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New Hampton resident Marge TeKippe speaks during the open forum portion of Thursday's Ambulance Council meeting.
The Chickasaw County Ambulance Council approved a two-year contract with the Chickasaw Ambulance Service Thursday, ending a meeting that lasted more than two hours and was contentious, to say the least, at times. Council members voted 5-4 to send a contract to the supervisors that calls on the...
The New Hampton City Council last week approved providing a couple with an economic development grant for what will be a unique business on New Hampton’s Main Street. Lisa and Lee Pool recently purchased the building at 109 E. Main Street that was formerly the home of businesses like the Coffee...
The basketball hoops have been installed in what will be New Hampton's new competition gymnasium.
New Hampton Community Schools’ $19.415 million building project hit a bit of a hiccup recently, but the School Board approved a change order at last week’s meeting that will take care of an issue with the local fire marshal. Board members at last Monday’s meeting voted to spend $15,742 that will be...
The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to have the county attorney look at a contract proposed by Chickasaw Ambulance Service, but those hoping the board would bypass the Ambulance Council and approve a contract left the meeting disappointed. Ambulance service owner Jeremy McGrath...
It's quiet now, but Alta Vista will be hopping this weekend when the small town holds AV Days and celebrates its 125th birthday
“The Friendly Town” has spent months planning a birthday party and has thrown out the proverbial welcome mat for the town’s three-day 125th birthday party that kicks off Friday. A slew of activities — ranging from an “all-school, all-town” reunion to live music to historical displays to a big...
As active duty and National Guard personnel form an honor guard, American Legion Post 38 members Ron Pethoud and Clark Budweg demonstrate how to properly fold a flag at a military funeral during Monday's Memorial Day observance.
Maybe the best way to describe New Hampton’s annual Memorial Day observance is it was poignant, which is exactly the way the holiday is supposed to be. Granted, American Legion Fae Stine Post 38 members had to scramble a bit Monday because of Mother Nature, as they decided to move both the...
New Hampton American Legion Post 38 members went to “Plan B” Monday morning and moved it’s Memorial Day activities indoors. The Fae Stine Post will hold a Memorial Day program at 10 a.m. and a cookout will follow at the Chickasaw Event Center.  On Sunday, the post’s commander, Brian Quirk, and...
Memorial Day services will be held across the country, including in Nashua and Plainfield, Monday to remember those men and women who have died while serving their country. The Nashua VFW and American Legion will begin at Riverton Cemetery at 8:45 a.m.,  move to Nashua Veterans Memorial Park at 10...
Forty-two Nashua-Plainfield High School seniors will receive their diplomas during a commencement ceremony that will be held on Sunday afternoon. The program will begin at 2:30 p.m. and be held in the high school gymnasium. Doors to the gym will open an hour before the ceremony. Commencement will...
Civil War re-enactors watch as their "commanders" try to come to terms for a truce during the annual Civil War Reenactment this past weekend in Nashua.
War broke out on Saturday afternoon at Old Bradford Pioneer Village and Museum, while the public watched the Union and Confederate soldiers battling out on the battlefield during Civil War 2019. The Civil War reenactments have been taking place at the museum for 10 years, and every year, the group...

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