Mikkelson Park

A couple makes their way into Mikkelson Park on Friday, the first official day of the New Hampton Motorcycle Rally.
For over 40 years New Hampton’s Mikkelson Park has been filling up with bikes every September for the annual motorcycle rally.  It started with the Davis family and now the Boy Scouts have picked up the torch and carried on the tradition.  Before Saturday’s night parade began, we caught up with a...
Even if the winter wonderland has refused to stick around owing to above-freezing temperatures, the lights continue to shine for Little Light of Mine at Mikkelson Park with a special event coming up Friday.Volunteers with Spay and Neuter All Pets (SNAP) of Chickasaw County will be out Friday, Dec....
The independent committee that organizes a spectacular holiday light display in New Hampton has been hard at work in concert with the community to outperform last year’s inaugural event.It’s the hope of committee member Lisa Pool that the community will once again come be entertained at the...
Think of it as “trunk-and-treat” and a chance to raise money for a scholarship program.That’s how New Hampton Women of Today members are pitching the “Spook Walk,” an event the organization is hosting at Mikkelson Park this upcoming Saturday evening.“We wanted to try something different and give...
Work on the varsity baseball diamond at Mikkelson Park is progressing nicely, and officials say by the time the snow flies this winter, the baseball park will have a new look.Work on the project that will lead to two new dugouts, a new concession stand and an onsite restroom kicked into high gear...
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The TRIBE Trail Committee is well on its way to securing a $224,000 grant for the second phase of the trail that will eventually connect existing ones in Mikkelson Park and the city’s west-side Industrial Park.Committee members Rick Kramer and Megan Baltes traveled to Waterloo last week and gave...
On the day before spring finally truly arrived in New Hampton last week, about a dozen residents gathered in Mikkelson Park to talk about Christmas lights.“Hey, it feels like winter, right,” Lee Pool said, and Randy Heying couldn’t help but laugh.“If it’s 41 in December, we’re going to think it’s...
The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors have accepted Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation’s (NEICAC) help that they are offering in the absence of a general assistance program in the County Social Services office starting July 1.NEICAC will take over for CSS as of July 1 — acting as the...
Want stress?Try planning an Easter Egg Hunt when the forecast is, in a word, awful.It turned out all the worrying the New Hampton Women of Today went through was for naught as their annual event at Mikkelson Park stayed remarkably dry.“My husband and I came out this morning to see if we should move...
TRIBE Trail committee members received fantastic news this past week - they received a grant in the amount of $10,000! This grant comes from the Wellmark Foundation and TRIBE Trail committee member Megan Baltes said combining this grant and the Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) program...

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