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An Iowa Department of Transportation plow clears snow off of Main Street in New Hampton Wednesday morning.
Chickasaw County Sheriff Marty Hemann answer was quick Wednesday morning when asked about traveling. "Don't do it," he said. "It's just nasty out right now. The plows are doing their best, but the snow's falling so fast, it's almost impossible to keep up." Hemann wasn't kidding as snow was falling...
Almost a month into the season, Chickasaw County residents are stil waiting for spring, and they're going to be waiting a little longer, too. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning from 7 a.m. Wednesday through 1 a.m. Thursday for the county, and forecasters say up to eight...
The line of the weekend may have been overheard at Kwik Star Sunday afternoon. “I don’t really give a you-know-what that it could have been a lot worse. This just sucks.” Maybe we’ve been wrong; maybe spring really isn’t coming this year.For a fourth straight weekend, Chickasaw County received a...
The New Hampton School Board gave the go-ahead Tuesday night for members of the New Hampton Alumni Association to begin a fundraising campaign for a larger vocational agriculture and industrial technology center.FFA Alumni President James Frantzen said the organization would seek pledges to help...
Diane Day began her reading program for ages zero to 5 on Wednesday at the New Hampton Public Library, with a deceptively tough question.“Does anyone know what season it is?”“Winter!” a child blurted. One would think so from the cold weather and snowbanks, but no.“There are four seasons of the year...
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week will be celebrated next week, and Iowa’s 100 county extension and outreach offices will host community service activities during the week and throughout the month of April. “Community service is one more way ISU Extension and Outreach engages Iowans...
On the night of their “graduation,” Gordy didn’t forget to do his job.As the reporter went over to congratulate U.S. Army veteran Brad Newberry, Gordy stepped in between the veteran and the reporter just to make sure the latter didn’t get too close to the man he’ll serve for the rest of his life.“...
Chickasaw County ranked sixth among Iowa’s 99 counties in the 2018 County Health Rankings Report, by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.The rankings are based on quality of life, health behaviors, clinical care and social and...
For any kid interested in how buildings burn, Jason Rude’s Midmester Academy class, “Disaster Zone,” was the place to be on Tuesday, April 10. As a bonus, they even got to watch him blow up a bucket of powdered coffee creamer.Students first toured the inside of the New Hampton Fire Station as...
The New Hampton FFA annual banquet scheduled for Saturday has been postponed until Tuesday. FFA Advisor Jim Russ said the potential of another winter storm led FFA members to make the decision on Friday. "It doesn't look good, and we just felt it was better to let people know now and hope for the...

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