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The sun sparkles on the pond and the birds chirp in the trees as a dragonfly whizzes past. He’s on his way to the perfect fishing spot just down the road, past the nature center with its bee hive, stuffed bear and the butterfly garden, abundant with freshly bloomed flowers. Standing on the banks of...
DARE essay winner Beau Epperly receives his prizes from Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Deputy KJ Miller as fellow winner Jacob McDonald looks on during an end-of-the-year picnic held last week.
If you had asked DARE instructor Sheriff’s Deputy KJ Miller four months ago what her plans for DARE graduation were, she would have told you they included a ceremony at St. Joseph Community School at the end of April, at the latest early May, and with the friends and family of her sixth grade DARE...
MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center has reopened its front door, but the hospital will continue to have strict visitor restrictions in place. In fact, save for the fact that MercyOne’s front door will now be open from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays, not much is changing at either the hospital or...
In a normal year, Mikkelson Park would have been packed this past weekend for Heartland Days festivities. Granted, in a normal year, the weather for New Hampton’s annual town celebration wouldn’t have been that perfect, right New Horizons-Chamber Director Jason Speltz? “I don’t want to hear it,” he...
New Hampton Park Board member Eric Robinson makes a point as fellow board member Andrea Rochford listens during Monday's meeting.
The New Hampton Park Board split right down the proverbial middle Monday, and that means the city’s pool will not open this summer. After passionate discussion from every member of the board, a 3-3 vote meant that the resolution to open the pool was not passed. Steve Murray, Andrea Rochford and...
For the first time since World War II, Iowans will go without the State Fair this summer after the Iowa State Fair Board voted 11-2 Wedneasday to “postpone” the 2020 Iowa State Fair to 2021. “The decision was complex and considered a wide array of factors,” State Fair CEO and Fair Manager Gary...
Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday announced that she’s lifting “capacity limits” for bars, restaurants, theaters and the like, effective 8 a.m. this Friday. However, she said those businesses must still maintain 6 feet of social distancing between customer groups, and that all businesses must continue...
The challenger in the Chickasaw County Supervisor District 4 Democratic primary extended his lead Monday after the Absentee Ballot Board met and opened three ballots that were received following the June 2 primary. Two of the votes were from District 4, which includes the eastern half of New...
The New Hampton Park Board Wednesday night pushed back a decision on whether or not the city’s pool will open this year. After a discussion of almost 45 minutes, the board decided to wait and see if Gov. Kim Reynolds loosen restrictions when her current COVID-19 emergency proclamation ends on June...
Chickasaw County has recorded its 12th positive test of Coronavirus COVID-19, and the latest case is from the age group of 18 to 40. It marks the fourth positive test announced since last Friday. Nine residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 have "recovered" and been removed from Public...

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