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Remembering sacrifice

Every day as he drives to and from work, New Hampton native John Tekippe navigates Merle Hay Road.

Remembering sacrifice

Every day as he drives to and from work, New Hampton native John Tekippe navigates Merle Hay Road.

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Croell gets its permit but with a caveat

Croell Redi-Mix officials met Monday night with the New Hampton City Council about the company’s request for a building permit to build on the east side of their original building.

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Council hears ideas for pool

The New Hampton Park and Recreation Board is planning a renovation to the New Hampton Municipal Swimming Pool that would replace the “kiddie pool” area that currently holds the dolphin and mushroom.

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St. Joe’s students graduate from DAP

St. Joseph’s Community School has been working on drug and alcohol awareness for their students. This year was no different as they brought in the DAP, Drug Awareness Program, for their sixth-graders.

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County loses its EMS coordinator

Ken Rasing appeared before the Board of Chickasaw County Supervisors to acknowledge the resignation of the Chickasaw County EMS coordinator Kim Witcraft, due to not having a feasible salary.

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School will seek more savings

A spate of resignations at this month’s New Hampton School Board meeting means district administrators will be busy interviewing teacher candidates over the course of the next month.

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New face greets guests at welcome center

A new face will greet visitors when they arrive at the Gateway of Northeast Iowa Welcome Center. In March Jen Hauser became the new Welcome Center Director and she is really excited about her new position.

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Girl scouts donate to food pantry

Girl Scouts sell cookies every year and many are excited to see the girls go out to sell their delicious cookies and help the girls earn money. This year when they earned their Girl Scout cookie money the troop wanted to help the community. They decided to donate to the Nashua Area Food Pantry.

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Finding interesting history

Mckenna Weiss was at a track meet and Hailey Schmitz was on a golf course when they found out they had hit the National History Day jackpot.

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Council gets sewer update

The Nashua City Council Monday received an update on sewer issues that have plagued the city in recent months.

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Lions Club members visit local preschools

New Hampton Lions Club, in conjunction with Iowa KidSight, visited Sunrise Preschool today and volunteered their services for vision screening of our preschool students as part of their Lions Eye Health Program.

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Local artist wins first place at 2015 Iowa Artist State Show

Saturday, May 2, local mosaic artist Becky Schoenfeld attended the Iowa Artists 2015 State Art Show in Cedar Falls. There her mosaic art piece titled “Turquoise Trails” won a first place blue ribbon in the state show.

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NHHS biology class gets unique guest

New Hampton High School students were told the importance of being an organ donor and what good it can do through another method this time - an organ received coming right to their class.

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The Civil War returns to Nashua

Last Saturday and Sunday, the Old Bradford Museum hosted the Old Battle of Bradford.

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A poignant sendoff

Commencement ceremonies, as New Hampton School Board President Tom Rasmussen so succinctly put it, tend to be cookie-cutter affairs.

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Construction to begin at Airport Lake

Chickasaw County Conservation will move forward with their plans to construct a shower house at the Airport Lake Park campground after receiving and accepting bids for the shower house and leech field.

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Stone honored by Athletic Directors

The Iowa High School Athletic Directors Association selected Neal “Big Guy” Stone of New Hampton for one of their Outstanding Service Awards for 2014-15.

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Linn Haven celebrates Nursing Home Week

Linn Haven Rehab and Healthcare celebrated Nursing Home Week with a calendar full of events for residents, staff and visitors during the week.

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Cassandra Bormann: Printmaker, Studio Artist

The straightforward title of Carnegie Cultural Center’s current temporary exhibit , Cassandra Bormann: Printmaker, Studio Artist, belies the depth of her artwork. On display through June 14, the one-man show includes prints, collages and three-dimensional works that are both universal and highly personal in nature.

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Second annual Baconfest tickets on sale now

Get your tickets to this year’s Baconfest before they are gone at the New Horizons-Chamber office for only $20. Tickets can also be found at Bank Iowa locations in New Hampton, Fredericksburg and Lawler. Only 300 tickets will be sold.

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Principals Iowa Assessment scores into consideration

After evaluating the results of the Iowa Assessment tests from their students, principals Sarah Updegraff, Susan Anderson and Brenda Ferrie have begun forming plans on how to better prepare their students for their futures.

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High school conduct code gets revised

The New Hampton High School good conduct policy will soon be seeing changes as the New Hampton High School Good Conduct Committee recently came together to discuss and revise the current policies.

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Community support helps Dollars for Scholars to take giant strides

The annual New Hampton Education Foundation Scholarship and Awards Program was another successful night in the books after nearly $200,000 in scholarships was handed out from the Dollars For Scholars foundation as well as countless more money in the form of scholarships was presented from community members to many, many deserving students in the Class of 2015.

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Zeien-Cox faces multiple charges for car accident in March

On May 11, 2015 Jessica Zoe Zeien-Cox, age 19 of Plainfield, was booked into the Chickasaw County Jail on a warrant for her arrest for multiple charges stemming from a motor vehicle accident on March 10, 2015 within Chickasaw County.

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Courthouse will get a fresh look

The Chickasaw County Courthouse interior is about to get a facelift after the Board of Supervisors approved a bid for repainting of the corridors, stairways, lobbies on all three floors be done as well as the courtroom.

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Track meet celebrates character

New Hampton Middle School and St. Joseph Community School fourth-graders spent Thursday afternoon practicing their character counts during the Character Counts Track Meet that was held at the Chickasaw Wellness Complex.

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Group ready to hand out dollars

Barb Boeding remembers watching the scholarships being handed out in the spring of 2008 and realizing something just wasn’t right.

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Down on the farm

If Lavonne Suhr ever has any doubts about holding a “Farm Day,” she can go back to a day a few years ago.

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Community enjoys tunes on the trail

Eighteen musicians played on the Chickasaw County Nature Center trail Sunday, one of four events put on by the Friends of Chickasaw County Conservation.

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Music trip creates lifelong bonds

Day 1: April 24

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Cedar Valley Hospice welcomes Stephanie Langan to its team

She will take on the role of the organization’s healthcare liaison. Most recently, Stephanie was employed at VGM and has worked in the healthcare field for 20 years. Her main responsibility will be to meet with physicians, facility administrators, social workers and director of nurses in our 13-county service area in order to provide education services Cedar Valley Hospice can provide to support them in caring for their patients and residents.

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FFA officers tout hometown

Michael Tupper and Elisa Russ make no bones about it: They are glad they came from New Hampton and they’re going to let everyone know it over the course of the next year.

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Voters say no to library expansion

It wasn’t the result New Hampton Library Director Patricia Ipsen and referendum supporters were hoping for, but she vowed Wednesday that library supporters will “regroup.”

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City Council returns to full strength

The New Hampton City Council is back to full membership after members unanimously approved Mayor Bob Martin’s recommendation to fill the Ward 1 vacant seat.

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Many turnout for benefit Saturday

On Saturday, May 2, Team Bearman hosted the Amanda Bearman Benefit at the Nashua Town and Country Club.

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Nashua-Plainfield loses its football coach to Clear Lake

There was a part of Troy Tysdahl that was hoping the conversation wouldn’t go well.

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Enjoying tunes on the trail

Eighteen musicians played on the Chickasaw County Nature Center trail Sunday, one of four events put on by the Friends of Chickasaw County Conservation.

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City leaders ask residents to watch what they flush

Nashua’s mayor asked city residents Monday night to be careful what they’re flushing down their toilets.

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Voters say no to library referendum

New Hampton voters have resoundingly rejected a $1.5 million bond referendum that would have led to the city’s library doubling in size.

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New Hampton Rotary Auction - Bidding has ended - Thank You!!!!

CLICK on this link to see the New Hampton Rotary Auction Items  

http://www.nhtrib.com/contest/online_auction/

The New Hampton Rotary Club is sponsoring an Online Auction to raise money for Rotary service projects.

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