At Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home and Crematory, it’s always been about one family, the Hugebacks, helping another, and included in this family portrait are (front row) Bryan and Gayla Hugeback, holding Melvin and Micah Johnson, (back row) their daughter and son-in-law, Maggie and Drew Johnson and their son and daughter-in-law, Andy and Hayley Hugeback.
Drew Johnson and Andy Hugeback are two entirely different, as Johnson puts it, “humans,” but that may be one of their strengths for the funeral home they will one day run together.
New Hampton will regain quarterback Conner Rochford, who missed nearly the entire 2019 campaign after tearing ligaments in his hand during the first game last year, for the 2020 season.
Although the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) just released high school football schedules for every team across the state on Thursday, New Hampton football coach Scott Frerichs isn’t too concerned about it.
Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Thursday that she was ordering the state’s K-12 schools to be closed through April 30, but she stopped short of calling off the 2019-20 school year.
The New Hampton City Council will hold its regular meeting this coming Monday, but it will do so via Zoom.com.
The New Hampton Parks and Recreation Department announced Thursday morning that it was closing all playground equipment and play structures in its parks, effectively immediately, because of concerns about the Coronavirus COVID-19.
New Vision Woodworking owner and operator Adam Underwood stands next to the latest investment ­— a Northtech planer — he has made in his business that is located at 700 N. Linn Ave., and despite the Coronavirus situation, Underwood says New Vision remains “incredibly busy. I don’t know if it’s because people are home but we’ve got plenty of work through probably May.”
Adam Underwood stood in his shop at New Vision Woodworking, talking about the business he created in New Hampton four years ago this July.
At Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home and Crematory, it’s always been about one family, the Hugebacks, helping another, and included in this family portrait are (front row) Bryan and Gayla Hugeback, holding Melvin and Micah Johnson, (back row) their daughter and son-in-law, Maggie and Drew Johnson and their son and daughter-in-law, Andy and Hayley Hugeback.
New Hampton will regain quarterback Conner Rochford, who missed nearly the entire 2019 campaign after tearing ligaments in his hand during the first game last year, for the 2020 season.
New Vision Woodworking owner and operator Adam Underwood stands next to the latest investment ­— a Northtech planer — he has made in his business that is located at 700 N. Linn Ave., and despite the Coronavirus situation, Underwood says New Vision remains “incredibly busy. I don’t know if it’s because people are home but we’ve got plenty of work through probably May.”

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At Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home and Crematory, it’s always been about one family, the Hugebacks, helping another, and included in this family portrait are (front row) Bryan and Gayla Hugeback, holding Melvin and Micah Johnson, (back row) their daughter and son-in-law, Maggie and Drew Johnson and their son and daughter-in-law, Andy and Hayley Hugeback.
Drew Johnson and Andy Hugeback are two entirely different, as Johnson puts it, “humans,” but that may be one of their strengths for the funeral home they will one day run together. “I think one of the things that makes it work is that even though we don’t always agree,” Hugeback said, “we put the...
Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Thursday that she was ordering the state’s K-12 schools to be closed through April 30, but she stopped short of calling off the 2019-20 school year. During her daily press conference, Reynolds also extended the closure of non-essential businesses through the end of the...
The New Hampton City Council will hold its regular meeting this coming Monday, but it will do so via Zoom.com. Mayor Bobby Schwickerath, City Clerk Karen Clemens and City Attorney Kevin Kennedy will be in the Council Chambers at City Hall while the council members will participate via Zoom, as can...
The New Hampton Parks and Recreation Department announced Thursday morning that it was closing all playground equipment and play structures in its parks, effectively immediately, because of concerns about the Coronavirus COVID-19. The department’s program manager, Tara Hackman, said part of the...
New Vision Woodworking owner and operator Adam Underwood stands next to the latest investment ­— a Northtech planer — he has made in his business that is located at 700 N. Linn Ave., and despite the Coronavirus situation, Underwood says New Vision remains “incredibly busy. I don’t know if it’s because people are home but we’ve got plenty of work through probably May.”
Adam Underwood stood in his shop at New Vision Woodworking, talking about the business he created in New Hampton four years ago this July. He talked about the positives — the support from New Hampton, the growth in the business, the chance to be creative, the purchase of new, state-of-the-art...
New Hampton’s new telecommunications will eventually be housed in the old Dollar General store on the city’s Main Street. Workers are currently working on remodeling the building that will also house a “business incubator.”
New Hampton Municipal Light Plant General Manager Brian Quirk would love to travel 117 years back in time. He’d love to meet the folks who came together in 1903 to make sure Chickasaw County’s largest city would be able to access and benefit from this new-fangled thing called electricity. “They...

 

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New Hampton will regain quarterback Conner Rochford, who missed nearly the entire 2019 campaign after tearing ligaments in his hand during the first game last year, for the 2020 season.
Although the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) just released high school football schedules for every team across the state on Thursday, New Hampton football coach Scott Frerichs isn’t too concerned about it. “My approach is to make the best of our schedule. There is nothing we can do...
Lydia Gessner is hoping last year’s state track meet won’t be her final time competing on the blue oval as the 2020 track season remains up in the air due to the Cornonavirus.
After competing in the long jump at the Drake Relays at less than 100-percent in 2019 due to an injury and not performing as well as she had hoped because of it, New Hampton senior Rachel Rinken had her eyes set on qualifying for Drake again this year - this time fully healthy - to improve on this...
New Hampton golfers Allison (left) and Morgan (right) Nuss hold the 2019 Class 2A Girls State Championship Trophy after the Chickasaws dominated the competition during the state tournament held at Ames Golf & Country Club.
Everything was set up perfectly for the New Hampton girls golf team. After winning the Class 2A team state championship by a whopping margin in 2019, the Chickasaws had five of their six varsity golfers returning this year and seemed poised to make a run at winning back-to-back state titles this...
Although the 5K has been canceled, the New Hampton Running Club is still selling shirts to raise money.
The New Hampton Running Club has hosted a successful 5K each of the past four years. This year, they were excited to hold their fifth annual 5K run/walk on Saturday, April 4. However, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it has been called off. This club was created four years ago because there were...

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