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Denny Ungs has always been detail-orientated, even back in his school days when he used to draw while his teachers were conducting class.That trait — making sure he’s crossed his t’s and dotted his i’s — has served him well as the guy most of Chickasaw County knows as simply the “IT guy,” but it’s...
One of the co-presidents of New Hampton’s Dollars for Scholars chapter believes the organization is in sight of making its “second goal” when it comes to a unique “pathway” that will be built at the school’s football stadium.The scholarship organization has already taken 120 orders for bricks that...
Writing and presenting formal speeches aren’t typically a part of the day-to-day routine for math teachers.David Voves, a 2003 New Hampton High School graduate who teaches in Charles City, worked on his speech for a couple of weeks, trying to get the wording just right.He wanted to include a quote...
New Hampton Elementary second-graders have been compiling research on a real-world problem that is important to them — disappearing pollinators — since January, and on Friday they called on the community to help save the monarch butterflies.“Matt Crayne from Twin Ponds [Nature Center] visited our...
The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors acted on documents for the Department of Transportation, being the fiscal 2020 budget and five-year construction program for Secondary Roads, and approved spending for an excavator.County Engineer Dusten Rolando will be allowed to spend $265,375 on a CAT...
Overheard in the “food line” at Saturday’s [April 6] Stars and Stripes Spectacular was this gem: “Oh my gosh, just looking at those dogs, that’s probably adding a $100 to my bids.”Evidently, that guy wasn’t the only one who thought that way at the annual event put on by the Lawler squadron of the...
Planning, dreaming and taste-testing made an exciting Sunday afternoon for brides to be and their families as Let’s Go! Tour and Travel along with the Nashua Town and Country Club presented the first annual Northeast Iowa Wedding Expo.Sunday afternoon, brides to be came with friends and families to...
After graduating in the spring of 1952, Ralph Beck earned his Iowa Farmer degree in the fall of 1953 and still raises “some livestock” on the rural New Hampton farm where he was born.Although he wasn’t directly related to anyone at the 88th annual New Hampton FFA Banquet Saturday, Beck, age 84, has...
Messes inspire creativity, and sometimes creativity is messy.Parents and grandparents found this out on Saturday during the “Kids Painting Class,” which was held at the Nashua Public Library.Library Director Heather Hackman had so much interest in the class, she opened a second class, which also...
The night began with a call.“Cast members to the stage,” shouted Maggie Konecne, and everyone rushed to their places as the lights dimmed.The first scene was about to begin.Another play practice was underway, and for one night, we followed along. We watched high school students of all ages and from...

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