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Teri Egts talks about the photograph she “caught” in the Big Horn mountains as she displayed her work at the Plum Creek Arts Festival on Saturday.
  Two snapshots from the Plum Creek Arts Festival may say it all when it comes to the quaint little festival that has become a rite of July in Fredericksburg. Snapshot 1: There’s Becky Schoenfeld, the New Hampton mosaic artist talking with a fellow artist in the middle of the festival. “That’s what...
Participants at the New Hampton Public Library’s Insect Zoo get a close-up introduction to Stanley the beetle after a presentation from Iowa State University entomology students Jillian Kurovski and Emily Gamble.
  Although young attentions wavered from time to time, one boy in particular was listening intently to Iowa State University entomology students Jillian Kurovski and Emily Gamble. “A praying mantis can see behind themselves without even turning their heads, it’s crazy!” said Gamble. “Can you guys...
  Jaclyn Tweeten admits that she’s feeling a tad bit of nervousness, which is understandable. The 2017 Chickasaw County 4-H and FFA Achievement Show, after all, is her first “full fair” as the local ISU Extension youth coordinator. “I want it to go well,” Tweeten said, “mostly for the kids who put...
Hugeback-Johnson's Bryan Hugeback talks with council members about parking proposals for the new funeral home on Main Street.
  New Hampton City Council members understand that they may be sending a mixed message, but they asked City Attorney Kevin Kennedy on Wednesday to draft and ordinance that would no longer allow sump pumps that drain into city streets to be installed in the city. After a long discussion during...
Fireworks will fill the sky Saturday evening at Plainfield Days.
  Happy Days are coming to Plainfield this week, along with a soda shop and fireworks.  The Plainfield Days Committee has finalized the schedule for the four-day event that started Thursday, and committee members believe they’ve achieved their goal — having something for people of all ages. The...
  The budget has been a concern and a source of much frustration for many months, and the new fiscal year will bring many cuts to all the departments across the board which will make it a rough year for the city of Nashua.  Even with the cuts across the board the City will still need to get a loan...
  Juanita Andersen wanted to make one thing perfectly clear before she commenced talking about “A Healing Presence,” the book she is writing to help the 100th anniversary of Mercy Medical Center-New Hampton. This is not “her book.” “There have been some real heroes in putting this together,” the...
Bailee Anderson and Klaire Meyers visit at second base during one of the Start Smart scrimmages.
  Over at “Softball 1” in New Hampton’s Mikkelson Park Thursday night, there was an overabundance of one thing. Unbridled enthusiasm ruled the evening as the New Hampton Parks and Recreation’s “Start Smart” program wrapped up another successful season with its final night scrimmages. New Hampton...
  There will be a motorcycle rally this year in New Hampton, after all. Less than two weeks after Davis Rally organizers announced that they would not hold their rally in 2017, New Hampton Boy Scout Troop 48 stepped in last week and announced it would sponsor a rally Sept. 8-9 in New Hampton. “We’...
With today being Independence Day, city, county and state offices, along with most businesses, are closed. And the New Hampton Police Department wants to remind residents that its officers are taking part in the Govenor’s Traffic Safety Bureau (sTEP) Program. Officers will be stepping up traffic...

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