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Best part of Hall is chance to come home

Gina Shannon Stoughton took a good long look around the track Friday night and couldn’t help but smile.“It’s nice to come home,” the newly inducted New Hampton Athletic Hall of Fame member said.

Community comes together to make a great homecoming

What a week for homecoming! Rain, school closures and tons of school spirit! I was so happy to be a part of a team that helped unite the New Hampton businesses and the New Hampton High School to see red and black spread throughout New Hampton!The

District’s finances look good

New Hampton Superintendent Jay Jurrens delivered the School Board some good news last week when it came to the district’s finances.Jurrens reported during last week’s board meeting that New Hampton added almost $350,000 to its unspent spending aut

County may get flood help

Ken Rasing was trying to keep the latest round of flooding in perspective last Friday afternoon.As the Chickasaw County emergency management director talked, he was sitting in the Butler County Emergency Management Office in Allison.

Halloween Hike: Creatures of the Deep

Join Chickasaw County Conservation to learn about some ‘Creatures of the Deep” on Oct. 11.

Fall Craft and Vendor Show

The Gateway to Northeast Iowa Welcome Center in Nashua will hold a fall craft and vendor show on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be more than 15 different home based businesses, home made crafts, food and more.

Varsity players lend a hand to next generation

It’s a Thursday evening on a gorgeous fall night at Mikkelson Park as two boys get wide eyed as they look at Kam Pfaffle.One of them looks at his pal and asks, “Who is that one?”“That’s Kam Pfaffle,” his friend says, “and he’s really good.”“He’s b

Siren Testing

Chickasaw County Emergency Management will conduct the monthly test of the sirens and indoor warning system on Monday, Oct. 3 at 11 a.m.  If severe weather threatens on this date, the test will be done on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 11 a.m.

Festival isn’t just about money

Maple Avenue between Hale and Court streets was filled to the brim, as was the St.

Royalty crowned at Turkey Valley

Brooke Herold donned the Homecoming Queen crown for Turkey Valley Friday night as the school celebrated Homecoming 2016. The daughter of Matt and Lori Herold, Brooke joined Garrison Kruse, who was named the Homecoming King Thursday.

Smith crowned homecoming queen

Morgan Smith was crowned the 2016 New Hampton homecoming queen during halftime of the Chickasaws' football game with Clarion-Goldfield-Dows/CAL Friday night.Smith's crowning came a night after Ryan Gorman was named homecoming king during

Council says no to golf carts

The long journey of an ordinance that would allow golf carts and UTVs on New Hampton’s streets may not be over quite yet despite the fact that the City Council did not approve the first reading of the ordinance on Monday night.City leaders have be

Vendor learned to crochet from her grandmother and continues to practice

Learning to crochet all those years ago turned out to be a great investment for Welcome Center Vendor Teresa Staudt’s future.

Gorman crowned New Hampton homecoming king

Ryan Gorman was crowned New Hampton's homecoming king during a festive coronation ceremony that was held Thursday night.It ended the strangest day of homecoming week as New Hampton did not have school Thursday because of flooding in the area,

Area hit yet again with flooding

The disbelief in Jay Jurrens’ voice on Thursday morning came through loud and clear over the phone.The New Hampton superintendent was somewhere near Ionia, seeing if there was any chance that classes could be held, as he talked about the latest ro

Nashua-Plainfield Homecoming Court announced

Nashua-Plainfield High School students prepare for the big homecoming game this week against the West Fork Warhawks, first with the announcement of the 2016 Homecoming Court.This year’s Homecoming Court consists of  Nathan Murphy, Jared Whitinger,

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