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Jason Speltz’s annual 10-day “weather watch” began last week and that can mean only one thing: Heartland Days is nearing.“I know there’s not a dang thing I can do about it,” the New Horizons-Chamber director said, “but I can’t help myself. We’re so weather dependent, and just once, I’d like to see...
The 22 counties that make up the mental health and disability services region called County Social Services will be allowed to realign.An appropriations bill to that effect, which Board of Supervisors Chairman Jacob Hackman discussed with the board May 29, was signed into law by Gov. Kim Reynolds...
There’s a new face in grain marketing at the Five Star Cooperative. Dustin Watt originates and markets grain for Five-Star, with an office in the location north of New Hampton, where he began in February.He’s no stranger to farming.— For more on this story, see the June 1 New Hampton Tribune.
The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors approved for the County Engineer’s Office to proceed with hiring an additional employee, which he said would be a floating equipment operator to haul spot rock and so forth. The action came after 20 minutes of discussion and after an audience member...
They’re trying, but it appears there will be at least one more delay when it comes to the opening of the New Hampton Municipal Pool.Parks and Recreation Director Rick Kramer said Wednesday in all likelihood the pool won’t kick off the 2018 season until at least Monday as officials awaited the...
Jane Manges knows that four hours is her limit.“Heck, I’m going to be 88 on Saturday,” she said with a laugh, but the truth of the matter is that going back to the jewelry store where she and her late husband worked side-by-side is more than a little emotional.“I can only walk by his workbench so...
The New Hampton Public Library summer program runs throughout June, offering a reading challenge and programming for all ages.More than 60 youth are signed up as of May 30, which is a record in Director Carrie Becker’s tenure, which goes back to summer 2016.Reading logs are available at the library...
Maddie Poppe received a boost to possible superstardom Monday night, May 21, winning the “American Idol” television singing competition.The 20-year-old Poppe, from Clarksville, bested two other finalists in a public online, phone app and text vote that ran from the final competition night Sunday...
Voters will head to the polls on Tuesday and decide their party’s nominations for November’s general election.Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and those who would like to cast ballots early can do so at the Chickasaw County Auditor’s Office through Monday.The Auditor’s Office will also be...
The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors opened proposals for human resources and union negotiations from a few law firms and its current HR consultant on April 21.Current HR consultant Paul Greufe, P.J. Greufe and Associates LLC, had the low bid at $1,500 a month — $18,000 a year — for human...

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