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Steve McGrath admits it’s going to be a little strange when he walks into work at Ag Land Implement on Wednesday. For the first time since 1939, the business won’t be owned by a McGrath. “That’s always hard because it’s been a big part of our family for a long, long time,” he said and then flashed...
It’s the virus that just doesn’t want to go away, and with five new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the past five days, the administrator of Chickasaw County Pubic Health and Homecare Services Chickasaw wants to remind residents to do their part over the holiday weekend to slow the spread of the...
It was definitely the feel good story on social media this past Friday. The night before, two New Hampton police officers joined a third-grade baseball team coached by Jeremy Bouska and Danielle Tiemessen for a little ball, and to say it was heartwarming would be an understatement. And those two...
The strangest academic year in the history of Nashua-Plainfield Community Schools finally came to an end this past Sunday. Forty-two days after commencement was supposed to be held inside the high school gymnasium, 33 seniors received their diplomas on the track at the school’s football field. It...
The Iowa Department of Education last week provided guidance to schools as they reopen, and the report that said schools should not screen students and staff upon entering buildings or requiring face coverings generated protest among the state’s teachers and administrators “The Iowa Department of...
It was a long time coming, but New Hampton High School’s seniors finally got their day. Call it Commencement, Part II. Forty-two days after they took part in a virtual ceremony, the members of the Class of 2020 finally had their day in the sun. And we mean that literally as a short ceremony was...
Chickasaw County recorded another five positive tests of COVID-19 this week, and the county’s public health director is asking residents to follow social distancing guidelines when they are out and about. The five new cases include one in the 0-17 age group, one in the 18-40 age group, one in the...
New Hampton School Board President Joe Rosonke said he and his fellow board members had one thing in mind when they approved student fees for the 2020-21 school year during its monthly meeting last week. “We know there are a lot of people going through a lot of stresses this year,” he said, “and we...
There will be a Chickasaw County 4-H and FFA Achievement Show in 2020. And it will be held at the Big Four Fairgrounds in Nashua, or at least most of it will After that, it won’t look anything like past shows. “Maybe one of the advantages I have is I wasn’t here for last year’s fair,” Chickasaw...
While Father’s Day might look a little different this year, first-time fathers Bruce Ohrt and Justin Adam are heading into the day with nothing but grateful hearts. Last month the Tribune caught up with their wives, Jamie Ohrt and Jenny Adam, both teachers, to see what the Mother’s Day holiday...

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