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The New Hampton Elementary second grade students from the 2018-2019 school year started the project shaped like a butterfly with the help of those at the Twin Ponds Nature Center, said Chickasaw County Conservation Board Naturalist, Matt Crayne. “They raised funds to purchase the plants for the...
Five hundred, yes, 500. That’s how many graduation cards young entrepreneur, Angel Antonio, and owner of CREATIONS business, has sold. That’s over six times the New Hampton graduating class of 2020, and over thirteen and a half times the Turkey Valley graduating class size. But it was not just...
The Northeast Iowa Conference made national news this past week, and it wasn’t a “feel-good” kind of story. And NEIC officials reacted strongly Monday when the conference released a statement in which it said the league will “stand strongly for the dignity and rights of our students of color.” The...
Tatum Lechtenberg (right), a soon-to-be second-grader fighting leukemia, poses for a picture with her younger sister, Piper, at her family’s home in New Hampton.
For most of us, July 25, 2019, was just another summer day in Northeast Iowa. The sun shone brightly on a day when the temperatures were comfortably in the upper 70s. Kids rode their bikes, swam at the pool and hung out with their friends. Or at least most of them. At MercyOne New Hampton Family...
Steve McGrath admits it’s going to be a little strange when he walks into work at Ag Land Implement on Wednesday. For the first time since 1939, the business won’t be owned by a McGrath. “That’s always hard because it’s been a big part of our family for a long, long time,” he said and then flashed...
It’s the virus that just doesn’t want to go away, and with five new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the past five days, the administrator of Chickasaw County Pubic Health and Homecare Services Chickasaw wants to remind residents to do their part over the holiday weekend to slow the spread of the...
It was definitely the feel good story on social media this past Friday. The night before, two New Hampton police officers joined a third-grade baseball team coached by Jeremy Bouska and Danielle Tiemessen for a little ball, and to say it was heartwarming would be an understatement. And those two...
The strangest academic year in the history of Nashua-Plainfield Community Schools finally came to an end this past Sunday. Forty-two days after commencement was supposed to be held inside the high school gymnasium, 33 seniors received their diplomas on the track at the school’s football field. It...
The Iowa Department of Education last week provided guidance to schools as they reopen, and the report that said schools should not screen students and staff upon entering buildings or requiring face coverings generated protest among the state’s teachers and administrators “The Iowa Department of...
It was a long time coming, but New Hampton High School’s seniors finally got their day. Call it Commencement, Part II. Forty-two days after they took part in a virtual ceremony, the members of the Class of 2020 finally had their day in the sun. And we mean that literally as a short ceremony was...

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