Nashua’s 7 at 7 (Oct. 31): Trick-or-treat times, some new N-P coaches, political money update and buildings awaiting the wrecking ball in Nashua

Good morning, Nashua area readers. It’s Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. Here are your seven 7 a.m. local news updates.

1. WEATHER — Today expect patchy fog before 9 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 66, says the National Weather Service. Calm wind becoming northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 37. Light and variable wind. (Extended Forecast)

2. Halloween

  • Nashua’s trick-or-treating hours will be 5-7 p.m. Nashua volunteer firefighters will serve hot dogs afterward at the fire station from 7-8 p.m.
  • Plainfield’s Trick-or-treating time is 5:30-7:30 p.m.

3. N-P FFA selling fruit, nuts and more — The N-P FFA’s annual fundraiser is happening now until Nov. 12. Contact an FFA member to place an order for fruit, nuts, meat and popcorn? Contact Miss Hain at hhain@nashua-plainfield.k12.ia.us or (641) 435-4166 and an FFA member will be directed your way. Want an online way to buy? Check out https://sales.minntexcitrus.com/organization/nashua-plainfield-ffa.

4. N-P hires head girls wrestling coach, plus some assistants for other sports — At a special Nashua-Plainfield School Board meeting on Thursday, it approved hiring Reece Reams as the head girls wrestling coach, Tyler Lockwood as an assistant coach for junior high boys basketball and Toni Nelson as an assistant coach for high school girls track.

5. Nashua seeks demolition for some buildings — The Nashua City Council at its Oct. 17 meeting ordered nuisance abatement, condemnation and demolition for some properties, and also had talks with the owners of other troubled buildings.

123 Aspinwell

Orders for abatement of nuisance, condemnation, and demolition were approved for 316 Aspinwall and 123 Aspinwall.

An order for 110 Saint Lawrence failed after the property owner came in to explain their plans for the property, according to the meeting minutes. The council informed them that they would allow them to continue their plan with the property, but they needed to come in and fill out a building permit.

Another order regarding a dangerous building at 515 Brasher St. also died for lack of a motion, after the property owner came in to explain their plans for the property. The council informed them that they need to take care of the outside issues and make the house safe by enclosing openings and making it watertight to prevent further damage, the minutes said.

6. Republicans outspend Democrats in Chickasaw County — According to campaign finance reports required by the state, The Chickasaw County Republican Central Committee outspent The Chickasaw County Democratic Central Committee in the latest reporting period.

From Aug. 8 to Sept. 19, the Republicans reported $12,188.95 in campaign expenditures, which included $4,500 in contributions to state and federal campaigns. (Read the report here)

From July 19 to Oct. 13, the Democrats reported $1,716.50 in expenditures, $1,000 of which went to a pair of state campaigns. (Read the report here)

7. A Chickasaw County volleyball team chasing a State title — Seeded No. 7 in Class 2A, Sumner-Fredericksburg (31-10) begins play Tuesday at the State Tournament against No. 2 Western Christian (40-5). The match in Xtreme Arena in Cedar Rapids begins at 2 p.m. Fredericksburg, of course, is a Chickasaw County community.