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The Chickasaw County Conservation Board will get its land after all after the Board of Supervisors Monday voted 4-0, with one abstention, to accept a 130.7-acre parcel of land from the Iowa Department of Transportation.The decision came after a large crowd of citizens met with the board Monday...
St. Joe's students perform in "Alice in Wonderland."
Students at St. Joseph Community School partnered with Missoula Children's Theatre for a fourth consecutive year.This year the students performed "Alice in Wonderland," and students received their roles last Monday, rehearsed for four days and performed the play on Friday and Saturday evenings at...
New Hampton High School junior Jerett Scholbrock nears the finish line of the National Guard obstacle course the school's physical education classes used last week.
 It wasn’t your typical physical education day at New Hampton High School on Friday.Heck, even the school’s two administrators — Principal Sarah Updegraff and Activities Director Brad Schmitt — couldn’t stay away from the inflatable obstacle course the Iowa Army National Guard brought to the school...
Saxophone players perform as part of the New Hampton High School Jazz Band on Friday evening.
 The desserts were downright tasty, but then again, so was the music.And for New Hampton Middle School Band Director, it’s the music that matters when it comes to the annual Jazz Dessert Concert that was held Friday night at New Hampton High School.“Jazz band is above and beyond regular band,” she...
Iowa FFA President Elisa Russ makes a point as she delivers the keynote address at the New Hampton FFA Banquet Sunday.
 Elisa Russ has been to every corner of Iowa. She’s traveled to conventions in Indiana and Michigan. She’s visited Washington, D.C.And she jetted off to South Africa, too ... all because of FFA.Her message, though, to the crowd gathered for the annual New Hampton FFA Banquet Sunday afternoon,...
 It’s the flu season that just doesn’t want to end.School and hospital officials are both asking area residents to remain vigilant when it comes to influenza as New Hampton suffers through one of its worst outbreaks in years.“We have 37 kids gone from the elementary alone today,” Superintendent Jay...
 New Hampton has taken “baby steps” when it comes to preparing for RAGBRAI, but Mayor Deb Larsen told the City Council Monday night that planning will really pick up steam early next month.Larsen told the council that a RAGBRAI Committee has been formed and is being headed up by Phil Zwanziger and...
Author Linda McCann makes a point about her latest book during a program at the Nashua Public Library on Saturday.
 Author Linda McCann was at the Nashua Public Library on Saturday discussing her newly released book “Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Northeast Iowa.” McCann has been working on this book for months, talking with a dozen men who were in the CCC and finding old pictures from this federal...
New Hampton Middle School Principal Matt Manson (right) delivers his monthly report to the School Board.
 New Hampton Community Schools will begin raising the money for its new building project on May 1, the day the district plans to sell $10 million in bonds.The School Board made the decision Monday night to sell only a portion of the bonds needed to fund the $19.415 million project that was approved...
A Phillips Modern Ag crane lifts a 24,000-pound crematory into the air early Tuesday morning at what soon will be the first crematorium in New Hampton.
 When something weighs 24,000 pounds, you place it right where you want it.Just ask the folks at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home, who had a 24,000-pound crematory placed Tuesday into what will become the area’s only crematorium.“It’s not like you can just move it,” said Andrew Hugeback, who will co-...

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