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By Jennifer LantzOf the ReporterThe ending of our family vacation meant a new way of life for all of us which we did not realize when we booked it. Going on vacation was a quick last minute decision but we finally got everything planned and booked a month before we left.Between work and family it...
Josh Fenske hit a sharp one-hopper to the Denver second baseman and sprinted to first base.If the Cyclones turned a double play, they’d be out of the inning; if they didn’t, New Hampton would score its first run of the Class 2A substate game.My son easily beat the throw to first, and I let out a...
For anyone who doubts the perseverance of Chickasaw County residents, we offer last Thursday evening as a rebuttal.That’s the night that three New Hampton businesses — the Blue Iris, Josie’s and Butch’s — put on the second Classic Night in a month.The first event was scheduled for Aug. 4, but in...
As bad as parts of New Hampton were hit by floodwaters on Tuesday night, those of us in the city who went to bed early Wednesday morning may have figured Chickasaw County had dodged a bullet.We couldn’t have been more wrong.While we got plenty of rain — officially, the National Weather Service...
We have done some research and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency gives great ways in which both farmers and non-farmers can help with nutrient reduction in our water sources.A few that stood out were• Construct waterways and buffer strips to help direct runoff to appropriate areas.• Follow...
September is fast approaching and with it will come lots of excitement at the New Hampton Public Library.At the top of the list will be the unveiling of our new carpet. After closing for a time to replace the 24 year old carpet we are excited to begin the fall with a brand new look. Be sure to come...
Maybe the lesson in the recent saga of the New Hampton Municipal Airport is this: One does not need to take no for an answer.OK, nobody came right out and told New Hampton Airport Foundation Board members Dan Scott and Jason Lahmann “no,” but there were plenty of pessimists when it came to their...
The 2016-17 school year starts next Tuesday at New Hampton Community Schools and at several area school districts.A day later, St. Joseph Community School will hold its first day of classes.That’s good news for parents who are tired of hearing “I’m bored” and “there’s nothing to do,” two common...
Rest assured, City Council meetings are not episodes of the “Jerry Springer Show” as media reporting may lead you to perceive.If you follow your local government by Nashua Reporter articles, you may be misconstrued regarding the effectiveness of your government. I am here to let you know, meetings...
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.Matthew 5:4I sat down at a meeting Monday night, pulled out my phone and saw the Facebook post from Ben Jass.“It’s with a heavy heart, that I announce that Morgan has passed. She was a wonderful wife, mother, friend, and chiropractor. She had...

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