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New Hampton’s small but mighty student section braves one very rainy football game Friday night, but then again, it was a pretty rainy few days for the area as some areas of the county reported receiving almost 4.5 inches of precipitation. The boys playing the football game on Friday night loved it...
The New Hampton City Council on Monday night held off on approving two tax-increment financing (TIF) agreements, but gave the business owners involved assurances that they will be approved in the future.TIF is used to help new businesses and current businesses to expand by allowing the firms to...
Linda Bergmann laughed when she was asked about how she got to be involved in Honor Flight.“I answered my phone,” the retired Waterloo school teacher said, “and Craig asked me, ‘Do you need a job?’ I had just retired and I was like no way.”But her resolve didn’t last long, and she’s grateful for...
An 8-year-old boy was shot Sunday afternoon while visiting an apple orchard near Nashua.According to a press release from the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office, the 8-year-old boy was at Apples on the Avenue, which is located just south of Nashua, when he was struck by a bullet that authorities...
When there’s a fire, you call the fire department. When there’s a crime, you call the cops. And when there’s a medical emergency, you call an ambulance.Help will arrive soon. Americans take this for granted.But it’s not necessarily the case.“I feel that when someone calls 911, they shouldn’t have...
New Hampton School Board President Joe Rosonke admits there have been times he’s been a little frustrated.But the bottom line to him is this: In a month or so, bids will be opened and awarded and work on New Hampton’s $19.415 million school project will shift into high gear.Rosonke and other school...
“Believe in you, graduate” was the message from Principal Scott Striegel on Friday afternoon when the grades 7-9 met in the gym to make a promise to themselves.Iowa’s graduation rate has increased in recent years to 90.8 percent. Dropping out of high school is not as common as it once was and most...
It will be a feast for both the ears and the eyes on Sunday in New Hampton, as the Carnegie Cultural Center will host “A Day of Art,” starting at noon with a performance by the University of Iowa College of Music piano students at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton. Dr. Ksenia Nosikova and her...
The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors accepted the resignation of Chickasaw County Attorney Pat Wegman at the weekly meeting on Monday, then appointed local attorney Jennifer Schwickerath to take Wegman’s place for the remainder of Wegman’s term.Wegman, who has served as county attorney for...
Residents expressed outrage when the discussion of a pay raise for the City Council members and the mayor came up at Monday evening’s meeting.The current pay for a Council member is $30 a meeting; this does not include special session meetings and the current pay for the Mayor is $350 a month.The...

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