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This past year was a busy one for the Chickasaw County Rescue Squad who responded to 277 calls overall in 2016.The Chickasaw County Rescue Squad responds to a variety of calls.“During 2016 we responded to traffic accidents, farm accidents, structure and vehicle fires, ambulance assists, missing...
If you go 8-for-10 in speech, your team has a dang fine day.And that’s exactly what the New Hampton High School speech team did on Saturday at the individual state contest that was held on the campus of Waldorf University in Forest City.“I thought they all did great,” New Hampton coach Jason Speltz...
It’s rare, but it does happen.Every 30 or 40 years, a New Hampton Lions Club member changes jobs at the organization’s annual Pancake and French Toast Breakfast.Take Jack Gorman, for example.After years of working the French toast, Gorman spent Sunday taking tickets for the biggest breakfast of the...
While art may sound like simple drawing and painting to some, New Hampton Art Teacher Melissa Nelson has a different perspective and is teaching her New Hampton High School students new ways of expressing themselves.To showcase the work of the students, the New Hampton Art Department and Carnegie...
The late-season storm lived up to its billing as Chickasaw County residents began the work week clearing more than seven inches of snow.New Hampton officially had received 7.5 inches of snow at 7 a.m. Monday, and that left city, county and state plows working to clear streets and highways.The...
On Tuesday afternoon authorities were called to Lawler for a train-tractor accident. Ralph Reicks, of Lawler, failed to yield at a train crossing. There was one injury, that turned out to be pretty minor, thankfully. Chickasaw County Sheriff Deputy Reed Palo was on the scene and said it was a...
New Hampton High School dancers Morgan Smith and Sidney Wenzloff had a whirlwind of a weekend getting to perform at the Girls State Basketball Tournament at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.The girls were selected to dance in the All Iowa Team after being selected from try-outs in August.Morgan...
It was announced Thursday that New Hampton, Ionia and Lawler will be included in the 2017 Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) route.On Thursday, July 27, riders will leave from Charles City and will head to Ionia (13 miles), then to New Hampton (8.5 miles), to Lawler (8.3 miles...
The proposed renovations to the New Hampton Municipal Pool took a giant step forward Monday night when the City Council approved selling $400,000 bonds to help pay for the project. The 4-1 vote came after a lengthy discussion about the renovations and what kind of impact they would have on the pool...
Nashua will become the second city in Chickasaw County to employ a city administrator, thanks to a decision by the City Council Monday night.Council member Kyle Lane reported he has looked into other cities that do have an administrator and said an administrator would run day-to-day operations for...

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