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Susie Klunder wanted to not only brighten the hallways of St. Joseph Community School but she wanted them to provide some inspiration.So the grades 5-6 teacher did what at some schools might be a bit unthinkable — she let her students loose with cans of paint.And the result are Bible verses and...
As of last Monday, [Jan. 14] Iowa Governmental Health Care Plan representative Denise Ballard was anticipating Wellmark rates coming in at 9 percent when she discussed possible changes with the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors.“What they’re challenging me to come back with is as low a renewal...
For this season, at least, this qualified as the “Big One” as Old Man Winter finally made an appearance in and around Chickasaw County this past Friday.A fast-moving storm dropped almost eight inches of snow on New Hampton with areas to the north and east receiving almost a foot of snow.The...
Maybe this tells the story of dedicated volunteers like Karen Schwickerath.She arrived for her interview and wondered aloud if she was worth a story?“You know Jenny, I was wrong on how many years I’ve been a member of the auxiliary,” she said to Mercy Medical Center-New Hampton Public Relations and...
The committee working to raise funds to bring 3D mammography to New Hampton wanted “something different” for its spring fundraiser and received inspiration from both television and other Iowa communities.And with that, “Dancing with the Stars” is coming to New Hampton in March.“We wanted to find...
Chickasaw County has a new chief medical examiner after the  Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 Tuesday to appoint Dr. Daniel Paul McQuillen of New Hampton as chief medical examiner for a two-year term, effective this coming Sunday.In Iowa, any death that is violent, suspicious, or sudden and...
Despite the impression made by the crime scene Michelle Kipp’s “Criminal Jobs” career exploration class staged for the 2019 J-Term Showcase, most crime scene investigation isn’t high-action.A Division of Criminal Investigation agent in Cedar Falls showed students the stacks of paperwork the job...
The Chickasaw County Emergency Management Commission approved its proposed budget, including funds for a deputy director at 80 percent of the Emergency Management coordinator salary, and set a public hearing for its budget, as did the 911 Board.Both the Emergency Management Commission and the 911...
Heavy snow falls as a shopper and Fareway employee make their way through the New Hampton grocery store's parking lot on Friday.
Chickasaw County and the surrounding area braced for the first real snowstorm of the season Friday as area schools either called off classes or made plans to dismiss early and several events were postponed or called off. A winter storm warning went into effect at noon on Friday and runs through 6 a...
Caleb Ulrichs was one of those kids who was impossible not to like.He moved through social circles — be it the jocks, the musicians, the group where no one belonged — with ease, and maybe the way he was so inclusive made Sunday such a tough day in the Nashua-Plainfield community and beyond.He was...

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