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I, along with my wife, Kris and daughter, Liz would like to extend a warm welcome to our website. Whether you are
seeking current funeral service information, grief support, local resources or are in need of directions to one of our facilities,
we hope you find this site useful.  Our family is dedicated to providing the best possible service with honesty and integrity
to the families we serve.  ~ Ron Markham


Current Events   Monthly Newsletter

October 15

Join us for a Ribbon Cutting at 95.1 The Bull and Dee Boeding Farm Bureau located at their offices on Spring Street.  The Ribbon Cutting begins at 4:00pm.  All are welcome to celebrate the success of these local businesses.

October 18

Elma Knights of Columbus Swiss Steak Supper at Elma Memorial Hall from 4:00-7:00 PM.  Tickets are $10 and children 5 and under eat for free.  They will be serving Swiss Steak, Mashed Poptatoes and Gravy, Greenbean Hotdish, Cole Slaw, Rolls and, of course there will be plenty of pie!! 


October 25

The Dare to Care for Officer Bob Svec committee will hold a fundraising breakfast from 8:00am-2:00pm.  The event will be held at the New Hampton High School cafeteria.  A free-will donation will be taken with all proceeds going to the family of Police Officer Bob Svec.  State Bank in New Hampton has agreed to make a matching donation up to $500 for the event.  Svec suffered a heart attack on Aug. 31 and was transferred to St. Luke's Hospital and University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.  Svec has now returned home, but will need continued medical treatment.


October 27

A LifeServe Blood Drive will be held from noon-5:30pm at the New Hampton Community Center.  Walk-ins are welcome.


October 31

Halloween in New Hampton!  We'll kick things off with a Family Costume Parade starting at the Community Center at 10:00am.  Main Street trick or treating, Tailgate 'n Treat downtown and residential trick or treating will end at 2:00pm.  Linn Haven and Harvest Church will hold their Trunk or Treat and trick or treating from 1:30-3:00 this day as well.  See the attached flyers for more information.

Curbside Compost Pickup Dates:  Friday, Oct. 23: Compost Only; Friday, Nov. 6: Compost Only; Friday, Nov. 20:  Compost and Brush. Compost site will close Nov. 21 (depending on weather.)


November 8

Join us as we welcome the holidays in New Hampton for the Holiday Open House from 10am-4pm.  We will have great deals, carolers, chili cook off, horse-drawn carriage rides and more!  Santa will ride down Main Street to kick off the holiday season!  Stay tuned for detailed information next week. 


November 22

Join New Hampton Parks & Rec and Sunshine & Roses for a fun afternoon of canvas painting at The Pub at the Pinicon.  Kids are invited to attend at 12:30pm to paint a canvas of Olaf from "Frozen," with adults painting a snowman canvas beginning at 3:00pm.  See the attached flyer for information regarding registration, fees, etc.


Exciting educational opportunities presented by NICC:





 Because We Care...



The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign is coming to Chickasaw County, and a local volunteer says raising money is only part of the reason she’s excited bell ringers will soon be manning kettles.


“Not a lot of people realize that we have a Salvation Army Unit Team of Chickasaw County,” said Liz Markham. “The need is growing, and to be able to raise funds will allow us to help more people, more families.”


Conway-Markham Funeral Home has served as the county’s service unit team for the past 13 years, but Markham said she not only to raise money but to raise awareness of the organization.


“I guess the best way to put it is it’s been fairly passive,” she said, “but over the course of the last few years, we’ve seen the needs jump and we want to be able to do more to help.”


She talked to the Salvation’s Army regional director about bringing a red kettle to Chickasaw County and earlier this month received the OK.


The kettle campaign will start on Wednesday at Fareway and be at Shopko on Friday and Schueth Ace Hardware on Saturday. It will then continue through Christmas Eve at various sites in the county.


The good news is that 70 percent of the money raised in the campaign will stay in Chickasaw County.


Markham said the Salvation Army uses its funds for a variety of “emergency needs,” including helping with rents, utility bills, food and rides to medical appointments.


And she emphasized that the unit team serves all of Chickasaw County.


“Sometimes people think this is just a New Hampton thing,” she said, “but if people need help anywhere in the county, we want to be able to step up and give them the assistance they need.”


The key now, though, is to find volunteers to man the bell and kettle.


Markham has a good start on the first week schedule but is hoping people will take to heart the adage “many hands make light work.”


She is asking those who are interested in signing up for one-hour shifts to call her at 641-394-4331, e-mail her at or stop in and see her at the funeral home in New Hampton.


She said she is hoping businesses will take part in a the first annual Red Kettle Challenge.


At a reception that will be held for all volunteers following the campaign, the business that provides the most volunteer hours will receive a “traveling plaque.”


And Markham said she has no doubt that volunteers will come forward.


“It’s been great to see the community support we’ve received already,” she said. “The businesses we’ve approached have been so open to us and that’s exciting. ... And really, this is a a great activity for families, for us to teach our children the importance of giving back to their community and those people who are going through some real struggles.”