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The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors received two petitions signed by more than 100 people to allow all-terrain vehicles and utility task-terrain vehicles on county roads and heard about the risks from the county attorney on Monday, May 7.One of the petitions, which more than 20 signed, states...
Bill Noehl remembers that day more than a quarter of a century ago when his wife, Linda, had finally had enough.“I’m not sure where we were going,” he said, “but we drove by the building, and Linda just said, in that voice that I knew was serious, ‘Just go see the real estate man.’ … And I guess...
Members of the Nashua-Plainfield girls track team’s 4x800 relay — (from left) Kylie Laube, Kaylee Cerwinske, Faith Carpenter and Emma Sinnwell — embrace after they broke the school record in the event at last Thursday’s Class 1A state qualifying meet that was held in Nashua. Their record run (...)...
Rental rates for Iowa farmland increased for the first time since 2013, according to the results of the Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2018 Survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.“Cash rents seem to be following land values instead of expected farm profitability,” said...
Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Shawver couldn’t help but laugh at the question last week, even if he knew it was asked tongue in cheek.“So what’s going on at Trinity Lutheran Church?”No, no one at the church was under investigation; instead, K-9 units from throughout the state — and even...
An organization that has grown by proverbial leaps and bounds during this decade will hand out thousands of dollars to graduating New Hampton High School seniors this coming Tuesday evening.“It’s been pretty remarkable to see how far we’ve come in a pretty short amount of time,” Dollars for...
The mentoring program in Chickasaw County is here to stay, says the chief executive officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters Northeast Iowa, Katie Orlando, just as soon as it can find an office.“We’re looking for in-kind, for someone to donate the space,” Orlando said.“Big Brothers Big Sisters is really...
One of these years, the Suhr Dairy and Family Annual Farm Tour will stop growing.2018 was not that year.More than 1,350 people — ranging from school students to families — toured the working dairy farm northwest of Fredericksburg Tuesday, shattering the record of 1,100 set a year ago.“It’s crazy,...
Owing to unintended consequences of a federal mandate eight years ago, Chickasaw County needs to upgrade its radio system to improve emergency communication between public safety workers in the field and dispatch — between the nerves and the nerve center.“We lost a ton of reception,” County...
A jury recently found a former Chickasaw County man guilty of two counts of sexual abuse.James Allen Mincks, 32, was found guilty of sexual abuse in the second degree and sexual abuse in the third degree by the jury, and sentencing is scheduled for 11 a.m. on June 5 at the Chickasaw County...

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