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The National Weather Service is warning that a band of heavy snow is forecast to fall as far south as Chickasaw County from Saturday morning into Saturday evening.This band could potentially produce 4 to 9 inches of snow and winds up to 35 mph. Hourly snow rates could be in the 1 to 2 inch per hour...
Area farmers, in a sense, have had an almost perfect “preseason.”Moisture content in their fields is abundant. This April, unlike last year’s, was snow free. And soil temperatures have warmed nicely.“We’re going into this planting season with a ton of optimism,” ISU Extension agronomist Terry Basol...
Jessica Hyde and Kim Jenison made a vow when they decided to purchase JTees Designs four years ago.No matter how stressful the work day was, no matter the disagreements they might have had, when they locked the doors at their store, they were going to remain friends.“We’ve left here with not always...
Members of the Chickasaw County Ambulance Council Tuesday night, after hearing about ways to fund the lone bid received from Chickasaw Ambulance Service, all favored in a voice vote forming a committee to negotiate with service owner Jeremy McGrath.The committee consists of Ambulance Council...
Jayne Levi is thinking about majoring in graphic design or business. Abby Poppe wants to be a mechanical engineer. Drew Moine is looking at computer science, as are Lucas Pierce and Tyler Anderson.In other words, not one of the five Nashua-Plainfield High School students is planning on pursuing a...
An unvaccinated Northeast Iowan has been confirmed to be infected with measles after a visit to Israel, Iowa Department of Public Health announced last week. This is the first case of measles in Iowa since 2011.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control said more than 550 people had been diagnosed with...
New Hampton Community Schools and its Area Education Agency are looking to start what amounts to a pilot program to address what Superintendent Jay Jurrens said are “extreme behavior issues” occurring at the district’s elementary school.Jurrens told the School Board during last week’s meeting that...
In the perfect world, New Hampton Community Schools would start its school year on a Wednesday.Alas, thanks to the Iowa Legislature a few years ago, this isn’t a perfect world so the New Hampton School Board last week went ahead and approved the 2019-20 calendar that includes a Friday starting date...
Camping season opens this week at select parks maintained by the Chickasaw County Conservation Board.Camping and improvements have been steadily increasing over the last decade at Airport Lake Park, said Conservation Director Brian Moore. By the end of the season when seven more pads are added on...
Put it this way, at least when it came to weather, this Easter didn’t look anything like the last one.A year ago, Easter fell on April 1, and the high temperature reached all the way up to 32 degrees (yes, we’re dripping with sarcasm on that one).This year ... well, this year ... was simply...

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