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Chickasaw County Sheriff Marty Hemann announced the loss of yet another dispatcher and jailer, this time owing to retirement. James Diesburg said he will be “retiring” effective Thursday [Oct. 11].“It was an honor and privilege to work and serve the county,” Hemann read from Diesburg’s letter.The...
Canned pasta, applesauce, apple juice, fruit and granola bars, fruit snacks, microwaveable macaroni and cheese.These were the contents of a recent plastic sack kit placed discretely into children’s backpacks at school “so the other kids don’t know who’s getting it,” as part of the Backpack Program...
Ray Ambrecht’s goal is the same as every other fire chief in the state of Iowa.“We want to bring everyone home,” the longtime Fredericksburg fire chief said during a recent interview, “and that’s why we put all that time into training. You know, you hope you never have to use it but it’s better to...
Turkey Valley Homecoming Queen Karissa Schmidt and King Carter Reicks pose for a photo at halftime of Friday night’s football game that the Trojans won.— For more, see the Oct. 9 New Hampton Tribune. 
Bryan Hugeback and Brian Laures say the real reason to attend Saturday night’s dinner theater isn’t the food or even the acting.Not that they won’t both be great, but the two original members of the Beach Bash for a Cure Committee members say those who attend one of the two shows Saturday will know...
Jane McGrane has stitched up the pages of her 44-year career directing the Ionia Community Library with compassion for each reader and bound it with advocacy for the small library and its patrons within the state organization.“I’m so happy with the support of the local people,” she said, and the...
As farmers began looking ahead to the harvest last month, ISU Extension Agronomist Terry Basol put it simply.“If the guys can get out there, I think we’re going to have a pretty decent crop,” he said, “but getting out there is the challenge.”It still is, but for those growers who have been able to...
We may not know who will win the upcoming general election races, but two things are givens.First, early voting starts Monday. Second, elections aren’t cheap.Chickasaw County Auditor Joan Knoll’s office has already received about 300 requests for absentee ballots but, according to state law, can’t...
The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors directed County Attorney Jennifer Schwickerath on Monday to draft a resolution to transfer departmental funds that had been paid into a pre-2013 county health care reserve fund back to the departments.State Auditor’s Office staff had told two county...
At a Heartland Risk Management presentation on public records, the presenter suggested that part of the requirement be that the county attorneys be included among “lawful custodians” of the public records of the county, such as for sensitive records.“The question is I don’t know if they have a...

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