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Marching band wins at Waseca PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 September 2014 16:57


TROPHY TIME — Members of the NRHEG Marching Band and director Sam Boerboom, right, pose for a photo with their trophy from the 2014 Waseca Marching Classic Saturday, Sept. 20. (Star Eagle photo by Nikki Erickson)


Contributing Writer

Band director Sam Boerboom and the NRHEG High School marching band started off the fall season with a Class 1A first place award at the Waseca Marching Classic Saturday, Sept. 20.

Despite being the smallest marching band in numbers, their sound and performance impressed judges and crowd alike. The band marched to the James Bond theme and performed a parade route routine as they marched down Highway 13 in downtown Waseca.

Boerboom, who is new to the NRHEG school district, noted that this was his first teaching position since he graduated from Concordia College Moorehead with a degree in Instrumental Music Education.

After 50 years, Clark comes back PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 September 2014 16:48

Legendary NR coach returns for reunion


HONORING AN NR LEGEND — Former New Richland-Hartland teacher and coach Jim Clark, second from right in front, was honored with a reunion/open house at the Willows Sept. 13. Pictured next to Clark are Kathy Frisk and Dr. Albert Flor. Others pictured: Jim Finseth, Curt Dodge, Xan Johnson, Steve Johnson, Mike Hatle, Dennis Roesler, Dave Flor, Craig Jensen, Bill Supalla, Mark Dodge, Tom Borchard and Bob Frisk. (Star Eagle photo by Jim Lutgens)



Reunions or open houses for former teachers or coaches are not uncommon. You hear about them all the time. They usually involve an individual who was at a particular school for a long period of time.

That’s not the case with Jim Clark.

Clark, who coached New Richland-Hartland football and baseball team for just five years in the 1960s, was honored with a reunion/open house at The Willows in New Richland on Saturday, Sept. 13. A total of 13 people turned out to share dinner with Clark and his wife, Moni, and several others showed up to share stories.

Dave Flor, a 1963 New Richland-Hartland High School graduate, organized the event.


Last Updated on Friday, 26 September 2014 09:36
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Thursday, 25 September 2014 16:41

NR man arrested for criminal sexual contact

On September 16th, 2014, a criminal complaint was filed with the Waseca County Court Administrator’s office charging local resident, Joseph Gordon Ranniger, with numerous counts of felony Criminal Sexual Conduct involving alleged criminal sexual contact and penetration between Mr. Ranniger and a juvenile female, occurring within the City of Waseca, County of Waseca and City of New Richland from approximately 2001-2010.  An arrest warrant was requested and issued based on this complaint.

The investigation was conducted by the New Richland Police Department with assistance provided by investigators from the Waseca County Sheriff’s Office, the Waseca Police Department and the Albert Lea Police Department.

On September 18, 2014, at approximately 4 p.m., Mr. Ranniger was taken into custody in another county by a deputy from the Waseca County Sheriff’s Office and was transported to the Waseca County Jail.

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Water tower leak mysteriously repairs itself PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 September 2014 16:37

New Richland City Council


Staff Writer

The New Richland City Council held its second meeting of the month on Monday, September 22. All members were present, and the agenda and consent agenda items were approved.

A request by the St. Olaf Lake Association was made, with Darlene Miller and Dr. Dennis Knudson in attendance to present the proposal and ask for the Council’s support for a no passing zone and speed restriction on 240th Ave., the road adjacent to the lake. With so much foot and vehicle traffic on the stretch of road from roughly 170th St. to the Steele/Waseca County line, a speed restriction would greatly reduce the possibility of an accident occurring. The Council approved the request for support, and the proposal will be presented to Waseca County Commissioners, the County Board and eventually the DOT before any action will take place.

A golden era in Ellendale PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 September 2014 16:31

Powerhouse Raider football teams ran winning streak to 27 games


Staff Writer

The football season is upon us. Homecoming is here.

It’s a time to look ahead and to look back.

Nobody around here will likely forget the 1976 and ’78 state championships for coach Jim Simser’s New Richland-Hartland teams.

To the east, in Ellendale, one of the most memorable stretches ever occurred more than 70 years ago, in the early 1940s.

The Ellendale Red Raiders had a powerhouse back then, going undefeated for two consecutive seasons and outscoring opponents 353-0 in 1941.


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