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Trio looks to promote good health

To promote healthy eating and a healthy community, Kathy Babcock, Jolene Rosonke and Jordan Anderson have banded together to be advocates for a healthy lifestyle in Chickasaw County.The committee began when a Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness grant

Challenge is latest ‘win’ for bakery

Chantal Papousek sat in her office at her New Hampton bakery and couldn’t help but smile.She had just been asked if she ever expected her Sweet Freedom Gluten Free Bakery to have the success it has had, and the answer was emphatic.“To start where

Money's nice, but awarness is key at 'Cookin' for a Cause'

For Rick Kramer, the money raised for a proposed new bike trail in New Hampton by State Bank’s “Cookin’ for a Cause” might be secondary to something else.Oh, don’t get the New Hampton Parks and Recreation Director wrong, he appreciates the dollars

Finding a new home

Boxes — unpacked, we might add — filled the room in the rectory.Father Brian Dellaert took a glance into the room and couldn’t help but smile.“Yes, I have a little work to do,” he said, “but that can wait.

Potential high for area crops

Knock on wood, keep that four-leaf clover and  keep that lucky horseshoe around because it’s a case of “so far, so good” for area farmers.“Right now, Northeast Iowa has a real good potential for some pretty substantial yields,” ISU Extension Agron

Farmland leasing and land value workshop will be Wednesday in NH

A farmland leasing and land values informational workshop will be held in New Hampton on Wednesday, July 27 at 9 a.m. at the ISU Extension Office at 104 E. Main Street.

Foundation donates pork to replenish rural food pantries

Empty freezers in over 80 rural food pantries are now full of boneless pork loins after the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation and Iowa Select Farms  donated  approximately 44,000 pounds of nutrient-rich protein to help feed Iowa families in need.

City Council approves the first reading of golf cart ordinance

The vote for the golf cart ordinance was tabled at the last City Council meeting, but the first reading of the ordinance was approved on Monday night.Leisure Time Golf Cars owner Nick Noehl supplied a list of 50 names that are in favor of passing

Beach Bash ready to take on Alzheimer’s

The Beach Bash to End Alzheimer’s is gearing up for its fifth year in New Hampton, raising money and awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease on Saturday, July 30 at Big Ed’s Firehouse in New Hampton.Committee members agree that throughout the years the

District to stay with FCMG

The New Hampton School Board will not part ways with Facilities Cost Management Group after all.Board members voted 4-1 on Monday night to continue with the company that touts itself as an owner’s representative but has generated controversy in th

Heat is definitely on

Dr. John Epperly’s advice to area residents is simple: Respect the heat and stay hydrated.Because folks, it’s downright miserable out there as the area will remain under an excessive heat advisory through 7 p.m.

Mayor gives update to Nashua residents

Happy July everyone! It’s hard to believe our summer is half way through already.I wanted to give you some updates on what’s been happening in Nashua. We did purchase two new snow plows on a lease contract.

Sawmill Goofy Golf will be in Nashua Saturday

The Chickasaw County Trail Riders are excited to present Sawmill Goofy Golf this Saturday afternoon at the Nashua 4 Fairgrounds beginning at 2 p.m.This is 12 holes of golf for only $5 per round.

Think some cool thoughts with Christmas in July

The Old Bradford Pioneer Village Museum will hold its third annual Christmas in July on Saturday and Sunday.The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

City Council votes to give raises to employees

Although Nashua is still waiting for its long-delayed Treasurer’s Report, City Council members voted Monday to give most of its employees 4 percent raises.All city employees, save for City Clerk Tabitha Caswell and Water Superintendent Jeff Smith,

Industrial Park Color Run is on the move

New Hampton’s Industrial Park 5K Color Run is on the move ...

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