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Books, Valentine's Day cards and bears were just part of the fun at The Nashua Public Library during their Valentine Day themed Story Hour on Saturday morning for the children and parents to enjoy.Crafts were first on the agenda for this story hour. Children were able to color their own bears, make...
Though a decade or two of experience separates them, local florists Kayla Smith and Julie Winter-Havel agree, the most fun part of their job is something they now delegate.“I myself probably won’t get to do the delivery, but the delivery is the best,” said Smith, who is in her first Valentine’s Day...
Sydney Laures really wanted to go to the annual Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance this year for two reasons.The 10-year-old wanted to be with her dad and she wanted to dance with her friends.Her dad, Mitch, didn’t hesitate.“I said ‘I’m not turning down a good looking date like you!’” Mitch said.As...
Angel Antonio laughed when asked what the biggest difference between drawing with ink and doing the same with pencil.“Definitely, the eraser,” the New Hampton High School freshman said and then added with a laugh, “When I’m using ink, trust me, I miss my eraser.”But the talented artist who is...
The gallows humor at New Hampton Community Schools these days is that maybe the district should order fireworks because students may still be trying to wrap up the 2018-19 school year on the Fourth of July.Hey, the past three weeks have been brutal, but winter would have to completely shut down...
The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors last week approved a resolution authorizing a “pre-levy” before bond issuance, so the county can levy a tax to pay for it.In the published budget just more than $522,000 was budgeted for “debt service.” The tax asking is 61 cents per $1,000 for both urban...
The Emergency Management Commission is proposing increasing its fiscal 2020 budget by less than $59,000 to $228,470 over last fiscal year.The change will go to adding a deputy, to be paid “up to” 80 percent of the coordinator’s salary, plus benefits. Previously a secretary assisted the department,...
Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors met Feb. 4, 2019, starting with the 10 a.m. appointment including updates on the Radio Communication Tower Project leading up to the vote on the pre-bond levy ahead of the March 4 budget hearing. This is a playlist of 12 videos spanning through 11:53 a.m. and...
The Nashua-Plainfield Middle School band students were able to attend the Marion Honor Band and show their talents to the audience after the competition was postponed due to the weather.Student participants auditioned for chair placements at 8:30 a.m. then continued with rehearsals throughout the...
In a meeting that lasted a mere eight minutes Monday night, the New Hampton City Council set March 4 as the date for a public hearing on the city’s annual budget and tax levy.What that budget and levy will look like is still up in the air.The Finance Committee that includes Chairman Scott Perkins...

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