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Enjoying all kinds of art

The fifth annual Plum Creek Art Festival took place this past Saturday with a variety of new and returning artists showing their work at the Fredericksburg Community Center.Plum Creek Art Center board member Cheryl Mulder said the morning was stea

Bins generate controversy in F’burg

Continuing discussion on their choice to switch to garbage containers, the Fredericksburg City Council spoke of the idea of still keeping small bags available for households that may not generate a lot of garbage weekly.By switching to the garbage

City Council tables golf cart ordinance

The New Hampton City Council, once again, discussed the possibility of creating an ordinance allowing golf carts on the streets of New Hampton.City Attorney Kevin Kennedy said he and New Hampton Police Chief Mike Anderson talked over the suggested

Student, teacher share a life-changing journey

Caleb Lines thought long and hard as he pondered the question.Did taking part in a unique program called “Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom Albert H.

Old school at its finest

Game days begin early for the New Hampton baseball team, especially when they’re hitting the road for an away game.Batting practice, or simply BP to those who play the game, begins at 1 p.m., and despite the fact that the players often times won’t

Trees felled as storm batters area

For those New Hampton residents who slept through an early morning storm Thursday, they were in for a rude awakening.A fast-moving storm packing torrential rainfall, lightning and winds that gusted over 50 miles per hour caused major tree damage,

For new mayor, it’s all about energy

For Deb Larsen, being mayor of New Hampton all comes down to energy.Reenergizing the city she calls home was one of her campaign touchstones during last winter’s campaign, one which ended when she beat two opponents in a special election.And recen

4-H and FFA Achievement Show puts spotlight on kids

If Sarah Merrifield could teach the “fair uninitiated” one thing, it would be this: Those projects — whether they be livestock, photos, foods, whatever — don’t just happen overnight.“These kids put so much time into their projects,” said the Chick

Ready for the big Show!

The Bailey sisters got off to an early start when it came to 4-H.Chelsi, Holly and Kaytie Bailey all began their 4-H careers in kindergarten when they joined the Clover Kids Program, and they couldn’t wait to be fourth-graders, when they could off

Search continues for Plainfield woman

The search continues for Cloris Mehmen a 76-year old woman who was reported missing on Tuesday evening. Over 100 volunteers came to help with the search Thursday morning at the Plainfield Fire Department.Tuesday evening at 5:11 p.m.

IPTV host is big hit with kids

Kids from the Nashua area came out in full force Thursday afternoon to help win the Space Olympics at the Nashua Public Library with Dan Wardell from Iowa Public Television KIDS Clubhouse.Wardell is the host of the IPTV KIDS Clubhouse series and t

Plainfield Days ready to celebrate 150 years

This year's Plainfield Days has a little extra pizazz; after all, the little town is celebrating a milestone birthday.The annual town celebration is bigger and better than ever this year as the city is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its

Authorities searching for missing Plainfield woman

 Officials continued their search Wednesday after a 76-year-old Plainfield woman was reported missing Tuesday at 5:11 p.m.

Who says science can’t be fun?!

Science Center of Des Moines’s Rebecca Murphy visited the Ionia Public Library to discuss Fantastic Forces with the kids.Over 30 kids visited the library to talk and learn about planes and how they fly.Murphy demonstrated air cannons, talked about

The ‘fair’ comes to the nursing home

There were calves, puppies, rabbits, goats and more, but the animals weren’t the most important part of the “Fair Day” held at the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center last week.Neither was the popcorn, the fair-like atmosphere or even th

Couple gets national TV shot for their unique firm

If it can be recycled, it just might be in that flower pot.That’s pretty much the motto of Brett and Lavonne Ohm’s business, New Horizons Flower Pots, and now it is garnering national attention.Last fall, the Discovery Channel’s “Made by Destructi

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