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Faith has never been more important for former N-P coach

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.Matthew 5:4I sat down at a meeting Monday night, pulled out my phone and saw the Facebook post from Ben Jass.“It’s with a heavy heart, that I announce that Morgan has passed.

Olympics remind us to cherish every win and every loss

Well it is finally here, the Olympics!

After a ‘stay-at-home vacation,’ it’s time to get back to work

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

Any way you look at it, FCMG contract is a bad one for school

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!

Here’s to all who made it one great July

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 pl

Kids with the right attitude make working a ‘few games’ worth it

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

Have faith, for God’s plan is better than ours

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 i

Farm Bureau excited about new gauge

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 Hampt

Does School Board really want best building at best price?

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.

Police shootings leave many of us weeping for the country we love

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

School Board president ‘clarifies’ misunderstandings

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 ar

Maybe we just need to learn a lesson from our diamond players

When I arrived at the office on Sunday, my plans for this space were simple.I was going to try to make some sense out of the last week in national news and to plead for some sanity.I awoke on Friday morning with absolutely no hope as I watched peo

A 50-year-old Lawler mystery is ‘answered’ in middle of Florida

What are the odds?Iowa's population? Three million. Florida's?

A time for remembering loved ones we have lost

 Loving memories are what help families and friends deal with a death of a loved one. Nashua residents have had many chances to look back on the memories of the ones who passed in the last month.

Topics include photo ‘staredown,’ festivals and a great librarian

 I take a lot of grief — and justifiably so — for trying to capture “candid” photos of my friends.More than a few times in the past few years, New Hampton Parks and Recreation Director Rick Kramer has threatened to stick that camera somewhere that

A weekend in Lawler is good for a few good ‘O’Connor stories’

We sat underneath the big tent at Irish Fest and I kept waiting for my old pal Bill Sheridan to bring up the Cubs.Sheridan is the Lawler native who wrote the book “Depot Street Memories: The Lawler Stories” and I never really tire of telling the s

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