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The New Hampton City Council met in open session for four minutes last week, but in that time, council members directed its city attorney to draft a letter requesting the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors bring an emergency medical services’ ballot initiative to voters this fall. Council...
Here’s what we know when it comes to the 2020 General Election: It takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 3. After that? Chickasaw County Auditor Joan Knoll admits she’s not quite sure, especially after the New Hampton City Council last week did not give her office the go-ahead to use the New Hampton Fire...
For a moment Thursday night, it looked and felt like 2019 all over again. The scene? The Community Services Building in New Hampton. The meeting? The Chickasaw Council Ambulance Council. The atmosphere: Highly charged, at least at times. And when the council, made up of representatives of each of...
When Megan Anderson, (owner of The Hair Room), and Katie Fisher, co-owners of The Cotton Market, first decided to call 9 N. Locust the new home for their businesses, they never imagined they would do so in a time when in-person experiences and online presences would be such a must.  The Cotton...
On the day that Chickasaw County Public Health and Homecare Services announced the 40th positive COVID-19 case in the county, the department’s administrator warned residents of a “COVID-19 scam.” Administrator Lisa Welter said Thursday that public health agencies across Iowa are hearing reports of...
He’s the kind kid.  “Being a good person is his legacy,” says former high school Activities Director and now-Middle School Principal Brad Schmitt. “He’s a good person with a kind heart and he accepted his leadership [roles] and faithfully executed them with seriousness. He will definitely be...
Never did the custodial staff members at New Hampton Community Schools think they would have this much time to clean the buildings before the start of the school year. Nor did they think summer would start back in March. Time has definitely been on their side this year.  The new buildings were...
The Chickasaw County Relay for Life will be held this year … in a way. The committee that runs the annual event announced last week that because of the continued rise in COVID-19 cases, the event that serves as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society will be a “Relay in Place” on Aug. 14. “It’...
The New Hampton School Board drew the proverbial line in the sand Monday night when it comes to the lack of sportsmanship shown by a Northeast Iowa Conference member. Board members directed New Hampton Superintendent Jay Jurrens to explore options with other NEIC superintendents on how to deal with...
Iowa children will head back to their school buildings next month, and school districts will not be allowed to make the decision to primarily use online distance learning. Gov. Kim Reynolds’ announcement Friday set off a protests from both Democrats and the Iowa State Education Association, but the...

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