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Clinic will offer extended hours

Mercy Family Clinic is about to offer busy families a better option when it comes to fitting in provider appointments.Officials announced last week that beginning next Monday, the clinic will remain open until 7 p.m.

Residents get a nice surprise from officer

New Hampton Police Officer Chad McGee got a few strange looks, but, then again, he was expecting them.“I pulled three people over and when I got to their car, they had that ‘I-have-no-idea-what-I-did look on their face,” McGee said.And the convers

Celebrating our heritage

Raymond Blong had the tough job Saturday afternoon when it came to baling hay at the 2016 Northeast Iowa Antique Engine and Power Show.He was the “wire guy.”“Thankfully, it’s today and not Thursday,” the Waucoma man said as he took part in a “bale

Airport lands grant

Dan Scott admitted that he “went a little crazy” for about an hour after the New Hampton Airport Foundation president heard the news last week.And the news that the New Hampton Municipal Airport had secured a grant from the Iowa Department of Tran

Life-changing week

Two New Hampton High Schoolers recently attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) camp this summer, learning skills that they said will stay with them throughout their lives.Each year, thousands of young people, ages 13-30, participate in

Bakery lands in top three

New Hampton’s Sweet Freedom Gluten Free Bakery has made it into the top three of a unique food competition.The bakery, owned by Chantal and Al Papousek, learned Wednesday it had made the “finals” of the 2016 Midwest Food Innovation Challenge.Sweet

State Board sides with district

A State Board of Education administrative law judge has ruled that the New Hampton School Board was in its discreation when it suspended a high school student last year.Administrative Law Judge Nicole M.

Power Show ready for its 18th edition

The Northeast Iowa Antique Engine and Power Show prepares for its 18th year in Fredericksburg, celebrating history and heritage.Power Show Committee Member Roger Burgart said this year will be a big year because the Oliver State Show has decided t

Students star at FCCLA nationals

The medals were nice, as was the chance to travel.But ask any of the three recent Nashua-Plainfield High School graduates about their involvement in Family Career and Community Leaders of America and you will get a testimonial.“This will help me t

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

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