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Rescinding a resolution made two weeks ago in which the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors set Sept. 17 as the public hearing on whether to bond for the communication tower project was voted down 2-3 by the board after discussion on Tuesday.Supervisors Steve Geerts, Tim Zoll and Jacob Hackman...
The way it’s been going we may need Noah to show up with his ark soon.The Nashua area received more than eight inches of rain in an eight-day period that ended Monday, and the rest of this week didn’t look all that great; in fact, National Weather Service forecasters were busy Tuesday issuing...
Come rain or frost, Debby and Kevin VanderMeyden have been attending the motorcycle rally in New Hampton for a good two decades, before they were part of the group of regulars dubbed the Skunk Valley Riders.The Des Moines couple met Gene Davis, who had founded the rally in 1979, when he joined...
Julie Winter-Havel and Jason Speltz aren’t expecting 20,000 or so folks to descend upon New Hampton today and Saturday, but they both have high hopes for the first-ever “Route 24 for the LOVE of Junk.”The festival will run from noon to 7 p.m. today [Friday] and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and...
Chuck Stanton spent his Sunday afternoon diving for golf balls, and maybe the New Hampton Golf and Country Club board member was on to something.“There’s nothing we can do about the weather,” he said, “so I guess I was just trying to have a little fun with it. Heck, I think I came up with a dozen...
When Nancy Hillesheim says she has never experienced a Big Four Fair quite like this one, that’s saying something; after all, she’s been the Fair Board secretary since 1980.“We’ve had a storm or two, but this was absolutely crazy,” Hillesheim said after the fair ended its five-day run on Monday. “...
Fundraising has started for a Splash Pad that proponents want to build at Cedar View Park in Nashua.A committee has been formed and planning has taken place for the pad to begin construction in the spring, the committee is hoping.The committee consists of Shelly Johnson, Chase and Olivia Sudol,...
“He was one of a kind.”That was the most-heard phrase all night at the wake for Cindy Messersmith’s husband of 31 years, Bradley “Gomer” Messersmith, who died from cancer last December.“He is. He was. There’s not many like him,” Messersmith said, seated at a picnic table in what was fondly dubbed...
Early arrivals to the New Hampton Motorcycle Rally set up their tent in the rain on Labor Day afternoon.
Tony Trower and his New Hampton Boy Scouts are hoping beyond hope that the forecast for this week is dead wrong, but either way, they’re ready to hold a motorcycle rally this weekend.“We don’t need any more rain,” Trower said, “but then again, there is absolutely zilch we can do about the weather....
Chickasaw County Sheriff Marty Hemann has seen it much too often.A law-enforcement officer — be it a sheriff’s deputy or a police officer from New Hampton or Nashua — will make a traffic stop, radio it in, make the walk to the vehicle and suddenly have no contact with the dispatcher back in New...

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