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Baseball field to honor Reeses PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 29 April 2016 14:38

Name change gains approval


Staff Writer

The renaming of the baseball diamond at Legion Field, street maintenance, storm sewer repair and moving forward with plans for a recycling program were all approved at a regular meeting of the New Richland City Council on Monday, April 25. All members were present, and the agenda and consent agenda items were approved.

Ed Dahle, on behalf of Quad Cities Baseball Association, presented the request to change the name of Legion Field’s baseball diamond to “The Jeff & Carol Reese Field at Legion Park.”

Jeff Reese, a well-respected coach in his long baseball career, has also been a meticulous caretaker of the baseball field, his work a large part of providing a diamond to be proud of. He and his late wife, Carol, also a big supporter of baseball, are considered pillars of the community. The council approved Resolution 16-05 naming Legion Field, which will officially take place before the baseball game on May 14.

Polka Service set for Sunday PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 25 April 2016 11:17

St. Peter Lutheran Church of Otisco will be holding a Polka Service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 1 at the American Legion in Waseca. Hymns will be sung in polka and waltz time with music provided by Chuck Thiel and “His Jolly Ramblers.” The spoken word will be delivered by Pastor Scott Williams, and a lunch of pulled pork sandwich, coleslaw, calico beans and assorted bars will be served following the Polka Service. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children 10 and under. There will also be a bake sale before and after the service.

Trusts class offered by NRHEG CE PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 April 2016 15:22

NRHEG Community Education is offering a class, “Understanding Trusts,” on Thursday, May 5 from from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Room D107 of NRHEG High School.

There are so many different types of trusts with so many different names, which can make them seem confusing, and downright intimidating. This course will be a thorough explanation of Trusts including Revocable Living Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts and Testamentary Trusts. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using Trusts as a replacement for a Will. This free, educational course is being taught by Hannon T. Ford, a Certified Elder Law Attorney (Certified by the National Elder Law Foundation).

Register by April 28 by calling 507-417-2667.

New play equipment funded, approved PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 April 2016 15:20

NRHEG School Board


Staff Writer

Members of the NRHEG PTO appeared before the school board Monday evening to offer a donation in the amount of $37,739.63 for the new playset for Ellendale from Play&Park Structures, and another donation in the amount of $4,140 for the installation by Sequoia Landscape.

“The existing playground equipment, which is used by 423 students, is 25 years old,” they said, “and was designed for half the students we have.”

The NRHEG PTO has worked more than a year, processing hundreds of donations, and is currently waiting on grant proposals as well.

The PTO visited two other schools who have this equipment, and declared themselves “very satisfied” with it.

A passion for playtime PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 17 April 2016 12:31


PLAYGROUND PLANS — Kim Routh and Beckie Johnson stand on some of the current playground equipment at NRHEG Elementary. (Star Eagle photo by Melanie Piltingsrud)


Contributing Writer

Early in the morning and during afternoon recess, 450 children gather in long lines at NRHEG Elementary School, waiting patiently for their turn on the playground equipment – much loved and dilapidated equipment that, 25 years ago, served only 250 children before the Ellendale-Geneva school merged with New Richland-Hartland.

Some of the sturdier equipment has been on the playground for at least 50 years and is still serving the children well, but now, the wooden playset in the middle of the playground stands crooked and is missing pieces that can no longer be acquired. Members of the Playground Committee call the wooden playground set “dangerous.”

Last Updated on Friday, 22 April 2016 15:21

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