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The thermometers in New Hampton hit 91 degrees Fahrenheit at 3 p.m. Friday though the heat index said it should feel like 97, and it was going to be even worse on Saturday.Area residents and visitors flocked to the New Hampton Municipal Pool and Splash Pad in order to beat the heat. There were 497...
In discussion last week, the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors heard that the disaster declaration announced by the governor that included Chickasaw County for severe weather beginning June 7 and continuing was, again, done at the state level, not the federal.For this reason, Engineer Dusty...
A little-known Maryland congressman became the first presidential candidate to visit New Hampton as the 2020 presidential campaign kicked off, if you will, on Friday night.John Delaney, though, said there’s a reason he began his campaign for the White House a year ago.“This is obviously an...
They gathered at the Blue Iris recently for a couple of “sittings” and there was great food, fun fellowship and, yes, dogs.Welcome to “Yappy Hour,” a wildly successful fundraiser put on by the Blue Iris to benefit the Chickasaw County chapter of Spay and Neuter All Pets.“Like the ticket said, ‘...
Florence Throndson may no longer be here on Earth, but because of the gratitude for their blessings that she taught her children, she lives on through their good works.Between twenty-five and forty volunteers with the nonprofit Project Flo, Tim Throndson estimated, labored away in the June sun last...
The game had long been decided in the bottom of the sixth inning Tuesday night when Logan Havlik stepped into the batter’s box.In the stands, fans hoped. In the third-base coach’s box, New Hampton’s Cory McDonald did the same. And in the dugout along the first-base line, Havlik’s teammates wanted...
The stage presence of Mark and Christa F Hanson was impressive as the pair from the Kanawha area clowned around to entertain nearly 100 children who attended as the New Hampton Public Library’s Story Time concluded Wednesday at the Chickasaw Events Center.“I stopped counting at 98,” Library...
A written quote to provide fiber optic connectivity to the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office and dispatch hub at 116 N. Chestnut Ave. was presented Monday to the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors.The quote was addressed to the Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Reed Palo, who sought it, and toward...
A public hearing on the proposed Chickasaw County fireworks ordinance, which sticks to an Iowa law adopted in 2017, went off without incident last week.The second and third readings were waived, and the ordinance passed into law.The ordinance does a couple of main things:• It authorizes a licensed...
New Hampton’s School Board last week approved continuing to share six positions with Turkey Valley Community Schools, which was no surprise.Yet, that decision to share a superintendent, transportation director, maintenance director, business manager, band instructor and vocational agriculture...

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