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The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is simple: Cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. And Saturday afternoon, the Freedom Strippers, the Chickasaw County-based chapter of the national organization did just that. In short, they...
New Hampton High School is gearing up for its annual homecoming celebration next week, but it’s going to look a whole lot different this year because of both COVID-19 and the relative earliness of this year’s homecoming football game. Start with what’s the same. New Hampton will crown homecoming...
Overheard outside St. Joseph Community School last week: “I never thought I’d say this, but I am so pumped to go to school.” Yeah, it took a pandemic for a kid to admit it, but the fact of the matter is that last week proved what a lot of “oldsters” already knew: Even those who complain secretly...
Sister Vicky Andorfer may be, as MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center CEO Aaron Flugum put it, “the moral compass” of the hospital, but she also has one heck of a sense of humor. Take this story and accompanying photo, for example. Andorfer was scheduled to meet the Tribune editor to talk about her...
New Hampton Economic Development Director Tammy Robinson says the first question she is asked by a business or factory looking at her city as a possible destination is almost always the same. How many working age people do you have? And that’s one of the main reason Robinson last week made a push...
Our late August heat wave is coming to an end, but it might be a stormy conclusion. The National Weather Service office in La Crosse, Wisconsin, has told residents that they need to be “weather aware” Thursday night and into the day on Friday — saying storms could produce damaging winds, large hail...
Iowa’s county auditors want potential November voters to know that many of them in all likelihood will receive more than one absentee ballot request form (ABRs) in the mail. And they want voters to understand that those who want to vote by mail need to send only one ABR back to their county auditor...
Michelle Good is pretty sure that all of her students were pretty excited to get back to school on Monday. And that includes a young girl named Pickle. Granted, she walks on four legs and doesn’t say much, but she’s going to school this year after the School Board last week voted to allow Good, who...
Sen. Joni Ernst brought some relative good news for embattled farmers during a quick visit to New Hampton last week. The Republican who is facing a strong re-election challenge from Democrat Theresa Greenfield made a stop at New Hampton Red Power, discussed agriculture and other issues with the...
School officials at both New Hampton Community Schools and St. Joseph Community School both said that the long-awaited start to the 2020-21 school year is going off without a hitch. Students returned to the three public school buildings and one private school building for the first time since March...

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