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Well it is finally here, the Olympics! And I, for one, am totally consumed!I absolutely love watching this event that we get so few times that truly brings the country together with team spirit for the great U.S.A.The variety of events offers viewing pleasure for everyone along with upsets such as...
No man needs a vacation so much as the person who has just had one.— Elbert HubbardI have been back from vacation for a solid 90 minutes, and it’s probably not a great sign that I’m ready for my next one.Now, don’t get me wrong.I, 99.9 percent of the time, love my job. OK, maybe not 99.9 percent,...
If you missed the July 18 New Hampton School Board meeting then you missed the “best contract ever meeting.”  None of the teachers, principals, or the superintendent have this great of a contract!  The board voted almost unanimously, 4-1, to  uphold the non-valid Facilities Cost Management Group (...
July is historically the hottest month of the year here in Chickasaw County, but it wasn’t only the temperatures that made it a sizzling month around here this year.Instead, the people who do so much to make this a great place to live, work and play came through yet again, and as we do every month...
In the summer of 2004, I was just a few months into my job as the editor of the Forest City Summit.It was late July, and I needed a story for our sports section so I spent a few hours at the Waldorf Team Camp, a basketball bonanza that included 40 teams from 25 schools scattered throughout the...
If you have the Tribune’s annual Visitor’s Guide, "In And Around Chickasaw County," turn to page 50 and there you will see a little baby looking forward wide eyed and very much secure in her dad’s arms at Trinity Lutheran Church during its Wednesday evening LIGHT service.The faith of a parent lives...
With the very eventful off and on rainfalls around the area lately, Chickasaw County Farm Bureau would like to get you more information on the rain gauge in which we had installed at the Norman Borlaug Boyhood Farm on 200th St., north of New Hampton.It is powered by the Iowa Flood Center.You can...
We were asked by the superintendent to help get an addition to the school built.I thought he was genuine in his asking and I took the offer seriously. So our goal was to reply with a serious offer by adding a 5- 8 grade addition on to the west side of the high school.After attending one meeting,...
The editorial cartoon that appears with this column was drawn by one of the most famous cartoonists in history.Bill Mauldin, who became famous for his World War II cartoons depicting “Willie and Joe,” won two Pulitzer Prizes for his work, but when my phone lit up Sunday morning with the news from...
In recent weeks, there has been a lot of discussion about the district’s choice of Facilities Cost Management Group (FCMG) as a consultant in a potential district building project.I hope this letter clarifies a few of the misunderstandings that are in the community.  First, before any contracts...

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