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We got a little taste of winter on Sunday when about 1 1/2 inches of snow fell on New Hampton, but if the National Weather Service is correct, that was just Old Man Winter’s warm up. The service’s office in La Crosse, Wisconsin, has issued a winter storm warning for Tuesday night into Wednesday...
Let’s just put it this way: The Park Board had some tough decisions to make this past week when members judged the first-annual New Hampton Parks and Recreation Holiday Lighting Contest, but the winners were as follows: Best Use of Lights: Carl and Rachel Fliris, 508 N. Chestnut Ave. Most Whimsical...
The Chickasaw County Ambulance Council will have one less member midway through next year, thanks to a split vote by the Board of Supervisors on Monday. Board members voted 3-2 to terminate its membership in the council that was formed in 1989 and to give the required 180 days notice after a...
Shawn Diddy understands the ultimate goal for businesses is sales. But what the former New Hampton resident who has spent the past two decades presenting and selling thousands of products on television shopping networks really likes is the stories behind those products and those business owners. “I...
Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday extended her proclamation for one week that requires masks be worn when people are within six feet of people for 15 minutes or more, limits the size of indoor and outdoor gatherings and orders bars to close at 10 p.m. But during a press conference, she loosened some...
In so many ways, Casey Mai and his family had found a home in northern Minnesota. Mai had a good job as the planning director for the city of Bemidji, and his family lived in one of the more scenic cities in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. “We loved it up here,” he said in a phone interview Friday, “but...
The COVID-19 stats are headed in the right direction, or at least they were last week, but ask Chickasaw County Public Health and Homecare Services Administrator Lisa Welter about the situation, and her answer boils down to this: We’re not out of the woods yet when it comes to the Coronavirus. “I...
Santa settled into his comfy chair ready to do his deal — 2020 style. The fire roared in the fireplace as he took out his iPad and placed it on a table in front of him. His elf helped him get on Facebook and called the Baltes home in North Washington. He didn’t want to talk to mom or dad; nope, he...
Some Christmas events are going ahead, although they’re going to look drastically different this year, while still others, including the live windows display that was set to be held this Thursday, are being axed because of COVID-19. New Horizons-Chamber Director Jason Speltz said the organization...
This is not the time to let our guard down, Iowa leaders and Public Health officials say. Yes, the state’s COVID-19 stats — after soaring for weeks — are finally coming down. That’s the good news. But just ask Chickasaw County Public Health Administrator Lisa Welter, and she’ll tell you now is not...

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