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Baxter Turkey Shoot will be held this Sunday

   One of the things Jo Myrsaides liked about the sixth annual Al Baxter Memorial Turkey Shoot last year was bidding on the shooters in the auction.   Myrsaides’ late husband, an Iowa Department of Natural Resources conservation officer,  would ha

New Hampton senior commits to the Salukis

    Josh Fenske visited the Southern Illinois University last month and came away impressed.    “I liked the campus. It’s beautiful. I liked the coaches and I felt like it was a good place for me,” he said. “The coaching staff was a key part. ...

Scrimmage is ‘good thing’ for Chickasaws

    The New Hampton football team will head to Decorah tonight [Friday] to finally play someone other themselves.    The Chickasaws and Vikings, for a second straight year, will scrimmage against each other, beginning at 7 p.m.    “It’s a good thi

More than a Hawkeye

    Cole McDonald will be the first to admit that he’s been presented some once-in-a-lifetime opportunities because he’s a member of the University of Iowa baseball team.    He got a chance to travel to the Dominican Republic last November.

Millage commits to UNI

 
Michael Millage found the right fit, and now he can just focus on his senior year at New Hampton High School.
The two-time state champion committed to wrestling at the University of Northern Iowa on Wednesday morning.

All-state Chickasaws

 
Maybe — no, scratch maybe and say absolutely — what New Hampton baseball coach Cory McDonald will miss the most about his seniors is their team-first attitude.

Nymeyer, Fischer are all-conference for Lady Trojans

   All of the Turkey Valley girls deserved to be named to the Upper Iowa Conference honor squads just for sticking with the program this year, but that’s not the way these things work.  So at the conclusion of a disappointing season, Sadie Nymeyer

Six earn all-UIC for TV baseball

   Even though Cody Hackman played  catcher about as much as he was in centerfield, the Turkey Valley senior was named an Upper Iowa Conference first team outfielder for the 2017 season.   He was the only Trojan to land on the first team, but Evan

Welcome back, RAGBRAI

   Rick Kramer today is New Hampton Parks and Recreation director, but back in 1977, he had just graduated from high school, and he remembers the bicyclists camping at Mikkelson Park in New Hampton.   “It was a big deal, but nothing — I mean nothi

Airport runway almost complete

    Dan Scott admitted that he almost had tears in his eyes as his good friend and fellow New Hampton Airport Foundation member Jason Lahmann flew him over the airport runway recently.    As he looked below, the retired New Hampton businessman got

Jobs have changed in hospital’s 100 years

   Maggie Peterson couldn’t help but laugh when she was asked about what her job looked like 100 years ago when Mercy Medical Center-New Hampton opened.   “That’s easy,” she said, “because it didn’t exist.

The big day is almost here

   Julie Winter-Havel sat in her office at the Blue Iris and went through her list.   Vendors? Check.   Information booths? Check.   Volunteers? Check.   T-shirts?

Hoops Club is ready to welcome back alumni

    It wasn’t that the Chickasaw Hoops Club didn’t find its annual golf outing to be a fun, enjoyable or even a profitable fundraiser.    But something was missing.    “We honestly didn’t get a lot of former basketball players back,” said Hoops Cl

Summer weather woes

    As Chickasaw County residents cleaned up after a thunderstorm with winds up to 70 miles per hour moved through the area last week, Mother Nature delivered another punch Friday and Saturday.    Residents in the southeastern part of New Hampton

Seven Chickasaws take positions on NEIC teams

While at the plate, New Hampton’s Lauren Frerichs had the fifth-best batting average in Northeast Iowa Conference softball games this season, which helped her earn first team honors at the end of the Chickasaw campaign.    Frerichs was the only fi

Heartbreak again

    It wasn’t supposed to end in Cedar Falls; instead, the script called for this brilliant season to finish on a Saturday afternoon in Principal Park.    This isn’t Hollywood, however; it’s baseball.    And on Tuesday night, the best baseball sea

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