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The Iowa Department of Education last week provided guidance to schools as they reopen, and the report that said schools should not screen students and staff upon entering buildings or requiring face coverings generated protest among the state’s teachers and administrators “The Iowa Department of...
It was a long time coming, but New Hampton High School’s seniors finally got their day. Call it Commencement, Part II. Forty-two days after they took part in a virtual ceremony, the members of the Class of 2020 finally had their day in the sun. And we mean that literally as a short ceremony was...
Chickasaw County recorded another five positive tests of COVID-19 this week, and the county’s public health director is asking residents to follow social distancing guidelines when they are out and about. The five new cases include one in the 0-17 age group, one in the 18-40 age group, one in the...
New Hampton School Board President Joe Rosonke said he and his fellow board members had one thing in mind when they approved student fees for the 2020-21 school year during its monthly meeting last week. “We know there are a lot of people going through a lot of stresses this year,” he said, “and we...
There will be a Chickasaw County 4-H and FFA Achievement Show in 2020. And it will be held at the Big Four Fairgrounds in Nashua, or at least most of it will After that, it won’t look anything like past shows. “Maybe one of the advantages I have is I wasn’t here for last year’s fair,” Chickasaw...
While Father’s Day might look a little different this year, first-time fathers Bruce Ohrt and Justin Adam are heading into the day with nothing but grateful hearts. Last month the Tribune caught up with their wives, Jamie Ohrt and Jenny Adam, both teachers, to see what the Mother’s Day holiday...
The sun sparkles on the pond and the birds chirp in the trees as a dragonfly whizzes past. He’s on his way to the perfect fishing spot just down the road, past the nature center with its bee hive, stuffed bear and the butterfly garden, abundant with freshly bloomed flowers. Standing on the banks of...
DARE essay winner Beau Epperly receives his prizes from Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Deputy KJ Miller as fellow winner Jacob McDonald looks on during an end-of-the-year picnic held last week.
If you had asked DARE instructor Sheriff’s Deputy KJ Miller four months ago what her plans for DARE graduation were, she would have told you they included a ceremony at St. Joseph Community School at the end of April, at the latest early May, and with the friends and family of her sixth grade DARE...
MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center has reopened its front door, but the hospital will continue to have strict visitor restrictions in place. In fact, save for the fact that MercyOne’s front door will now be open from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays, not much is changing at either the hospital or...
In a normal year, Mikkelson Park would have been packed this past weekend for Heartland Days festivities. Granted, in a normal year, the weather for New Hampton’s annual town celebration wouldn’t have been that perfect, right New Horizons-Chamber Director Jason Speltz? “I don’t want to hear it,” he...

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