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Walk around the construction zone near New Hampton High School, and the — it isn’t taking long for the walls to go up —  thought hits almost immediately.But if one looks “inside” what will be New Hampton Middle School next year, one realizes a lot more than the walls are going up. Sub-floors are...
ISU Extension Agronomist Terry Basol has worked with farmers his entire life, but he’s never quite seen a year like this.“It’s just been bizarre, and it pretty much started from Day 1,” he said Tuesday morning.“These guys are dealing with a lot — from commodity prices to the tariff issues with...
What would it be like to travel halfway across the world to a place entirely different from your own for one year?You would find yourself away from everyone you love, but also opened up to a brand new world of adventure and possibility.Viktoria Izdebska and Silje Sorenson are doing just that and...
It’s a rite of virtually every morning during Fire Prevention Week.A New Hampton Fire Department truck will pull up next to the Tribune office, a child will jump out and a photo will be snapped.It’s been going on for almost 30 years, and it’s a tradition New Hampton Fire Chief Steve Geerts hopes...
While teachers strive daily to engage their students in their lessons, it is perhaps less probable that a teacher hands students the keys and challenges them to live with the results.But handing students the keys — a challenge issued by teacher leadership consultant George Couros last week — is...
St. Joseph’s fifth-grader Ella Knutson and sixth-grader Josie Speltz are self-professed animal lovers.“We love dogs,” Speltz said.“We just love animals,” Knutson agreed.Knutson began volunteering with the Spay and Neuter All Pets (SNAP) of Chickasaw County “a long time ago” — before she was in...
Chickasaw County Sheriff Marty Hemann announced the loss of yet another dispatcher and jailer, this time owing to retirement. James Diesburg said he will be “retiring” effective Thursday [Oct. 11].“It was an honor and privilege to work and serve the county,” Hemann read from Diesburg’s letter.The...
Canned pasta, applesauce, apple juice, fruit and granola bars, fruit snacks, microwaveable macaroni and cheese.These were the contents of a recent plastic sack kit placed discretely into children’s backpacks at school “so the other kids don’t know who’s getting it,” as part of the Backpack Program...
Ray Ambrecht’s goal is the same as every other fire chief in the state of Iowa.“We want to bring everyone home,” the longtime Fredericksburg fire chief said during a recent interview, “and that’s why we put all that time into training. You know, you hope you never have to use it but it’s better to...
Turkey Valley Homecoming Queen Karissa Schmidt and King Carter Reicks pose for a photo at halftime of Friday night’s football game that the Trojans won.— For more, see the Oct. 9 New Hampton Tribune. 

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