Rick Kramer today is New Hampton Parks and Recreation director, but back in 1977, he had just graduated from high school, and he remembers the bicyclists camping at Mikkelson Park in New Hampton.
Work on the New Hampton Municipal Airport runway is almost complete.
    Dan Scott admitted that he almost had tears in his eyes as his good friend and fellow New Hampton Airport Foundation member Jason Lahmann flew him over the airport runway recently.
Mercy Medical Center-New Hampton athletic trainer Maggie Peterson looks over New Hampton wrestler Noah Glaser after a blood timeout was taken in a wrestling meet against Southeast Polk last winter.
   Maggie Peterson couldn’t help but laugh when she was asked about what her job looked like 100 years ago when Mercy Medical Center-New Hampton opened.
Among the former New Hampton players expected to compete in the Chickasaw Hoops Club Alumni Tournament is Kyle Smith, who now plays college basketball at Central in Pella.
    It wasn’t that the Chickasaw Hoops Club didn’t find its annual golf outing to be a fun, enjoyable or even a profitable fundraiser.    But something was missing.
RAGBRAI riders head to Spencer on the first day of the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa on Sunday. After making overnight stops in Spencer, Algona, Clear Lake and Charles City, RAGBRAI participants will make their way through Chickasaw County Thursday before stopping for in Cresco for the night. On Friday, they will pedal to Waukon before completing the ride Saturday in Lansing.
   Julie Winter-Havel sat in her office at the Blue Iris and went through her list.   Vendors? Check.   Information booths? Check.   Volunteers? Check.   T-shirts? Check.
Fredericksburg’s Plum Creek Golf Course is closed Saturday morning after the area  was inundated with anywhere between 7 to 12 inches of rain over a 24-hour period.
    As Chickasaw County residents cleaned up after a thunderstorm with winds up to 70 miles per hour moved through the area last week, Mother Nature delivered another punch Friday and Saturday.
Work on the New Hampton Municipal Airport runway is almost complete.
Mercy Medical Center-New Hampton athletic trainer Maggie Peterson looks over New Hampton wrestler Noah Glaser after a blood timeout was taken in a wrestling meet against Southeast Polk last winter.
Among the former New Hampton players expected to compete in the Chickasaw Hoops Club Alumni Tournament is Kyle Smith, who now plays college basketball at Central in Pella.
RAGBRAI riders head to Spencer on the first day of the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa on Sunday. After making overnight stops in Spencer, Algona, Clear Lake and Charles City, RAGBRAI participants will make their way through Chickasaw County Thursday before stopping for in Cresco for the night. On Friday, they will pedal to Waukon before completing the ride Saturday in Lansing.
Fredericksburg’s Plum Creek Golf Course is closed Saturday morning after the area  was inundated with anywhere between 7 to 12 inches of rain over a 24-hour period.

Local News

 

Dennis Collins, who has worked as a maintenance mechanic and in plant operations at Mercy Medical Center-New Hampton, works in the boiler room Wednesday.
  ennis Collins couldn’t help but laugh when asked about his extended career as a maintenance mechanic and plant operations employee at Mercy Medical Center-New Hampton. “Well, I was born here,” he said, “and I always tell the story that when I was born, they slapped me, I liked it and never left...
  It’s taken a while but the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel is that a new Chickasaw County veterans affairs director will be in place this coming Monday. Veterans Commission Chairman  David Boss met with the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors on Monday to discuss pay for the new...
 Farmall tractor owned by Jerome Kuhn is snapped in half after a severe thunderstorm destroyed a barn and a shed just south of North Washington.
  A powerful thunderstorm packing winds of 70 miles per hour blasted Chickasaw County late Wednesday afternoon and left hundreds of residents without power. The storm led to numerous downed trees and power lines throughout the county, a number of farm buildings destroyed by the storm. The National...
Project AWARE volunteers scour the Cedar River near Charles City last week as they work to remove garbage from the waterway.
  The hunt for trash continued this past week as volunteers embarked on the last leg of Project AWARE’s 2017 route along the upper Cedar River. It’s the first time AWARE has visited Mitchell and Floyd counties, Project AWARE coordinator Lynette Seigley said. “There was interest locally in having us...
They may not be anywhere near as big as the tractors and trucks but the "minis" definitely produce noise and excitement at the Kenwood Avenue Nationals.
  Ed Anderson, his son and two of his grandchildren walked behind the stands and checked out the tractors and trucks Friday night. “I like that one ... and that one ... and that one,” said 6-year-old Toby, the grandson of the former Nashua-Plainfield Elementary School principal as his grandfather...
Soon-to-be Chickasaw County Fair Queen Bailey Schinker reacts after finding “her card” in a bag of potato chips during a magic show put on by Jeffrey Reicks at the Chickasaw County 4-H and FFA Achievement Show’s Family Barbecue Night Sunday.
  Bailey Schinker wanted to be Chickasaw County’s fair queen, but she may have been the most shocked person on the Big Four Fairgrounds Sunday night when her name was announced. “I wouldn’t have been devastated, but yeah, I wanted to win and I tried hard,” she said moments after receiving her crown...

 

Sports

 

   Rick Kramer today is New Hampton Parks and Recreation director, but back in 1977, he had just graduated from high school, and he remembers the bicyclists camping at Mikkelson Park in New Hampton.   “It was a big deal, but nothing — I mean nothing — like it is today,” he said. “Back then, RAGBRAI...
Work on the New Hampton Municipal Airport runway is almost complete.
    Dan Scott admitted that he almost had tears in his eyes as his good friend and fellow New Hampton Airport Foundation member Jason Lahmann flew him over the airport runway recently.    As he looked below, the retired New Hampton businessman got his first really good look at the “new” runway at...
Mercy Medical Center-New Hampton athletic trainer Maggie Peterson looks over New Hampton wrestler Noah Glaser after a blood timeout was taken in a wrestling meet against Southeast Polk last winter.
   Maggie Peterson couldn’t help but laugh when she was asked about what her job looked like 100 years ago when Mercy Medical Center-New Hampton opened.   “That’s easy,” she said, “because it didn’t exist. Really, even 20 years ago, you didn’t see a lot of athletic trainers.”   And in a sense, as...
Among the former New Hampton players expected to compete in the Chickasaw Hoops Club Alumni Tournament is Kyle Smith, who now plays college basketball at Central in Pella.
    It wasn’t that the Chickasaw Hoops Club didn’t find its annual golf outing to be a fun, enjoyable or even a profitable fundraiser.    But something was missing.    “We honestly didn’t get a lot of former basketball players back,” said Hoops Club member Bruce Zwanziger. “We’d get a good turnout...

Special Sections

 
 

Recent Classified Ads

No ad viewed yet.

New Hampton Tribune

10 North Chestnut Ave
New Hampton, IA 50659
Phone: (641) 394-2111
Email: tribune@nhtrib.com

Sign Up For Breaking News

Stay informed on our latest news!

Manage my subscriptions

Subscribe to Tribune Newsletter feed
Comment Here