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A long life so well lived

Paul Hassman and I sat next to each other near the scorer’s bench in New Hampton’s old high school gymnasium on a January night back in 2013.

Fenske: A couple of brothers would have made Doc Carr proud Saturday

It was one of those moments that make this job so much fun at times.

Fenske: Celebrating photo a year in the making

By Bob Fenske

editor@nhtrib.com

Dorothy Huber sat in the office with me last Thursday afternoon and made a pronouncement.

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Let us not forget, veterans earned those quilts

There are events that we cover pretty much every single time they happen. Town festivals, the fair and the first day of school, just to name a few.

One day at a time adds up to 25 years

One day at a time adds up to 25 years
I’ve got to be honest, I really don’t remember much about what was happening in the world in early 1996 in general and on March 23, 1996, in particular.

OK folks, what's up with yard signs and the need to steal them?

Somewhere in America, there is this large warehouse — I mean it’s the biggest in the world — and it’s packed to the rafters … with stolen political yard signs.

There are no ‘magic words’ to say about death of 19-year-old

The text arrived on my phone at 9:32 a.m. on Thursday.
“Hey, is the news about Jace true?”

This death penalty opponent can sleep well with this execution

It was a phone call that led to the biggest story of my journalism career.

Here's hoping it's OK to laugh at this virus

It’s Day 30 of the quarantine, but it feels like it’s Day 3,333,333.

Editor tries to make up for the lack of Christmas cards, letters

When I was a kid, one of the things I loved to read were the “Christmas letters” that were inserted into the holiday cards that we received by the dozens.

The lesson of Sam’s suicide is to be there for anyone hurting

It’s a phone call that is seared into my mind.
My wife at the time and I were on our way to Mason City, and it was a little after 10 p.m. on Nov. 20, 2014.

Lucille C. Whitney, 95

Lucille C. Whitney, age 95 of Waverly and formerly of Plainfield, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community in Waverly.

Farewell Mr. O’Brien and thank you for making an impact

The text message came in on Saturday night, and for a moment my mind wandered back to my high school days.

Robert ‘Bob’ Hubert Lechtenberg, 89

Robert “Bob” Hubert Lechtenberg, age 89 of Lawler, died Monday, August 19, 2019, at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City.

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