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The ambulance council meets last week.
The Chickasaw County Ambulance Council received just one bid after calling for requests for proposals (RFPs) from vendors to provide ambulance service in the county. But besides the price — $245,000 for the first year of a contract — and the fact that the bid by American Medical Response (AMR)...
MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center is offering a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for children and teens next month, and parents can make their appointments online. MercyOne officials made the announcement about the clinic last week, one that saw Chickasaw County Public Health and Homecare Services...
Retired Postal Service worker Randy Sinnwell stands with a painting by Jackie Livingston, depicting some of the vehicles he’s gone through in his 42 years, along with a plaque commemorating his Million Mile award.
Randy Sinnwell may not have all the boxes checked, but there’s quite a few marked off. • He’s spent time wondering what day of the week it is • Friends and relatives make helpful suggestions about how he should spend his free time • His plans include fishing • He has a good start on spoiling his...
New Hampton Public Works Director Casey Mai said it came down to being “fair.” New Hampton City Councilman Cory McDonald, though, worried about the fact that the city in effect would be going with an “out-of-town” contractor when it came to emergency repairs to water and sewer lines. After a long...
The daughter and grandson of Loren and Gert Hintz, Gretchen and Hans Wronka visit after the showing of “Finding Loren.”
As Gretchen Wronka and her family prepared to come to New Hampton Sunday to celebrate the premiere of “Finding Loren,” she was asked what her family’s journey has taught her? “Whew, that’s a good question,” she said, “and honestly, it’s probably going to be a long story before I get to the answer...
As owners of the custom feeding operation Prime Feeders, Dan and Carol Speicher worked side-by-side at the business for 15 years. They did things together. Unfortunately, that recently included getting COVID. Carol recovered but Dan did not. On Friday, Oct. 22 Carol received monoclonal antibodies,...
It isn’t just at Veteran’s Day the the Lynch Family Foundation makes charitable donations, but with the $20,000 of donations that will be drawn this Thursday — along with feeding area veterans — it’s a major one. The Foundation started the annual event as a way to recognize and thank military...
New Hampton’s new city attorney told the City Council on Monday that the time has come for the city to do a little “code cleanup.” And city leaders agreed — voting to pay a Clear Lake company $6,500 — to streamline the city code so that is both consistent and follows state law. “Compared to other...
Chickasaw County is about to get “seasonal.” After a gorgeous start to November — temperatures were in the 50s and 60s for seven of the first 10 days of the month — our weather is going to get a little more normal in the coming days and that four-letter word — snow — may make an appearance as well...
New Horizons-Chamber Director Jason Speltz laughed when asked when he knew the annual Holiday Open House was a success? “When people were telling me that it was hard to find a parking place,” he said. “That’s when you know you’re having a really, really good day.” And Saturday was a really, really...

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