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Just from a numbers’ standpoint, the Davis Rally is a godsend to New Hampton’s Boy Scouts troop.“To take 17 boys to camp next summer is going to cost close to six grand, and without this, that would be tough to do,” Troop 48 Scoutmaster Tony Trower said. “This is huge for us.”This, of course, is...
The water had receded in Protivin, but the sand bags remain outside Polashek's Locker, where business  continued as usual at mid-afternoon on Friday.
Rain moved through the Northeast Iowa Friday morning, giving the area yet another soaking it didn't need. The northern part of Chickasaw County received three inches of rain, sending water over roads. Sandbagging took place in several communities, including Protivin, where the water from Bohemian...
An ISU Extension agronomist remains optimistic about this year’s corn crop, but he also knows area farmers want the tap turned off.“We’ve had plenty of rain,” said Terry Basol, who is based in Nashua, ”and we could use some drying out. One thing we’re obviously not worried about right now is soil...
The New Hampton City Council discussed a grievance procedure that was brought to the council by New Hampton City Police Officer Doug Eagan.A contract offered to the police officers of New Hampton that states when an opening in the schedule forms, the days need to be offered first to any policeman...
Maybe, just maybe, Chickasaw County dodged a proverbial bullet.Still, enough is enough, Mother Nature. Dry out. Now.Another round of storms hit the area Tuesday night and Wednesday, and by Thursday morning, parts of the county had received an additional 2.5 inches of rainfall.But it could have been...
Big Four Fair Secretary Nancy Hillesheim looked out at the fairgrounds Sunday and the smile was a proverbial mile wide.“If you can’t have a good fair with weather like this, then you just can’t have a good fair,” she said. “The weatherman has been very, very nice to us this year.”As she talked, the...
Rick Kramer stood on the Garnant Pond dock, and his mind wandered back to a year ago.“Things have changed a little bit,” the New Hampton Parks and Recreation director said in what can only be classified as a grand understatement.Things have changed a lot in a year’s time at the park nestled into...
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that Chickasaw County endured a wet summer; after all, most of us are still mowing our grass at least once a week.That’s the anecdotal evidence of how wet we were during what weather forecasters call “meteorological summer,” which consists of the months of...
The good news, Melanie Davis said with a laugh, is it’s not “all new” this year for Davis Rally organizers.“It’s nice to have last year under our belt,” she said. “Everything was all new to us in a lot of ways last year so having that year of experience is great for us.”A year ago, the Davis Rally...
Don’t leave town on Saturday, September 10…there’s just too much fun to be had right here. With activities scheduled all day long, Sept. 10 has been declared “Family Fun Day” in New Hampton.The day starts with a Fly-In Breakfast from 7-11 am sponsored by the New Hampton Airport Foundation. There...

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