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Mohawk Cleaners’ Julie and Tim Denner have been Extravaganza staples since the annual event began in 2010.
Go back in time to 2010 when Heather Maurer was first preparing for the Wedding Extravaganza. Back then, she was Heather Glaser, and she and Rapid Printer owner Brad Schwickerath had decided that New Hampton needed to revive its annual wedding show. For years, New Hampton businesses had held their...
The way the calendar falls and a state law that doesn’t allow school years to start before Aug. 23 has led to some creative ideas for the 2020-21 school calendar in New Hampton. Superintendent Jay Jurrens shared some ideas with School Board members last week, and one of the ideas is to start the...
Attendees of the Chickasaw Connections Community Forum last Friday night listen to Activities Director Brad Schmitt talk about his experiences with vaping at the high school.
One in four high school students. That’s how many the CDC’s new data has shown have vaped in the thirty days prior to the federal survey. It was facts like these that attendees of the Chickasaw Connections Community Forum on Friday night learned. The commons area of the high school was filled with...
A week from today [Tuesday], we will be free, for the politicians will have Iowa in their rear-view mirrors as they head to New Hampshire. In other words, we have six more days of political commercials, phone calls and visits to endure … or enjoy, if politics are your passion. Both Democrats and...
After 43 years of making drapes, Rosalyn Miller still loves her job.
Rosalyn Miller vividly remembers when she learned how to sew as a child growing up in northeast Iowa. “I just loved it. I just knew it was an ‘aha’ moment – a lightbulb moment,” said Miller. Little did she know at the time, but needles, shears, fabric, plenty of stitches and an eye for design would...
The good news for New Hampton property owners is this: If their properties didn’t see their assessed valuation increase in the last year, they’re going to have a lower city property tax bill in 2020-21. New Hampton’s Finance Committee that includes City Council members Scott Perkins, Cory McDonald...
The nation’s youngest presidential candidate will hold a town-hall meeting in New Hampton on Wednesday night. Pete Buttigieg, known by his supporters as “Mayor Pete,” is scheduled to appear at the Chickasaw Event Center in New Hampton as part of his effort to reach Democrats in all 99 of Iowa’s...
Pictured are New Hampton, Nashua and Spencer Women of Today Chapter members, along with National president Cindy Saunders on the computer screen.
Looking into the future was the goal for the Iowa Women of Today meeting which was hosted by the New Hampton Women of Today. The second trimester state meeting was held at the New Hampton Community Center, where the New Hampton, Nashua and Spencer Chapter members were in attendance. “We can use...
Bailey Kriener shows off a catapult she and her group made in their J-term and plan to enter in a physics competition this spring.
The new gym and commons area were packed last Thursday night as community members came out to see what exactly New Hampton High School has been up to these last two weeks.  The J-Term Showcase included booths and tables from every J-Term course where students presented projects cumulating their...
Vaping has become a real issue for schools around the country.
Vaping, drug use, and mental health issues have become even more significant problems in this community and county in recent years, especially in the area of young people.  Chickasaw Connections, a local group made up of individuals dedicated to promoting healthy choices and lifestyle for area...

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