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People packed the stands in the Plainfield School gym, 87 signed in, and several offered comment at a listening session Tuesday, March 27 on the divisive issue the Nashua-Plainfield School Board is studying.“The board would like your input on the potential possibility of closing the Plainfield...
Main Street, for a short while, becomes a divided highway in New Hampton Saturday morning.
Junior Mai has seen plenty of snowstorms through the years as an employee of the New Hampton Street Department.The early spring storm that hit Chickasaw County Saturday wasn’t the worst, but it certainly ranked right up there.And it was definitely the biggest storm to hit the area this season.“It’s...
An insurance representative from the county’s pool, IGHCP, detailed the steps she took to drop the county’s projected premium rate increase from over 16 percent to 4.3 percent before the Board of Supervisors on Monday, March 16.Of that, 3.4 percentage points constitute a federal tax.“So I got it...
Sharing agreements between the New Hampton and Turkey Valley school districts may change dramatically next year, Superintendent Jay Jurrens told the New Hampton School Board Monday night.Jurrens, who is superintendent for both districts, told the board that the issue is “numbers,” especially when...
Emergency medical (or ambulance) service is not considered an essential service in Iowa thus cannot be taxed for. Jeremy McGrath, a paramedic who owns the privately held Chickasaw Ambulance Service, asked state lawmakers how to get a bill classifying EMS as a taxable “essential service” moved out...
It’s a quandary that New Hampton School Board members certainly aren’t going to squabble over.The district’s $19.415 million building project that will lead to a new middle school, competition gymnasium and vocational agriculture and industrial technology building is running well under budget; in...
Sunday afternoon the Nashua United Methodist Church was proud to host a Lenten drama by Ernest K. Emurian, “The Last Supper.”Many know Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting of The Last Supper, but few have seen it come to life.For more of this story, see the March 22 Nashua Reporter.
A group of St. Joseph’s Community School students watched as Tierra Porter’s eyes and lips came alive. She tapped the rhythm of the rhyming couplets, enunciating each word for them to repeat.One verse dealt with the hardships of farming, and one with the trials of fame.When they could repeat back...
There are many talented students who attend Nashua-Plainfield High School and many got to see the students perform during the 1st annual Variety Show which was held on Tuesday evening.Students were able to show their talents whether it was singing, playing an instrument, acting, or even magic. The...
*A correction to the print edition of this story, about garbage and recycling procedures, appears here.* The Nashua City Council — after months of dealing with resignations and elections — is finally back at full strength.Council members approved the appointment of Rolland Cagley during Monday...

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