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After beginning to help herself, Ruth Kipp began helping others in the New Hampton community by forming and running a Weight Watchers program in New Hampton and Charles City.Kipp became a member of Weight Watchers in October of 2013.“I thought I was eating healthy and I walked five days a week for...
Bill Northey watched the gym fill to almost capacity Thursday afternoon, and the Iowa secretary of agriculture was, in a word, impressed.“A lot of FFA chapters might come up with the idea of let’s do this,” he said, “but when they find out how much work it is, they’d just drop it. Your kids deserve...
Chickasaw County Conservation Director Brian Moore has been talking about security cameras in the county parks for some time and has decided to put aside funding to begin that project in his next budget.“We are wanting to be able to monitor the parks from the nature center,” said Moore.He put $5,...
When New Hampton Community Schools’ voters overwhelmingly defeated a $29 million bond referendum in September 2014, the message school leaders heard was loud and clear.The tax impact was simply too much.If the 2014 referendum had been approved by voters, the district would have financed the project...
It wasn’t a letdown by any means, yet when Temple Grandin walked off the stage Thursday night, New Hampton FFA advisor Jim Russ had a few bittersweet feelings.“You do all that prep work and it’s such a big focus for our chapter for a long time, and then it’s over in a day,” he said. “Don’t get me...
Temple Grandin looked out at the crowd filling the New Hampton High School gym Thursday and cracked a smile.“Well, I guess a few people came,” she said. “I hope I give them something to think about.”The world-renowned autism spokesperson and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior...
Absentee ballots for the New Hampton School Special Election are available at the Chickasaw County Auditor’s Office. Voters may vote at the polls on Election Day, request a ballot by mail, or vote in person at the Chickasaw County Auditor’s Office in the Courthouse.Polls will open at Noon and close...
Chickasaw Ambulance Service owner Jeremy McGrath has terminated the existing contract with Chickasaw County and has proposed a new one.The Chickasaw County Ambulance Council met to discuss the contract and McGrath found that some of the wording was hindering both parties.He presented a letter...
Industrial Development Corporation President Jamie Wegner made his pitch Monday at the IDC Annual Meeting.So, too, did New Hampton Economic Development Director Tammy Robinson.Both urged members to vote yes in the upcoming Feb. 7 school bond referendum.As for the meeting’s keynote speaker, Jay...
The Chickasaw County Ambulance Council voted 4-3 to sign a new contract with the Chickasaw Ambulance Service.Voting for the contract, and saying the county needs an ambulance, was Derek Day, Steve Geerts, who said he was voting yes on behalf of the Board of Supervisors, Mark Mueterthies and Amy...

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