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I know the following to be true of Chickasaw County District 1 Supervisor Republican candidate Dennis Litterer:• Dennis is a graduate of Nashua High School and received an associate of arts degree from Waldorf College, 1975, and a bachelor of arts degree from Northern Illinois, 1977. He lives with...
I went home for homecoming on Saturday and took a walk back in time.When I graduated from little old Mapleton (Minn.) High School, my first college choice was Augustana in Sioux Falls, S.D.I visited the campus twice — once on my own and once with my father, and the latter proved to be my undoing....
Yay for fall! It always takes me awhile to get into the swing of things and this time it bit me in the behind.I wasn’t quite ready just yet to take on warmer clothes and the changing of the seasons got me with the flu! Bummer! But I am over it, my closet is switched over to my long sleeves and...
Four weeks from tomorrow, we will turn on our televisions secure in the knowledge that we won’t have to watch a single political advertisement. After this election cycle, maybe Nov. 9 should be declared a national holiday, for we deserve one.The negativity of this election has been downright...
I began covering high school students in 1986, so if you will forgive me, I have every right to be one of those jaded journalists.God only knows how many classrooms I’ve been in, how many games I’ve watched, how many concerts I’ve viewed or how many times I interviewed a kid.And yet, here in my...
If you happened upon a covered wagon with three horses in the lead on Highway 63 either coming into New Hampton Friday afternoon or leaving New Hampton Saturday morning, you saw “Lee the Horselogger.” Lee the Horselogger has been on the quest of his life for the last 10 years, traveling from coast...
I’ve been a Democrat all my life. I believe in the party’s values, I’m pleased when its candidates win elections, and I’m persuaded the country is better off when Democratic ideas get a fair shake in the public arena.But none of this means that I favor a weak Republican Party. Indeed, just the...
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 1989, may be the most important date in my journalism career, for it's the day I met Tom Thoma.I know the name “Tom Thoma” is a virtual unknown here in New Hampton, but if you will allow me to indulge a bit, I want to write about the man, who more than anyone, put me on the path...
The Maize Maze and Fayette County Nature Center at Elgin hosted a field day for the third-grade students from New Hampton school this past week.  This fun day is filled with  the challenge of paying attention to directions, ”North, East, South and West” to solve the maze and finding 75 answers and...
The Chickasaw Hoops Club wishes to thank the hole sponsors and donors towards this year’s golf outing.  Unfortunately due to weather, the event had to be cancelled. Your generous donations will be recognized at a future event in planning process.   Chickasaw girls and boys basketball players of all...

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