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For Deb Larsen, being mayor of New Hampton all comes down to energy.Reenergizing the city she calls home was one of her campaign touchstones during last winter’s campaign, one which ended when she beat two opponents in a special election.And recently, she talked to a constituent who was brutally...
If Sarah Merrifield could teach the “fair uninitiated” one thing, it would be this: Those projects — whether they be livestock, photos, foods, whatever — don’t just happen overnight.“These kids put so much time into their projects,” said the Chickasaw County ISU Extension office manager. “That...
The Bailey sisters got off to an early start when it came to 4-H.Chelsi, Holly and Kaytie Bailey all began their 4-H careers in kindergarten when they joined the Clover Kids Program, and they couldn’t wait to be fourth-graders, when they could officially be 4-H members.Still, those Clover Kid days...
Kids from the Nashua area came out in full force Thursday afternoon to help win the Space Olympics at the Nashua Public Library with Dan Wardell from Iowa Public Television KIDS Clubhouse.Wardell is the host of the IPTV KIDS Clubhouse series and travels the state of Iowa on his Reading Road Trip. ...
The search continues for Cloris Mehmen a 76-year old woman who was reported missing on Tuesday evening. Over 100 volunteers came to help with the search Thursday morning at the Plainfield Fire Department.Tuesday evening at 5:11 p.m. Mehmen was reported missing and the search began until the storm...
This year's Plainfield Days has a little extra pizazz; after all, the little town is celebrating a milestone birthday.The annual town celebration is bigger and better than ever this year as the city is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding.Yet, in some ways, planning for the big event...
Science Center of Des Moines’s Rebecca Murphy visited the Ionia Public Library to discuss Fantastic Forces with the kids.Over 30 kids visited the library to talk and learn about planes and how they fly.Murphy demonstrated air cannons, talked about aerodynamics, gravity, suction and recommended...
 Officials continued their search Wednesday after a 76-year-old Plainfield woman was reported missing Tuesday at 5:11 p.m. when her husband returned home and found her missing. Cloris Mehmen is described as 5-foot tall, weighing 130 pounds and with white hair and green eyes.She was last seen...
There were calves, puppies, rabbits, goats and more, but the animals weren’t the most important part of the “Fair Day” held at the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center last week.Neither was the popcorn, the fair-like atmosphere or even the weather, which by the way was drop-dead gorgeous.“...
If it can be recycled, it just might be in that flower pot.That’s pretty much the motto of Brett and Lavonne Ohm’s business, New Horizons Flower Pots, and now it is garnering national attention.Last fall, the Discovery Channel’s “Made by Destruction” show visited the Fredericksburg business and...

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