Faced with what at least one member called an “emergency,” the Chickasaw County Board of Health last Thursday voted to hire an outside contractor to be the county’s environmental health director.
A group of New Hampton seniors hug after the Chickasaw season came to an end.
Pure heartbreak. A group of New Hampton senior softball players huddled together, shed tears and shared hugs with each other after playing the final game of their Chickasaw careers.
This is the view from the “outdoor classroom patio” that is located on the southwest corner of what will soon be the New Hampton Middle School.
New Hampton’s top school administrator’s biggest fear was that New Hampton’s new middle school building wouldn’t be completed on time.
Turkey Valley seniors, from left, Kim Fischer, Shayla Kuennen and Makayla Farrell walk off the field one last time after the Trojan loss Friday night.
In the first round of regional action, Turkey Valley cruised to a 13-0 win over West Central and they upended Kee High in the second round 8-2.
Kayla Crooks watches the ball after she connects with it against Forest City on Wednesday.
The Chickasaw softball team is officially one game away from playing in the state tournament at Fort Dodge.
Kiersten Tenge struck out 10 batters while the Chickasaw JV girls were defeating Waukon.
Back-to-back games for the JV softball girls found the team a little flat on day two. But they had plenty of energy in the game that counted toward conference standings as they defeated Waverly 17-2.
A group of New Hampton seniors hug after the Chickasaw season came to an end.
This is the view from the “outdoor classroom patio” that is located on the southwest corner of what will soon be the New Hampton Middle School.
Turkey Valley seniors, from left, Kim Fischer, Shayla Kuennen and Makayla Farrell walk off the field one last time after the Trojan loss Friday night.
Kayla Crooks watches the ball after she connects with it against Forest City on Wednesday.
Kiersten Tenge struck out 10 batters while the Chickasaw JV girls were defeating Waukon.

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Faced with what at least one member called an “emergency,” the Chickasaw County Board of Health last Thursday voted to hire an outside contractor to be the county’s environmental health director. Board members, on a 3-1 vote, approved paying Regional Utility Service Solutions (RUSS) $6,875 a month...
This is the view from the “outdoor classroom patio” that is located on the southwest corner of what will soon be the New Hampton Middle School.
New Hampton’s top school administrator’s biggest fear was that New Hampton’s new middle school building wouldn’t be completed on time. “I know everyone doing a construction project goes through that,” Superintendent Jay Jurrens said, “and I’m going to be honest, I went through it, but walking...
Melissa Nelson, a New Hampton artist and high school art teacher, will be the featured artist of the month in July at the Charles City Arts Center.
A college art class changed the direction of New Hampton artist and teacher Melissa Nelson. “At Marshalltown Community College, I took a required class, and I enjoyed the class so much that I continued to take art classes along with my psychology classes,” said Nelson, who will be the featured...
U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst talks with Deb El Food Products Elliot Gibber after he and his employees gave her a tour of the plant Deb El purchased from Sparboe earlier this year.
As U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, made her way around the Deb El Food Products plant in New Hampton last Wednesday, she was asked her thoughts about the facility that the New Jersey company recently purchased from Sparboe. Her answer was quick: “Fascinating.” She paused for a moment and smiled. “I’...
A couple of kids relax at Lawler’s Croell Park, which soon will get an update, courtesy of the Lawler Lions Club.
The Lawler Lions Club is at it again. The service club that has donated thousands of dollars, including more than $30,000 in scholarships to Turkey Valley High School students, has a new project on its plate, modernizing Lawler’s Croell Park. “There’s always people there, and it doesn’t have a lot...
The TRIBE Trail Committee received two nice surprises last month, and as a result, Phase II of the trail will be built later this summer. Last week, the City Council formally approved a contract with Croell Inc. to build the trail from Logan Street to West Linn Avenue and work on Phase II could...

 

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A group of New Hampton seniors hug after the Chickasaw season came to an end.
Pure heartbreak. A group of New Hampton senior softball players huddled together, shed tears and shared hugs with each other after playing the final game of their Chickasaw careers. “Right now, it obviously sucks. We’ve been playing since we were in seventh grade if not younger,” Sadie Tenge said...
Turkey Valley seniors, from left, Kim Fischer, Shayla Kuennen and Makayla Farrell walk off the field one last time after the Trojan loss Friday night.
In the first round of regional action, Turkey Valley cruised to a 13-0 win over West Central and they upended Kee High in the second round 8-2. But Clarksville's third-ranked Indians would eliminate the TV girls from the tourney by a 4-0 score Friday night. "Our girls have nothing to hang their...
Kayla Crooks watches the ball after she connects with it against Forest City on Wednesday.
The Chickasaw softball team is officially one game away from playing in the state tournament at Fort Dodge. They picked up victories in the regional quarterfinal over Forest City and the regional semifinal against Iowa Falls-Alden. However, neither of these wins came easy. Against Forest City...
Kiersten Tenge struck out 10 batters while the Chickasaw JV girls were defeating Waukon.
Back-to-back games for the JV softball girls found the team a little flat on day two. But they had plenty of energy in the game that counted toward conference standings as they defeated Waverly 17-2. The Chickasaws scored the maximum number of runs in three of the four innings against the Go-Hawks...

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