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Hannah Heit, a 2018 graduate of New Hampton High School, poses for a picture with two Uganda boys before she was ordered to return home from what was supposed to be a semester-long internship.
When New Hampton High School graduate Hannah Heit departed for her internship in Uganda for the spring semester, she had done extensive research on zoonotic diseases, and the main focus of her research projects were to educate people about these illnesses.  Little did she know that during this...
Chickasaw County’s Public Health director is asking residents to remain vigilant when it comes to following Coronavirus COVID-19 guidelines after a third Chickasaw County resident tested positive for the virus on Friday. The good news is that the two residents who earlier tested positive for the...
The New Hampton Dollars for Scholars will hold its annual Senior Awards Night on Tuesday, May 12, as scheduled, but it is going to look entirely different from past events. Instead of being held at the New Hampton Elementary School Auditorium with students, parents and presenters present, the 2020...
New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Recreation Director Donna Rosonke works with resident Roger Nosbisch during a computer activity last week.
Kaitlain Schmitt totally gets the anxiousness some of her employees and the residents of New Hampton Nursing and Rehab are feeling these days. The Coronavirus COVID-19 has hit nursing home and long-term care facilities around the nation especially hard, but Schmitt also knows how important it is...
New Hampton High School will hold its commencement ceremony as scheduled on Sunday, May 17, but the school’s principal said it “will look significantly different from our traditional graduation ceremonies.” Sarah Updegraff made the announcement on Tuesday morning that the 79 seniors will receive...
New Hampton’s biggest celebration of the year won’t take place in 2020 as New Horizons-Chamber announced last week that Heartland Days activities have been canceled. “We decided for public safety reasons, that this was the right decision to make, even if it was a difficult one,” New Horizons...
Hours after Iowa PreK-12 students learned they will not return to school for the remainder of the 2020-21 academic year, the stadium at New Hampton High School is lit up as part of the Light Up Iowa initiative in an effort to send a message of solitary to students, teachers, parents and the whole community during the Coronavirus COVID-19 crisis.
They left their buildings on the afternoon of Friday, March 13, and everyone — teachers, students, paras — figured they’d all see each other on Monday, March 16. Instead, that Friday, the 13th, would be the last time students would gather together in class, talk over lunch, rehearse for the play...
New Hampton high school band instructor Justin Adam addresses to the audience during the “Parade of Bands” concert held last month.
New Hampton high school band teacher Justin Adam and middle school band teacher Jenny Adam will both admit adjusting to online schooling has been a challenge. Nevertheless, they believe they are starting to get the hang of it. “It’s been a slow process. Trying to make the switch from 100-percent in...
A third case of Coronavirus COVID-19 has been documented in Chickasaw County. The announcement came late Friday afternoon, just a couple of days after Chickasaw County Public Health officials reported that the two county residents who had tested positive for the virus had recovered and released...
Elementary student Westen Murray reads a book on an iPad about cats at the river.
With the uncertainty of these times have come school closures, causing learning methods to be left to technology and the creativity of teachers and families when it comes to schooling from home.   While older students navigate online classes, younger students and their teachers have had to find...

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