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Lawmakers: Legislative session off to a slow start

The two lawmakers who represent Chickasaw County in the Iowa Legislature may come from different political parties, but they expressed plenty of agreement Saturday during a legislative forum.State Rep.

Community approves bond referendum

Residents of New Hampton Community Schools approved a $19.415 million bond referendum Tuesday that will lead to the construction of a new middle school, a new competition gym and a vocational agriculture and inustrial technology center for the dis

Melvin A. Kalvig dies at 93

Melvin A. Kalvig age 93, of rural Ionia, until 2 years ago when he became a resident of Linn Haven Rehabilitation and Healthcare in New Hampton, died Sunday, Feb.

God leads us on path’s only he knows why

August 5th, 2002 we moved into the First Baptist Church’s parsonage in the middle of a deluge the likes of which we hadn’t seen in months.

New Hampton host regional duals tonight

New Hampton may get a shot at revenge tonight at the Class 2A regional duals, thanks to the pairings put out by the Iowa High School Athletic Association.  The top-ranked Chickasaws, who are 25-2 and unbeaten against Class 2A competition this seas

Turkey Valley boys claim a UIC crown

For now, Turkey Valley's boys can enjoy the fact that they are the top team in the Upper Iowa Conference small school division.  The Trojans clinched the spot with a 57-44 win over Kee High Friday, which was followed by a Saturday 64-51 loss

Chickasaw girls clinch third

Chickasaw coach Matt Schult wasn't worried when his girls basketball team was tied 11-11 after a quarter with the league's 0-9 Decorah Vikings.  Nor was there concern when they were tied 22-22 at the half, or 35-35 after three quarters. 

A plethora of brides

When the doors opened Saturday for the eighth annual Wedding Extravaganza in New Hampton, the 25 vendors were ready for a crowd.They got one.“We feel pretty confident each year that we’ll have a decent crowd,” said event organizer Heather Maurer o

Referendum’s day arrives

After months of discussion — ranging from coming up with eight revisions and holding what seemed like umpteen informational meetings – decision day has arrived.Voters, at least those who didn’t cast early or absentee ballots, head to the polls tod

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