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WOW! I just looked at the new drawing of the proposed $19 million dollar school.  The only thing missing from this design is the Olympic size swimming pool and the elevated walking track around the gym.The designs in my opinion are getting worse. For instance, another kitchen and dining area on the...
The Chickasaw County Food Pantry Board would like to thank all of those who have supported us over the past 28 years.The Food Pantry opened its door in May 1988, and we have remained open because of you.We want to extend a huge thank you the businesses, churches, clubs, families, farmers, hospital...
Maybe, just maybe, I should have held off writing about the “good ol’ days” of journalism last week.That’s because the technology that we rely on so much for our day-to-day operations here at the Tribune rose up and slapped us across the collective face.It started on Wednesday, a little after noon...
Christmas is now less than two weeks away, which means 2017 is just around the corner.As 2016 rushes to a close, there’s plenty of folks to celebrate — not only for their accomplishments but also because they remind us each and every day why in and around Chickasaw County is such a great place to...
Just over a month after we find out that enrollment is down another 18 students, (51 students less since the last bond issue) another $19 million dollar proposal is going to be in front of the voters.I haven't seen how this building is going to be configured, but I'll tell you how to figure the...
The question came out of left field Saturday night as Noah and I watched Penn State’s remarkable comeback in the Big 10 football championship game.“So Dad, did you use typewriters when you started in newspapers?”What?“No seriously, that was a lot of years ago,” Noah said. “A lot has changed, hasn’t...
Maybe one of the best holiday stories from a year ago was the success of the Salvation Army Kettle Campaign, the first-ever held here in Chickasaw County.By the time it ended, more than $10,000 had been raised and that money certainly went to good use in 2016 as the local service unit, which is...
It looks likely that voters in the New Hampton Community Schools will be heading to the polls in early February to decide if the school district will build a new middle school.A committee of community members, teachers and other district staff members have spent months working to put together a...
The Salvation Army bell is ringing again, and Liz Markham wants folks to know what the local service unit was able to do with the money raised during last year’s campaign.It was able to house, clothe and feed a family that was displaced by a fire.It was able to help a woman escape an abusive...
For years, when the boys were little and “looked up” to me, I heard the refrain over and over again.“Enjoy these years because the high school years are scary.”I chuckled and nodded my head in agreement, but evidently I had forgotten about the hell I had put my parents through back in the early...

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