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One phone call can prove to change a life for the better, which was the case for Nashua-Plainfield Junior High and High School Band Director Scott Stroud 19 years ago when he was offered a job with the school district.The band program at Nashua-Plainfield has been noticed for its musical talent...
A children’s Christmas ornament painting workshop was held at the Nashua Public Library on Wednesday afternoon.Children brought their parents to the library to paint an ornament to hang on their Christmas trees at home. Each child took a clear bulb, poured paint into it and then swirled the paint...
Tammy Robinson has heard it enough to know that the day-care issue in New Hampton is reaching crisis proportions.“One of the things I’ve heard over and over from our businesses and industries is that day care, or the lack of it, is a huge issue for them,” the New Hampton economic development...
As fall heads into winter, Martha McFarland and her father Dan McFarland are out monitoring the health of their herd.Since the hard freeze, the roughly 20 bison (22 with the bull) and 20 more polled Herefords (19) are grazing on the hay ground, and the ranchers are checking their drinking waters to...
Brisk temperatures in the upper 30s didn’t keep a couple of men from standing outside Shopko Hometown and chatting while waiting for the store to open for its so-called “Black Friday” sale.“It’s my first time doing ‘Black Friday,’” said Jim Kobliska of Alta Vista, referring to the first shopping...
Kathy Beckman knew even anecdotally that Trinity Lutheran Church’s annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner had drawn a big crowd.“I don’t know if I ever remember having problem finding seats for everyone,” she said, “but that happened a few times this year. You know you’re drawing a big crowd when you...
The issue for Great Plays Daycare is simple: It simply doesn’t have enough room at its current location on South Linn Avenue.“We have more kids on the waiting list than we have enrolled,” Great Plays Board Member Lacy Carolan said, “and we’re just looking for options right now.”The New Hampton...
A new business is planned for the southeast corner of Main and Chestnut, Economic Development Director Tammy Robinson told the New Hampton City Council on Monday.Tammy Barta presented a business plan to open a medical uniform service called Follow Up Scrubs in the former Little House of Bargains...
The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors is directing the county attorney’s office in writing to look into concerns brought by a citizen about the scope of the Emergency Management Agency Commission and taxation for rescue services.The Chickasaw County Rescue Squad provides medical services for...
Iowa House Democrats have chosen Rep. Todd Prichard, D-Charles City, to lead their party in the 2019 legislative session.Prichard was elected Iowa House Minority Leader when the House Democratic caucus met Saturday in Des Moines.“This is not something I was expecting,” Prichard said Saturday. “I...

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