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With work done on the Highway 346 bridge, the focus area of the Iowa Department of Transportation shifts eastward along 346 to a lane reduction from four to three, between Greeley and Amherst near the 218 overpass.With the Cedar River Bridge, the DOT replaced some expansion joints, which means when...
Think of it as “trunk-and-treat” and a chance to raise money for a scholarship program.That’s how New Hampton Women of Today members are pitching the “Spook Walk,” an event the organization is hosting at Mikkelson Park this upcoming Saturday evening.“We wanted to try something different and give...
The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors took comments on their new public comment policy as soon as the comment period began at 9:05 a.m. during a meeting held last week.That is the set time for comments, five minutes after the meetings begin. Attendees are asked to sign in and limit their...
The Nashua Volunteer Fire Department rescued a 7-year-old girl from a burning house Wednesday evening last week.The fire occurred at 515 Brasher Street in Nashua, about two blocks from downtown, and was reported around 9:30 p.m.When firefighters arrived, they discovered that Janie Brymer was still...
Walk around the construction zone near New Hampton High School, and the — it isn’t taking long for the walls to go up —  thought hits almost immediately.But if one looks “inside” what will be New Hampton Middle School next year, one realizes a lot more than the walls are going up. Sub-floors are...
ISU Extension Agronomist Terry Basol has worked with farmers his entire life, but he’s never quite seen a year like this.“It’s just been bizarre, and it pretty much started from Day 1,” he said Tuesday morning.“These guys are dealing with a lot — from commodity prices to the tariff issues with...
What would it be like to travel halfway across the world to a place entirely different from your own for one year?You would find yourself away from everyone you love, but also opened up to a brand new world of adventure and possibility.Viktoria Izdebska and Silje Sorenson are doing just that and...
It’s a rite of virtually every morning during Fire Prevention Week.A New Hampton Fire Department truck will pull up next to the Tribune office, a child will jump out and a photo will be snapped.It’s been going on for almost 30 years, and it’s a tradition New Hampton Fire Chief Steve Geerts hopes...
While teachers strive daily to engage their students in their lessons, it is perhaps less probable that a teacher hands students the keys and challenges them to live with the results.But handing students the keys — a challenge issued by teacher leadership consultant George Couros last week — is...
St. Joseph’s fifth-grader Ella Knutson and sixth-grader Josie Speltz are self-professed animal lovers.“We love dogs,” Speltz said.“We just love animals,” Knutson agreed.Knutson began volunteering with the Spay and Neuter All Pets (SNAP) of Chickasaw County “a long time ago” — before she was in...

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