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Mercy Medical Center-New Hampton officials are touting a recent study that shows the New Hampton hospital pumps more than $10.5 million each year into the economy of Chickasaw County.The study, which was completed by the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) showed that the hospital provides 142 jobs and...
When New Hampton Parks and Recreation Director Rick Kramer awoke and looked out his window on the morning of March 24, he may have mumbled a few choice words under his breath.Dang it, there’s a pool project to finish.Just a couple of days before, Kramer and Tara Hackman had attended a meeting with...
Danni Bilidt rides the Pony Express as it makes it way past Lourdes.
As Leo Deutsch pulled into the gas station early Friday morning, he looked at the sky and couldn’t help but smile.“Look at that, it’s just beautiful,” he said, “and you know what? It’s always a beautiful day when it’s Pony Express day, isn’t it?”It certainly was on Friday as dozens of riders made...
Snow begins to fall on downtown New Hampton Tuesday morning.
Winter returned to Chickasaw County on Tuesday, and that gave area schoolchildren a rare April "early out." Nashua-Plainfield schools dismissed at 11:30 a.m., Turkey Valley sent children home at 12:30 p.m., New Hampton followed suit at 1 p.m. and Sumner-Fredericksburg dismissed at 1:15 p.m. The...
Yahtzee-style yard dice
The calendar says spring is here, and even the snow, ice and sleet in the forecast did not deter the Nashua-Plainfield Lions Club from holding its biannual fish fry.Fish, desserts and Yahtzee-style yard dice; what more was needed for a fun Friday evening out? The Nashua-Plainfield Lions members...
Adulting 101
New Hampton High School seniors learned a lot on Wednesday.They found out that credit scores are indeed important. They discovered how quickly they can go into debt. They got a lesson in interest, and how fast it piles up for things like college, car and home loans.“And we learned that kids are...
Rather than pay to replace a three-decades-old septic system and leach field at the county group home, the County Board of Supervisors is considering extending the New Hampton water and wastewater mains to reach it.“If the septic system fails, we’ll be spending money instantly to get the system...
One by one, they made their way to the microphone on Tuesday night.They made their pitches for an expanded vocational agriculture and industrial technology center. They made their cases for a new wrestling room. Yet, when the proverbial dust settled, the New Hampton School Board decided to stand...
New Hampton Elementary School first-graders got a surprise on Monday, and it came from the Easter Bunny, no less.He had dropped off a bunch of “Peeps” that weren’t quite ready to be “hatched” and asked the students if they would take care of them for him.Peeps, of course, are the marshmallow...
National History Day
The National History Day district contest is always a bit of a bittersweet affair for Suzy Turner, and 2018 certainly wasn’t the exception.Nashua-Plainfield had 14 students qualify nine projects for next month’s state contest during the district meet that was held in Waterloo last Thursday...

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