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Speech students gear up for district

The New Hampton High School speech students have entered crunch week as they prepare for the individual district speech contest that will be held Saturday at Nashua-Plainfield High School.Coach Jason Speltz said the students will leave New Hampton

Dancers take spotlight on Friday night

Various dance teams will gather this Friday night to perform at the annual Dance Showcase in New Hampton for the enjoyment of friends, family and community membersThe event begins at  7 p.m.

Hospital takes steps to fight influenza

A rise in influenza cases in Chickasaw County has led to a decision by Mercy Medical Center-New Hampton officials to curtail the number of visitors at the hospital.“There has been a significant increase in cases of influenza,” said Jenny Monteith,

Carnegie gets a little extra help with its trains

After living with some unmovable exhibits for some time now, the Carnegie Cultural Center staff were grateful to find Darren Ferreter who could put their trains back on the track and get their circus moving again.Carnegie Director Jill Eike said s

New Hampton Head Start Registration

New Hampton Head Start, located at 201 North Locust Avenue, will be holding Registration on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 from 4-6 p.m.

Fun in the Son Day Care and Preschool to hold dinner, silent auction at end of February

Fun in the Son Day Care and Preschool in Fredericksburg, is having a dinner, silent auction and bake sale on Sunday, Feb. 26, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

NHMS tech students show off their skills

The New Hampton seventh and eighth grade technology class invited the public into their classroom last Friday for some fun learning on what the students have been working on thus far.The public saw an obvious passion coming from the New Hampton mi

County welcomes new emergency management director

Chickasaw County recently welcomed Austen (AJ) Seely, who has been appointed as the Emergency Management and Homeland Security coordinator and is moving from the Cedar Rapids area to fulfill this position.His duties will vary widely.As an Emergenc

For florists, this holiday is crazy busy

While Valentine’s Day can be a relaxing, loving holiday for most, it is a busy day for florists that make the beautiful bouquets delivered to offices or brought home to surprise our loved ones.Karen Amundson, owner of Pocketful of Posies, said it

WODD organizers look to replace obstacles

Water Over the Dam Days organizers have been planning for this year’s event already but there is a bit of a problem for the famous Friday night Mud Run due to the flooding this last fall.

Students are rewarded for making Honor Roll

The Husky Leadership Team along with Nashua-Plainfield Principal Scott Striegel handed out awards for 100 high school students who obtained the A and B Honor Roll for the fall semester.Freshman A Honor Roll: Faith Carpenter, Liberty Fisher, Noah F

Nashua speller makes it to all the way to Cedar Falls

Jackson Stowe, a 6th grade student from Nashua-Plainfield, is your typical 11 year old. He enjoys football, basketball and baseball. He likes riding ripsticks and occasionally he goes to the Husky Wellness Center for different activities.

Current owners close Townhouse and move on

Last week when the community learned that the Townhouse would be closing its doors after Saturday night, emotions were running high.Patrons were upset.The Townhouse has been a fixture on Main Street for over 50 years."It's not just a bar

ADM set to close facility in the city

New Hampton’s ADM facility, which has a long history in the city, will shuttering its doors this spring, the city’s economic development director confirmed last week.Tammy Robinson said her office has received a request from officials at the plant

Lawmaker rallies against collective bargaining law

A rally and press conference on Saturday sought to increase awareness about a Republican bill to change collective bargaining working its way through the state Legislature.The bill to change collective bargaining for public employees and a 1.1 per

Quilts of Valor gets extra push from ‘sew-in’

After creating and presenting dozens of quilts in 2016, some might say a local Quilts of Valor group deserved a period of rest.Group members, however, disagreed and didn’t skip a beat as they prepared for two big events this year — the presentatio

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