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The first session of Tot Lot ends last Thursday with a bang as the kids play “popcorn” with the parachute.
As Tot Lot 2019 heads into its final week, kids and helpers alike are enjoying their last few sessions together.  Donna Kramer has served as the coordinator of the program for about 20 years and says it is a great opportunity for kids in the summer.  “It is a really good social environment for kids...
America will celebrate its 243rd birthday on Thursday, and New Hampton American Legion Fae Stine Post 38 and Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home have teamed up to give Mikkelson Park a patriotic look. Just as it did on Memorial Day, Legion members have decked out the park’s band shell with the large...
Krissy and Grant Anderson pose for a photo with American Legion members Paul Kruger (left) and Brian Quirk with the laser cutout the couple donated to the post that is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding.
Ask Grant Anderson what is one of his favorite parts of his job at State Bank and his answer is quick — helping entrepreneurs start a business. And helping one of those “start-ups” has led to a pretty unique gift — a laser-cut piece of art that includes an American flag and the American Legion logo...
After months of rumors surrounding the New Hampton Police Department, the State Auditor’s Office released a report Wednesday that showed the city’s former police chief allowed his sergeant to carry over vacation time and that he allowed the sergeant to use compensation time instead of vacation....
Camp Creamery participant Millie Gracia (left) and camp counselor Kaitlin Kennedy make their way through a tunnel during a rehearsal for the play “LIttle Red Meets the Wolves” that was performed Friday evening.
There were no tents pitched on the New Hampton Middle School Auditorium stage last week, but no doubt about it, the kids and counselor were “camping.” Twenty kids — ages 7 to 14 — rehearsed lines, sang songs and totally immersed themselves in the world of theater. And they had a blast doing so at...
Landon Lechtenberg is mesmerized by “My Mother the Astronaut.”
Fun is the name of the game when it comes to the New Hampton Public Library’s summer reading program, but there’s a higher purpose to the program that held its kickoff this past Thursday. “Teachers will definitely back me up on this,” Library Director Carrie Becker said, “but it’s extremely...
Storm clouds approach New Hampton on Thursday afternoon.
Remember those “million-dollar rains” of yesteryear, when we’d get those all-day rainfalls that added up to an inch? Well, they don’t seem to exist anymore; instead, when it rains around here, it pours. New Hampton and the surrounding area were “deluged” three times in the last week as parts of the...
This was the view motorists had Friday morning as numerous streets were covered with water. (Photo courtesy of Rick Kramer)
Residents in and around New Hampton dealt with another round of flash flooding Friday morning as severe thunderstorms dumped more than four inches of rain on parts of the county. Friday’s early morning storms came after parts of the area received more than 1 1/2 inches of rain on Thursday. Numerous...
New Hampton Community Schools parents who want to pay for their children’s lunches and other fees will once again be able to do so online and won’t have to pay a “convenience fee,” thanks to a decision by the School Board last Monday night. A year ago, the district cut ties with PayForIt because so...
Organizers are hoping Nashua residents and a bevy of visitors will “come ashore and party some more at the big ole beach bash” during Water Over the Dam Days celebration that kicks off its four-day run on Thursday.  This years annual celebration has four days packed full of fun for children of all...

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