New Hampton

New Hampton is hoping that it can close its Main Street on the day that RAGBRAI swings through town in late July, but that may not be the only detour motorists face that day.The City Council on Monday voted to apply to the Iowa Department of Transportaion for permission to close a six-block portion...
The number is almost staggering — not because it’s large but because it’s miniscule.As a group of New Hampton city business and city leaders met Monday afternoon to share their concerns about the “housing crisis” that is enveloping the area, realtor Paula Nicolaisen shared the number.“We have 19...
The elephant head hanging in the Croell Redi-Mix corporate office caught Steve King’s attention almost immediately Friday morning.“You don’t have a donkey here,” he asked Kurt Croell with laugh, “because I really like the elephant.”King, of course, is a Republican congressman who has represented...
Community members have banded together to prepare for the thousands of bikers that will be riding through New Hampton on July 27 for the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI).New Hampton RAGBRAI Committee chairs Julie Winter-Havel and Jason Speltz would like anyone thinking of...
Twenty-five youth from Chickasaw County participated in the Annual Chickasaw County Clothing and Communications day on April 2nd at the United Methodist Church in New Hampton. The day consisted of Educational Presentations, Clothing Selections, $15 Clothing Challenge, Working Exhibits, and...
New Hampton Police Officer Chad McGee had so much fun handing out free ice cream last summer that he’s kind of going to do it again.But instead of ice cream, McGee’s latest “sting” involves passing out Easter candy on Tuesday.“I’m a part of this community, all of us officers are,” he said, “and I...
It was announced Thursday that New Hampton, Ionia and Lawler will be included in the 2017 Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) route.On Thursday, July 27, riders will leave from Charles City and will head to Ionia (13 miles), then to New Hampton (8.5 miles), to Lawler (8.3 miles...
New Hampton will once again have a laundromat in town with Roger Dreckman, owner of the laundromat located just outside of Lawler, stepping up and bringing his knowledge to town.New Hampton Economic Development Director Tammy Robinson said she had been working with several different prospects on...
Flash back to Thursday, Feb. 13, 1992, the first day Eileen Eichenberger and Tammy Miller reported to work at what was then New Hampton’s brand-new Fareway store.“I never in a million years thought I’d be here for 25 years,” Eichenberger said. “Back then, it was just a job but it turned into a...
New Hampton schoolchildren will spend fewer days at school next year if an academic calendar presented to the School Board on Monday is approved.But Superintendent Jay Jurrens was quick to point out that the number of hours students will spend in the classroom will remain roughly the same.Jurrens...

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