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William Rolen, age 56, of New Hampton, has been charged with attempted enticement of a minor and distribution, receipt, possession and accessing child pornography, in an indictment unsealed March 12 in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids.The indictment alleges that, between February and March 2018...
New Hampton’s Head Start program very well could be on the move this fall, thanks to a decision by the School Board on Monday night.Board members voted unanimously to give Superintendent Jay Jurrens the go-ahead to negotiate a contract with Head Start to bring its preschool classes to the downtown...
The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 on Monday to purchase a car and a full-sized pickup over the summer, to replace two cars that will have a combined 300,000 miles on them by the time the new vehicles arrive around early July.The state bid that the board accepted was for a 2019...
The Chickasaw County Ambulance Council continued to labor over revising a request for proposals (RFP) to seek its next ambulance service provider and did so without its attorney on Tuesday amid questions and answers with the public.The council will meet again next Monday and try to finish the RFP....
Convincing Nashua residents to become certified emergency medical responders (EMR) was the goal of a Thursday informational meeting at the Nashua Fire Station.Getting help to the community faster and building team cohesion in Nashua were the two drivers behind the pitch from Police Chief Ben Scholl...
New Hampton City Council had many things to consider before it approved a rate increase of $1.51 per month per household for curbside recycling, which Jendro President Alan Powell said roughly equals the cost of processing and transporting the current baled recyclable material.The monthly recycling...
Chase Sudol stood outside S&T Collision on Tuesday morning, looked at the sun shining and looked ahead a couple of months.“Days like this,” he said, “they get us really excited for the splash pad. It’s been an amazing to see how many people have come together in our little town to make this a...
It’s become known around St. Joseph Community School as “Missoula Week,” and that means students in grades K-8 at the New Hampton private school are busy, really busy.“They’re probably sleeping pretty well at night,” St. Joe’s Principal Christina Carlton said, “but this is such a big week for us in...
Spring arrived last week and is sticking around this week, too.That’s the good news.The bad news? Our roads are a muddy mess these days and flooding remains a concern.“The thaw came too fast,” said Roman Lensing of the Chickasaw County Engineer’s Department.— For more on this story, see the March...
It wasn’t wholly unexpected — after all, Shopko has been teetering for months — but the news that the Wisconsin-based company will close all its stores this spring still was a blow to New Hampton.“It hurts, I’m going to be honest about that,” New Hampton Economic Development Director Tammy Robinson...

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