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New Hampton High School graduate Maddie Hoeck visits her mother’s grave after “taping” her part of the school’s virtual graduation that will be held this Sunday.
December 20, 2017, it’s Maddie Hoeck’s day of infamy, if you will. The night before, Hoeck and her teammates on the New Hampton Dance Team performed their final routine of the calendar year, when they took to the floor at halftime of the New Hampton-Charles City boys basketball game. In the stands...
The New Hampton City Council, despite some uncertainty how the Coronavirus COVID-19 situation will affect the amount of road-use tax funds the city receives, moved ahead with the 2020 Street Restoration Project during its regularly scheduled meeting last week. The city received five bids, and the...
Cattle on the Prime Feeders farm owned by Dan and Carol Speicher line up for “dinner time.”
While the Coronavirus pandemic has forced many jobs across the country to change, Dan and Carol Speicher — owners of the family-owned cattle farm Prime Feeders Inc. located in New Hampton — say the day-to-day operations of their business have largely remained the same. “Regardless of what is going...
ESPN reporter Tom Rinaldi speaks to a group of New Hampton middle school teachers and students during a Zoom meeting held on Tuesday.
During a typical day, ESPN reporter Tom Rinaldi can be found interviewing golf star Tiger Woods or Alabama head football coach Nick Saban. However, last Tuesday, he met with New Hampton Middle School seventh and eighth grade students and teachers via Zoom. Rinaldi spent a little over half an hour...
The plan was that New Hampton High School Principal Sarah Updegraff and her husband would one day move closer to “the river,” but when an opening came up in the Eastern Allamakee Community Schools district, the move will come sooner than she expected. Updegraff last week accepted the position of 7-...
Chickasaw County Public Health officials announced a sixth positive test for COVID-19 on Monday, a day after an elderly Floyd County resident died because of complications from the Coronavirus. Floyd County Public Health Administrator Gail Arjes confirmed the death of an elderly resident (81 or...
Dr. Kara Speltz loves her family, don’t get her wrong, but she’s probably never looked forward to going to work as much as she did on Monday morning. “I am beyond thrilled,” said the Boeding, Speltz and Wernimont dentist. “Eight weeks is enough. I think we’re all ready to see our patients and get...
The advice from the State Library Board was to remain closed, and the New Hampton Public Library Board took it. Library Board members last Wednesday voted to keep the library closed to the public until June 1, although it was also decided to increase public access to library materials by expanding...
Never, ever did Jamie Ohrt and Jenny Adam figure they would get this much time with their first-born children. And while both New Hampton teachers — Ohrt teaches high school science; Adam directs the middle school band program — will tell you they dearly miss their “other kids,” they know that if...
MercyOne Family Clinic’s newest nurse practitioner, Nicole Wurzer, talks with nurse Krista Hackman before seeing another patient at the New Hampton facility.
It’s no secret that one of the big issues facing rural America is the shortage of medical providers. In other words, we need more people like MercyOne Family Clinic Nurse Practitioner Nicole Wurzer, who recently began working at the New Hampton clinic. “That was an absolute must for me,” she said...

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