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It’s really early — like the top of the first inning of a baseball game or the first couple of minutes of a football game — but area farmers say that they’re hopeful they will get better-than-expected yields, despite a growing season that was adversely affected by drought. The harvest season got...
Those dollar bills and that change that residents dropped into the red kettle during the 2019 holiday season is helping local school districts in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chickasaw County unit of the Salvation Army, which is based out of Conway-Markham Funeral Home, recently...
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds stepped outside the New Hampton Municipal Utility building on Friday afternoon and the smile almost said it all. “That’s impressive,” she said. “That’s what we need more of in Iowa.” And she was talking about more than just the utility, too. The Republican governor visited...
Jake Hackman concedes he’s a little worried, and why shouldn’t he be? After all, millions of dollars in federal funding are at stake when it comes to the U.S. Census, and an important deadline is fast approaching for the decennial event that is much more than just a count of the number of people in...
Scott Stillwell and Becky Donaldson have been making the trek to New Hampton the weekend after Labor Day for 35 years. They weren’t going to let a little rain — OK, a lot of rain — stop them from attending the New Hampton Motorcycle Rally this past week. Unfortunately, there were a lot of...
Maybe the first clue that something is different about Turkey Valley’s homecoming celebration this year was the deserted school campus Sunday afternoon. But at least there will be a homecoming celebration at the Jackson Junction school. It just didn’t start off with the annual community celebration...
Lisa Welter shared the statistic and let it sink in. “Every 40 seconds in our country,” the administrator of Chickasaw County Public Health and Homecare Services said, “someone loses their life because of suicide.” For a moment, all was quiet in the Community Services Building’s conference room....
The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors, after meeting in closed session for about 35 minutes, voted Tuesday to remove a member of the Board of Health three weeks after supervisors had voted to allow him to stay on the board. Little was said when the Board of Supervisors came back to open session...
As Homecoming King Jacob Reicks watches, New Hampton High School senior Claire Quirk is crowned homecoming queen during a coronation ceremony held Thursday. New Hampton High School has some new royalty to celebrate after Jacob Reicks was crowned homecoming king and Claire Quirk was named homecoming...
New Hampton’s City Hall is closed to the public this week, although all three offices — Economic Development, Parks and Recreation and the City Clerk’s Office — in the Community Center will remain staffed. City Clerk Karen Clemens said the decision to close the building was made after the dramatic...

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