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New Hampton seniors make their way to their seats during the processional at the start of the school's commencement ceremony Sunday.
Maybe New Hampton High School senior Will Throndson said it best Sunday afternoon as he gave one of the senior addresses during commencement. This really isn’t an end; it’s a beginning. Heck, as he pointed out, it’s the definition — “a beginning or start” — of the word commencement. So maybe that’s...
Sparboe Companies last week announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its New Hampton plant to Deb El Food Products, a New Jersey-based manufacturer that has plants in Elizabeth, New Jersey; Thompsonville, New York; and Sherburne, New York. In a press release, Deb El Food Products...
Chickasaw County’s ambulance odyssey just got weirder as the Ambulance Council cancelled its meeting that was scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday night. The Ambulance Council released a terse statement that read: “The Chickasaw County Ambulance Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at 6:00...
Lawler's Veteran's Memorial Park will host a holiday observance next Monday.
Lawler will mark Memorial Day on May 27 with two events — a Mass and the annual program and ceremony.   Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church will hold a Mass at 9 on the morning of the holiday, and coffee and rolls will be served following the service.   At 11 a.m., the Memorial Day program and...
East Prospect Street is closed Saturday night after water from Spring Creek covered the roadway.
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warming for parts of Chickasaw County, including the city of New Hampton, that will remain in effect through 1:45 a.m. Sunday. Numerous roads in New Hampton — including East Prospect Street, North Pleasant Hill Avenue and East Main Street — were...
The meeting was shorter — by more than two hours — than last week, but when the Chickasaw County Ambulance Council adjourned Monday night, the result was the same: No agreement. Ambulance Council members voted unanimously to make a formal two-year contract offer to the Chickasaw Ambulance Service...
The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 Monday to place a measure on the ballot this fall that would allow county residents to decide if ambulance service can be a deemed an essential service. If they do so, the county can levy taxes to help support ambulance service. The vote will take...
Members of the Ambulance Council hold their meeting Tuesday night, when more than 120 residents turned out.
After an almost 3 1/2-hour meeting, the Chickasaw Ambulance Council decided to make a counteroffer to the Chickasaw Ambulance Service. More than 120 residents attended the meeting and many spoke about their concerns — ranging from the county not having an ambulance service in place on July 1 to...
MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center CEO and President Aaron Flugum believes he understands both sides of the issue when it comes to the ambulance situation in Chickasaw County. But he also believes the hospital must stand by the volunteers who have made the Chickasaw Ambulance Service “an excellent...
When Dixie Zeien’s grandchildren visited her after school on Thursday, she gave them a choice.“They could go to the roller rink — because we own the skating rink — garage saling or to grandma’s house, and they chose here,” Zeien said at one of the well-stocked garages on Ash Drive.Her grandson Ryan...

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