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The owner of the ambulance company that provides service to Chickasaw County will opt out of his two-year contract next summer, and he says he’s doing so because it appears the Ambulance Council is using his service as a “back-up plan” in case it doesn’t receive bids for its latest request for...
Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors meetings in the near future could be live-streamed or viewed via the Internet by the consuming public. That may be potentially good news for some who can’t attend supervisors meetings in person or have to stay home because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. All...
It has been in so many ways a renaissance season for the New Hampton cross country program. Both the boys and girls teams have won team titles at various invitationals. The Chickasaw boys are ranked eighth in the state. And New Hampton rightfully has some lofty goals as the postseason nears. But...
Some moments are bigger than the game. Sometimes unexpectedly so. Last Monday morning, Charles City varsity football player Mario Hoefer and New Hampton’s Carter Steinlage were seated next to the field where one of those moments happened, recording an interview to be aired on national television. T...
When Terry Basol considers the challenges Mother Nature hurled at farmers this growing season, the ISU Extension agronomist can’t help but shake his head in amazement when it comes to some of the yields growers are reporting after the harvest season kicked into full swing last week. “Honestly, if...
New Hampton High School's homecoming royalty was completed Friday night when Caitlyn Rochford was crowned the 2021 queen during a ceremony at halftime of the New Hampton-Crestwood foorball game. Rochford received her crown a day after Gavin Rings was named the 2021 king during a pep assembly held...
Paul Braithwaite went to work for Lynor Engineering back in 1975. The name changed to TriMark a few years later, the company became an employee-owned company — or as TriMark employees like to say, an ESOP in 1989 — and the New Hampton-based manufacturer opened a plant in the United Kingdom in the...
Two New Hampton City Council members will not seek re-election this fall; in fact, one of them will be replaced by a write-in candidate. Chickasaw County’s largest city won’t have a contested race on the ballot when voters head to the polls on Nov. 2, and after the filing deadline for nomination...
New Hampton residents will be required to use new recycling totes, beginning with garbage and recycling pick-up next week. Jendro Sanitation, which provides pick-up services in New Hampton, began delivery of the totes last week and will finish delivery this weekend. Jendro officials have said that...
The best job in Nashua late Saturday afternoon? That’s easy — serving as a judge at the Best Dam BBQ Challenge. The pay may not have been great, but sometimes there are much better rewards than monetary ones. But before the judges went to “work,” the barbecuers spent much of Saturday putting their...

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