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Water Over the Dam Days started in celebration when the Nashua dam was opened.“I think it was back in 1990 when the dam got fixed, so they started the Water Over the Dam Days that year, either ’90 or ’91,” Kim Walk, mud run coordinator, said.For well over 20 years, Water Over the Dam Days has been...
Overheard on the shooting range Saturday at the Chickasaw Pioneer Pheasants Forever’s annual Youth Outdoor Adventure Day.Daughter: Dad, I hit something.Dad: What?Daughter: I don’t know, but I hit something, I knocked it over.The smile on the young girl’s face at that very moment is why Pheasants...
Carrie Becker was asked what she was most looking forward to with her new position as the director of the New Hampton Public Library?She thought for a moment and laughed.“I can’t wait to have a discussion on an adult book,” she said. “I’m not saying I don’t love children’s literature, but to dive...
Tom McGowan couldn’t help but smile when he was asked what makes Irish Fest special?“Well, I’ll tell you, even if you’re not from Lawler, if you come, you want to be from here,” said McGowan, who along with his wife Anita, were the grand marshals of the annual Irish Fest Parade Saturday. “It’s...
With only a few short weeks left of the Nashua-Plainfield Summer Rec softball/baseball program, the new committee couldn’t be happier about how the season has gone. Eleven parents and N-P High School Baseball coach Levi Miller make up the committee. One committee member, Sara Scobee, said they...
Most kids don't want to be in the school during summer vacation but that's not the case this summer. For the third year, Nashua-Plainfield has held the Summer Food Program at the high school.     A state funded program, the Summer Food Program lets kids 1- 18 years old eat a free breakfast and free...
Tom and Lucille Cronin have been named the Grand Marshalls for the Water over the Dam Days celebration.   The Cronin’s have been long time residents of Nashua and being chosen for this honor brings back so many memories for the couple.  “Kim asked and we said yes,” said Tom. It was that simple...
A beloved Nashua man who co-owned a grocery store for years died last week in a pickup-bicycle accident.Bob Philips was 69 and training for what he hoped would be a special RAGBRAI.”I will never forget going to B&D when I was younger and seeing Bob,” Gateway to Northeast Iowa Welcome Center...
As far as Elizabeth Lally is concerned, it all comes down to a failure in “product stewardship.” And it’s why the Des Moines lawyer was in New Hampton on Friday afternoon as she tried to drum up support for the mass tort Midwest Corn Lawsuit her firm has filed against Syngenta. The suit claims...
The temperature was on the wrong side of 90 degrees, the dew point was in the 70s and there wasn’t the slightest hint of a breeze Saturday evening when New Horizons-Chamber Director Jason Speltz scanned the crowd at Mikkelson Park. “I have to tell you, I’m surprised, pleasantly surprised, that we...

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