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The Board of Supervisors approved on a 3-2 vote Monday revising the Chickasaw County Handbook by adding two bullet points under section 8.2, “Grounds for Disciplinary Action.”Ray Armel, as Data Processing director, recommended adding “Use of equipment that willingly or unknowingly results in …”...
Trevor Ohm knew he wasn’t going on a “vacation” when his employer sent him to California last week; in fact, the Fareway produce manager figured he’d learn a few things.Instead, he got an education.“It was really fascinating,” Ohm said of his trip to Family Tree Farms in Reedley, Calif., “and I...
Fireworks will go on sale sometime today [Friday] in New Hampton after a whirlwind week which saw the City Council on Monday night approve the third and final reading of a fireworks ordinance and the Board of Adjustment on Wednesday evening OK a special exception.Flashing Thunder representative...
A disaster proclamation for individual aid has been issued for seven counties, including Chickasaw, in response to flooding and severe weather beginning June 7 and continuing.The governor’s proclamation activated the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program (IIAGP) and the Iowa Disaster Case...
The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors on Monday approved Piper Jaffray as the financial consultant for the Chickasaw County Radio Communications Project. Presentations were heard from two financial consultants last week.The chosen consultant will check with local banks. There are a variety of...
A New Hampton woman was taken by ambulance to Allen Hospital following a motorcycle crash that occurred shortly before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20.According to an Iowa State Patrol incident report, Kristin Driscoll, 37, of New Hampton was westbound on 190th Street in a 2003 Harley Davidson when it...
The trial of a former Alta Vista man charged in the death of his infant son will be held in Henry County this fall after a district court judge ordered a change of venue.Zachary Paul Koehn’s first-degree murder and child endangerment trial is now set to begin on Oct. 29 in Mount Pleasant.The 28-...
“Joe Holschlag has a good heart.”Customers, employees, friends and family shared this sentiment during the Holschlag Bin Sales 50th anniversary open house last week. Coming from people who have been around him all his life, that means a lot.“Usually they say mother-in-laws and son-in-laws don’t get...
Maybe Friday didn’t provide the crowds Lawler’s Irish Fest organizers were hoping for, but by Saturday, it was almost as if the folks who call — or have called — Lawler home said “screw it, the heat’s not going to beat us.”The Irish — both the real kind and the Irish-for-a-weekend — turned out in...
Twenty-five U.S. military veterans, many from the Chickasaw County area, received quilts of comfort Thursday which were crafted by area volunteers with Quilts of Valor to honor the vets for their service.Tom Myrsiades, of Alta Vista, served the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1970. He served a year in...

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