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The frustration in Dustin Rolando’s voice came through loud and clear Friday afternoon.Rolando serves as the county engineer for Chickasaw County, and early last week, he felt like the county’s road crews were finally  “getting ahead” when it came to issues caused by the flooding on Aug. 24.And...
Anyone who doubts that our society is much more mobile these days should have talked to New Hampton Superintendent Jay Jurrens last week.“Yesterday, we were two up, and today we’re one down,” he said when asked about how the school’s enrollment numbers are shaping up for the 2016-17 school year. “...
Students enjoyed their early out from school on Wednesday with a Dr. Suess day at the Upham Memorial Library in Fredericksburg. Kids were first invited to attend the viewing of The Lorax in the library and then listened to Dr. Suess books read by the Cat in the Hat (Isabelle Daniels).
Carrie Becker couldn’t help but smile as she talked about her first three months on the job as the New Hampton Public Library director.“They’re probably wondering what I’m doing,” she said with a smile. “People are probably thinking, ‘She gets here and she closes the library for 10 days and now she...
Just from a numbers’ standpoint, the Davis Rally is a godsend to New Hampton’s Boy Scouts troop.“To take 17 boys to camp next summer is going to cost close to six grand, and without this, that would be tough to do,” Troop 48 Scoutmaster Tony Trower said. “This is huge for us.”This, of course, is...
The water had receded in Protivin, but the sand bags remain outside Polashek's Locker, where business  continued as usual at mid-afternoon on Friday.
Rain moved through the Northeast Iowa Friday morning, giving the area yet another soaking it didn't need. The northern part of Chickasaw County received three inches of rain, sending water over roads. Sandbagging took place in several communities, including Protivin, where the water from Bohemian...
An ISU Extension agronomist remains optimistic about this year’s corn crop, but he also knows area farmers want the tap turned off.“We’ve had plenty of rain,” said Terry Basol, who is based in Nashua, ”and we could use some drying out. One thing we’re obviously not worried about right now is soil...
The New Hampton City Council discussed a grievance procedure that was brought to the council by New Hampton City Police Officer Doug Eagan.A contract offered to the police officers of New Hampton that states when an opening in the schedule forms, the days need to be offered first to any policeman...
Maybe, just maybe, Chickasaw County dodged a proverbial bullet.Still, enough is enough, Mother Nature. Dry out. Now.Another round of storms hit the area Tuesday night and Wednesday, and by Thursday morning, parts of the county had received an additional 2.5 inches of rainfall.But it could have been...
Big Four Fair Secretary Nancy Hillesheim looked out at the fairgrounds Sunday and the smile was a proverbial mile wide.“If you can’t have a good fair with weather like this, then you just can’t have a good fair,” she said. “The weatherman has been very, very nice to us this year.”As she talked, the...

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