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Julie Winter-Havel and Jason Speltz aren’t expecting 20,000 or so folks to descend upon New Hampton today and Saturday, but they both have high hopes for the first-ever “Route 24 for the LOVE of Junk.”The festival will run from noon to 7 p.m. today [Friday] and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and...
Chuck Stanton spent his Sunday afternoon diving for golf balls, and maybe the New Hampton Golf and Country Club board member was on to something.“There’s nothing we can do about the weather,” he said, “so I guess I was just trying to have a little fun with it. Heck, I think I came up with a dozen...
When Nancy Hillesheim says she has never experienced a Big Four Fair quite like this one, that’s saying something; after all, she’s been the Fair Board secretary since 1980.“We’ve had a storm or two, but this was absolutely crazy,” Hillesheim said after the fair ended its five-day run on Monday. “...
Fundraising has started for a Splash Pad that proponents want to build at Cedar View Park in Nashua.A committee has been formed and planning has taken place for the pad to begin construction in the spring, the committee is hoping.The committee consists of Shelly Johnson, Chase and Olivia Sudol,...
“He was one of a kind.”That was the most-heard phrase all night at the wake for Cindy Messersmith’s husband of 31 years, Bradley “Gomer” Messersmith, who died from cancer last December.“He is. He was. There’s not many like him,” Messersmith said, seated at a picnic table in what was fondly dubbed...
Early arrivals to the New Hampton Motorcycle Rally set up their tent in the rain on Labor Day afternoon.
Tony Trower and his New Hampton Boy Scouts are hoping beyond hope that the forecast for this week is dead wrong, but either way, they’re ready to hold a motorcycle rally this weekend.“We don’t need any more rain,” Trower said, “but then again, there is absolutely zilch we can do about the weather....
Chickasaw County Sheriff Marty Hemann has seen it much too often.A law-enforcement officer — be it a sheriff’s deputy or a police officer from New Hampton or Nashua — will make a traffic stop, radio it in, make the walk to the vehicle and suddenly have no contact with the dispatcher back in New...
Order of operation to move forward with the communication tower project was the question before the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors on Monday as members worked to make sense of advice from the engineer and bond counsel.The board voted last week to accept the engineering design fee down...
A large tree lays on the ground at the home of Bob and Tanya Scott, who live northwest of New Hampton, Monday afternoon.
This may sound strange — especially considering how much rain fell on New Hampton in a 48-hour period — but the area dodged a proverbial bullet earlier this week when it came to the weather.Granted, Mother Nature did unleash some fury on the area as officially the city received almost 4.5 inches of...
Mayor Deb Larsen discussed a possible interest in implementing a building code with the New Hampton City Council last week.Larsen said she wanted to first gauge the interest of the council on potentially implementing a building code in order to proceed with a nuisance abatement program.“I’ve had...

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