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After referendum, here’s hoping we can come together again

Dear New Hampton superintendent in 2037;I’m writing this letter in February 2017, because with all my bad habits, there’s a chance that even though I’ll only be 71 when you open this envelope, I’ll be “looking up at the grass.”I have no idea if yo

Obama’s farewell speech one that needs to be read

As a country, we make a habit of looking forward, not backward.But I’m going to ask you to turn your attention back a few weeks, to Barack Obama’s January 10 farewell address to the American people.I’ve been reading presidential farewell speeches

Father-daughter event serves up another winner

Young girls had the chance to dance the night away on Friday night at the Father/Daugher Sweetheart Dinner and Dance held by the New Hampton Parks and Recreation Department and the New Horizons Chamber.This was the sixth year for the dance which h

A wild thrill ride

A 41-28 lead had turned into a 45-43 deficit and New Hampton’s girls basketball season was on the brink of extinction Saturday night.  Yet, the Chickasaws were still supremely confident that their season was going to be extended another day.  “I d

Chickasaws advance six to state wrestling

In the toughest district in the state, six had to be enough for the New Hampton wrestling team on Saturday.  That’s the number of Chickasaws who advanced out of the Class 2A district tournament in Decorah as New Hampton crowned five champions and

Anna Marvin dies at 94

Anna Marvin, 94, of Nashua, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center with her loving family around her.A funeral Mass for Anna will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 at St.

Photography exhibit by Paul Herold “West of the 5 Principal Meridian” at Carnegie Cultural Center in New Hampton

Have you ever seen a beautiful shot of the perfect Iowa landscape?We have all seen beautiful sunsets hundreds of times, but when you grab your camera it looks well… Your product looks uninspiring?  Just how do those photographers in magazines acco

Tupper named state’s top female pork promoter

The Iowa Pork Producers Association has named a woman from Chickasaw County as the state’s top female pork promoter for 2016.The Belle Ringer Award was presented to Joanne Tupper of Ionia during the IPPA Annual Meeting luncheon in Des Moines on Ja

Daffodils to be sold to help in the fight against cancer

Spring is on its way and with that the sale of daffodils to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Chickasaw County.“With daffodils, the hope goes beyond the symbol of the flowers – you know that with every bouquet you order, you’re

Big Trojan comeback falls short in double OT

The prospects of a season sweep for the Turkey Valley boys over South Winn looked so good on so many occasions late in the game between the large division Warriors and the small division Trojans Tuesday.    But each time the TV boys found some mom

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