Hamburg

At some point in their lives, nearly every child probably imagines what it would be like to be a firefighter when they grow up. The equipment, the danger and the heroic image all hold a certain appeal. As time goes on, however, school and sports or other activities begin to fill the schedule and many [...]

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From road-altering construction projects to rare sports and school achievements, unique personal stories to heartbreaking loss of life, the last year contained numerous memorable moments. Read on to see the top stories, week by week, covered by The Times in 2012. January Jan. 5: Jim Mesik, the Central ag instructor and FFA advisor in his [...]

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A horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. last Friday sent shockwaves through a nation that, tragically, has witnessed a number of mass shootings in recent months. Even in light of other shootings at a movie theater, mall, temple, and past violence at high schools and colleges, however, the most recent incident [...]

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Hamburg residents will pay no more in property taxes during 2013 than they did this year, nor will they pay any less. The Hamburg City Council approved the exact same tax levy for 2013 as was in place for this year during its meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11. The city will collect $395,210 in taxes [...]

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History books for Norwood and Young America have become prime pathways for research and reminiscing in the decades since they were compiled, but fewer area residents may be familiar with a similar historical book focusing on Hamburg. Written by Hamburg native Darlene Wendlandt Fasching in 2011, “Hamburg: History of a Central Minnesota Village” consists of [...]

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With time running out to set a final budget for 2013, Hamburg City Council members discussed a number of budget items during their meeting on Nov. 27. Hamburg taxpayers won’t see any surprises when the budget is finalized later this month since the preliminary budget indicated a zero percent tax increase and the council can [...]

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