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If anything, the Coronavirus COVID-19 crisis has led to more business for Andy Hintgen and his Superior Lumber store located on the north side of New Hampton as more residents have time to complete home improvement projects they’ve put off in the past.
Hampton’s Superior Lumber store, and he’ll give you a quick smile and laugh. “There are a lot of honey-do items being worked on right now,” the store manager said. “Honestly, we’ve been really busy. I think with people stuck at home, those husbands can’t use the ‘I-don’t-have-time’ excuse. …...
Chickasaw County Public Health officials announced Tuesday morning that the county has had a fifth person test positive for the Coronavirus COVID-19. Public Health Director Lisa Welter said that the latest case is an adult in the 41-60 age group. The first three people diagnosed with COVID-19 in...
New Hampton High School Principal Sarah Updegraff said she’s faced some excruciating decisions as a school administrator, but she never expected picking a commencement date to be one of the toughest in her career. In a letter sent to seniors, juniors and their parents last week, Updegraff informed...
Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Monday that she will allow restaurants, fitness centers, churches, retail stores and malls will be able to reopen this Friday in 77 Iowa counties, including Chickasaw, although they can only operate at 50 percent capacity. She said other businesses and facilities —...
The status of the New Hampton Municipal Pool, seen from the top of the drop slide, remains very much up in the air this year because of concerns about the Coronavirus and the availability of staff to work at the facility that is a popular Mikkelson Park attraction each summer.
New Hampton Parks and Recreation Director Rick Kramer would take a June snowstorm over what’s transpiring this year at the Mikkelson Park pool his department runs. “Seriously, we joked about that May snowstorm a few years back,” he said, “but even a June storm would beat this. We’ve never been...
Julie Winter-Havel can’t imagine what high school seniors are going through these days. Their last year of high school has gone south — very, very south — because of this thing called the Coronavirus COVID-19.  No classes, no final year of spring sports, no final concerts, a Prom that has been...
The University of Iowa campus, just like iowa State’s and UNI’s, is eerily quiet this spring.
One of the biggest fears people have about the Coronavirus pandemic is the unknown it entails. And while every individual across the world is hoping it be over sooner rather than later, Grinnell College freshman and New Hampton High School graduate Will Throndson believes it is a realistic...
Father Brian Dellaert of Holy Family Parish carries the Blessed Sacrament around the block as parishioners follow and then shows the Sacrament, the body of Christ, to those watching the procession from their cars before returning to the church where public Masses have not been held since March 19 because of the Coronavirus.
It wasn’t as solitary as Father Brian Dellaert thought it would be, but to know that so many parishioners wanted to “follow Jesus Christ” was enough for the priest of Holy Family Parish. And it made for a wonderful scene Sunday morning as dozens of parishioners either watched from their cars or...
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Friday that she would begin the process of “reopening” the state on Monday by allowing farmers markets to reopen and elective surgeries to be performed. She made her announcement on a day in which the Iowa Department of Public Health announced that 521 new positive...
Chickasaw County Public Health officials announced a fourth confirmed case of Coronavirus COVID-19 Friday, the same day that they said the third person who had tested positive for the virus had “recovered” and been released from Public Health monitoring. The latest positive test came in an adult in...

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