RAGBRAI riders make their way into downtown New Hampton after passing under a unique bicycle arch.
It had been 40 years since RAGBRAI last made their way through Ionia and New Hampton and it never had been through Lawler.
    New Hampton Community Schools’ bus fleet will soon get two new, unique additions.
   Rick Kramer today is New Hampton Parks and Recreation director, but back in 1977, he had just graduated from high school, and he remembers the bicyclists camping at Mikkelson Park in New Hampton.
Work on the New Hampton Municipal Airport runway is almost complete.
    Dan Scott admitted that he almost had tears in his eyes as his good friend and fellow New Hampton Airport Foundation member Jason Lahmann flew him over the airport runway recently.
Mercy Medical Center-New Hampton athletic trainer Maggie Peterson looks over New Hampton wrestler Noah Glaser after a blood timeout was taken in a wrestling meet against Southeast Polk last winter.
   Maggie Peterson couldn’t help but laugh when she was asked about what her job looked like 100 years ago when Mercy Medical Center-New Hampton opened.
Among the former New Hampton players expected to compete in the Chickasaw Hoops Club Alumni Tournament is Kyle Smith, who now plays college basketball at Central in Pella.
    It wasn’t that the Chickasaw Hoops Club didn’t find its annual golf outing to be a fun, enjoyable or even a profitable fundraiser.    But something was missing.
RAGBRAI riders make their way into downtown New Hampton after passing under a unique bicycle arch.
Work on the New Hampton Municipal Airport runway is almost complete.
Mercy Medical Center-New Hampton athletic trainer Maggie Peterson looks over New Hampton wrestler Noah Glaser after a blood timeout was taken in a wrestling meet against Southeast Polk last winter.
Among the former New Hampton players expected to compete in the Chickasaw Hoops Club Alumni Tournament is Kyle Smith, who now plays college basketball at Central in Pella.

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RAGBRAI riders make their way into downtown New Hampton after passing under a unique bicycle arch.
It had been 40 years since RAGBRAI last made their way through Ionia and New Hampton and it never had been through Lawler.If the Register Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa participants have any say in it, the three Chickasaw County towns won’t have to wait until 2057 to see the bicycle ride again...
    New Hampton Community Schools’ bus fleet will soon get two new, unique additions.    The School Board last week approved purchasing two propane-powered buses, a month after asking Superintendent Jay Jurrens to look into the pros and cons of purchasing gas or diesel powered buses.    But the...
Dennis Collins, who has worked as a maintenance mechanic and in plant operations at Mercy Medical Center-New Hampton, works in the boiler room Wednesday.
  ennis Collins couldn’t help but laugh when asked about his extended career as a maintenance mechanic and plant operations employee at Mercy Medical Center-New Hampton. “Well, I was born here,” he said, “and I always tell the story that when I was born, they slapped me, I liked it and never left...
  It’s taken a while but the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel is that a new Chickasaw County veterans affairs director will be in place this coming Monday. Veterans Commission Chairman  David Boss met with the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors on Monday to discuss pay for the new...
 Farmall tractor owned by Jerome Kuhn is snapped in half after a severe thunderstorm destroyed a barn and a shed just south of North Washington.
  A powerful thunderstorm packing winds of 70 miles per hour blasted Chickasaw County late Wednesday afternoon and left hundreds of residents without power. The storm led to numerous downed trees and power lines throughout the county, a number of farm buildings destroyed by the storm. The National...
Project AWARE volunteers scour the Cedar River near Charles City last week as they work to remove garbage from the waterway.
  The hunt for trash continued this past week as volunteers embarked on the last leg of Project AWARE’s 2017 route along the upper Cedar River. It’s the first time AWARE has visited Mitchell and Floyd counties, Project AWARE coordinator Lynette Seigley said. “There was interest locally in having us...

 

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   Rick Kramer today is New Hampton Parks and Recreation director, but back in 1977, he had just graduated from high school, and he remembers the bicyclists camping at Mikkelson Park in New Hampton.   “It was a big deal, but nothing — I mean nothing — like it is today,” he said. “Back then, RAGBRAI...
Work on the New Hampton Municipal Airport runway is almost complete.
    Dan Scott admitted that he almost had tears in his eyes as his good friend and fellow New Hampton Airport Foundation member Jason Lahmann flew him over the airport runway recently.    As he looked below, the retired New Hampton businessman got his first really good look at the “new” runway at...
Mercy Medical Center-New Hampton athletic trainer Maggie Peterson looks over New Hampton wrestler Noah Glaser after a blood timeout was taken in a wrestling meet against Southeast Polk last winter.
   Maggie Peterson couldn’t help but laugh when she was asked about what her job looked like 100 years ago when Mercy Medical Center-New Hampton opened.   “That’s easy,” she said, “because it didn’t exist. Really, even 20 years ago, you didn’t see a lot of athletic trainers.”   And in a sense, as...
Among the former New Hampton players expected to compete in the Chickasaw Hoops Club Alumni Tournament is Kyle Smith, who now plays college basketball at Central in Pella.
    It wasn’t that the Chickasaw Hoops Club didn’t find its annual golf outing to be a fun, enjoyable or even a profitable fundraiser.    But something was missing.    “We honestly didn’t get a lot of former basketball players back,” said Hoops Club member Bruce Zwanziger. “We’d get a good turnout...

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