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Lots of good things are happening here in New Hampton

We have several things to welcome here in town.Our new EMS Director Austin and his wife Breezy are all moved in, so we welcome them to our town.

Grad parties take our reporter back in time

Attending graduation parties this past weekend really took me back to missing my high school days.Who doesn’t reminisce about returning to their youth, being active in sports, choir, swing choir, extra curriculars?Simpler times when our parents to

Parks and Recreation appreciates support

Both myself and the Park Board want to take this opportunity to thank the residents of New Hampton and beyond for continuing to support the fundraising programs our young participants take part in each season.We realize that it may seem at times t

Former resident makes plea to hog operation

Dear Brady Reicks,I am writing this letter to you here, in hopes that you will read it.  I have tried reaching out to you but was denied the opportunity to speak with you.  I wholeheartedly hope that you read this letter and think about the impact

Thank a beef farmer during Beef Month

May is Beef Month and Chickasaw County Farm Bureau would like thank all the beef farmers in our area and in Iowa for providing us the beef that many of us enjoy throughout the summer when we grill, go camping, or many other things.

Save for a few past-their-prime tulips, festival was amazing

Another Iowa adventure completed last weekend, I visited the Tulip Festival in Pella with my mom as part of our bucket list of sorts.

New Hampton mayor provides updates on issues

One quick reminder as I am seeing all this beautiful green grass growing: We have an ordinance as to not blowing your grass clippings into the street. It is a $25 ticket for each time if you choose to do so.

Turkey Valley Post-Prom Committee appreciates support

Once a year, prom occurs in schools throughout the United States.  This can be an event filled with friends, food, laughter, music, and memories.  Turkey Valley prom took place on April 22 and was a beautiful event.

Four seniors show there are many way to be track and field stars

To be perfectly frank, only one senior on the New Hampton boys track team has a legitimate shot at making the state track and field meet.Jake Usher is a part of the Chickasaw 4x800 team that barely missed making it to Des Moines a year ago.The sam

Grassley lauds Branstad, talks ambassadors

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following “Q&A” was placed Friday afternoon on the website run by  the office of U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa.Q: Do you expect Governor Branstad to be confirmed as the next U.S. ambassador to China?A:  Yes.

Walking school bus is good for both the kids and volunteers

Wednesday students of all ages will be walking to school for New Hampton’s Walk to School Day.However, some students have been walking to school for weeks now.I am a volunteer for the walking school bus in New Hampton which is up to three routes a

Stressed editor tackles questions like spring, where are ye?

I’ve got to fly with this column because despite feeling like I spent an eternity in the office this weekend, I’m a mere 125 minutes from deadline as I begin writing this column.If this was all I had left, I’d be fine, but I’m going to have to spr

Save for Mother Nature, it was a great month

If this editorial was a letter to Mother Nature, it might read something like this:Dear Mother Nature;You do know it’s supposed to be spring, right?

Senator says he has good reason to keep Pentagon on a ‘short leash’

Q: Why do you keep bookkeepers at the Pentagon on a short leash?Sen. Charles Grassley: In an era of political divisiveness, this is an issue that bridges the divide among Iowans across the ideological spectrum.

Here’s hoping our kids enjoy a ‘courageous’ and memorable prom

The date escapes me, except that it was sometime in the spring of 1982 when I donned the ugliest tuxedo known to man.I was a junior in high school at little Mapleton High School in southern Minnesota, and long before “promprosals,” I had stared at

Stop the negativity and give Nashua City Council a chance

I have been a lifelong resident of the Nashua Community and am very proud to have been able to call Nashua my home.

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