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ISU Extension Agronomist Terry Basol couldn’t help but laugh, for he probably knew the question was coming before it was even asked. “Sorry, we need you to live with your allergies for at least another month,” he said, “because the last thing we need now is an early frost.” But Basol, who is based...
A couple makes their way into Mikkelson Park on Friday, the first official day of the New Hampton Motorcycle Rally.
For over 40 years New Hampton’s Mikkelson Park has been filling up with bikes every September for the annual motorcycle rally.  It started with the Davis family and now the Boy Scouts have picked up the torch and carried on the tradition.  Before Saturday’s night parade began, we caught up with a...
Chickasaw County Fair Queen Committee member Rhonda Wehling thanks those in the crowd for attending the coronation ceremony after Rachel Grober (center) was crowned the 2020 Chickasaw County Fair Queen by 2019 Fair Queen Isabel Pool.
Seven young women wanted to hear their name called on Saturday afternoon but only one could be crowned the fair queen.  Excitement filled the air when Rachel Grober was announced and crowned Chickasaw County Fair Queen at the Big Four Fair in Nashua.  Grober is the daughter of Todd and Sherry...
New Hampton High School athletes wanted to show their support for two area first-graders who are battling cancer, and the school’s activities director thinks it says something about the Chickasaws. “They approached us, and I think that says a lot about what kind of student-athletes we have,” Brad...
If word of mouth means anything — and Boy Scout Scoutmaster Tony Trower sure hopes it does — the third annual New Hampton Motorcycle Rally that officially kicks off its two-day run at 7 a.m. on Friday will be the biggest one yet. “We’ve heard from folks who are either new to the rally or who have...
The New Hampton Light Plant Board will hold a public hearing this coming Monday to discuss the municipal utility’s plans to move ahead with bond sales that will fund both electrical improvements and a new telecommunications system that would provide cable television and internet service to...
Brian Borland explains details of the team photo taken of the 1956 Maynard state championship six-on-six team to the audience at the Carneige Cultural Center last Monday evening.
The story of Brian Borland’s family is truly an amazing one. And the individuals who made it out to the Carnegie Cultural Center last Monday were able to learn about it, as he made the trip from his home state of Wisconsin to New Hampton. Borland is the author of the book “Maynard 8 Miles.” The...
Joanne (Poppe) Tupper, a 1980 graduate of Nashua High School, receives Iowa 4-H Alum of the Day award from Iowa 4-H Foundation Executive Director Emily Saveraid.
Joanne Tupper believes she’s the person she is today because of what she did “back in the day” when she was Joanne Poppe. “I give a lot of credit to 4-H and the things I learned way back when,” she said. “In 4-H, you learn so many things like responsibility, public speaking, work ethic … all those...
The New Hampton Municipal Pool hosted its final late night swim last Monday, and it was a hit, as individuals of all ages turned out for the event.
With the 2019 pool season coming to a close, one more late night swim was needed in order to truly finish out the year. Having been rescheduled from the previous Monday, there was a big turnout. The back-to-school theme drew both families and high schoolers to the pool for one more fun summer night...
Evan Rosonke came to his first School Board meeting as its student representative ready to bring up an issue. In other words, the New Hampton High School senior was ready to hit the ground running. “And then fixing the parking lot was on the agenda before I had a chance to say anything,” he said...

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