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Outside the Miller Apartments in New Hampton sits a cutout of a snowman holding a sign that says, “Let it snow.”Come on, be honest, you’re ready to punch that snowman in the face, aren’t you?Since Jan. 19, almost 40 inches of snow has fallen on New Hampton, and here’s the bad news, more appears on...
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Chickasaw County that runs from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Forecasters say the storm could bring 6 to 8 inches of new snow to the area. The latest storm would continue what has been a wintry month for the area as New Hampton has...
A former landfill may be closed but it still has to be maintained.The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors last week approved an Iowa Department of Natural Resources permit for treatment agreement and supplemental user agreement on landfill leachate with the city of Fredericksburg.The city...
Board of Supervisors meeting attendee Rick Holthaus got on Monday’s agenda to discuss a draft of a request for proposals (RFP) for the future county building at 302 E. Prospect St., which is the “former veterinary building” lot next to the Community Services Building.Holthaus was concerned the RFP...
Rural areas of Chickasaw County showed greater growth than urban areas as measured by new construction value, when accounting for rollbacks but not exemptions.Increase in taxable value of rural areas grew by $11.85 million but $8.64 million was “industrial” which County Assessor Ray Armel...
The Board of Supervisors heard a second Radio Communication Project design estimate last week from Brian Flynn with Motorola.The company won a 2015 bid to design the Iowa Statewide Interoperable Communication System from the ISICS Board. Construction of the ISICS began in 2016. Pending completion...
Old Man Winter’s latest appearance in and around Chickasaw County was as nasty as advertised.About the only thing missing from the storm that started Monday night and wreaked havoc through Wednesday was the arctic cold of a couple of weeks ago, but it delivered plenty of snow — eight inches in New...
The audience quiets as the judge announces the piece. The two brothers look out into the audience before they break the silence with their powerful act.Will and Elliot Throndson know every line, every word, every movement by heart. The emotion on their faces and the tones of their voices pull in...
Hawks are the most skittish, so she doesn’t have many photos.But Lori Frisch can tell the story of the one hawk in her wildlife and landscape photography exhibit, “All God’s Creatures Great and Small,” on display through March 10 at the Carnegie Cultural Center. The Carnegie, at 7 N. Water Ave.,...
When the Turkey Valley and New Hampton school boards met for their annual joint meeting last week, both sides had plenty to celebrate.Both districts that share Jay Jurrens as a superintendent have robust unspent authorized budgets and this year garnered a combined $435,000 and change from state...

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