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Caleb Lines stood on the football field at Lucas Oil Stadium Saturday night and told himself no matter what happened, his weekend was already complete.The 2018 Nashua-Plainfield High School graduate was about to compete in the Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway at halftime of the Big Ten Championship...
The much ballyhooed winter storm turned out to be, at least in and around Chickasaw County, pretty much a dud.Not that we’re saying it was a pleasant weekend, but still, the heaviest snow stayed to the north and west of New Hampton, which saw the bulk of the precipitation fall as rain during the...
Aisha and her sister June Ouenas were told to pick the four most important things for their Christmas lists to Santa when they visited him at the Carnegie Cultural Center on “Santa Saturday.”But the gifts aren’t just theirs for the asking.Santa pointed to the cuffs of his shirt, showing the girls...
Zachary Koehn enters the courtroom on Tuesday, when he was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his 4-month-old son. (Jeff Reinitz/Waterloo Courier)
A former Alta Vista man has been sentenced to life in prison in the neglect death of his infant son in 2017.   Judge Richard Stochl sentenced Zachary Paul Koehn, 29, to life in prison without parole on a first-degree murder charge. The sentence was mandatory under state law.   A child endangerment...
A local radio host went bald — more bald, that is — when he allowed his “partners in education,” Dennis Pagel’s fourth-grade class, to see his head get shaved on Thursday.Here’s how that haircut came to be:Local radio host Bob Svec had announced a challenge to his fourth-grade “partners in...
Saturday marks five months since Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chickasaw County has been matching “bigs” or mentors to “littles” or mentees, and so far, nine pairs have been matched.More mentors are needed since littles are wait-listed in all school districts, said New Hampton-based Program Manager...
Though it will not be the “final answer,” the Chickasaw County Compensation Board voted 5-1 Wednesday night to raise the salaries of the county’s elected officials “mostly” across-the-board, except those of the Board of Supervisors.The Comp Board’s recommendation is to raise the salaries of elected...
When Gerry and Marilee Mishak announced last year that the time had come for them to “give up” Cowboy Poetry, an event the New Hampton couple has coordinated for the past 13 years, the members of the Lawler Lions Club knew what they had to do.“Oh, this was way too important an event for Lawler for...
The final contract for the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office to share the equivalent hours of one full-time deputy with the city of Nashua met approval Tuesday from the County Board of Supervisors.The contract will provide Nashua with 160 hours a month of deputy coverage from July 1, 2019, through...
Eighty years after he won the Heisman Trophy, the story of Iowa Hawkeye football legend Nile Kinnick will be told on the silver screen, thanks in large part to a native of Charles City.“It’s kind of a dream come true,” said author Tom Lidd.Lidd, a former Charles City resident and lifelong Hawkeye...

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