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When Kim Hennessy started her signature pen pal program between her first-graders and those taught by her twin sister, Kris Lewis in Osage, 25 years ago, their classes were the only ones to participate.Then, word spread.“Everyone said it looked like fun and jumped on board,” Hennessy said. She is...
Dr. Stephen Thorn walked around the Mercy Medical Center-New Hampton nurse’s station Tuesday morning, looked up, smiled, and then cried.Maybe the man who has touched so many lives during his 40-year career didn’t want this kind of turnout, this much fuss over a retirement, but he was undeniably...
New Hampton Dollars for Scholars Co-President Dustin Lewis put it concisely Tuesday night.“We’re giving students a heck of a start on their educations,” he said.Indeed, that’s exactly what Dollars for Scholars did, as the local chapter handed out more than $216,000 in scholarships Tuesday night...
When the polka music started, so did Alice McGovern’s clapping. The enthusiasm of the Janesville resident, who is recuperating at Linn Haven Rehabilitation and Healthcare, soon affected her entire table.— For more on this story, see the May 18 New Hampton Tribune.
Area residents took a famous quote from John F. Kennedy during a special City Council meeting to discuss the financial situation at the Gateway to Northeast Iowa Welcome Center.Basically, they said, “Ask not what Nashua can do for you, ask what you can do for Nashua.”Many area residents and vendors...
Chickasaw County 911 coordinator Austen Seely has been researching a new dispatch desk since last April, he told Board of Supervisors on Monday. The current desk dates from the 1970s and is crammed into  a 12-by-10-foot room.There are supposed to be two positions at the desk. “Essentially right now...
What began on an August morning back in 2005 comes to an end on Sunday when Nashua-Plainfield High School will hold its commencement ceremony.On that day 12 1/2 years ago, the 46 seniors who will receive their diplomas entered kindergarten, and just ask any parent, those years have flown past.“The...
Each year, the American Legion and Auxiliary members raise funds through the distribution of the symbolic red poppies to support active-duty military, veterans, and their families.New Hampton’s Poppy Day will be today [Friday], and various Auxiliary and Legion members will be at Klunder’s, Kwik...
Thousands of fans lined the streets of Clarksville late Tuesday afternoon as hometown girl Maddie Poppe led a parade in her honor. — For more on this story, see the May 18 New Hampton Tribune. This story also appeared in a recent edition of our sister paper, the Charles City Press.
Nashua-Plainfield High School instructor Suzy Turner is heading back to Europe.The school’s talented and gifted teacher, 7-12 instructional coach and National History Day advisor learned earlier this week that she has been selected to participate in the World War I Memorializing the Fallen program...

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