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As a young, newly married member of the New Hampton Community School District, I am voting YES on the upcoming school bond election.  Graduating from the New Hampton Community School District, New Hampton and the surrounding communities have always had a special place in my heart.  Some day, when...
Each day in our department, New Hampton Parks and Recreation, we continue to work to provide good quality programs for the youth in our communities.  The programs we have today are nothing like the programs we had over 100 years ago. The same goes with our school curriculum and its facilities.  The...
On Nov. 29, the New Hampton boys basketball team played its home opener.Three days later, the Chickasaw girls hoops team did the same.The wrestling team? Well, it traveled ... a lot. The Chickasaws have visited Charles City, Independence and Waterloo twice. They’ve also ventured to Waukon, Calmar...
Before we plunge into 2017, we want to take a quick look back at the end of another year that showed why in and around Chickasaw County is such a great place to live, work and play.Let's face it, the holidays can be a stressful time of the year, yet so many people stepped up to the proverbial plate...
I’m not sure when the Christmas spirit hit me this year, but it was awfully late in the season.I’m going to be totally frank here: I can’t wait to bid 2016 farewell, but I’m not going to dwell on the negatives — even if they seemed to come in waves this year — today.Instead, I’m going to realize...
It seems there has been a lot of negative talk and false facts being spread lately on the upcoming school bond election.  As a community, it is our responsibility and duty to stay positive and not spread false facts.  It is our time to step up to the plate and vote YES on the upcoming school bond...
The new plans for the school include a lot of waste and unneeded spending.Part of the building could be a pole barn. That would save a lot of money compared to brick or concrete. It was also be unique to the area and a very warm welcome to farmers and other real Iowa folk.This pole barn could have...
I am writing to express my full support to the New Hampton School Board and School District for the expansion of a new grades 5-8 school to be built at the current high school location.Why do I support such a monumental project?Our family has been in business since 1945, which I am proud to say, I...
We have often said this is page is not our page, and if anything, this past year has certainly proven that.Sure, our editor writes a regular column and our assistant editor pens a piece from time time time. Sure, we run editorials written by our staff members from time to time.But in 2016, we...
In the Christmas season, we celebrate God's coming to us in the person of Jesus Christ. There is something heartwarming in the images of a newborn baby coming as a gift from God.The card aisles of stores, Facebook and signs are filled with images of baby Jesus and His parents, wise men, shepherds...

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