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Kevin Howes thanks his lucky stars every day for the Homeland Energy Solutions plant.And it’s not just the fact that he’s the plant manager for the sprawling ethanol plant located just off Highway 24 between New Hampton and Lawler.“I was born and raised in Iowa, and went to Iowa State to get a...
Michael Tupper's dream of becoming a FFA national officer came to an end on Saturday.But — and this is a gigantic but — the quest was well worth it."I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed," Tupper said Sunday afternoon, "yet at the same time, it was fulfilling. I feel like I came out of this...
The idea was simple: Give business leaders a chance to see how other companies do business.“To be honest, we had people at TriMark who had never been to ATEK, we had people from Sparboe who had never been to those two,” New Hampton Economic Development Director Tammy Robinson said. “This was a...
The golf cart ordinance passed its second reading by the New Hampton City Council with Councilmembers Jill Eike and Cory McDonald voting against.The ordinance would allow golf carts and utility vehicles to be on most city streets as long as they meet the requirements of the ordinance.For the...
The preschool boy looked up at New Hampton High School senior Michael Drewelow Tuesday morning and quite honestly stared.Finally, he spoke in a hushed tone and said, “Wow, you’re really tall.”Hey, nothing gets past preschoolers, for let’s face it, the 6-foot-7 Drewelow is “really tall.”And for the...
For a brief moment Tuesday evening, Michael Tupper wasn’t as cool as the proverbial cucumber.“I was a little bit of a nervous wreck,” the 2014 New Hampton High School graduate said. “It’s hard to explain, but when they gave me the envelope, there was a lot running through my head.”Inside that...
It wasn’t the enrollment news New Hampton Community Schools was looking for, but it did provide a lesson in how mobile society has become.Superintendent Jay Jurrens delivered the bad news — New Hampton’s certified enrollment had dropped by 1.8 percent — to the School Board on Monday night.“It’s not...
The Top of Iowa Conference Vocal Festival was held on Oct. 10 which allowed a great opportunity for 14 Nashua-Plainfield High School Choir students to perform with 17 other schools in the conference.The students traveled to North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City for a day of rehearsal and...
Kids of all ages have been waiting and now it is back by popular demand.The Old Bradford Pioneer Museum’s Spooky Village will be opening again this year on Oct. 22 and the museum will be transformed from a pioneer village to a pretty cool haunted house, or shall we say houses.The museum will be...
U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst visited the Iowa State University Northeast Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm, rural Nashua, last Thursday. John Lawrence, Director, Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension and Mark Honeyman, Coordinator of ISU Research Farms were responsible for the senator’s visit....

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