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Old school at its finest

Game days begin early for the New Hampton baseball team, especially when they’re hitting the road for an away game.Batting practice, or simply BP to those who play the game, begins at 1 p.m., and despite the fact that the players often times won’t

Chickasaw girls escape in eighth inning

New Hampton softball defeated ninth-ranked Beckman Catholic in the regional semifinal round Friday night, but it took an eighth-inning run to do so.Ahead in the game 6-1 after five innings, the Chickasaws let the Trailblazers back into the contest

Trees felled as storm batters area

For those New Hampton residents who slept through an early morning storm Thursday, they were in for a rude awakening.A fast-moving storm packing torrential rainfall, lightning and winds that gusted over 50 miles per hour caused major tree damage,

For new mayor, it’s all about energy

For Deb Larsen, being mayor of New Hampton all comes down to energy.Reenergizing the city she calls home was one of her campaign touchstones during last winter’s campaign, one which ended when she beat two opponents in a special election.And recen

Bette L. Slessor dies at 93

Bette L. Slessor age 93 of Nashua died Friday, July 1, 2016, at 9th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City.Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, July 7, 2016, at the Cedar Point Church, 310 Main Street in Nashua.

Out of the race

When Delaney Lensing saw the notepad and pen come out, she elaborated on the “pretty sweet” phrase that she used to described the one hit she had in the Turkey Valley regional opener.    “It was exhilarating, how about that?” she said.

Chickasaws claim outright NEIC crown

New Hampton had just pounded Waukon 16-0 Tuesday night when the news arrived from Cresco.Crestwood had knocked off Waverly-Shell Rock 3-2, which meant if New Hampton could finish off the sweep of the Indians, they would be the outright Northeast I

4-H and FFA Achievement Show puts spotlight on kids

If Sarah Merrifield could teach the “fair uninitiated” one thing, it would be this: Those projects — whether they be livestock, photos, foods, whatever — don’t just happen overnight.“These kids put so much time into their projects,” said the Chick

Ready for the big Show!

The Bailey sisters got off to an early start when it came to 4-H.Chelsi, Holly and Kaytie Bailey all began their 4-H careers in kindergarten when they joined the Clover Kids Program, and they couldn’t wait to be fourth-graders, when they could off

Search continues for Plainfield woman

The search continues for Cloris Mehmen a 76-year old woman who was reported missing on Tuesday evening. Over 100 volunteers came to help with the search Thursday morning at the Plainfield Fire Department.Tuesday evening at 5:11 p.m.

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