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City Council returns home

The City Council is back at City Hall.After meeting at the Gateway to Northeast Iowa Welcome Center, council members held their first meeting of August “back home.”Council members received a barrage of feedback about holding the meetings at the We

Hillesheim heading to the ‘Hall’

Children all over Chickasaw County have the great opportunity to show their animals and talents at the annual 4-H Fair every year without thinking about the many volunteers each year who make the fair possible.Children along with the adults get no

Love rules

Pastor Lonnie Wilkerson was, to say the least, very excited about the 64th annual Marriage Reunion.After all, this was the first reunion he oversaw as the pastor of the Little Brown Church.“I love the stories the old-timers tell,” he said.

Salvation Army asks for donations

 Salvation Army of Chickasaw County and Shopko Hometown are partnering together along with New Hampton Rotary to provide the school districts of Chickasaw County tools needed to jumpstart a new year!From Aug.

Elma prepares for Bike Rodeo

Elma will once again have a Bike Rodeo on Wednesday, Aug.

Pageant competition added to this year’s Ionia Days

A highlight of this year’s Ionia Fun Days was the first annual Little Miss, Mister and Miss Teen Ionia competition!

Classic Night

While the event was short lived due to weather, it was well attended on Thursday night along main street.County residents of all ages joined in the celebrations for Classic Night held by The Blue Iris, Butch’s and Josie’s in New Hampton.The rain d

IDNR works on survey of area wildlife

The Iowa DNR is once again gearing up to begin its yearly August Roadside Study which helps determine where the wildlife numbers stand in each county.Each year the Iowa Department of Natural Resources uses a roadside survey to assess its upland ga

City Council looks at sewer rates

Since filing for a Nutrient Reduction Strategy Plan the New Hampton City Council will be looking for an exemption from the DNR that would delay the city having to pay for a number of years.However, to receive exemptions, the DNR looks into the cit

Rotary offers computer recycling

The New Hampton Rotary Club will hold a computer recycling event in cooperation with Goodwill Industries and Dell on Friday, Aug. 12 from 3 to 6 p.m. on the corner of Main and Linn (CarQuest parking lot).

Rotary Club again kicks off its annual shoebox program

The New Hampton Rotary Club is once again a partner in the Shoeboxes for the Children of the Dump international service project.

Fredericksburg hears that old familiar sound

Remember when you got so excited to hear that iconic song of the ice cream truck?

Airport Lake gets new playground equipment

Airport Lake has seen a face lift with the addition of new playground equipment being installed.Chickasaw County Conservation Director Brian Moore said three weeks ago the New Hampton Lions Club was out at Airport Lake to help the conservation boa

Golf Carts receive second reading

After a lengthy discussion, the golf cart ordinance received its second reading at the New Hampton City Council meeting on Monday.New Hampton Mayor Deb Larsen reported to the council that she received two emails since the last council meeting, one

Local welcome center vendor turned his hobby into a business

Age is just a number to some like Welcome Center Vendor Garylee Thurm so after retiring from John Deere he turned his hobby turned into a business.Thurm makes handcrafted wooden products, speciality items and jigs for the Gateway to Northeast Iowa

Cemetery arch needs to be restored

Greenwood Cemetery Board Members are hoping the arch entering the cemetery will be restored and replaced with the help of kind donors.The arch entering the Greenwood Cemetery is in need of dire repair.  The board plans to restore the lettering on

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