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Now accepting credit & debit card payments

Posted: Mon, September 22, 2014
The City of New Hampton will be accepting credit and debit card payments as of September 25th!
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Low-Moderate Income Housing Grant

Posted: Wed, September 17, 2014
The City of New Hampton is taking applications for a Housing Repair Program that will be administered by the City. Common repairs may include roofs, a furnace, windows, doors, electrical upgrade, water heaters and other plumbing repairs. Approved projects must have a minimum cost estimate of $1,000, but no project shall receive more than $7,500 from the City.

The deadline to submit applications to City Hall is December 1, 2014. Homeowners must meet certain requirements to be eligible to participate in the grant program. In general, applicants must own or be buying the home, be current on their property tax and utility payments and the gross household income cannot exceed an established income ceiling based on household size. Contact the City Clerk's office, 112 E Spring St, 641-394-5906, for an application and the income limits.
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Notice: Tree Trimming

Posted: Wed, September 3, 2014
NOTICE:

The City Code of the City of New Hampton states that the owner or occupant of the abutting property shall keep the trees on, or overhanging the street trimmed so that all branches will be at least 12 feet about the surface of the street and eight feet above the sidewalks. If the abutting property owner fails to trim or maintain trees within a prescribed period of time, the City will trim the trees.

If you have trees that are in violation of the City Code, please have them trimmed by September 21, 2014 so the City will not have to take action.
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A Students Perspective

Posted: Fri, August 29, 2014
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School Facility Tour

Posted: Wed, August 27, 2014
They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. If you are not able to tour the current elementary and middle school on Thursday evening, here is a video.
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Community Meeting

Posted: Wed, August 20, 2014
Get your questions about the school building project answered at the next community meeting to be held on August 28th at 6:30 in the middle school auditorium.  There will be a tour of the building at 6:00 and the meeting will start with a short presentation and then time will be provided to answer any questions that still may exist.
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Treasure Chest Addition

Posted: Tue, August 19, 2014
Exciting things are happening at New Hampton Comprehensive Systems (Treasure Chest)!  They are in the process of adding a 80' x 46' addition to their existing building.  Comprehensive Systems is a non-profit business.  Their goal for this project is to raise $250,000.  The funds received for this project will go towards building costs.  This expansion will help them have more space in the donation area & give them a larger processing area.  Day Habilitation Services support individuals in developing or maintaining life skills or skills for community integration.  The added space will allow additional room for Day Hab individuals.  So far Comprehensive Systems has raised $64,717 of their $250,000 goal and they need your help to raise the rest! 

Comprehensive Systems is having a Grain Raffle.  They are raffling a grain wagon with approximately 400 bushel of corn, valued at approximately $2,000 (market value as of 10/1/14).  The drawing will be held October 1, 2014, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at the Sleep Inn in Charles City.  You can purchase raffle tickets at the Treasure Chest in New Hampton or Charles City.  1 raffle ticket for $5 or 7 raffle tickets for $20.

For more information about donating to this project, contact Peg Testroet at 641-394-3344 or pegtestroet@comprehensivesystems.org.
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KIDS Committee - Community Impact

Posted: Thu, August 14, 2014
Research indicates that quality public schools can help make states and localities more economically competitive.
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KIDS Committee - Safety Concerns

Posted: Tue, August 12, 2014
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KIDS Committee - Collaborative Learning

Posted: Mon, August 11, 2014
"It is the responsibility of every community to build a better future for our students." ~Margaret Mead
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KIDS Committee

Posted: Tue, August 5, 2014
KIDS - Keep Improving District Schools

As the September 9 voting date nears, stay tuned to our web site & the KIDS Committee Facebook page (www.facebook.com/newhamptonkids) for videos & information regarding the proposed school project.  We encourage you all to get informed and go to the polls to vote on September 9. 

"Education is the best investment we can make- one that pays off in countless dividends, for us, for our children, and for our society... If we hope to maintain or improve the quality of life in our communities, attract new industries, and continue to prosper as a nation, top-notch schools are essential." (American Association of School Administrators 1999)
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Required Employer Posters

Posted: Mon, July 28, 2014
If you are looking for the updated posters that are required to be hung at each place of business, please see the link below.  We (Economic Development) will no longer have these available out of our office, but you can print them off of the site below.  If you have any questions, please let us know!

http://www.iowaworks.org/reqposters.htm

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Mercy Medical - Top 20 Best Practices

Posted: Tue, July 22, 2014
Congratulations Mercy Medical Center - New Hampton!  We are grateful to have you in our community!

Mercy Medical Center - New Hampton has merited Top 20 Best Practices in Quality designation among all 1,332 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the nation. The National Rural Health Association considers Mercy Medical Center - New Hampton to be an exemplar in best practices in all of rural health care.

"We are truly honored to be named a Top 20 CAH for quality. Every day, our employees deliver quality care with leadership from our medical staff to assure the best outcomes for patients," stated Dr. Paul McQuillen.

The Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals, including Mercy-New Hampton, scored best among critical access hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics' Hospital Strength IndexTM for Quality. The Quality index is a rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank across the five categories of Hospital Compare Process of Care measures. The quality of care provided in Acute Myocardial Infraction (Heart Attack), Heart Failure, Pneumonia, Congestive Heart Failure, Surgical Care and Outpatient measures is indexed across the range of national performance for each measure. The index scores are averaged to produce a single composite score.

"The award recognizes the hard work and commitment to quality that every one of Mercy's staff members, medical staff providers and volunteers have," expressed Bruce Roesler, Mercy - New Hampton CEO. "It is a confirmation of the strides we've made turning Mercy - New Hampton into one of the best rural hospitals in northeast Iowa."

About the National Rural Health Association
NRHA is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and well-being of rural Americans and providing leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education and research. NRHA membership is made up of 21,000 diverse individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health. For more information, visit www.RuralHealthWeb.org.

About iVantage Health Analytics
iVantage Health Analytics, Inc.TM is a privately held healthcare business intelligence and technology company. The company is a leading provider of information products serving an expansive healthcare industry. iVantage Health AnalyticsTM integrates diverse information with innovative delivery platforms to ensure customers' timely, concise, and relevant strategic action. For more information, visit www.iVantageHealth.com.
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Mercy Medical Center - Hearing Test

Posted: Thu, July 17, 2014
Mercy Medical Center-NH is pleased to announce they have implemented hearing (audiometric) testing.  This testing is designed to help preserve and protect the hearing of individuals.  These individuals range from farmers to those that work in manufacturing, truck drivers or anyone that could be at risk of hearing related complaints/symptoms.  This testing is designed to perform at baseline or on a regular basis to detect trends in hearing capability.
 
Brittany Rethamel and Jordan Anderson both recently obtained their Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist (COHC) credential.  Many businesses depend upon certified clinicians who conduct audiometric testing as part of the hearing conservation team to help prevent hearing loss among workers.  Testing costs $42 per person.  Businesses and industries are encouraged to call for contracted pricing based on the number of annual tests.  For more information, please call Mercy's Therapy Department, 641-394-1616.
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Disaster Funds

Posted: Wed, July 16, 2014
News Release:  July 15, 2014

Individual Grant Assistance Funds for Chickasaw County Residents
 
(New Hampton) - Chickasaw County residents affected by the severe storms beginning June 26th may be eligible to apply for individual grant assistance to cover losses experienced due to the severe storms and associated flooding.  To qualify, households must be located within the disaster declaration area, and must meet income guidelines.
 
The program provides up to $5,000 per household to cover repairs, debris removal, furnace or water heater work, replacement of lost or spoiled food, and other household losses.
 
Households must have an income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guideline as shown below:
 
# in HH Maximum gross yearly income
1               $23,340
2               $31,460
3               $39,580
4               $47,700
 
Each additional household member add $8,120
 
Or the applicant must currently receive a benefit from the Iowa Department of Human Services, such as WIC, food assistance, Medicaid, FIP assistance, or child care assistance.
 
Because the eligibility process established for this program is complex, Chickasaw County residents who may benefit from this assistance are encouraged to contact the NEICAC Chickasaw County Family Service Office in New Hampton at (641) 394-2007 to begin the application process or they can contact NEICAC's Director of Community Outreach & Development directly at (563) 382-8436 (Decorah).
 
Applications will be accepted through August 28, 2014, or until all funding provided for this program has been expended.
 
For more information contact:
 
David P. Boss
Director of Community Outreach & Development
Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation
(563) 382-8436
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Public Schools & Economic Development

Posted: Tue, July 15, 2014
Below is a published study about public schools & their direct effect on economic development in your community.  With the school bond vote coming up in September, we thought this was a great article on the impact a new school would have on our community!

Research indicates that quality public schools can help make states & localities more economically competitive. 
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NH Farmer's Market Ice Cream Night!

Posted: Thu, July 3, 2014
Join us for FREE Soft Serve Ice Cream!
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New Hampton Job Fair

Posted: Wed, June 4, 2014
New Hampton Economic Development and IowaWORKS will be sponsoring a Job Fair on Tuesday, June 10th from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the New Hampton High School. This is open to the public.
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Online Marketing Lunch & Learn

Posted: Wed, May 28, 2014
Join us Monday, June 23 for an Online Marketing Lunch & Learn at Big's Eds.  The cost of the lunch & learn will be $10.  Get all your web site & social media questions answered!

To register, visit: https://www.facebook.com/NewHorizonsChamber/app_1424338834502940 or call the Chamber office at 641-394-2021.

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FREE CNA Class!

Posted: Fri, May 16, 2014
Earn $10-$12 per hour in just 2 months!

FREE Orientation!
Tuesday, May 20   4-6 p.m.
Zip's Truck Equipment
316 W Milwaukee St, New Hampton

  •     Learn about jobs as a Certified Nurse Aide
  •     Tour facilities and meet the human resources staff of New Hampton Nursing & Rehab
  •     Find out more about the application process
  •     Discover how you can earn a certificate at no cost if you meet all eligibility requirements
  •     This orientation is mandatory for program participants

Does a career as a Certified Nurse Aide interest you?  Applicants are needed for the Certified Nurse Aide certificate program at Northeast Iowa Community College.  Participates will complete the Certified Nurse Aide certificate program in 80 hours and will have an opportunity to meet NICC's employer sponsor, New Hampton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

To register or for more information, call 800-728-2256 ext 399
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NICC FUN Spring Classes!

Posted: Fri, May 2, 2014
NICC OFFERS GARDEN ART: LEAF CASTING CLASS

CALMAR—Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Business and Community Solutions is offering the two-session class, "Garden Art: Making a Leaf Casting" (#30106), on Wednesday, June 4 and 11, at the Schoenfeld residence, located at 1053 South 4th Avenue, New Hampton.  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 for your yard or garden. In addition to its 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 put 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 supply fee of $30 is due to the instructor at the first session.

To register online for "Garden Art: Making a Leaf Casting" (#30106), or for more information, visit www.nicc.edu/solutions, or call NICC Business and Community Solutions at (800) 728-2256, ext. 399.

NICC OFFERS SPRING FABRIC WREATH CLASS

CALMAR—Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Business and Community Solutions is offering the class "Tied Up in Knots" (#30013) on May 20 at the City Hall Community Room #112, located on East Spring Street, New Hampton.  This is the perfect class for community members who are ready to update their home décor for the fresh, new spring season. Using fabric with the latest designs, patterns and colors, participants learn a knotting technique to create a welcoming keepsake wreath to display.

Join instructor Megan Gleason and invite friends to the class. A supply fee of $20 is due to the instructor at the first session and covers all the class materials.

To register online for "Tied Up in Knots" (#30013), or for more information, visit www.nicc.edu/solutions, or call NICC Business and Community Solutions at (800) 728-2256, ext. 399.
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NICC Offers...

Posted: Mon, April 28, 2014
NICC OFFERS…….

CALMAR—Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Business and Community Solutions is offering the class "A Garden in a Can" (#29892) on May 8, 2014 at Morris Landscaping and Garden Center from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Spring is finally here!  Create a beautiful and easy-care container garden using a colorful watering can as your planter. You'll learn about and choose a Proven Winner or other popular annual flower, use the right techniques to pot it up with soil, and top off your creation with decorator moss.  Finally, you can add pizazz to your watering can with colorful vinyl stickers that you "punch out". A supply fee of $20 is due to the instructor at class, and covers all the materials you need.  Just bring your green thumb!

To register online for "A Garden in a Can" (#29892), or for more information, visit www.nicc.edu/solutions, or call NICC Business and Community Solutions at call (800) 728-2256, ext. 399.

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Summer Lunch Program

Posted: Thu, April 3, 2014
The Summer Feeding Program will run from June 2nd- June 27th 2014. This is a FREE lunch provided for any and all kids ages 1-18. The lunch is being provided by the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Children are able to come & pick up their free lunch at the New Hampton Park & Recreation Office located at 112 East Spring Street. Lunch can be picked up Monday-Thursday from 11-1pm. If a child is unable to pick up his/her lunch, a family member or friend is also able to pick it up for them. You must register your son/daughter if you would like them to receive the free lunch.  For further questions or to register, contact Tara at Park & Rec, 641-394-5464.  See poster below for more details.
 

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SBDC Success Story Right Here in NH

Posted: Mon, March 24, 2014
Iowa Small Business Development Center

The business owners and entrepreneurs that they assist are the driving force behind Iowa's economic growth.  SBDC personnel are very dedicated and diligent and always do their best to help Iowa's businesses to flourish and grow. Each entrepreneur is unique and has a great story to tell.  Be sure to check out each company's website or Facebook page for even more information.  Here is a success story from New Hampton!


Mobile Ag Repair, New Hampton

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at the University of Northern Iowa helped Jason Shatek update his business plan, prepare necessary financial projections, and find sources of capital to fund needed updates of his existing mobile agricultural equipment repair business.

After working for seven different farm equipment dealers in two different states as an agricultural machinery technician, Jason Shatek decided there was very little chance for advancement in his chosen occupation. So he decided to create his own advancement by starting his own machinery repair service nearly five years ago in New Hampton, Iowa.

The large farming machines used today are difficult to transport to a dealer's shop. They are usually loaded on a semi-trailer truck, hauled to the dealership, repaired, and hauled back to the farmstead. Such transportation expense can be considerable. When competing with major-line, multi-location farm equipment dealerships, Jason knew he needed to serve a niche and have a strong competitive advantage, so he developed a repair shop on his service truck and took his business on the road. Jason began offering on-farm services to a multi-county area based around New Hampton.

Jason has grown his Mobile Ag Repair business since 2007 by offering high-quality, on-the-farm services specializing in John Deere equipment, but also providing services to all colors and makes of ag machinery. Entrepreneurship is contagious, evidenced by Jason's wife, Joy, who started her own business. The couple also buys and sells autos and farm equipment; taking care of rental properties consumes the rest of the couple's spare time.

Even though Mobile Ag Repair had been experiencing steady growth, the recent sluggish economy carried through into the farm economy, making it difficult for Jason to expand. Continual innovations in machinery technology requires education, shop manual updates, and test equipment.

Jason began to search for sources of capital to fund needed updates and was referred to the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Northern Iowa. SBDC consultant Rich Petersen explained various funding programs and Jason decided to go with the Iowa MicroLoan program. The SBDC provided assistance in preparing his company's loan application, updating the company's business plan, and preparing the necessary financial projections.

The company's Iowa MicroLoan application was approved so Jason made his updates and successfully expanded and improved his business.

Jason said the business planning process with the SBDC was very helpful in developing growth strategies for the future of his business. When asked about the biggest challenges of business ownership, Jason replied, "Being the boss is nice, but some days, when working alone, it's hard to get motivated. It's easy to get distracted." According to Jason, "The SBDC has been very helpful in answering our questions and preparing a financial strategy. The program is a tremendous asset to the small business community."

For more information on Jason's services, visit www.iowamobileagrepair.com.

**If you are looking for assistance with your small business, visit: http://www.iowasbdc.org/home or contact New Hampton Economic Development, 394-2437.
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Drug Free Workplace Supervisor Training

Posted: Mon, March 10, 2014
Pathways Behavioral Services will be providing a two hour Drug-Free Workplace Training for Supervisors — Free of Charge!

Date: Monday, April 21, 2014
Time: 9:00-11:00 AM
Place: New Hampton Economic Development Office
      112 East Spring Street New Hampton, IA 50659

For more information or to register contact Nora Kurtovic or Vicki Mueller at Pathways Behavioral Services at 319-235-6571 or E-mail: nkurtovic@pathwaysb.org.

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News

Thanksgiving Garbage Pickup

Posted: Fri, November 16, 2018
Garbage pickup for the week of November 12th is as follows:
Tuesday's Residential will be normal (Nov. 20)
Thursday's Residential will be moved to Wednesday, Nov. 21st. Please have all materials out by 5:00am for collection. Happy Thanksgiving!
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2018 Curbside Compost Pickup

Posted: Thu, October 4, 2018
Friday, October 19, 2018:  Compost Only
Friday, November 2, 2018:  Compost Only
Friday, November 16, 2018:  Compost and Brush

·       No 33 gallon barrels and/or 40 lb weight limit

·       Brush needs to be less than 2" in diameter & less than 4' long.


Compost site will close Saturday, November 24, 2018(depending on weather)

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Grants Available

Posted: Tue, October 2, 2018
The New Hampton Hotel/Motel Grant and the Chickasaw County Community Foundation Grant are now taking applications!  If you are interested in applying for one and/or both of the grants, see the links below!  Application deadline for both grants is December 31, 2018.

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
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