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On the day in which Chickasaw County reached double digits when it comes to positive tests of Coronavirus COVID-19, Public Health and Homecare Services Director Lisa Welter said the need to social distance is even more important. In a press release Friday, Welter said there are a large number of...
It took a while, but the New Hampton City Council finally approved a project that proponents say will help with water issues on the west side of Mikkelson Park. Council members voted 3-2, with one abstention, last Monday to make storm water improvements in the area of New Hampton’s largest park and...
The New Hampton Park Board Wednesday evening held off a decision on whether or not to open the city’s swimming pool this summer. After a lengthy discussion, board members agreed that they might be willing to open the pool on July 1, if Gov. Kim Reynolds allows “open swimming.” As of now, pools can...
It was a Memorial Day observance like no other, but even though the crowd was limited, the message in these times was still powerful. “Everyone of these graves has a story,” Marine Corps veteran Clark Budweg said during the “Sacred Duty” program he and Katie Boehmer presented. “We owe these men and...
Chickasaw County’s top election official says the interest in this coming Tuesday’s primary, combined with the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, may mean long lines at the polls. “We’ve been pushing the vote by mail, and I think a lot of people are responding to that,” said Chickasaw County Auditor...
The “reopening” of Iowa accelerated on Tuesday when Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that  she will allow casinos and amusement parks to reopen next week. Coupled with her announcement last week that she would allow bars to reopen today [Thursday], virtually every type of business she shut down because...
The New Hampton School Board Wednesday morning approved a new administrative plan its superintendent recommended and one that keeps three principals in the district. Board members unanimously voted for the plan — one that Superintendent Jay Jurrens said can save the district $175,000 next year —...
A pair of employees paint the New Hampton Municipal Pool last week in order to prepare it for opening - which may or may not happen this summer due to COVID-19.
Patience is a virtue. On Wednesday, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered public facilities - including swimming pools and playgrounds - to remain closed through May 27 due to COVID-19. This means the playgrounds in New Hampton and the New Hampton Municipal Pool will remain shut down until at least this...
As Dollars for Scholars Committee member Raelene Maas announces scholarship winners during a Facebook Live event, her fellow committee members watch New Hampton High School’s unique Scholarship and Awards Night.
Michael Kennedy virtually stood before the members of the New Hampton High School Class of 2020, and took a moment to talk to them last Tuesday night. And we’re hoping they listened and took the longtime New Hampton attorney’s advice and filed it away. In a typical year — OK, in any other year but...
Gov. Kim Reynolds announced a sweeping new round of “re-openings,” as movie theaters, zoos, aquariums, wedding reception venues will all allowed to reopen Friday. During her daily press conference on Wednesday, Reynodls said those businesses must follow social distancing guidelines and have...

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