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Shopping at home

Not everyone headed off to the big-city malls and stores late Thanksgiving Day and on Black Friday; in fact, quite a few of us stayed home.“I think it’s always a good sign when it’s tough to find a parking spot both downtown and out west,” New Hor

District may face some tough times

Superintendent Jay Jurrens sounded the alarm to the New Hampton School Board last week when it came to the state of the district’s General Fund.At the same time, Jurrens said there was no reason to panic; instead, he wanted board members to know t

Pool Committee unveils plans for renovation

The New Hampton Municipal Pool Committee is ready to bring some excitement to New Hampton with new features they want to add to the existing pool.“We have been working on this about a year now,” said New Hampton Parks and Recreation Director Rick

More than just a quilt

There was a moment early Sunday evening when Denise Sinnwell knew beyond a shadow of a doubt why Quilts of Valor is worth it.“I had a man come up to me and with tears in his eyes,” she said, “he thanked me over and over.

Judge: Board won’t be fined for violations

A Chickasaw County district court judge has found that the New Hampton School Board did violate the state’s open meeting law last year when it went into a closed session to discuss the suspension of a student.But Judge John J.

February school vote looks likely

New Hampton Community School voters will in all likelihood head back to the polls early next year to decide if the district will build a new middle school.Superintendent Jay Jurrens told the School Board on Monday that a committee of community mem

After prom committee puts on children’s carnival

The Nashua-Plainfield After Prom Committee held a fundraiser at the Husky Wellness Center last Friday evening.       The event, The Children’s Fall Carnival, was open to children Pre K through 6th grade and cost of admission was $5 per child.

Two new snow plows will be clearing Nashua streets this winter

Snow, the four letter word that no one likes to hear. Well, bedsides snowmobilers and city worker Dan Zwanziger.Zwanziger loves the snow. In fact, he said it could snow year round as far as he is concerned.

Building big things

The Industrial Arts class in the Nashua-Plainfield High School is building great things. Great big things to be exact. A hog building, a cattle shed and a playhouse have kept Mr. Murch’s industrial arts students very busy this fall.Mr.

Murphy reports cash balance correct

The Treasurer’s report was a happy sight to the Nashua City Council on Monday evening and even better news came when LouAnn Murphy reported the cash balance is now correct.The Treasurer’s report has been updated to July now and Murphy is currently

Knights give annual donation

Knights of Columbus representative Gail Ives (right) presents donation checks to Val Kolbet (far left) for Comprehensive Systems and Elanore Martin for the Chickasaw County ARC and Special Olympics.

NH Chili Cook-off winner announced

Manufacturing Process Specialist at ATEK Larry Piehl was named the Chili Cook-off winner.

U.S. Cellular welcomed to community


Heartland Days’ Committee gears up for fun year

While New Hampton’s Heartland Days may be scheduled for June 8th through the 11th this year, committee members are already hard at work planning events to attract community members and visitors to New Hampton for the celebration.“Planning really s

Author speaks of POW camps in Iowa counties

Associate Professor of Education at Simpson College in Indianola, Chad W.

TRIBE Trail scores another grant

TRIBE Trail committee members received fantastic news this past week - they received a grant in the amount of $10,000! This grant comes from the Wellmark Foundation and TRIBE Trail committee member Megan Baltes said combining this grant and the Re

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