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We have read with interest the letters to the editor, both pro and con, regarding the upcoming school bond referendum. As longline residents of the New Hampton school district, we would like to add our voices to the mix.We attended these school and sent our three sons through virtually the same...
The upcoming school referendum urgently needs to pass. PLEASE get out on Feb. 7 and vote YES!Several of my fellow citizen taxpayers have written incisive, responsible letters in favor of the bond referendum before us on Feb. 7. They have cited a myriad of reasons this referendum needs to pass. Here...
There was an OK crowd — around 100 or so people — in attendance last Tuesday when New Hampton Superintendent Jay Jurrens began the second of four informational meetings on the upcoming $19.415 million bond referendum voters will decide on Feb. 7.Put another way, there were plenty of good seats...
I have a unique perspective on the upcoming bond vote for the New Hampton schools to build a 5-8 addition to the existing high school.My wife is the high school principal, so by default, I am an active member of the school community. More importantly, however, is that I was born here, graduated...
The upcoming February school bond vote is our communities’ opportunity to position itself for the future. Our school’s administration, the school board, and committee members have worked hard to offer the taxpayers a sensible option for the schools facilities. I support this bond issue and...
Being now and having previously been an elected official, and having been married to one, I am very aware of being criticized in decision-making.Floating ideas or asking questions can result in unfavorable opinions and actions.As a representative of the city, I am committed to hear all sides of...
I am writing this letter in support of the upcoming school bond election.  As a recent retired community member, I see this as an important investment in our students and their futures.  When I was in school, community members, young and retired, saw a need for a new high school and voted yes so I...
As a lifelong resident of New Hampton, I support a yes vote on the school bond referendum on Feb. 7.I don’t think we should stick any more money into the 1913 building to try and make it acceptable and safe for our kids.  Our tax dollars would be put to much better use on a new facility.  The...
As a New Hampton High School graduate who has worked as a coach in the school district for the past 25 years and owns and operates a business in my hometown, I would really like to urge all residents of the school district to "vote yes" in the Feb. 7 school bond referendum.I believe that we as a...
Over the course of the past 11 years, the annual Cowboy Poetry Festival has become a rite of January here in Chickasaw County, and 2017 will be no exception.Cowboy Poetry will be held on Jan. 27-28, with 6 p.m. shows at the Starlite Ballroom ach night and a new matinee performance that will be held...

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