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The New Hampton dropsite will be the ISU Extension office.
Subscribers will receive five deliveries of locally-produced winter veggies delivered every other week, January 16-March 13. You will receive produce staples like potatoes, onions, beets, squash, apples, sweet potatoes, hot house tomatoes, dried beans and salad mix.
The Winter Box is a one-time payment of $150. If you sign-up by December 16, you can receive 10% off the rate. In addition, subscribers will have the opportunity to add meat, eggs, bread and dairy products by shopping their a la carte page and have those items delivered with your winter box. Reserve your box today! Dropsites with less than 5 orders will be refunded. Payment is accepted by Paypal or by check.
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DES MOINES, Iowa (Nov. 16, 2016) — The Wellmark Foundation awarded 30 Community Kickstarter grants totaling $277,654 for initiatives intended to make Iowa communities more active or improve access to healthy foods.
"All of these communities and organizations are committed to improving the health and well-being of their citizens," said Stephanie Perry, The Wellmark Foundation manager. "These grants fund projects that will have a community-wide impact now and for future generations."
These final projects were chosen out of 79 submissions, because they focused on providing longer-term opportunities to make community members more active or improve access to healthy foods. The 30 grant recipients are:
· $5,000 Afton Community Basketball Court Resurfacing, Afton
· $10,000 Ankeny Market Pavilion, Ankeny
· $10,000 Clarksville Splash Pad, Clarksville
· $4,254 Edible Landscaping, Clear Lake, Mason City and Plymouth
· $10,000 Community Revitalization/Collins Activity Center, Collins
· $10,000 Correctionville Area Aquatic Center, Correctionville
· $10,000 Taylor Park Playground, Creston
· $10,000 Dallas Center Depot Trailhead, Dallas Center
· $9,500 Iowa Lutheran Hospital Edible Landscape, Des Moines
· $10,000 Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Des Moines
· $10,000 Outdoor Fitness Equipment at Evelyn K. Davis Park, Des Moines
· $5,400 Multi Use Trail Fix-It-Station, Dubuque
· $10,000 Fitness Equipment for Fort Dodge Trail System, Fort Dodge
· $10,000 Fort Dodge NW River District Community Garden and Wayfinding
· $10,000 Grand Junction Municipal Pool Repair Fund, Grand Junction
· $10,000 Harpers Ferry Family Splash Zones, Harpers Ferry
· $10,000 Lone Tree Community School Wellness Center, Lone Tree
· $3,500 Marengo Public Library Community Garden, Marengo
· $10,000 Prairie Creek Pavilion, Maquoketa
· $10,000 Monona City Park Trailhead, Monona
· $10,000 Dragoon Trace Nature Center, Mount Ayr
· $10,000 New Hampton TRIBE Trail, New Hampton
· $10,000 New Hampton School New Playground Equipment, New Hampton
· $10,000 Newell's Park Walking and Biking Path, Newell
· $10,000 Clarke Community Bike Share, Osceola
· $10,000 Supporting and Sheltering the Farmers Market, Riceville
· $10,000 Scranton City Park, Scranton
· $10,000 City of Wall Lake Tennis Court Restoration Project, Wall Lake
· $10,000 Kimpston's Crossing to Playscape, Waterloo
· $10,000 Pedestrian Ramp Improvements, West Union
To learn more about these projects or The Wellmark Foundation, visit Wellmark.com/Foundation.
About The Wellmark Foundation
The Wellmark Foundation is a private, nonprofit foundation created by Wellmark, Inc., doing business as Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa. Please visit The Wellmark Foundation's Web site at www.wellmark.com/foundation to learn more about our grant program, as well as a list of previous grant recipients. Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield and The Wellmark Foundation are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
Well… get ready for a Night of Jazz with the University of Iowa Jazz Ensemble. Jazz Repertory Ensemble is a big band devoted to performing the works of the jazz mainstream. This ensemble ranges between early swing and progressive jazz ( Basie, Ellington, Thad Jones, Mingus, etc). Students learn the conventions of performance practice for each era and the skills for stylistic improvisations. Members of JRE are selected by audition in the fall of each academic year and are mostly younger undergraduates.
They are showcasing their talent in New Hampton Tuesday, November 15 from 8:00-9:00pm at the Middle School Auditorium-- performing for one night only. Come out and listen to a Night of Jazz. It's free … invite others to join you.
REAP invests in projects that enhance and protect the Iowa's natural and cultural resources. 15% of REAP is set aside for grants to cities for projects that help establish natural areas, encourage outdoor recreation and resource management.
The grant money will be used for expanding the recreational trails in New Hampton. The TRIBE trail committee is working on connecting the Mikkelson Park trail to the CWC trail. This grant will help us get started on phase one of this project; which is getting the trail from Mikkelson Park through Garnant Park.
This money will not only benefit the community residents but also visitors to our community. It will create pedestrian and bicycle connections so residents and visitors can safely and comfortably access the parks in our town; enhance recreational opportunities for campground users; expand routes for the New Hampton High School track & cross country teams; and provide residents and visitors the opportunities for physical activity and outdoor recreation.
In its 27 years, REAP has benefited every county in Iowa by supporting over 15,000 projects. REAP has funded these projects with $250 million in state investments, leveraging two to three times the amount in private, local and federal dollars. Collectively, these projects have improved the quality of life for all Iowans with better soil and water quality; added outdoor recreation opportunities; sustained economic development; enhanced knowledge and understanding of our ecological and environmental assets, and preservation of our cultural and historic treasures.
Local Contact is: Megan Baltes, 641-394-2437
Rick Kramer, 641-394-5464
QuickBooks Pro 2015 - Level 1 Class # 54435
Tuesday, November 29 & Thursday, December 1 (Individuals must attend both Sessions)
5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Managing the financials of a small business can be confusing and time-consuming, but using QuickBooks® can make that task much more manageable. This 6-hour, hands-on class briefly touches on all aspects of the program to demonstrate the range of tools and functions available. You will work through a progression of exercises and real-world case studies that prepare you to be successful in today's business world. Soon, you will be streamlining invoicing, inventory tracking, budget and tax preparation, and strengthening your business financial profile with confidence!
Location: NICC Calmar Campus I Wilder Business Center, Room 106 I 1625 Hwy 150 S I Calmar, Iowa
Instructor: Ellen Brown
Register & Learn More.
** Class Size Limited! **
New Hampton Hotel/Motel Grant - http://www.newhamptonia.com/hotel-motel-grant-application.html
Chickasaw County Community Foundation Grant - https://www.cfneia.org/affiliates/chickasaw-county
Friday, November 4: Compost Only
Friday, November 18: Compost & Brush
NO CONTAINERS OVER 33 GALLONS WILL BE ACCEPTED
BRUSH CANNOT BE LONGER THAN 4 FEET
*The compost site will close November 19, 2016 (depending on weather)
Chamber Lunch and Learn
In addition to the Fiber Town Hall Meeting, a Chamber "Lunch and Learn" session will be held at noon on September 7th in the Community Room at City Hall. A light lunch will be provided for attendees. Persons planning to attend should RSVP to email@example.com by September 6th.
Residents can also learn more about the concept of a community fiber broadband network by visiting www.ourbroadbandfuture.com and clicking the New Hampton link. A Facebook page dedicated to the topic is also online at www.facebook.com/newhamptonbroadband
For more information, contact:
Curtis Dean, SmartSource Consulting
Phone: (515) 650-0251
Brian Quirk, New Hampton Municipal Light Plant
Phone: (641) 394-2196
The governor's proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of severe storms that significantly impacted those counties Aug. 23, 2016. In addition, the proclamation activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Program for residents of those counties.
The Iowa Individual Assistance Program provides grants of up to $5,000 for households with incomes up to 200 percent of the current federal poverty level, or a maximum annual income of $40,320, for a family of three. Grants are available for home or car repairs, replacement of clothing or food, and for the expense of temporary housing. Original receipts are required for those seeking reimbursement for actual expenses related to storm recovery. The grant application and instructions are available on the Iowa Department of Human Services website. Potential applicants have 45 days from the date of the proclamation to submit a claim.
Eligible residents in Bremer and Chickasaw counties have until Oct. 14, 2016, to apply for Iowa Individual Assistance as a result of these storms.
The Governor previously declared a proclamation of disaster emergency for Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek counties in response to recent severe storms and flash flooding. Eligible residents in Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek counties have until Oct. 7, 2016, to apply for Iowa Individual Assistance as a result of these storms.
To register, please call the UNI Small Business Development Center at 319-273-4344 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is limited to the first 30 participants.
This is a great example of how these grants help improve our county and quality of life.
New Hampton Farmer's Market
Thursday, August 4 4-6 pm
CarQuest Parking Lot
Do you have extra garden produce that you would be willing to share for the public to sample? Do you have a special recipe that uses your garden produce and you would be willing to share and provide copies?
The New Hampton Community Wellness group will be able to provide you with a stipend of $20 for sharing your Wellth of produce. The money comes from a grant from NE Iowa Food and Fitness through the Chickasaw County Public Health office. You may also sell your extra produce at the Farmer's Market. Tables can be made available if needed.
If you are interested or would like more information please contact Jolene Rosonke, 641-228-0304.
Jessica Marsh with the UNI Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be working with the Economic Development office and offering appointments on July 20, 2016. Jessica will make her 1st visit to New Hampton that day and will continue to have regular appointments as needed.
Established in 1981, the Iowa SBDC's provide free, confidential, customized, professional business advice in all 99 Iowa counties to entrepreneurs and existing businesses with 500 employees or less. The SBDC also presents affordable workshops that teach practical skills and techniques, conduct research, provide comprehensive information services, and offer access to subject matter experts in a variety of fields.
Contact Tammy or Megan at the New Hampton Economic Development office by calling 641-394-2437 to set an appointment to meet with the SBDC on July 20th.
You can contact them at: 641-229-5655.
"Supporting Iowa's existing industry is a key priority for PDI's (Professional Developers of Iowa) membership," stated Wayne Pantini, PDI President. "The BRE (Business Retention & Expansion) Awards are intended to increase the focus on fostering Iowa business growth by economic development organizations and spotlight BRE programs and projects that have made a significant impact on Iowa communities."
Founded in 1973, with current membership of over 320, PDI is an organization dedicated to advancing the professionalism of its members through a wide range of programs and services. As an association, PDI provides professional training that helps its members do a better job for their community. PDI creates an atmosphere of support and offers an instant network of seasoned experts for local professionals to seek advice and support.
For more information or to register for "Garden Art: Making a Leaf Casting" (#46984) visit www.nicc.edu/solutions or call NICC Business and Community Solutions at (800) 728-2256 ext. 399
Mercy Medical Center - New Hampton and Mercy Family Clinic are excited to welcome two new family physicians, Drs. Nathan & Heather Harms.
Drs. Nathan & Heather Harms visited New Hampton the beginning of March and were impressed by our hospital facilities and staff, the progressive community and friendly people they met.
"Mercy physicians and staff feel so blessed to welcome Dr. Nathan and Dr. Heather to the Mercy Medical Center - New Hampton family," stated Aaron Flugum, CEO. "They will both be amazing additions to our clinic, hospital and community."
Drs. Nathan and Heather are trained in family, inpatient and emergency medicine. They will also both care for obstetrics patients. Similar to the other Mercy Family Clinic physicians, they will do medical missions in Canillá, Guatemala with DOCS for Hope on a rotating schedule.
Dr. Nathan Harms graduated from Kansas State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in biology/pre-medicine with a minor in history. He then attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine where he earned his Doctorate of Medicine and also met his wife, Heather. Dr. Harms is currently finishing his family medicine residency at St. Mary's in Grand Junction, Colorado. During his training, Dr. Nathan has traveled to Africa and Tanzania for medical missions.
Dr. Heather Harms attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Spanish with a minor in Biology. Dr. Heather then graduated with her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. She is currently completing her residency program at St. Mary's in Grand Junction, Colorado. Dr. Heather has been doing mission work in Canillá, Guatemala since she was in middle school. Her parents work in an orphanage close to the DOC for Hope hospital site. Dr. Heather is excited to continue to serve the people of Canillá and also spend time with her family and the many friends she has met there.
Drs. Harms will begin seeing patients at Mercy Family Clinic in October. When they arrive in New Hampton a meet and greet celebration with the community will be held.
New Hampton, IA - Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) Director Beth Townsend announced today Chickasaw County has achieved Skilled Iowa Community status by meeting the metrics for both business commitments and workforce certifications.
"I am proud of the all the hard-work and dedication the leadership in Chickasaw County has put into achieving this designation," said Townsend. "Retaining and attracting a strong workforce is essential for Chickasaw County companies to grow and innovate. This designation will go a long way to help."
In order to become a Skilled Iowa Community, Chickasaw County had to have:
• five percent of the local workforce earn a National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)
• 20 percent of workers receiving unemployment insurance benefits or other specified services become NCRC certified
• 10 percent of the local employers (who represent 20 percent of the total workforce) commit to supporting the Skilled Iowa Initiative in their hiring process
The Skilled Iowa Initiative has notable benefits for local economic development efforts. Skilled Iowa aims to assist local economies in boosting the qualifications of their local workers and as a result, making the community a more attractive place for new and existing businesses.
The initiative encourages workers and students to earn an NCRC, as well as encouraging employers to recognize the certificate in the hiring process. Those earning an NCRC take a test to measure crucial workplace skills in areas such as applied mathematics, reading for information and locating information.
Skilled Iowa urges all communities in the state to visit www.skillediowa.org to learn more about this economic growth opportunity and about making the commitment to become a Skilled Iowa Community.
Thank you to everyone who took the test to help us become a Skilled Iowa Community!
Everyone is invited to enjoy this free piano concert on Saturday April 16th at Trinity Lutheran Church 223 S. Water Avenue New Hampton, IA sponsored by the Carnegie Cultural Center and ArtsShare. The Performance time is 2:00- 3:00 p.m. on Saturday April 16th.
For more information, contact the Center by phone at 641-394-2354, email email@example.com or visit the website www.carnegieculturalcenter.org
The first, Pedal & Play Sports, will be located on North Chestnut in Bob Messersmith's building. They will be a bicycle sales and repair shop with sporting goods retail. Their mission statement is to support the community with local, quality, affordable sporting good options. Their tentative open date is April 16 with bicycle repair and limited sales. They will have a grand opening in June and be a full service bicycle and sporting goods store. Owners, Brandon & Allison Hemann, are excited to start a new adventure in New Hampton!
The second, Newy's Cellular 1, will be located on Main Street in the former Boos & Straw Insurance building. They will be a cellular phone accessory and repair shop. Owner, Jeff Neuendorf, owns two other shops, one in Denver and one in Cresco. Besides cellular accessories and used phones, they will offer repair of cell phones/tablets/ipads etc. They are hoping to open their doors at the beginning of April.
We are very excited to have these two new businesses to Main Street New Hampton!! Please show them your support when they get open!