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After a campaign that seemed to last forever, voters, at least the ones who didn’t cast an early ballot or vote absentee, will head to the polls today [Tuesday].Experts say voter turnout could be strong for the “mid-term” election because of a number of close statewide and congressional races.And...
Zachary Paul Koehn took the stand Friday to challenge charges he is responsible for his infant son’s death from neglect in 2017.Charged with murder and child endangerment causing death, Koehn, 29, of Alta Vista, said he had entrusted the care of young Sterling Koehn to the child’s mother, Cheyanne...
Suzy Turner will return to Europe for the third time in four years next summer, but as much as she enjoys traveling “across the pond,” the Nashua-Plainfield instructor and National History Day coordinator says the trips make a subject she loves even more meaningful.Turner found out last week that...
The pace of early and absentee voting has picked up a notch recently, and officials at the Chickasaw County Auditor’s Office are expecting more to come before election day next Tuesday. As of Thursday morning, the Auditor’s Office reported that it had handed out 2,292 ballots, up from the  2,168...
A New Hampton bank that has been owned by the Rigler family for more than 81 years is being sold to a Dubuque-based bank that has locations in three states.Fidelity Company President James R. Kennedy  announced Wednesday that a “definitive agreement” has been signed to acquire State Bank.“After 81...
Chickasaw County Chief Deputy Reed Palo testifies at the murder of  a former Alta  Vista man’s first-degree murder trial on Tuesday. (Photo by Jeff Reinitz of the Waterloo Courier)
An assistant Iowa attorney general told jurors during his opening statement in the first-degree murder trial of Zachary Paul Koehn that Koehn’s son, 4-month-old Sterling, had been in the same diaper for nine to 14 days when medics were called to an Alta Vista apartment on Aug. 30, 2017.Prosecutor...
Holy smokes, that’s progress!A photo taken by a drone owned by New Hampton Superintendent Jay Jurrens shows just how quickly New Hampton’s new middle school and competition gymnasium are going up. Work on the roof of the middle school began last week and virtually all the “tip-up” panels that form...
Jason Speltz’s job as director of New Horizons-Chamber is simple — promote New Hampton and its businesses — so he’s passionate when it comes to “shopping local.”“We want people to understand why it’s important to stay home and shop,” he said. “I can give you a million reasons why, but think about...
The Board of Supervisors heard updates from County Attorney Jennifer Schwickerath on legal caseload, her office’s lease agreement, and a transition to new software during a presentation last week.From July 1 to Oct. 16 when she was asked to do the update, the County Attorney’s Office processed 471...
New Hampton players celebrate their Class 3A regional volleyball title Monday night.
New Hampton Community Schools and St. Joseph Community School will not have classes on Wednesday, Nov. 7, so that students and staff members can attend the Class 3A state volleyball tournament. The Chickasaws beat Camanche 3-0 on Monday night to qualify for their first state tournament since 1973,...

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