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Captain Hook, Tinkerbell and The Lost Boys were all seen at the Nashua-Plainfield Elementary this weekend when the gym was full of pirates, crocs, dwellers and many others. The Nashua-Plainfield Elementary and Intermediate students were excited to present their version of Peter Pan with the help of...
Nashua-Plainfield Community Schools is “getting there” when it comes to finding about $400,000 in savings in its 2018-19 budget, but the School Board and administrators still have some work to do. On Monday, the School Board accepted their second early retirements and also approved the reduction of...
This is how speech works. You get a Division I rating at state on a Saturday and then you wait two agonizingly long days for the Iowa High School Speech Association to post the All-State Speech Festival qualifiers on its website. OK, maybe it’s not two full days of torture because the IHSSA lets...
A new weight room … kids spending too much time on “screens” … school lunches … not enough activities available outside of school … parking lot problems … bullying … too few class options … making sports safer … more art in school. A wide range of concerns garnered student interest at an Iowa BIG...
Overheard a lot at the annual New Hampton Elementary School Carnival Friday night were two words: “I’m exhausted.” Of course, that was the view of the parents. The kids on the other hand? Well, we’re guessing most of them slept well that night, although the amount of sugar they inhaled may have...
What do you do when you’re offered a chance to take a class that can teach you how to make better donuts? You sign up for the class, of course. And hopefully, you eat some donuts. Donut-making is one of several skills students will have the opportunity to learn in an atypical way when the Midmester...
Several years ago, as Bob Manges worked on repairing a watch, he talked about his craft. “There’s not a lot of us left,” the New Hampton jeweler said, “but I like the challenge and I think a watch and how it works … it’s just a beautiful thing.” New Hampton’s resident watch repairman passed away on...
New Hampton’s Kaycee Howe has signed a letter of intent to join the competitive dance team at Mount Mercy University next year. Howe is one of 19 girls on the New Hampton Dance team, which competed in hip-hop and pom at Iowa State Dance and Drill Team competition at Wells-Fargo Arena in Des Moines...
Faith Erdman had been down this road before, but when she finished both her storytelling and prose pieces at the district individual speech contest last month, the New Hampton High School junior felt like she had finally broken through. “I felt pretty confident,” she said, “but that’s the crazy...
The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the county budget for fiscal year 2018-19 at its weekly meeting on Monday, but not before getting an earful from the public about the importance of public libraries. "I don't know how you got to this point, but if in your heart you feel...

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