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A little before 3 p.m. on Monday, Suzy Turner’s classroom was hopping.A group working on a National History Day website huddled in one corner of the room. Tanner Striegel rehearsed his performance, and in another corner of the room, Morgan Kapping meticulously put together her exhibit board.And...
The nerves will still be there Saturday, but they won’t come close to what Lacey Carolan experienced a year ago on the day The Extreme Bull Riding Tour came to New Hampton.“Oh my gosh, I was a wreck,” she said with a laugh. “You put so much time into something and then you just sit there and wait...
The Alta Vista Days Parade makes its way past the city’s Veterans Memorial Saturday morning, officially kicking off our unofficial “Festival Month” here in Chickasaw County. Alta Vista’s celebration, which came to an end on Sunday, will be followed by New Hampton’s Heartland Days this weekend,...
ATEK Metal Technologies, a leading permanent mold foundry, is expanding its plant and technical capabilities to keep up with growing demand. ATEK ships thousands of aluminum castings each day and has recently completed a significant expansion of its metal casting, heat treatment and finished...
From all outward appearances, New Hampton Parks and Recreation Director Rick Kramer appeared calm last Thursday night when the workers started up the pumping system motor at the New Hampton Municipal Pool.On the inside, however?“I was a little bit of a nervous wreck,” he said. “I said a few prayers...
Jason Speltz’s annual 10-day “weather watch” began last week and that can mean only one thing: Heartland Days is nearing.“I know there’s not a dang thing I can do about it,” the New Horizons-Chamber director said, “but I can’t help myself. We’re so weather dependent, and just once, I’d like to see...
The 22 counties that make up the mental health and disability services region called County Social Services will be allowed to realign.An appropriations bill to that effect, which Board of Supervisors Chairman Jacob Hackman discussed with the board May 29, was signed into law by Gov. Kim Reynolds...
There’s a new face in grain marketing at the Five Star Cooperative. Dustin Watt originates and markets grain for Five-Star, with an office in the location north of New Hampton, where he began in February.He’s no stranger to farming.— For more on this story, see the June 1 New Hampton Tribune.
The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors approved for the County Engineer’s Office to proceed with hiring an additional employee, which he said would be a floating equipment operator to haul spot rock and so forth. The action came after 20 minutes of discussion and after an audience member...
They’re trying, but it appears there will be at least one more delay when it comes to the opening of the New Hampton Municipal Pool.Parks and Recreation Director Rick Kramer said Wednesday in all likelihood the pool won’t kick off the 2018 season until at least Monday as officials awaited the...

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