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Board gets final look at plans

New Hampton School Board members Thursday night got their final look at the drawings for a new middle school, and supporters are now in the process of collecting signatures on a petition that would lead to a $19.415 million bond referendum early n

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

The big weekend winter storm fizzled a bit, but it didn’t mean we didn’t awake Sunday to a round of shoveling.New Hampton received 4 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service, but the storm fooled forecasters who were expecting mor

Breakfast with Santa draws another huge crowd

It is a rite of Breakfast with Santa, or at least it is 20 minutes before the start of the annual event sponsored by the New Hampton Parks and Recreation Department.Rick Kramer will pace the Community Center main room, look up at the volunteers an

Plainfield welcomes winter

Plainfield Main Street was beautifully decorated with the newly fallen snow on Sunday evening to make it feel like the holidays for their annual Christmas on Main celebration.The evening started with the annual tree lighting by the welcome sign.

Christmas in Nashua

Main Street was bursting at the seams on Saturday during the annual Christmas in Nashua event.

K-9 Unit will come to town sometime in the next year

When officer Stephen Johnson worked as a reserve for the Winnebago County Sheriffs Department K-9 Unit back in 2012-2013 he knew that at some point in his career he wanted to be a handler of a K-9 officer.Since taking employment with the Nashua Po

City council talks water bills on Monday night

Water bills have been an ongoing issue in Nashua and resident Cary Lehman wanted to know why and how his daughter’s water bill increased more than $100 since her new water meter was installed.He explained there was nothing different going on since

Warm Up the Holidays with Ladies Night this Thursday

The New Horizon-Chamber’s annual Ladies Night event will be this Thursday night with shops staying open late and fun activities to keep shoppers on their feet!This year’s ladies night will feature the Candy Cane Crawl where several participating b

Hometown Christmas is hit once again in Fredericksburg

Hometown Christmas was once again a hit event in Fredericksburg this past Saturday with vendors, crafters and do-gooders setting up on site.The United Church of Christ Peace Church in Fredericksburg had a booth where they created Treasures for the

Well, winter has arrived

Sooner or later, it’s going to snow in Northeast Iowa.And while this year, the first measurable snowfall came relatively late, winter has definitely arrived.About 2.5 inches of snow fell on New Hampton overnight on Saturday, and we are about to ge

Santa Store draws a crowd as children learn shopping basics

As New Hampton High School senior Val Rinken led Dixie Zeien and her four grandchildren around the “Santa Store,” grandma looked into the gift box and couldn’t help but laugh.“OK, who got this truck?”“I did,” said little Ryan Kuhn. “For mommy.

Santa’s in town!

If there’s a trick to being Santa, it has something to do with being patient.Let’s face it, there are some kids that find the jolly old fellow in the red suit to be a little ... well, you know ...

Five Star Coop to hold open house in New Hampton Wednesday

Five Star Cooperative will hold three open houses, including one in New Hampton, next week.The New Hampton open house is set for Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wrestlers turn into ‘movers’ for K&W

K&W Motors officials present a check for $1,000 to the Chickasaw Wrestling Club after New Hampton High School wrestlers help the business with its relocation from its old building on Main Street to its new one on the west side of the city.

New Hampton High School dancers shine at Macy’s parade

A trip of a lifetime was had last week for four New Hampton High School Dance Team members when they performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.Morgan Smith, Isabel Hoey, Madison TeKippe and Jenna Murray traveled to New York

Old man winter, where are you?

Social media exploded Tuesday and Wednesday about the a potential “Snowmageddon” event next week.Different private weather services were warning Iowans that “feet of snow” could fall on the state on Tuesday and Wednesday.The National Weather Servi

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