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The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 Monday to place a measure on the ballot this fall that would allow county residents to decide if ambulance service can be a deemed an essential service. If they do so, the county can levy taxes to help support ambulance service. The vote will take...
Members of the Ambulance Council hold their meeting Tuesday night, when more than 120 residents turned out.
After an almost 3 1/2-hour meeting, the Chickasaw Ambulance Council decided to make a counteroffer to the Chickasaw Ambulance Service. More than 120 residents attended the meeting and many spoke about their concerns — ranging from the county not having an ambulance service in place on July 1 to...
MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center CEO and President Aaron Flugum believes he understands both sides of the issue when it comes to the ambulance situation in Chickasaw County. But he also believes the hospital must stand by the volunteers who have made the Chickasaw Ambulance Service “an excellent...
When Dixie Zeien’s grandchildren visited her after school on Thursday, she gave them a choice.“They could go to the roller rink — because we own the skating rink — garage saling or to grandma’s house, and they chose here,” Zeien said at one of the well-stocked garages on Ash Drive.Her grandson Ryan...
The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors will continue to lease a building that currently houses the offices for the county attorney, emergency management and sanitarian.With that timeline in mind, the board will also seek proposals from architects on designing a new county building or addition,...
Residents came to the Tuesday morning meeting to find out what the downtown revitalization specialists from the Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Downtown Resource Center, Robin Bostrom and Carol Lilly, thought about the future of Nashua. Improving Nashua’s Main Street was discussed in great...
Sadie Tenge sat in the gymnasium bleachers at New Hampton High School Sunday afternoon, blankly staring in the distance as she waited to join her fellow Chamber Choir members on the risers at Coffeehouse.“Sadie, you awake?”“I’m not sure,” the New Hampton senior said with a laugh, albeit a weary one...
The Chickasaw County Ambulance Council Monday night voted to reject a renegotiated contract with the Chickasaw Ambulance Council, leaving the future of ambulance service in the county in doubt.The vote came after passionate debate from those favoring approving the contract and sending it to the...
Months of planning was almost postponed after a winter storm warning was issued for Saturday, which caused a panic with the Nashua-Plainfield students who were attending prom.Snow, rain and dreary conditions, however, did not postpone the prom for the students, and it went on without a hitch. This...
If there is a National History Day rule when it comes to the state contest, it is this: It’s going to be an emotional day.And 2019 was not the proverbial exception for Nashua-Plainfield.Five projects were deemed finalists at Monday’s contest, yet only one — senior Tanner Striegel’s individual...

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