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Bash for a cause

Brian Laures will take at least one special memory from the 2016 Beach Bash to End Alzheimer’s.“I had a little boy come up to me this week,” the Big Ed’s Firehouse owner said, “and give me a dollar.

The clock is ticking for area students

The halls of New Hampton and Turkey Valley schools have that “end-of-summer” smell.It's that fresh wax-plenty of cleaner aroma that signifies that classes are just around the corner.And they are.

That volunteer spirit

Monsignor Carl Schmitt and Virgil Pickar Jr. come up with a plan as a group of volunteers put up new playground equipment at St. Joseph's Community School's Sunrise Preschool last week.

Committee will look to promote Nashua’s ‘lake’

The Nashua City Council is looking to “reactivate” its Lake and Dam Committee, and if a meeting Tuesday night was any indication, there’s plenty of interest in the community.City Council members Ryan Jung and Brenda Roberts hosted the informationa

End is in sight for a great pool season

For those who think summer is flying by, here’s the confirmation that you’re right: The New Hampton Municipal Pool season is winding down.The pool will have its last “official” day three weeks from Saturday and will close for the 2016 season on Su

Ag secretary: There’s pride in those farms

Ask Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey about “Century” and “Heritage” farms and his answer, trust us, will be filled with passion.He shared that zeal with members of the Chickasaw County Farm Bureau on Monday night, when the organization h

Beach Bash hopes for big year

Brian Laures has been through enough of these to know what to expect, but that doesn’t mean the proverbial butterflies aren’t fluttering this week for the owner of Big Ed’s Firehouse Restaurant.This is Beach Bash to End Alzheimer’s week, and Laure

It may be goofy, but it supports great cause

There was the Mouse Hole, the Cowboy Rim Shot, 10 Hole Stink Pipe and so much more.Welcome to a whole new golf course as Sawmill Goofy Golf came to the Big Four Fairgrounds in Nashua on Saturday.The event was sponsored by the Pony Express Riders o

Christmas in July draws a crowd

Visitors came from all around the area this weekend to celebrate Christmas in July at the Old Bradford Pioneer Village Museum. One couple came from Illinois to check out the museum and the Little Brown Church after finding a momento from the churc

Animals on the move

Matt Crayne figured he’d incorporate the Nashua Public Library’s summer reading program theme — “Ready, Set, Read” — into his presentation Monday.“‘Ready, Set, Read’ reminds me of a race,” the Chickasaw County Conservation Board naturalist said, “

Steeple Day set for Sunday in Lourdes

Lourdes Steeple Day is fast approaching and the committee is continously working on the variety of events they have that will be sure to please the whole family.This year marks the 18th annual Lourdes Steeple Day on Sunday, July 31 and it will kic

Trio looks to promote good health

To promote healthy eating and a healthy community, Kathy Babcock, Jolene Rosonke and Jordan Anderson have banded together to be advocates for a healthy lifestyle in Chickasaw County.The committee began when a Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness grant

Challenge is latest ‘win’ for bakery

Chantal Papousek sat in her office at her New Hampton bakery and couldn’t help but smile.She had just been asked if she ever expected her Sweet Freedom Gluten Free Bakery to have the success it has had, and the answer was emphatic.“To start where

Money's nice, but awarness is key at 'Cookin' for a Cause'

For Rick Kramer, the money raised for a proposed new bike trail in New Hampton by State Bank’s “Cookin’ for a Cause” might be secondary to something else.Oh, don’t get the New Hampton Parks and Recreation Director wrong, he appreciates the dollars

Finding a new home

Boxes — unpacked, we might add — filled the room in the rectory.Father Brian Dellaert took a glance into the room and couldn’t help but smile.“Yes, I have a little work to do,” he said, “but that can wait.

Potential high for area crops

Knock on wood, keep that four-leaf clover and  keep that lucky horseshoe around because it’s a case of “so far, so good” for area farmers.“Right now, Northeast Iowa has a real good potential for some pretty substantial yields,” ISU Extension Agron

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