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Governor touts ag importance

 If Gov.

Couple continues to stay active as vendors

 This very talented Nashua couple stays active even after retirement.

FSA seeks nominations

 Ron Pethoud wants you, especially if you’re a farmer who uses Farm Service Agency programs.And how exactly does the Chickasaw County FSA executive director “want you?”Either as a candidate for the upcoming County Committee election or as a voter.

Dam fine conclusion

 Whew, take a deep breath Chickasaw County, the parties are over and you survived “Festival Month.”From Alta Vista to Fredericksburg to New Hampton to Lawler to Nashua, we had ourselves quite a month, with the final installment Water Over the Dam

Board gets earful on FCMG

The crowd may have been small when it came to Monday night’s special New Hampton School Board meeting, but it was pretty united.In short, residents told board members that if a bond referendum has any chance of passing, Facilities Cost Management

Project Flo is doing its thing once again

Project Flo has come back to New Hampton for their fifth year in Chickasaw County helping restore and beautify homes for residents that are having trouble getting the work done themselves.Project Flo is a separately incorporated qualified charitab

Band retools its summer program with Mikkelson concert

The theme from Jurassic Park isn’t the easiest song in the world to play ...

City employees will receive raise

Most city employees will be receiving 4 percent raises beginning on July 1, thanks to a decision by the Nashua City Council on Monday night.After much discussion, council members decided to give city employees a raise even though the treasurer’s r

Let’s get the party started

Water Over the Dam Days started in celebration when the Nashua dam was opened.“I think it was back in 1990 when the dam got fixed, so they started the Water Over the Dam Days that year, either ’90 or ’91,” Kim Walk, mud run coordinator, said.For w

It’s all about outdoor fun

Overheard on the shooting range Saturday at the Chickasaw Pioneer Pheasants Forever’s annual Youth Outdoor Adventure Day.Daughter: Dad, I hit something.Dad: What?Daughter: I don’t know, but I hit something, I knocked it over.The smile on the young

New director loves welcome at the library

Carrie Becker was asked what she was most looking forward to with her new position as the director of the New Hampton Public Library?She thought for a moment and laughed.“I can’t wait to have a discussion on an adult book,” she said.

Irish eyes smiling

Tom McGowan couldn’t help but smile when he was asked what makes Irish Fest special?“Well, I’ll tell you, even if you’re not from Lawler, if you come, you want to be from here,” said McGowan, who along with his wife Anita, were the grand marshals

Summer Rec program has gone smoothly thus far

With only a few short weeks left of the Nashua-Plainfield Summer Rec softball/baseball program, the new committee couldn’t be happier about how the season has gone.

Food Program draws crowd

Most kids don't want to be in the school during summer vacation but that's not the case this summer.

Being chosen brings back memories for Grand Marshals

Tom and Lucille Cronin have been named the Grand Marshalls for the Water over the Dam Days celebration.  

Nashua man dies in bike-pickup accident

A beloved Nashua man who co-owned a grocery store for years died last week in a pickup-bicycle accident.Bob Philips was 69 and training for what he hoped would be a special RAGBRAI.”I will never forget going to B&D when I was younger and seein

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