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New Hampton High School's west side has a "different look" after a row of trees was removed to make way for the district's new middle school.
  Jay Jurrens is up front when it comes to the groundbreaking ceremony that will be held on Monday, Aug. 14. “It’s a big deal,” the New Hampton Community Schools superintendent said, “and it’s a deal we really want to celebrate with our entire community.” And the school district’s top administrator...
  Months of planning have gone into this weekend’s celebration at Mercy Medical Center-New Hampton. Now, hospital officials are hoping Mother Nature will cooperate as they celebrate the 100th anniversary of the hospital’s founding. And while the forecast isn’t perfect for Saturday’s community-wide...
RAGBRAI riders head down Main Street last week as they depart New Hampton and head to Lawler.
  The last bicycle riders were still an hour away from departing New Hampton last Thursday as Mayor Deb Larsen surveyed the scene near the intersection of Main Street and Locust Avenue. “I’m honestly not sure it could have gone any better,” she said. “We showed what happens when we call come...
The “princesses” pose with the children who attended the Build a Better World program that was held at the Nashua Public Library.
  “Disney Princesses” Anna, Elsa and Cinderella were excited to be able to read to area children for the Build a Better World reading program on Monday morning at the Nashua Public Library. The Nashua Public Library hosted the Build a Better World reading program on Monday mornings in July teaching...
Bob Schwickerath shoots during the second annual Shoot for a Cure event that was held this past weekend.
  Coaches, family, friends and many others came out to raise money at the second annual Shoot for a Cure on Saturday afternoon. This fundraiser was to help raise money for JDRF to end Type 1 diabetes, which concerns many children in the area and across the world. The Charles City/Nashua-Plainfield...
    The expansion of St. Croix Hospice will bring the organization's licensed services to Worth, Cerro Gordo and Franklin counties, and relocate the regional office from New Hampton to Charles City.    The hospice is hoping to grow its service outreach with the move to these counties, said Director...
    A benefit that will include a meal, silent auction and live auction will be held Aug. 26 to raise funds for the family of Rachel Stone, a 43-year-old former New Hampton resident who suffered an aortic aneurysm.    While she was in surgery, she also suffered a stroke.    Stone, 43, is the mother...
Photos taken after a Saturday fire at the GMT Corporation in Nashua shows smoke damage to the outside of the building.
    Instead of fighting a controlled fire Saturday, 102 emergency workers fought a real one.    A fire broke out at the GMT Corporation in Nashua, no one was injured, but there was damage to the ceiling and outside of a warehouse.    The fire started near a paint booth, around 9:30 a.m. and spread...
   The dream for Brenda Joens — all the way back to her high school years — was to become a nurse, but then, as she puts, “life took over.”   Yet, while the flame flickered at times over the years, it never was extinguished.   “It was always in the back of my mind, and every year I’d say next year...
Helping to raise funds to fight Alzheimers, participants compete in a bean bag toss Saturday at Big Ed’s Beach Bash.
   Brian Laures, owner of Big Ed’s Fire House in New Hampton held the sixth annual Beach Bash to End Alzheimers.   In the previous five years, Laures, the volunteers and the community have raised over 90 thousand dollars for Alzheimers research and support.   Laures wants to make sure that everyone...

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