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Critical Access Hospital Program

Posted: Fri, August 30, 2013
A couple weeks ago, the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a report with recommendations to modify and substantially constrain the Medicare "Critical Access Hospital" (CAH) program.  CAH is a federal designation under which most small, rural hospitals like Mercy - New Hampton operate and are paid our "reasonable costs" for serving Medicare patients.  The effect of the recommendations, if approved by Congress and the President, would cost the typical small rural hospital over $1 million annually and seriously threaten the viability of 70% of rural hospitals in the country including Mercy - New Hampton.  The further consequence would be a substantial reduction in the availability of health care services throughout rural areas of the country and of course a serious economic blow to hundreds of small communities.  

Senators Grassley and Harkin have already gone on record as opposed to the proposal, but it is vitally important that they and Congressman King hear from us on this issue in the weeks and months ahead.  This is an issue that the 80% of Americans who live in urban areas don't care about, so we who live in rural areas must let our opinions be known.  

Thanks in advance for your awareness and assistance in contacting our federal representatives.  If you have any questions, you can contact Bruce Roesler at Mercy Medical Center-New Hampton, 641-394-1634.

Click on the link for a recent news article regarding this:  http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013308270051

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Veterans Employment Specialist

Posted: Fri, August 23, 2013
A Veterans' Employment Specialist will be at the New Hampton Economic Development Office, 112 East Spring St.; September 5, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Services available include job coaching, vocational counseling, and referrals to employment, training and education opportunities. There is no charge for these services.

For an appointment or more information dial: (563) 556-5895, Ext. 104, or toll-free in Iowa: 1-866-227-9874.

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New Hampton Rotary Computer Recycling

Posted: Thu, August 1, 2013
New Hampton Rotary will be holding their computer recycling in cooperation with Goodwill Industries and Dell.  It will take place Friday, August 16 from 4-6 pm and Saturday, August 17 from 9 am - noon in the CARQUEST parking lot (corner of Main & Linn).

Please be considerate of their host & volunteers and only drop off the following items during the scheduled time.

The following items are recycled at no cost:

Monitors - If the glass is broken, place the monitor in a cardboard box lined with a large plastic garbage bag.  Seal the box and clearly label it with "broken monitor" and the date.
Computers (desktop & laptop)
Printers Including laser & inkjet
Scanners - If the glass is broken, place the scanner in a cardboard box lined with a large plastic garbage bag.  Seal the box and clearly label it with "broken scanner" and the date.
Hard Drives (external or internal) - Dell and Goodwill Industries do not accept liability for lost or confidential data or software.  You are responsible for backing up any valuable information and erasing sensitive data from the hard drive before dropping it off.  (If you want to completely erase the hard drive, you can find a number of free services available online.)
Ink & Toner Cartridges (full or empty)
Keyboards and Mice (wired or wireless)
Microsoft Xbox and Zune systems & peripherals
Cords & Cables including power & USB cords
Microsoft-branded webcams
Speakers with or without cables
Software (please include license key)

Questions?  Call Patricia Ipsen at 394-2184 or Mike Babcock at 641-257-9915

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Project Playworks Volunteers!

Posted: Tue, July 30, 2013
Volunteers are needed to put the final touches on the New Hampton Rotary Club's renovation of the Wooden Wonderland.  The northwest section of the park is completed with new equipment, a poured rubber surface and new swings.  The attention is now on the remainder of the park where installation of slides and cargo net are needed with many other small improvements. A work night has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 6 starting at 4:00 p.m. and continuing through the evening.  Volunteers who are skilled to assist with installation of equipment are encouraged to bring their own tools.  Non-skilled volunteers should plan to bring work gloves and a metal rake. If you are able to help, please contact Jenny Monteith at 394-1626 as supper will be provided and we would like to have an approximate count of workers.
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Veterans' Employment Specialist

Posted: Thu, July 25, 2013
A Veterans' Employment Specialist will be at the New Hampton Economic Development Office, 112 East Spring St.; August 7, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Services available include job coaching, vocational counseling, and referrals to employment, training and education opportunities. There is no charge for these services.

For an appointment or more information dial: (563) 556-5895, Ext. 104, or toll-free in Iowa: 1-866-227-9874.

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Join the Fun! Get Colored!

Posted: Thu, July 25, 2013
New Hampton Industrial Park Tie Dye 5K Run/Walk

The New Hampton Industrial Park Businesses along with New Hampton Park & Rec. is
hosting a Color Run/Walk on Saturday, August 24th! We can't wait to join the craze and
get colored! The race will be ran around the Industrial Park walking trail and road. You
will be blasted with color at each Character Counts Pillar, and all proceeds go directly to
the "Chickasaw County Child Abuse Prevention Council"!

For more information - see the attached flyer below!  But hurry, the early sign up deadline is fast approaching! 


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#11 Iowa

Posted: Mon, July 15, 2013
In CNBC's Top States ranking, Iowa moved up one spot to 11th in the nation. Iowa also ranks in the top 10 for Economy and Business Friendliness.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100614027

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Cooking For The Cause

Posted: Mon, July 8, 2013
To help raise funds for the New Hampton Veterans Memorial, Security State Bank will be holding a "Cooking for the Cause" event this Friday, July 12 from 11 am - 1:30 pm in the parking lot next to the bank.  This is a free-will donation event.  The event will feature burgers, hot dogs, brats, chips, and ice cream.  Security State Bank is donating all the food so all the proceeds will go towards the Memorial.
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Before & After School Program

Posted: Tue, June 18, 2013
St. Joseph Community School recently announced that its before and after school care program will be available to both its students and those from New Hampton Community Schools this coming school year.

Their service is available in the morning from 6:30 to 8 am and in the afternoons from after school to 6 pm.  Students that are not enrolled at St. Joe's would be able to use one of the buses that drop students off at the school to get back to the public school in time for classes.  On Wednesdays, with the scheduled one-hour early dismissals, the program would begin at dismissal time.  Morning fees are a flat $3 per student; afternoon fees will be $2 per hour.

School officials would like to gauge the interest in this offering in order to best plan for staff and facility needs.  Those who are interested can call the St. Joe's office at 394-2865.  There is no obligation to use the service if you indicate that you are interested.

*Article courtesy of NH Tribune.
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Northeast Iowa Small Business Development Center

Posted: Mon, June 17, 2013
Steve Horman from NICC's Small Business Development Center will be in New Hampton on August 6, October 1, and December 18, 2013.

Steve provides free, one-on-one business counseling services to start up and existing businesses in almost every area imaginable (i.e. business planning, marketing, financing, personnel management, import/export assistance, and succession planning).

For an appointment with Steve on any of those three dates, contact Tammy or Megan at the Economic Development office at 394-2437 or nheconomic@windstream.net
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Kid's Night at the Farmer's Market!

Posted: Wed, June 5, 2013
Tomorrow, Thursday June 6, we will kick off Heartland Day's with Kid's Night at the Farmer's Market!  Come and join us from 4-6 pm in the CarQuest Parking Lot for some fun!  Let your kids enjoy carnival games, face painting, & the balloon man while you shop around the market!
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Careers On Wheels Day

Posted: Tue, May 28, 2013
Each Spring New Hampton Elementary School celebrates Career Awareness.  This year they hosted a Careers on Wheels Day for all elementary students.  The purpose of this day is to expose students to a variety of careers that involve a vehicle of some kind and to show students the workplace opportunities of our community.

Any business/industry in New Hampton that uses wheels (a vehicle) was invited to attend this event which was held last Friday, May 24th.  Businesses brought their vehicle to the Elementary School playground and had an employee there to talk with the kids about their job, how they use the vehicle at their place of work, and how important STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) is in the workplace.

Below are a few pictures from the fun-filled afternoon.
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Veterans Employment Specialist

Posted: Thu, May 23, 2013
A Veterans' Employment Specialist will be at the New Hampton Economic Development Office, 112 East Spring St.; June 5, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Services available include job coaching, vocational counseling, and referrals to employment, training and education opportunities. There is no charge for these services.

For an appointment or more information dial: (563) 556-5895, Ext. 104, or toll-free in Iowa: 1-866-227-9874.

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Curb Side Pickup for Storm Debris

Posted: Tue, May 21, 2013
The City will have curb-side pick up for storm debris only on Thursday, May 23 and Friday, May 24 in New Hampton.  If you have debris you would like picked up, pile it by the curb & city employees will be around to pick it up.
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NH Farmer's Market Returns!

Posted: Mon, May 20, 2013
New Hampton's Farmer's Market returns this week!  Hopefully all the rain will be gone & we will have sunny skies on Thursday for the first Farmer's Market of the season!

Thursday, May 23
4-6 pm
Car Quest Parking Lot

Come check out what new & returning goodies will be at the market this year!
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Veterans Employment Specialist

Posted: Wed, April 24, 2013
A Veterans' Employment Specialist will be at the New Hampton Economic Development Office, 112 East Spring St.; May 8, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Services available include job coaching, vocational counseling, and referrals to employment, training and education opportunities. There is no charge for these services.


For an appointment or more information dial: (563) 556-5895, Ext. 104, or toll-free in Iowa: 1-866-227-9874.

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Child Care

Posted: Thu, April 18, 2013
In most communities, including New Hampton, the demand for child care far exceeds supply and a high provider turnover rate creates a constant need for new providers. Iowa Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) provides providers an entry point to the child care field and helps providers continue to grow and succeed. CCR&R provides training and consultation services that support the child care provider's ability to achieve and maintain regulatory status in good standing.

On May 4, 2013 from 9-noon, Iowa Child Care Resource & Referral will be at Mercy Medical Center to answer any questions you may have and to assist you in starting the process of becoming a child care provider.

Iowa Child Care Resource & Referral is a program to support quality child care throughout the State of Iowa. CCR&R is also available to assist families in selecting child care providers who best meet the needs of a child and their family.
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USDA Energy Efficiency Grant

Posted: Thu, April 4, 2013
The USDA - REAP grants were just announced a couple of days ago and they have a FAST DEADLINE of April 30, 2013.

U of MN has packed a lot of clear and specific information about the grant and tips for applying in this link:
 
http://www.cleanenergyresourceteams.org/blog/grants-usda-cover-25-renewable-energy-project-costs-tight-deadline


The Fiscal Year 2013 Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) was announced this morning!  This grant and guaranteed loan program helps agricultural producers and rural small businesses reduce energy costs and consumption and helps meet America's critical energy needs. 

Agricultural producers and rural small businesses are eligible to apply.  Grants are available to reimburse 25% of the costs to purchase and install renewable energy or energy efficiency improvements.  The guaranteed loans can cover 75% of the costs up to $25 million.  Grants are also available to reimburse the 25% of the costs of a feasibility study for renewable energy projects up to $50,000.  

Please note that there is approximately $20.8 million available nationwide which is substantially less than in previous years.  We expect the program to be highly competitive this year!

In order to be considered for Fiscal Year 2013 funds, complete applications must be received by the appropriate USDA Rural Development Area Office no later than 4:30 p.m. on the following dates:

For renewable energy system and energy efficiency improvement grant and combination grant and guaranteed loan applications - April 30, 2013.

For renewable energy system feasibility study grant applications - April 30, 2013.

For renewable energy system and energy efficiency improvement guaranteed loan only applications - July 15, 2013.

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Veterans' Employment Specialist

Posted: Thu, February 28, 2013
A Veterans' Employment Specialist will be at the New Hampton Economic Development Office, 112 East Spring St.; March 14, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Services available include job coaching, vocational counseling, and referrals to employment, training and education opportunities. There is no charge for these services.

For an appointment or more information dial: (563) 556-5895, Ext. 104, or toll-free in Iowa: 1-866-227-9874.

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NICC Newsletter Features ATEK

Posted: Wed, February 27, 2013
ATEK Precision Casting was featured in NICC's Newsletter this month.  Click on the link below & check out the story!

https://www.nicc.edu/aboutnicc/news/title-5328-en.html
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Career Fair

Posted: Tue, February 19, 2013
Please join us for New Hampton's Career Fair/Job Fair Tuesday, February 26 from 2-5 pm at the New Hampton High School, outside the gym.

Many New Hampton businesses, and community colleges will be present.  If you have further questions, contact the Economic Development Office at 394-2437 or nheconomic@windstream.net.



 
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Black Hills Energy Efficiency Programs

Posted: Fri, February 8, 2013
Below is a general link to Black Hills Energy's energy efficiency programs both residential and commercial.  

http://www.blackhillsenergy.com/services/programs/ee-ia.php

The Black Hills Energy commercial and industrial custom rebate program can aid in reducing energy costs as well as helping reduce the payback period of your new equipment and making it upfront more affordable.

Many of the rebates listed require a comprehensive energy evaluation be completed prior to receiving assistance.  This involves a review of energy consumption of the building to identify the characteristics, condition and performance of the facility's energy systems.  There is a minimal cost of $50.  To be eligible for the energy audit the facilities must be less than 25,000 square feet.   For a business to request an energy evaluation they can call us toll-free at 888-567-0799 or complete and submit the form on the internet.  

The primary energy efficiency programs for commercial are the Prescriptive, Custom, and  Non-residential new construction.  Each has a link under the general commercial program heading.  

The Prescriptive rebates are generally for the purchase of high-efficiency space and water heating and commercial cooking equipment where the energy savings are easy to calculate from the old equipment being replace.

Custom rebates are available to Black Hills Energy commercial and industrial customers for projects that reduce natural gas usage and are not covered under the Iowa Prescriptive Rebate Program.

The Black Hills Energy Commercial New Construction program covers new construction and major renovations, primarily in the commercial sector, some multi-family and light industrial projects may also qualify. The intent is to reduce natural gas usage in buildings by ensuring they are designed and built with energy efficiency in mind.   This program requires the business to work with our folks in the design stages.  Financial incentives are available to help offset the initial costs associated with the design and installation of energy-efficient options that are incorporated into the building.

If you have any questions regarding the energy efficiency programs, contact Black Hills Energy at 888-567-0799.

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Connected: Four-lane expansion on U.S. 63 opens possibilities in NE Iowa

Posted: Fri, February 1, 2013
New Hampton was featured in the Waterloo Courier's Progress Edition.  If you have not seen the article, check out the link below!

http://wcfcourier.com/business/progress2013/success/connected-four-lane-expansion-on-u-s-opens-possibilities-in/article_1d4de166-6bee-11e2-bf7f-0019bb2963f4.html
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Heartland Day's Grand Marshal

Posted: Tue, January 29, 2013
The parade committee is beginning work on the 2013 Heartland Day's parade.  This year we are asking the community to submit who you would like to see as Grand Marshal.  Please submit all nominations to nheconomic@windstream.net or PO Box 435, New Hampton IA 50659.  Include the name and the reason you are nominating this person/persons.

The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2013.
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Veterans' Employment Specialist

Posted: Wed, January 23, 2013
A Veterans' Employment Specialist will be at the New Hampton Economic Development Office, 112 East Spring St.; February 6, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Services available include job coaching, vocational counseling, and referrals to employment, training and education opportunities. There is no charge for these services.


For an appointment or more information dial: (563) 556-5895, Ext. 104, or toll-free in Iowa: 1-866-227-9874.

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News

Theisen's is Expanding!

Posted: Wed, July 3, 2019
July 3, 2019
Media Release:  For immediate publication
For more information, contact:
Rod Kight, Theisen's Home Farm Auto
Email: rodk@theisens.com Phone: 563-556-4738


Theisen's Home Farm Auto is excited to announce we are moving.  In order to better serve our loyal New Hampton customers, we are moving from our current 16,200 sq ft building at 413 W Milwaukee St. to a larger 42,000 sq. ft former Shopko store at 660 W Milwaukee St. 

"We feel it is a great investment in a community that has welcomed and shopped at our company for the past 22 years.  We look forward to providing an expanded offering as well as continuing to give back to the community" Chris Theisen, Chief Facilities Officer, Theisen's Supply.

The new building will be more than twice the size of our current location which will enable us to provide an extensive expansion of products throughout all departments.  Specifically, in the areas of clothing, footwear, farm, pets, sporting goods and hardware. Customers will enjoy new automotive service bays, a Red Wing® footwear shop, expanded Wrangler, Carhartt, and Ariat offerings.  A full line of firearms and expanded hunting equipment will be added along with a Yeti shop in Sporting Goods.  An expanded line of DeWalt and Milwaukee power tools along with Hobart welding equipment in Hardware.  New brands of pet food and basic consumable offerings.  And much more.

We hope to be in our new location and open by the end of October, 2019.

Theisen's Home  Farm  Auto serves our customers by offering top quality brands at an excellent value, focusing keenly on exceptional customer service. Theisen's currently operates 24 stores across Iowa and Wisconsin. 

Opened in 1927 by the Theisen family, the Theisen's locations are supported by the corporate headquarters and distribution center located in Dubuque, IA

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Compost Site

Posted: Wed, June 26, 2019
Beginning July 1st the compost site fees and hours will be changing to the following:

Tuesday & Thursday: 3-7pm or Dusk
Saturday: 9am- 1pm

Fees:  $5 per vehicle or single axle trailer
         $10 per double axle trailer
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Jendro July 4th Collection

Posted: Fri, June 7, 2019
All Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday routes will run on regular schedule.

All Thursday, July 4th routes will be collected on Friday, July 5th.

All trash & recycling MUST be out by 5:00 AM or it will not be collected.
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