agreements between the New Hampton and Turkey Valley school districts may change dramatically next year, Superintendent Jay Jurrens told the New Hampton School Board Monday night.Jurrens, who is superintendent for both districts, told the board that the issue is “numbers,” especially when...
Emergency medical (or ambulance) service is not considered an essential service in Iowa thus cannot be taxed for. Jeremy McGrath, a paramedic who owns the privately held Chickasaw Ambulance Service, asked state lawmakers how to get a bill classifying EMS as a taxable “essential service” moved out...
It’s a quandary that New Hampton School Board members certainly aren’t going to squabble over.The district’s $19.415 million building project that will lead to a new middle school, competition gymnasium and vocational agriculture and industrial technology building is running well under budget; in...

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