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New Hampton Superintendent Jay Jurrens and school custodian Bill Richter look over the terrazzo flooring on the steps that grace the entrance of the school district’s new middle school.
Jay Jurrens has gone from optimistic to “definite” when it comes to New Hampton Community Schools’ $19.415 million construction project. “We will definitely be ready for classes on Aug. 23,” the school superintendent said Friday after giving the Tribune a tour of the new middle school that is the...
The New Hampton City Council on a unanimous vote reinstated last Monday night a New Hampton sergeant who has been on paid administrative leave since September 2018. Council members went into closed session for 74  minutes, and when they returned, Mayor Deb Larsen announced that the council members...
With the red flags marking the wire that goes into this two-row planter, Roger DeSloover demonstrates how planting was done in the 30s. Notches in the wire release the seed.
There have been many, many annual events in Chickasaw County this summer. The one held Saturday and Sunday near Fredericksburg may have been outside the norm in one regard: There seemed to be more people there over 60 than under 10. And while the over-60 crowd could be heard reminiscing about the...
Chickasaw County Farm Bureau President Cassie Hackman presents Lexie Maloy and Keagan Betsinger Farm Bureau scholarships.
The 101st annual meeting of the Chickasaw County Farm Bureau was held on Monday, July 29, at the Chickasaw Event Center, where attendees not only enjoyed a great meal but also learned some interesting facts about Homeland Energy Solutions. The event attracted almost 200 Farm Bureau members, who...
Cindy and Mory Bandel, who have been married for 30 years, ring the bell to start the Little Brown Church’s annual Marriage Reunion.
Forgiveness, attitude, incentive, trust and happiness equals FAITH and is the key to a happy marriage was the message of the annual Marriage Reunion at the Little Brown Church this past weekend. Keeping the love alive was the message from Pastor Drew McHolm at the historic Little Brown Church...
After a slow start to the 2019 pool season caused mostly by cold June temperatures, attendance picked up dramatically in July.
In sports, it’s called the sophomore slump, and New Hampton Parks and Recreation officials were a little worried that was what the city’s pool was going through in the first month of the “swimming season.” Attendance was down a year after the New Hampton Municipal Pool had a banner year in large...
The Science Center of Iowa’s Rena Parker shows children how NASA uses liquid nitrogen to test the safety of its space suits.
Carrie Becker doesn’t have any regrets about moving New Hampton Public Library’s summer reading program to July this year. But the library director said the annual program designed to keep children reading during their vacations may not stay in July for long. “We didn’t get quite the numbers we...
The New Hampton City Council on a unanimous vote reinstated a New Hampton sergeant who has been on paid administrative lead since Sept. 24, 2018.   Council members went into closed session for almost 80 minutes, and when they returned, Mayor Deb Larsen announced that the council members had voted...
A young boy on the Kids Corner/Kellogg’s Honey float gets ready to fire some candy into the crowd while Ionia Fun Days Parade Grand Marshal Jane McGrane (below), the longtime director of the city’s library, waves to the crowd Saturday morning.
Seen at the Ionia Fun Days Parade Saturday morning: A shirt that read “some call it the middle of nowhere … we call it I Own Ya.” It’s an old story but a good one when it comes to how Ionia got its name. But that fun shirt in so many ways is a microcosm for Fun Days. Nothing — well save for that...
Cedar Valley Chamber musicians perform during a recent concert that was held at Trinity Lutheran Church and sponsored by the Carnegie Cultural Center.
As the seven o’clock hour approached on a recent Saturday evening, musicians make their last minute preparations at Trinity Lutheran church while eager patrons filed into their seats ready for a night of music.  Carnegie Cultural Center Director Jill Eike took to the front of the aisle to welcome...

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