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Libraries just want to ‘have fun’ this summer

Summer is in full color at libraries around Chickasaw County as summer reading programs kick off, some this month, some next month, for children and families.

King, queen to lead Frederika’s big celebration

While many town celebrations have grand marshals, Frederika does things a little differently. It has a king and a queen to represent its town and lead the annual parade.

City gets housing shot in the arm

New Hampton could see the construction of a dozen new homes soon and the city’s lone day-care center may also benefit from the new housing development after the City Council approved the preliminary plat for the “Croell’s Fourth Addition” during l

Thank you, God!

It did not rain on Nashua’s Water Over the Dam Days Parade Saturday morning, or at least, for the most part, it didn’t.

Carnegie ready to show off beer

It’s definitely one of the most unique exhibits in the history of the Carnegie Cultural Center, and one could say “Cheers to Craft Beer” is going to go “interactive” this Sunday, June 13.

Grand marshals for AV Day are the Friedrichs

Rod Friedrich is kind of partial to northeast Iowa — Alta Vista in particular — and a few weeks ago he found out Alta Vista is pretty fond of him too.

It’s a hectic but good life!

Kirk Lynch has been around cattle his entire life; his wife, Mary, is a relative “newbie.”
But they still make a heck of a team on their cattle farm northwest of New Hampton.

Ambulances will remain in city garage

The Chickasaw Ambulance Council last week voted to keep two ambulances that serve the county at the New Hampton Police Department garage as long as the city of New Hampton will provide liability insurance to the rigs.

Former Board of Health member files lawsuit against county and supervisor

A former Chickasaw County Board of Health member has filed a lawsuit against Chickasaw County and one of its supervisors claiming that he was libeled and slandered during the county’s attempt to remove him from the board.

We’re all in this together

Dawn Heying stood in the top row of the Mikkelson Park baseball grandstand Friday evening and looked down at the crowd gathered for the start of the Their Fight Is Our Fight 5K run/walk.

This is much more than tractor tale

This is way more than a tale about a tractor that will do so much good in one of the poorest parts of the world.

Public Works director: Rate increases desperately needed

New Hampton Public Works Director Casey Mai pulled out his phone Friday morning and started scrolling through his photos — stopping at two in particular.

Ambulance sparks fly at City Council meeting

The New Hampton City Council once again tabled paying its share of “seed money” to the Chickasaw County Ambulance Council.

County to get influx of vaccine

Chickasaw County Public Health and Homecare Services will in all likelihood pass the 4,000 vaccine mark this week, thanks to the fact that the state is providing the county with an additional 300 COVID-19 vaccines.

Sign shop lovingly wraps unique trailer

Don't get Sandy Boeding or Elizabeth Holthaus wrong, when they "wrap" a trailer — any vehicle, really — they do so with loving care.

Contentious supervisors OK budget

Twenty-eight days elapsed between budget hearings held by the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors, but not much else changed Monday.

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