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The TRIBE Trail Committee is well on its way to securing a $224,000 grant for the second phase of the trail that will eventually connect existing ones in Mikkelson Park and the city’s west-side Industrial Park.Committee members Rick Kramer and Megan Baltes traveled to Waterloo last week and gave...
Fareway employees (from left) Eileen Eichenberger, Jake Williams, Austen Potter, Trevor Ohm, Randy Frisch, Jeremy Wight, Shaun Morris, Tammy Miller, Renee Timmerman and Joe Eyanson show off their Irish spirit on St. Patrick’s Day as they celebrate the store surpassing its goal for its Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraiser.
It wasn’t just St. Patrick’s Day that had Fareway’s full-time employees going green on Saturday.The folks at the New Hampton grocery store were paying up on a “bet” as the store reached its goal in Fareway’s annual Shamrocks Campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.Whatever the reason, the...
Last fall's pre-construction site work gave New Hampton High School students a good "trial run" for the upcoming construction of a new middle school.
It’s about to get real when it comes to the construction of New Hampton’s new school.As spring nears, Superintendent Jay Jurrens said this past week that he expects construction will commence shortly after the Easter holiday.“I think we’re all ready to see it go up,” he said, “and what the...
A murdered magician, about a dozen suspects and about 150 local sleuths dined out, solved a crime and shared a lot of laughs Saturday night at the Elma Memorial Hall. It was all a part of Elma's first-ever Murder Mystery Dinner, which served to raise money for future community events as well as...
Three individuals from North Iowa have been arrested for crimes that involved one dog poisoned to death and subsequent threats to do the same to a child. The dog’s dead body was found in a freezer in the accused individuals’ home. A woman and her two brothers were arrested last Wednesday in Nashua...
Go back in time three years ago to St. Joseph Community School, where Alison McDonald was an eighth-grader. Find her and tell her, “Oh, by the way, in three years, you’ll be an FFA district officer.” “That girl would have probably thought you were a little crazy,” said the now New Hampton High...
Area law officers were justified in their actions shooting and killing a man who had first been seen with a gun by a customer at Love’s Travel Stop in Floyd, the Bremer County attorney has determined. The man, identified as Jihad Merrick, was killed south of exit 212 on the Avenue of the Saints...
Will Throndson wanted to “go back” so Monday was a day of trepidation for the New Hampton High School junior. His classmate, Isabel Pool, wasn’t worried at all, for she just didn’t feel like she had “nailed it” at the individual state speech contest two days before. Yet, when the waiting had ended...
Some heated discussion over claims procedures highlighted a busy Monday for the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors at this week's meeting. The board has been looking for ways to improve efficiency in recent months, and on Monday supervisor Dan Carolan presented the board with research he had...
Some of the different ways of becoming a distracted driver — eating while driving, turning around and talking to back-seat passengers and looking anywhere rather than the road in front of the car — were covered by Matt Logan when he talked to Nashua-Plainfield students last Wednesday. But it was...

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