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The Chickasaw County Board of Health moved a step forward Friday evening in its search for a new environmental health director as it agreed to interview four candidates for the job and also set “parameters” for the position. Although it is rare for public meetings to be held on a Friday evening,...
The Chickasaw County Board of Health moved a step forward Friday evening in its search for a new environmental health director as it agreed to interview four candidates for the job and also set “parameters” for the position. Although it is rare for public meetings to be held on a Friday evening,...
The Barnyard BBQ trailer draws a crowd during the latest Shop the Square event.
Main Street was buzzing last Wednesday with shoppers and vendors alike enjoying a great day in the sun. Between mini-donuts, barbeque, and good deals, a good time was had by all on the four “squares” of downtown.  Shop the Square round two is now officially in the books.  A replacement to the past...
New Hampton City Council members didn’t make any decisions during their meeting last Monday night, but they are seriously considering ending a longstanding practice that allows city residents to use extra water during winter months. For years, the city has allowed residents to turn on taps and...
Retired Admiral Joe Sestak talks about his presidential campaign during a meeting with Chickasaw County Democrats on Thursday.
Joe Sestak’s pitch is simple when it comes to running for the Democratic presidential nomination: He knows how to win in Republican country. The former three-star Navy admiral made a stop in New Hampton last week and touted his global experience, his ideas and his ability to reach across party...
The annual New Hampton Motorcycle Rally Lights Parade, a tradition started by the Davis Rally, makes its way down Main Street during the 2018 event.
In some ways, putting on a motorcycle rally is getting easier for Tony Trower; after all, the New Hampton scoutmaster is on Year 3 when it comes to the New Hampton Motorcycle Rally. In other ways, though … “It’s tricky because vendors are so hard to find,” he said. “I can get all the vendors I want...
After a week in which the “story” seemed to change every day, Chickasaw County should finally have an environmental health director and sanitarian in place.  The Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Monday morning to enter into a 28E agreement with Howard County to provide the services until the...
OK, we’ll admit last Friday was a scorcher as heat index values, at least according to the National Weather Service’s La Crosse, Wisconsin, reached 112 degrees in New Hampton. But the good news is that we’re basking in almost perfect summer weather this week, at least through Wednesday, as high...
Nashua-Plainfield teacher Suzy Turner (right) and Gena Oppenheim walk through the Brittany American Cemetery in France.
Suzy Turner never met PFC Harvey Eugene Wilson Jr.; after all, Wilson made the ultimate sacrifice for his country more than 20 years before Turner was born. Make no mistake about it, though, Turner has a connection with the man his friends called Gene. And it’s not just because late last month she...
The “Chickasaw Explorers” get ready to play a little soccer last week during a visit to Stoltz Park last Wednesday.
Take 30 or so kids ages 4-8, count them off by fours and don’t expect it to go quickly. There was Tara Hackman Wednesday morning, counting “1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3 …” when a little girl said, “I’m not 3; I’m 4!” It wasn’t the last time that Hackman had to remind her “Chickasaw Explorers” that she was...

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