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Before we plunge into 2017, we want to take a quick look back at the end of another year that showed why in and around Chickasaw County is such a great place to live, work and play.Let's face it, the holidays can be a stressful time of the year, yet so many people stepped up to the proverbial plate...
I’m not sure when the Christmas spirit hit me this year, but it was awfully late in the season.I’m going to be totally frank here: I can’t wait to bid 2016 farewell, but I’m not going to dwell on the negatives — even if they seemed to come in waves this year — today.Instead, I’m going to realize...
It seems there has been a lot of negative talk and false facts being spread lately on the upcoming school bond election.  As a community, it is our responsibility and duty to stay positive and not spread false facts.  It is our time to step up to the plate and vote YES on the upcoming school bond...
The new plans for the school include a lot of waste and unneeded spending.Part of the building could be a pole barn. That would save a lot of money compared to brick or concrete. It was also be unique to the area and a very warm welcome to farmers and other real Iowa folk.This pole barn could have...
I am writing to express my full support to the New Hampton School Board and School District for the expansion of a new grades 5-8 school to be built at the current high school location.Why do I support such a monumental project?Our family has been in business since 1945, which I am proud to say, I...
We have often said this is page is not our page, and if anything, this past year has certainly proven that.Sure, our editor writes a regular column and our assistant editor pens a piece from time time time. Sure, we run editorials written by our staff members from time to time.But in 2016, we...
In the Christmas season, we celebrate God's coming to us in the person of Jesus Christ. There is something heartwarming in the images of a newborn baby coming as a gift from God.The card aisles of stores, Facebook and signs are filled with images of baby Jesus and His parents, wise men, shepherds...
Have an opinion? Write a letter! The New Hampton Tribune welcomes letters to the editor. Deadline for letters is noon on Fridays, and all letters must be signed and include a phone number for verification purposes. Letters from local residents or letters dealing with local issues will be given...
Two recent opinion letters contained misleading statements about the proposed new middle school building, and the school district in general. These statements are appropriately labeled “Opinion” and not “Fact.” The editors of this paper have no obligation to fact check any of the items on this page...
Many of your readers are likely familiar with Holiday Lights Magical Nights, the lights display at Decorah Pulpit Rock Campground, benefiting Helping Services for Youth & Families. It’s easy to see the bright lights and displays but forget about why the event exists. I was reminded of this when...

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