The Chickasaw County Conservation Board will get its land after all after the Board of Supervisors Monday voted 4-0, with one abstention, to accept a 130.7-acre parcel of land from the Iowa Department of Transportation.The decision came after a la
New Hampton High School junior Jerett Scholbrock nears the finish line of the National Guard obstacle course the school's physical education classes used last week.
 It wasn’t your typical physical education day at New Hampton High School on Friday.Heck, even the school’s two administrators — Principal Sarah Updegraff and Activities Director Brad Schmitt — couldn’t stay away from the inflatable obstacle cours
Saxophone players perform as part of the New Hampton High School Jazz Band on Friday evening.
 The desserts were downright tasty, but then again, so was the music.And for New Hampton Middle School Band Director, it’s the music that matters when it comes to the annual Jazz Dessert Concert that was held Friday night at New Hampton High Schoo
Iowa FFA President Elisa Russ makes a point as she delivers the keynote address at the New Hampton FFA Banquet Sunday.
 Elisa Russ has been to every corner of Iowa. She’s traveled to conventions in Indiana and Michigan. She’s visited Washington, D.C.And she jetted off to South Africa, too ...
 It’s the flu season that just doesn’t want to end.School and hospital officials are both asking area residents to remain vigilant when it comes to influenza as New Hampton suffers through one of its worst outbreaks in years.“We have 37 kids gone
St. Joe's students perform in "Alice in Wonderland."
New Hampton High School junior Jerett Scholbrock nears the finish line of the National Guard obstacle course the school's physical education classes used last week.
Saxophone players perform as part of the New Hampton High School Jazz Band on Friday evening.
Iowa FFA President Elisa Russ makes a point as she delivers the keynote address at the New Hampton FFA Banquet Sunday.

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The Chickasaw County Conservation Board will get its land after all after the Board of Supervisors Monday voted 4-0, with one abstention, to accept a 130.7-acre parcel of land from the Iowa Department of Transportation.The decision came after a large crowd of citizens met with the board Monday...
St. Joe's students perform in "Alice in Wonderland."
Students at St. Joseph Community School partnered with Missoula Children's Theatre for a fourth consecutive year.This year the students performed "Alice in Wonderland," and students received their roles last Monday, rehearsed for four days and performed the play on Friday and Saturday evenings at...
New Hampton High School junior Jerett Scholbrock nears the finish line of the National Guard obstacle course the school's physical education classes used last week.
 It wasn’t your typical physical education day at New Hampton High School on Friday.Heck, even the school’s two administrators — Principal Sarah Updegraff and Activities Director Brad Schmitt — couldn’t stay away from the inflatable obstacle course the Iowa Army National Guard brought to the school...
Saxophone players perform as part of the New Hampton High School Jazz Band on Friday evening.
 The desserts were downright tasty, but then again, so was the music.And for New Hampton Middle School Band Director, it’s the music that matters when it comes to the annual Jazz Dessert Concert that was held Friday night at New Hampton High School.“Jazz band is above and beyond regular band,” she...
Iowa FFA President Elisa Russ makes a point as she delivers the keynote address at the New Hampton FFA Banquet Sunday.
 Elisa Russ has been to every corner of Iowa. She’s traveled to conventions in Indiana and Michigan. She’s visited Washington, D.C.And she jetted off to South Africa, too ... all because of FFA.Her message, though, to the crowd gathered for the annual New Hampton FFA Banquet Sunday afternoon,...
 It’s the flu season that just doesn’t want to end.School and hospital officials are both asking area residents to remain vigilant when it comes to influenza as New Hampton suffers through one of its worst outbreaks in years.“We have 37 kids gone from the elementary alone today,” Superintendent Jay...

 

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Two seniors return for Turkey Valley’s girls track team. Sadie Nymeyer, left, hands to Shelby Reicks in last year’s 4x800 relay at state.
With seven seniors lost to graduation last year, getting the six freshmen on this year’s Turkey Valley girls’ track squad off on the right foot is crucial.  And that’s where coach Brian Schmitt knows he’ll get help from his two senior leaders.  Shelby Reicks and Sadie Nymeyer, both just off a top-...
Cody Hackman, left, and Wyatt Blazek are the two seniors to return with state track experience for the Turkey Valley boys. In the photo, Blazek hands to Hackman in last year’s state 4x200 relay.
With no seniors on the roster last year, Turkey Valley’s boys track team didn’t lose any talent to graduation, but they do have a ton of it coming back.    In his 19th season, coach Mark Scott will be able to work with 16 returning lettermen, including a pair of senior state qualifiers.    It wasn’...
Shelby Schriever looks for a strong season in the discus for the Chickasaws this spring.
For the first time in years, the New Hampton boys track team does not have an athlete returning with state meet experience.  The Chickasaws are also not the deepest team around, either, as coach Scott Frerichs' roster contains just 20 student-athletes.  But there's certainly talent on the track and...
Darian Wegner leaps into the long jump pit on her way to a fifth-place finish at last year’s state track meet.
They aren’t “loud” leaders by any stretch of the imagination, but they are leaders nonetheless.  And for that, New Hampton girls track coach Jeanette Laures is grateful.  “We have a lot of girls who aren’t going to get in your face,” Laures said, “but they lead by example instead. They put in the...

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