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Brian Moore has big plans for what he thinks can be a gem for the Chickasaw County Conservation Board. And even though the longtime director of the board won’t be around — in an official capacity, at least — to see the changes at the Bypass Refuge Area on New Hampton’s west side, he’s getting the...
When the City Council meeting ended last Monday night, New Hampton Mayor Bobby Schwickerath turned to the city’s new attorney and smiled. “Hey, that wasn’t that bad, was it?” Todd Prichard couldn’t help but laugh and replied, “I survived.” In all seriousness, though, last week’s meeting was the...
The weather was almost pristine Friday afternoon at Mikkelson Park. That’s if you prefer a California cool climate. That meant it was a perfect time for a ride on two wheels around the countryside and for many of the motorcycle enthusiasts that converged on the east end of New Hampton –  it was a...
Take away the start, and it was dang near impeccable. The 2021 Big 4 Fair, that is. “Oh my goodness, it was good and way beyond our expectations,” Big 4 Fair Board Secretary Nancy Hillesheim said Tuesday after the four-day fair wrapped up its run on Labor Day. “The weather was perfect, the crowds...
After going almost three months with relatively few reports of COVID-19 positive tests, Chickasaw County can’t seem to escape “double digits” when it comes to the Coronavirus. For a fifth straight week, Chickasaw County Public Health and Homecare Services Administrator Lisa Welter’s weekly report...
Chickasaw County officials say it’s important for residents who have suffered home and property damage from the recent floods to file reports if the county has any chance of receiving “individual” assistance from the federal government. But they are also warning residents that getting that...
Forgive Nancy Hillesheim if she feels a little rusty, but it has been two years since the Big 4 Fair was last held. “I don’t think I’m forgetting anything,” the Big 4 Fair Board secretary said with a laugh, “but it seems like forever since we last had the fair. Let’s see, we have all the grandstand...
The song “Proud to be an American” was played after 14 service veterans received a Quilt of Valor on Sunday, Aug. 22. The lyrics — like they often do — induced a few tears in the ceremony held at the Alta Vista Municipal Hall. Two of the veterans exchanged a kiss after the ceremony. Joshua and...
Kevin Kennedy couldn’t help but laugh Friday afternoon after he was asked how many mayors he’s served as New Hampton’s city attorney. “I think you’re calling me old,” he said with a smile before listing off the seven folks — Wendel Liddle, Don Johnson, Ray Klenske, Darwin Sittig, Bob Martin, Deb...
A train carrying hazardous materials derailed Saturday afternoon about three miles west of New Hampton, forcing Emergency Management Agency officials to order the evacuations of dozens of rural residents from their home. By Tuesday, Chickasaw County EMA Director Jeff Bernatz said progress has been...

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