[ View All News ]

News Search Results


Your Search:      # of Results: 235


Second Fiber Town Hall Meeting Scheduled

Posted: Thu, September 1, 2016
A second Fiber Town Hall Meeting to provide information about a possible community fiber broadband network in New Hampton has been scheduled for 6:30pm on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 in the Community Room at New Hampton City Hall. The meeting is designed to discuss the concept of a community network with residents and answer any questions. The meeting is open to everyone and no RSVP is required.


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 curtis@smartsourceconsulting.com by September 6th.


Online Resources

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
curtis@smartsourceconsulting.com
Phone: (515) 650-0251

or

Brian Quirk, New Hampton Municipal Light Plant
Phone: (641) 394-2196
... [ Read More ]


Proposed Golf Cart Ordinance

Posted: Wed, August 31, 2016
... [ Read More ]


IowaBIG North

Posted: Tue, August 30, 2016
The New Hampton IowaBig office provides a centralized affordable location for individuals and entrepreneurs to conduct and grow their business. While the space provides basic physical amenities such as a work space, high-speed internet access, a conference room, and private office space, it's also designed to encourage collaboration among similarly minded individuals and entrepreneurs.  For more information, please contact Tammy at 641-394-2437.
... [ Read More ]


Gov. Branstad Issues Disaster Proclamation for Two Counties

Posted: Tue, August 30, 2016
On Monday, August 29, Gov. Terry E. Branstad issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for Bremer and Chickasaw counties in response to recent severe storms and flash flooding.

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.
... [ Read More ]


Carnegie Cultural Center's Farewell to Summer Concert

Posted: Mon, August 8, 2016
Carnegie Cultural Center will be holding their Annual Farewell to Summer Concert on Sunday August 21 at 7 pm at the Bandshell in Mikkelson Park.  The band featured will be The Miles Adams Band.  The Miles Adams Band includes members from several small towns in Northeast Iowa.  Playing music from the 60's, 70's, 80's and beyond in a wide variety of styles, the band is sure to play something for everyone. Members include drummer Chris Miles, Bill Adams on bass, Bob Huinker on lead guitar and trumpet, Kat Bauer lead vocal and keyboard, Gwen Silhacek on flute, sax, rhythm guitar and keyboard, and Dan Silhacek on lead vocals, congas, trumpet, and harmonica.  Bring your lawn chairs and come out to Mikkelson Park for this fun event before the start of school!
... [ Read More ]


Mercy Family Clinic Welcome

Posted: Fri, July 29, 2016
... [ Read More ]


Quickbooks Class Offered

Posted: Wed, July 27, 2016
The University of Northern Iowa's Small Business Development Center is proud to offer a QuickBooks Level I class on September 20, 22, & 27 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm at their center located at 8120 Jennings Drive in Cedar Falls. The Quickbooks Level I class will take place in the Business and Community Services building in Room 33. Judy Schindel, CPA will serve as instructor for this course. You can learn how to set up a company, customer and vendor files, and chart of accounts. QuickBooks Level I will teach attendees how to manage money coming in and money going out including sales, invoicing, paying bills, and tracking expenses. Attendees will also learn how to use reports to understand their business, including profitability and sales trends. All materials are included with the registration fee. Basic computer knowledge is required.  The UNI Small Business Development Center is proud to offer this course for the small fee of $25.

To register, please call the UNI Small Business Development Center at 319-273-4344 or e-mail unisbdc@gmail.com. Registration is limited to the first 30 participants.

... [ Read More ]


Airport Campground Playground Equipment

Posted: Tue, July 19, 2016
The Chickasaw County Conservation Board has been working towards updating the playground equipment at Airport Lake Campground.  With the help of Chickasaw County Community Foundation and New Hampton Hotel-Motel grants, that project is in the works!  Check out the pictures below.  With the help of Lion's Club & three conservation employees, the new playground equipment is in and they hope to finish up the project in the next few weeks.  According to Matt Crayne with Chickasaw County Conservation there are plans to continue to improve the campground and add more campsites.  He stated that last year was a record year for usage of the campground.

This is a great example of how these grants help improve our county and quality of life.

... [ Read More ]


Share the Wellth

Posted: Mon, July 18, 2016
Share the Wellth
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.
... [ Read More ]


Small Business Development Center Coming to NH

Posted: Thu, June 23, 2016
Are you thinking about starting or expanding a business and you're not sure about how to proceed?  Are you unsure how to start succession planning? The New Hampton Economic Development office can help you find answers.

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.
... [ Read More ]


New US Cellular Store Now OPEN!

Posted: Wed, June 1, 2016
The new US Cellular Store located on Milwaukee St in New Hampton is now open for business!  They have 6 Retail Wireless Consultants and 1 Store Manager.  Their hours are: Monday-Friday 9 am-6 pm, Saturday 10 am-5 pm, and Sunday 12-5 pm.  They are a full service US Cellular store and work with bill payments, cellular devices, tablets, home phones, and home internet. 

You can contact them at: 641-229-5655. 
... [ Read More ]


Sparboe Foods Career Fair

Posted: Mon, May 16, 2016
Looking for a job?  Sparboe Foods is having a career fair.  See the flyer on the right.
... [ Read More ]


BRE Award

Posted: Tue, May 3, 2016
Last week, Tammy and Megan attended the SMART Conference in Des Moines.  At the conference, the region we belong to, Cedar Valley Region of Iowa, was honored for our outstanding efforts of local and regional economic development initiatives in supporting growth and expansion of existing Iowa companies.  

"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.

... [ Read More ]


NICC Offers Garden Art: Making a Leaf Casting

Posted: Mon, May 2, 2016
New Hampton—Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) is offering "Garden Art: Making a Leaf Casting" on Wednesday, June 8 & 15 at 6:30 pm at the Becky Schoenfeld Residence. Leaf Casting - the use of real foliage as a concrete mold - is a creative process that captures the organic beauty of nature in a durable piece of art. In addition to attractiveness, when filled with water, a cast leaf basin attracts birds and other wildlife. During the first session, students will choose from a variety of leaf types and pour their castings to dry and cure until the second session. The following week, the cast basins are resealed and students paint them for outdoor use. A $30 supply fee is due to the instructor at the first session. Course fee is $19.

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
... [ Read More ]


New Physicians to Join Mercy-New Hampton

Posted: Fri, April 22, 2016
New Physicians to Join Mercy

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.

... [ Read More ]


Chickasaw County Achieves Skilled Iowa Community Status

Posted: Fri, April 22, 2016
Chickasaw County Achieves Skilled Iowa Community Status

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!

... [ Read More ]


The UI Piano Celebration: From Bach to Barber

Posted: Fri, April 8, 2016
An international Steinway Artist and Professor of Piano at the University of Iowa, Dr. Ksenia Nosikova presents her 4 award-winning students in an exciting program of solo piano music.  These accomplished piano virtuosos will perform a diverse selection of piano masterworks from different centuries, including old favorites by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, and Ravel. The performers will also share their thoughts on the pieces they will be playing.
 
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 carnegiecc@yahoo.com or visit the website www.carnegieculturalcenter.org

... [ Read More ]


2 New Businesses to Open in NH!

Posted: Thu, March 31, 2016
We are excited to announce there will be two new businesses opening in New Hampton on Main Street.  

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!

... [ Read More ]


Volunteers Needed

Posted: Thu, March 24, 2016
Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging (NEI3A) is in need of volunteers to deliver meals to homebound seniors, 60 years of age and older and their spouses, in our area. They are requesting your help to keep this valuable program running.

Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging serves 18 counties in Northeast Iowa, Chickasaw being one of them. They have senior centers spread across these counties, each one with a meal program. Most of these sites prepare hot meals, delivered by volunteers. Their home delivered meals are delivered Monday-Friday over the lunch hour. They are seeking volunteers to pick up meals at the site and personally deliver them to homebound community members in our area.

While the number of meals that need to be delivered may vary from place to place, the typical time commitment is from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm. Volunteers are encouraged to deliver meals whenever they can, whether it's every week day or once a month.

If this volunteer opportunity interests you, place contact Kim Hinz, 319-874-6863.
... [ Read More ]


Landfill Open

Posted: Thu, March 24, 2016
Due to all the sticks and trees down from the storm, the New Hampton Landfill will be open for dumping of sticks & brush now through Tuesday, March 29.  There will be no charge for dumping sticks & brush.

If you have any questions, contact City Hall at 394-5906.
... [ Read More ]


Homebuyer Education & Budget Counseling Courses

Posted: Wed, March 23, 2016
Northeast Iowa Community Action Housing is offering Homebuyer Education and Budget Counseling Courses.
 
For the homebuyer we have a Homebuyer Workshop packed with activities and information to determine how much house you can afford, who the players are in the home buying process, identify assistance programs, and get you into the mortgage product that is right for you. The course also introduces what to expect as a new homeowner.
 
The Money Mapper is the budget counseling course. It offers activities and information to help identify where your money is going and how to take control of your finances. Make Your Money Move with The Money Mapper.
 
Both courses continue to be available free of charge. Please register by contacting NEICAC Housing at 563-382-8436 (ext 151 for Jeremy, ext 109 for Lesa) or email housing@neicac.org.
... [ Read More ]


Drug-Free Workplace Training

Posted: Tue, March 22, 2016
Pathways Behavioral Services will be providing a 2 hour Drug-Free Workplace Training for supervisors.  See the flyer on the right.

For more information or to register contact Nora Kurtovic or Vicki Mueller at Pathways Behavioral Services at 319-235-6571.

... [ Read More ]


COMPOST SITE AND COMPOST PICKUP INFORMATION

Posted: Thu, March 10, 2016

The New Hampton Compost Site located at 2130 Odessa Ave will open on Thursday, April 14, 2016.  Hours for the site will be:

           Tuesday - 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

           Thursday - 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

           Saturday - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Fees will be:  $2.00 per licensed vehicle or trailer; $5.00 per dump truck load

Compost will be picked up curbside on Friday, April 8, 2016 and compost and brush (no longer then 4 feet) will be picked up on Friday, April 22, 2016.  No barrels will be picked up.

... [ Read More ]


NH Public Library to Host Genealogy Class

Posted: Fri, March 4, 2016

Kevin Spire, a volunteer with the Iowa Genealogical Society will conduct a beginning genealogy class on Saturday, March 12 from 10:00 until noon at the New Hampton Public Library.  The title of the class is Finding Your Roots - A Beginner's Guide to Genealogy.

The class covers organizing your information - forms, charts, physical storage of papers and an overview of software programs.  We'll also discuss how to evaluate sources and learn about the pitfalls of relying on others research, both online and in books.  We'll explore genealogy websites and work through some basic building blocks of genealogy, including your personal family items and census records.  Attendees are encouraged to bring birth and death dates and locations for their grandparents or great-grandparents so we can try to locate more information about them.  When we're done, everyone should have a good idea on how to start, where to go for more information and how much fun family research can be.

Class is restricted to 20 participants and you can save your place by calling (641) 394-2184.

... [ Read More ]


Business Counselor to be in New Hampton

Posted: Mon, February 29, 2016
New Hampton Economic Development will be offering free and confidential business assistance Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Amy Chicos will be available to offer one-on-one, free and confidential counseling services.

Chicos is a small business counselor for NICC SBDC. Her background includes small business ownership, non-profit start-up, teaching, employment & training, and counseling. Chicos will provide advice for those thinking of starting a business. Existing business owners may receive assistance on topics such as expansion challenges or marketing issues. Chicos's visit to New Hampton is sponsored by New Hampton Economic Development, NICC, and the Northeast Iowa Business Network (NIBN), which consists of economic development staffers from Allamakee, Clayton, Delaware, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek counties.

Participants from throughout the county interested in the free counseling session should contact New Hampton Economic Development at 641-394-2437 to make an appointment.

... [ Read More ]

News

DEB EL Food Products LLC

Posted: Tue, May 21, 2019
Great afternoon meeting the owners of DEB EL Food Products LLC.  DEB EL Food Products LLC is the new company taking ownership of the former Sparboe Foods facility.  Thank you for your investment in our community!  Stay tuned for more information to be released soon.
... [ Read More ]

TRIBE Trail Lands $100,000 Grant

Posted: Thu, May 9, 2019

The TRIBE Trail's second phase is definitely a go after committee members learned last week that the Wellmark Foundation has awarded the trail a $100,000 grant.

That means the TRIBE Trail Committee has enough money to go ahead with the bidding process for Phase II of the trail that will run from Logan Street to Linn Avenue and cost about $625,000 to build.

Committee member Megan Baltes said the committee had used the Wellmark grant in its preliminary calculations on how much money it had raised so "this is really big for us to have it secured and we're very appreciative of the Wellmark Foundation's belief in our project."

Along with grants from the Iowa Department of Transportation, the Black Hawk Gaming Association, the Chickasaw County Community Foundation and Wellmark, the committee has also received about $249,000 in private donations to help fund Phase II of the trail that will eventually connect trails in Mikkelson Park and the city's west-side Industrial Park.

Because the Iowa Department of Transportation's grant comes from its Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) that is funded by federal dollars, the committee must bid out Phase II of the project.

Baltes and fellow TRIBE Trail Committee member Rick Kramer expect to bid the project in June and work will begin sometime this August and be completed by the fall.

Phase I of the TRIBE Trail runs from Mikkelson Park through the Boy Scout Playground, down Fourth Avenue and through Garnant Park and was built in the fall of 2017.

Article courtesy of: Bob Fenske, editor@nhtrib.com
... [ Read More ]

Summer Employment Opportunities for College Students

Posted: Tue, May 7, 2019
Summer Employment Opportunities for College Students

Leisuretime Golf Cars -  Sales Representative.  This position would require a person with an outgoing personality that is engaging.  It would be a commission based part time position.  Please contact Nick Noehl at Leisuretime 641-394-3944.
 
Linn Haven Rehab & Healthcare - Housekeeping, Laundry, Dietary Department and Certified Nursing Assistants.  They will hire for summer help in all areas.  Please apply at Linn Haven (530 S. Linn Ave). 

New Hampton Transfer and Storage - Warehouse and office position.  Please apply at NH Transfer (1970 North Linn Ave) or email info@nhwarehouse.com and they can email you an application.

NH Nursing & Rehab - Part-time dietary aide.  Must be 16 years of age.  Email Lori Hanson (lhanson@nhnursingandrehabcenter.com) for more information or stop in at the Nursing home for an application.

NH Park and Rec - Job applications available at their office. Various positions. Please fill out an application and drop it off at the Park and Rec office or call 641-394-5464.

Milkhouse Candles - Full-time production floor positions available.  (Must be 18) Come work with an amazing team and go home smelling good everyday!  Hours are Monday-Friday, 7-3.  Please apply at:  http://www.milkhousecandles.com/team

Croell, Inc. - Dump Truck Drivers.  Full time position.  Requires a Class B CDL.  This position is a traveling position, typically Monday thru Friday.  To apply, please contact Jordan at 641-394-6789 or apply online at www.croell.com/careers/positions

Five Star Coop - Part-time help this summer at the Hardware Store.
The positions available are Warehouse Assistant and Retail Associate.  After school hours until 6:00 pm, and rotating Saturdays 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  More hours available during the summer.
Competitive wages; Candidates can apply in person at Five Star Cooperative Hardware, or online at https://www.fivestarcoop.com/Careers

... [ Read More ]
[ View All News ]

Upcoming Events

[ View All Events ]