FISHING REPORT: All I want for Christmas is a walleye

So, you want to catch a fish for Christmas. Here are the latest fishing reports from the Iowa DNR for Northeast Iowa. Cedar River (above Nashua) Check ice depths often, especially where there is current. Flows remain high. Go with a buddy. Let someone know where you are going and when you will return. Backwaters have 4 inches of ice. Anglers are catching a variety of fish. Black Crappie – Fair: Use a small jig tipped with a waxworm or colored spike. Yellow Perch – Slow: Catch perch up to 10 inches on a waxworm. Bounce a jig off the bottom for … Continue reading FISHING REPORT: All I want for Christmas is a walleye

2018 BIG 4 FAIR SCHEDULE (The fun begins Aug. 30)

NASHUA — The Big 4 Fair is just around the corner and here is the schedule of events: Thursday, August 30 Entry day (All Day) Friday, August TBA — Big 4 Fair Tractor Ride – Call Dave Bucknell for details 641-330-1662 6 p.m. to midnight — Uncle G’s Pavilion 6:30 p.m. — Truck & Tractor Pull – Lovik Sled Co. Saturday, September 1 8 a.m. — Halter Classes (Saddle Horses & Ponies) 11 a.m. — Bean Bag Tournament – Contact Brad Schmitt 319-961-1555 11 a.m.  to midnight — Uncle G’s Pavilion – Live Music with Cross Tie Walker  immediately after Figure Eights!  … Continue reading 2018 BIG 4 FAIR SCHEDULE (The fun begins Aug. 30)

N-P girls golf team advances to Region C finals

OSSIAN — The Nashua-Plainfield girls golf team advanced to the Class 1A regional finals after placing second as a team Monday in the first round for Region 3C at the Silver Springs Golf Course in Ossian. N-P’s Keagan Betsinger (5th place) and Miranda Crabtree (8th) qualified individually for the Region 3 finals, which will be Monday, May 21, at the Nashua Town & Country Golf Course. Here are Monday’s results courtesy of Nashua-Plainfield head coach Jeff Trost: Team Standings 1 South Winneshiek – 407 2 Nashua-Plainfield – 436 3 Saint Ansgar – 438 4 Clarksville – 455 5 North Butler … Continue reading N-P girls golf team advances to Region C finals

Read the latest issue of the Post and try the local crossword puzzle

Click the image below for a full size pdf that you can read online or print out on your own. The recommended paper size is 11 by 17. To submit articles or calendar items, email Chris Baldus, publisher, at news@northcedarreports.com. Post 3 Click here for Crossword 1. This can be printed on regular letter-sized paper. Continue reading Read the latest issue of the Post and try the local crossword puzzle

Ice Cream Ticket Season begins May 15 in Nashua

NASHUA — It’s almost Ice Cream Ticket Season! From May 15 until school returns after the summer break, kids wearing helmets while riding their bikes may get a “ticket” for a free ice cream cone at Dairy Treat. “We are excited to continue the Ice Cream Ticket partnership this summer with the new owners of Dairy Treat,” says a post on the department’s Facebook page. “We are currently working on an updated ticket design and some other fun additions to the program to be ready in a few weeks! “Let’s get the helmets out of storage and ride safe!” Continue reading Ice Cream Ticket Season begins May 15 in Nashua

THE POST for Tuesday, April 17, 2018: Soccer, Prom and Jail

Good morning. Welcome to an experiment in local news. By clicking on the link below, you will open an 11-by-17 inch PDF of The Post, a local, independent e-newspaper. Readers can digest it online or print it out. Future issues will have additional pages, depending on the response. Post 1 Continue reading THE POST for Tuesday, April 17, 2018: Soccer, Prom and Jail

Snow expected to begin Sunday, mess with Monday morning commute

A winter weather advisory that includes Chickasaw, Floyd and Mitchell counties will be in effect from 1 p.m. Sunday to 7 a.m. Monday. Another 2 to 4 inches of spring snow will fall across southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa, according to the National Weather Service. Some travel impacts can be expected, especially Sunday night into the Monday morning commute. Plan on slippery road conditions. Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times. Near-record cold weather is also possible tonight (Saturday). Below are the forecast and record low temperatures for Sunday morning (April 8) from the National Weather Service.   April is … Continue reading Snow expected to begin Sunday, mess with Monday morning commute

Nashua-Plainfield golf begins season April 2 in CC

The golf season opens for Nashua-Plainfield girls and boys on April 2 in Charles City. Below are the schedules, as well as the possible returning rosters and their 2017 statistics. Girls 2018 roster Megan Cerwinske, senior 2017 varsity stats 9-hole avg.: 55.56; low: 51 18-hole avg.: 109; low: 107 Miranda Crabtree, senior 2017 varsity stats 9-hole avg.: 58.67; low: 51 18-hole avg.: 103.5; low: 99 Nicole Harrington, senior 2017 varsity stats 9-hole avg.: 57.89; low: 50 18-hole avg.: 113; low: 99 Keagan Betsinger, junior 2017 varsity stats 9-hole avg.: 57.89; low: 53 18-hole avg.: 112; low: 112 Abby Poppe, junior … Continue reading Nashua-Plainfield golf begins season April 2 in CC

All-around handyman, former county trustee Hammond dies at 78

NASHUA — Dean E. Hammond, age 78, of Nashua, Iowa, died Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the Waverly Health Center. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday,  May 26, 2017, at Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home – Olson Chapel in Nashua with the Rev. John Tunnicliff presiding.  Inurnment will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Nashua.  Friends may greet the family 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home – Olson Chapel in Nashua. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Friday.  Dean Earl Hammond was born Dec. 2, 1938, … Continue reading All-around handyman, former county trustee Hammond dies at 78

Hail no! North Central Iowa hit again by destructive storms

Wednesday evening’s storms struck fast and furiously. At about 6 p.m., the Charles City Fire Department reported “many trees and powerlines down throughout (the) county, making many roads impassable.” A minute later, a spotter reported a tree branch knocking out power lines south of Charles City. These were two of many reports compiled by the National Weather Service about the high winds, hail and heavy rain that tore into north central Iowa Wednesday, May 17. The storms tracked north into Minnesota, where tornadoes were reported. Along with the snapped branches, large trees were uprooted in Charles City. The city will be … Continue reading Hail no! North Central Iowa hit again by destructive storms

Storm blasts through region

NASHUA — Although 75 mph winds were reported in Nashua and 1-inch hail in Charles City, the severe thunderstorms that raced through the region Monday evening saved its worse for locales farther east.   In New Hampton, as a rainbow spread above Nashua, 2-inch hail fell in the hard rain and high winds. Those winds sped up to 82 mph by the time they reached Calmar in Winneshiek County. In Fayette County, roofs blew off in numerous areas. The National Weather Service Reports that 0.97 of an inch of rain fell on Rockford and 0.57 fell in Charles City. Click … Continue reading Storm blasts through region

Your morning update:

Good morning. It’s Friday, April 7   WEATHER Today’s National Weather Service forecast for the Charles City Area: Today Sunny, with a high near 61. Northwest wind 5 to 11 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. South wind 9 to 11 mph. Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Breezy, with a south wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Saturday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. South wind 6 to 13 mph. EVENTS CALENDAR  FRIDAY , APRIL 7 CCHS girls golf vs. New Hampton, … Continue reading Your morning update:

Water Over The Dam Days just more than 2 months away; Mud Run needs help

NASHUA, Iowa — As it gets warmer thoughts turn to music, fun, food and mud. Water Over the Dam Days will be Thursday, June 22 to Sunday, June 25. This year’s casino-centered theme is “What Happens in Nashua … Stays In Nashua.” Organizers are taking nominations for Water Over The Dam Days Parade Grand Marshals. Send nominations to curlyclean@gmail.com. Scheduled events include a beanbag tournament, golf tournament, sand volleyball and the Nashua Fire Department 2nd annual Car Show. The live music lineup includes Endless Summer (12:30-4 p.m. Saturday, June 24, Georgia Clay Band (8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, June 24), … Continue reading Water Over The Dam Days just more than 2 months away; Mud Run needs help

Nashua to rehire campground host

NASHUA – Brian Stillions received the nod to return this year as the Cedar View Campground in Nashua. He was the only applicant.  The City Council at its Monday, April 3, meeting unanimously approved his hiring. The camp host receives a free campsite. The host is paid commissions for maintenance work, however. The campground opens for the season Thursday, April 13. According to campground policies on the city’s website, the camping fees are:​ — $20 per night for RV sites (sites 1-11 and 13-43, water and electric available)  — $15 per night for tent sites (site 12 and Tents A … Continue reading Nashua to rehire campground host

Raymond William Buchholz of Nashua dies at 95

Raymond William Buchholz age 95 of Nashua, Iowa, died Friday, March 31, 2017, at the VA Medical Center in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Faith United Church of Christ In Tripoli with Rev. Debbie Buchholz presiding.  Interment will be held in Faith Cemetery, Tripoli, with Bryan Schaufenbuel, Jason Schaufenbuel, Jimmy Hyde, Dan Buchholz, Doug Buchholz, and John Wolf serving as pallbearers.  Friends may greet the family 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home – Olson Chapel in Nashua. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at … Continue reading Raymond William Buchholz of Nashua dies at 95

Longtime Nashua groundskeeper Duane L. Pagel dies at 83

NASHUA, Iowa — Duane L. Pagel, 83, of Nashua, Iowa, died Friday, March 31, 2017, at Linn Haven Rehab and Healthcare in New Hampton.  Interment will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery, Nashua with Russ Schmidt, Randy Strabula, Bruce Bruns, Bruce Becker, and Dan Zwanziger serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are John Ross, Howard Schluter and Arnie Boge.  Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2017, at St. John Lutheran Church in Nashua with Pastor Bill Nielsen presiding. Friends may greet the family 4-7 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home – Olson Chapel … Continue reading Longtime Nashua groundskeeper Duane L. Pagel dies at 83