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Chickasaw County’s June 2 primary ballot is set, and election officials are making a pitch to residents to “vote at home” because of concerns about the Coronavirus COVID-19. “Hopefully, we’ve turned the corner by then,” said Chickasaw County Auditor Joan Knoll, who serves as the county’s top...
The New Hampton Parks and Recreation Department reminded residents that all of its parks remain open, but department officials said bathrooms will remain closed and they’re asking residents to be mindful of social distancing. Department Director Rick Kramer also reminded residents that the Parks...
Elementary school students hold a sign and wave to their teachers during a parade by New Hampton Community Schools’ instructors last Tuesday.
New Hampton Schools are now in their third week of being shut down due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  And although the teachers are unable to meet with their students physically, they are still finding creative ways online for the kids to connect amongst themselves and the teachers. Take New Hampton...
Bennett Pharmacy’s make-shift “drive-up” lane is one of only two ways — the other is delivery — that patients can receive their prescriptions.
The thought was pretty simple in this “era” of Coronavirus COVID-19. Folks who are ill shouldn’t be congregating in the same area. So Bennett Pharmacy came up with its version of a “drive-up window,” and now that drive-up lane is just one of two ways that customers can pick up their prescriptions...
MercyOne New Hampton officials set up their drive-up COVID-19 testing area on Friday afternoon.
MercyOne New Hampton will begin offering drive-up testing for the Coronavirus COVID-19 on Monday, but both hospital and clinic officials are stressing that the testing can be by appointment only. In a press release issued Saturday, MercyOne officials said a patient should wait to call for a testing...
Officials from MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center, Chickasaw County Public Health and Homecare services and Chickasaw County Emergency Management are reminding residents that the county’s Emergency Operation Center (EOC) is open and has an emergency response structure in place to deal with...
Two public hearings didn’t produce any more comments on New Hampton’s 2020-21 budget and tax levy than one public hearing. Because of a new state law, the city was required to hold two public hearings this year, the second of which was held last Monday just before the City Council approved a budget...
The Chickasaw County Emergency Management Agency is seeking volunteers “in the event that quarantined homes and at-risk populations are in need of assistance.” Agency officials made the call for volunteers in a press release sent out Friday. The county has activated its Emergency Operations Center...
The New Hampton City Council “spreads out” during a special meeting held Friday afternoon, when the council approved MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center’s request to close one block of North Maple Avenue so that medical personnel can test for Coronavirus COVID-19 without patients having to get out of their vehicles.
MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center received permission Friday from the New Hampton City Council to close one block of North Maple Avenue so that the hospital can test for Coronavirus COVID-19 without patients having to get out of their vehicles. When exactly that will happen, though, remains up in...
The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the county’s 2020-21  budget and tax levy last week, but not before a former supervisor and current candidate expressed his displeasure with the process. The budget approved calls for an urban levy of $5.63688 per $1,000 valuation, a...

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