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Bennett Pharmacy’s make-shift “drive-up” lane is one of only two ways — the other is delivery — that patients can receive their prescriptions.
The thought was pretty simple in this “era” of Coronavirus COVID-19. Folks who are ill shouldn’t be congregating in the same area. So Bennett Pharmacy came up with its version of a “drive-up window,” and now that drive-up lane is just one of two ways that customers can pick up their prescriptions...
MercyOne New Hampton officials set up their drive-up COVID-19 testing area on Friday afternoon.
MercyOne New Hampton will begin offering drive-up testing for the Coronavirus COVID-19 on Monday, but both hospital and clinic officials are stressing that the testing can be by appointment only. In a press release issued Saturday, MercyOne officials said a patient should wait to call for a testing...
Officials from MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center, Chickasaw County Public Health and Homecare services and Chickasaw County Emergency Management are reminding residents that the county’s Emergency Operation Center (EOC) is open and has an emergency response structure in place to deal with...
Two public hearings didn’t produce any more comments on New Hampton’s 2020-21 budget and tax levy than one public hearing. Because of a new state law, the city was required to hold two public hearings this year, the second of which was held last Monday just before the City Council approved a budget...
The Chickasaw County Emergency Management Agency is seeking volunteers “in the event that quarantined homes and at-risk populations are in need of assistance.” Agency officials made the call for volunteers in a press release sent out Friday. The county has activated its Emergency Operations Center...
The New Hampton City Council “spreads out” during a special meeting held Friday afternoon, when the council approved MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center’s request to close one block of North Maple Avenue so that medical personnel can test for Coronavirus COVID-19 without patients having to get out of their vehicles.
MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center received permission Friday from the New Hampton City Council to close one block of North Maple Avenue so that the hospital can test for Coronavirus COVID-19 without patients having to get out of their vehicles. When exactly that will happen, though, remains up in...
The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the county’s 2020-21  budget and tax levy last week, but not before a former supervisor and current candidate expressed his displeasure with the process. The budget approved calls for an urban levy of $5.63688 per $1,000 valuation, a...
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Thursday extended existing closures and also ordered the closure of additional retail stores as part of the state’s effort to stem the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. Reynolds, during her daily news conference, said she was extending existing closures for businesses like...
New Hampton Community Schools’ employees deliver lunches, and breakfasts for that matter, to families at drop off points in Mikkelson Park on Friday afternoon.
New Hampton High School Principal Sarah Updegraff’s voice cracked with emotion as she talked about seeing her students last Wednesday. “It’s why we do this, it’s why we got into education,” she said, “and to not have them here, it’s really hard. And to not know when they’re coming back … it was...
Drones have many practical uses when it comes to maximizing crop yields.
For Bob Sobolik, the days of climbing on top of a pickup to look at cornfields is in the past. With satellite imagery and drones, technology is making the chore of scouting crop fields easier, not to mention more efficient. The sales agronomist at New Hampton’s Five Star Coop says each method of...

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