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New Hampton Man Wins $30,000 Scholarship

Mason City, IA – A New Hampton man attending NIACC in Mason City was among 60 honored recently during the Pathways to Success luncheon. 50 year old James Keane of New Hampton won a scholarship for up to $30,000 a year to a four-year school of his choice. Keane is one of 85 community college

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Truck Fire in Decorah Leads To Ticket

Decorah, IA – The Decorah Fire Department along with the Decorah Police Department on Tuesday responded to a report of a truck fire. When they arrived on the scene, they located a fire in the cab of the truck. They say the fire began in the front seat cushions and was quickly extinguished. During an

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Sign up for Park & Rec Programs NOW

  New Hampton Park & Rec Summer flyers are out and Tara Hackman suggests signing up early if you want to get the best choice of class times, since some classes do fill up early: You can pick, up a flyer and sign up by stopping at or calling  the New Hampton Park & Rec

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Jonathon Mohwinkle wins REC Youth Tour to Washington D.C.

Allison, Iowa – April 7, 2014 – Jonathon Mohwinkle from Aplington-Parkersburg High School has been selected to represent Butler County Rural Electric Cooperative at the 2014 Rural Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., June 13-19. Mohwinkle is the son of Butler County REC members Jeff and Kerri Mohwinkle from Aplington. He is a junior at

CC’s Sheckler Wins Piano Competition, Watch It Tonight

Charles City, IA – 17 year old Harrison Sheckler of Charles City won the the senior division at the Terrace Hill Piano Competition on Feb. 14. The competition was taped at the Iowa Public Television studio in Johnston and will be aired on IPTV at 9 p.m. Monday. He will use the $3,000 scholarship he