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City employees will receive raise

Most city employees will be receiving 4 percent raises beginning on July 1, thanks to a decision by the Nashua City Council on Monday night.After much discussion, council members decided to give city employees a raise even though the treasurer’s r

Let’s get the party started

Water Over the Dam Days started in celebration when the Nashua dam was opened.“I think it was back in 1990 when the dam got fixed, so they started the Water Over the Dam Days that year, either ’90 or ’91,” Kim Walk, mud run coordinator, said.For w

It’s all about outdoor fun

Overheard on the shooting range Saturday at the Chickasaw Pioneer Pheasants Forever’s annual Youth Outdoor Adventure Day.Daughter: Dad, I hit something.Dad: What?Daughter: I don’t know, but I hit something, I knocked it over.The smile on the young

New director loves welcome at the library

Carrie Becker was asked what she was most looking forward to with her new position as the director of the New Hampton Public Library?She thought for a moment and laughed.“I can’t wait to have a discussion on an adult book,” she said.

Irish eyes smiling

Tom McGowan couldn’t help but smile when he was asked what makes Irish Fest special?“Well, I’ll tell you, even if you’re not from Lawler, if you come, you want to be from here,” said McGowan, who along with his wife Anita, were the grand marshals

Summer Rec program has gone smoothly thus far

With only a few short weeks left of the Nashua-Plainfield Summer Rec softball/baseball program, the new committee couldn’t be happier about how the season has gone.

Food Program draws crowd

Most kids don't want to be in the school during summer vacation but that's not the case this summer.

Being chosen brings back memories for Grand Marshals

Tom and Lucille Cronin have been named the Grand Marshalls for the Water over the Dam Days celebration.  

Nashua man dies in bike-pickup accident

A beloved Nashua man who co-owned a grocery store for years died last week in a pickup-bicycle accident.Bob Philips was 69 and training for what he hoped would be a special RAGBRAI.”I will never forget going to B&D when I was younger and seein

Farmers taking on seed company

As far as Elizabeth Lally is concerned, it all comes down to a failure in “product stewardship.”

Steamy good time

The temperature was on the wrong side of 90 degrees, the dew point was in the 70s and there wasn’t the slightest hint of a breeze Saturday evening when New Horizons-Chamber Director Jason Speltz scanned the crowd at Mikkelson Park.

After long discussion, parking will still be allowed on Water

A request for no parking on the south side of Court Street from Water Avenue to Foley Avenue from Marvin and Mary Ann Hackman was discussed at the New Hampton City Council meeting on Monday.

Relay for Life raises more than $34,000

Relay For Life took place on the courthouse lawn Thursday night with residents from all over the county joining together to remember and honor loved ones that battled cancer.

Dazzling Dairy Days

This year’s Dairy Days celebration was different from the last few years with officials deciding to move the celebration back downtown, just off Main Street.

Residents say school needs to ‘sell’ plan

The majority of residents who attended a special School Board meeting Tuesday night want New Hampton to take care of its facility issues in one fell swoop.

Students enjoy outside activities during final few days

It was decided that the intermediate school in Plainfield would have their track and field day on Tuesday of last week instead of Wednesday due to a poor weather forecast. The decision was a good one.

Hanneman Construction purchases lots in Nashua’s Industrial Park

Two lots in Nashua’s Industrial Park were sold for a second time at Monday night’s City Council meet.

Students receive awareness class

Deputy Terry Dehmlow told the Nashua-Plainfield senior class the disturbing cold hard  facts last week in a sexual assault awareness class.