Five hundred, yes, 500.
The path has been paved and the brackets are set. Postseason baseball is just around the bend for the New Hampton Chickasaws. Four regular season games remain and then the fun really starts.
New Hampton, Iowa.  What makes a town home? For some seniors it’s family and friends, others it’s safety and a sense of community, small-town opportunities and schools, and for some, it’s all of the above. 
Kacey Olson knows sooner or later she’s going to need to get a bunt down. Her coach, though, said if her senior second baseman wants to keep hitting home runs after failing to execute a successful bunt, she’s fine with that.
The Northeast Iowa Conference made national news this past week, and it wasn’t a “feel-good” kind of story.
Tatum Lechtenberg (right), a soon-to-be second-grader fighting leukemia, poses for a picture with her younger sister, Piper, at her family’s home in New Hampton.
For most of us, July 25, 2019, was just another summer day in Northeast Iowa.
Tatum Lechtenberg (right), a soon-to-be second-grader fighting leukemia, poses for a picture with her younger sister, Piper, at her family’s home in New Hampton.

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The New Hampton Elementary second grade students from the 2018-2019 school year started the project shaped like a butterfly with the help of those at the Twin Ponds Nature Center, said Chickasaw County Conservation Board Naturalist, Matt Crayne. “They raised funds to purchase the plants for the...
Five hundred, yes, 500. That’s how many graduation cards young entrepreneur, Angel Antonio, and owner of CREATIONS business, has sold. That’s over six times the New Hampton graduating class of 2020, and over thirteen and a half times the Turkey Valley graduating class size. But it was not just...
The Northeast Iowa Conference made national news this past week, and it wasn’t a “feel-good” kind of story. And NEIC officials reacted strongly Monday when the conference released a statement in which it said the league will “stand strongly for the dignity and rights of our students of color.” The...
Tatum Lechtenberg (right), a soon-to-be second-grader fighting leukemia, poses for a picture with her younger sister, Piper, at her family’s home in New Hampton.
For most of us, July 25, 2019, was just another summer day in Northeast Iowa. The sun shone brightly on a day when the temperatures were comfortably in the upper 70s. Kids rode their bikes, swam at the pool and hung out with their friends. Or at least most of them. At MercyOne New Hampton Family...
Steve McGrath admits it’s going to be a little strange when he walks into work at Ag Land Implement on Wednesday. For the first time since 1939, the business won’t be owned by a McGrath. “That’s always hard because it’s been a big part of our family for a long, long time,” he said and then flashed...
It’s the virus that just doesn’t want to go away, and with five new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the past five days, the administrator of Chickasaw County Pubic Health and Homecare Services Chickasaw wants to remind residents to do their part over the holiday weekend to slow the spread of the...

 

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The path has been paved and the brackets are set. Postseason baseball is just around the bend for the New Hampton Chickasaws. Four regular season games remain and then the fun really starts. McDonald is in his 12th year at the helm of the Chickasaw program and is aiming for yet another season of...
Kacey Olson knows sooner or later she’s going to need to get a bunt down. Her coach, though, said if her senior second baseman wants to keep hitting home runs after failing to execute a successful bunt, she’s fine with that. “Sure, she makes me look stupid — the coach who has the home run hitter...
There was lightning, thunder and a torrential downpour topped off with a barrage of hail that rained down on the softball field near Jackson Junction Wednesday night. That seems to be about the only thing that can slow down the juggernaut offense of the Turkey Valley softball team this summer....
This was not supposed to be the way their season year was supposed to go. OK, that may be the biggest “duh” statement written on the pages of the Tribune, but we’re not talking about missing the last two months of school, not having prom, going through a virtual commencement and having a live...

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