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Friday, 28 August 2015 12:35

Doc Flor’s legacy spans generations


REMINISCING — Albert Flor and his three sisters enjoy dinner together at Albert's cabin on St. Olaf Lake. From left: Phyllis Cooper, Ordelle Schmid, Albert Flor, Arlene F. Ros-Crum. (Star Eagle photo by Kathy Paulsen)


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For many folks, one of the happiest days of their life was the day they started going to Dr. Albert Flor’s dental office. One of the saddest days was when he retired and they had to find someone new.

For more than 50 years, "Doc" has been an interesting character in New Richland. At 95 years of age he still keeps busy, not doing dentistry work, though he jokingly said he still carries his trusty pliers in his pocket, which he proudly displayed.

Since his retirement in 1991, Flor has been using his garage to build utility trailers and picnic tables. He is not the type of person to just sit. He has to be up doing something and his garage has become like a second home. He said he has already made 15 utility trailers and 13 picnic tables. He has given picnic tables to some of his grandchildren, but he still has a few more to make.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 August 2015 12:37
Crop Production Field Day Sept. 15 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 28 August 2015 12:26

The 44th Annual Crop Field Production Day is Tuesday, Sept. 15 at the Keith and Jay Kuiters farm ¼ mile south of Clarks Grove on County Road 45.

Speakers include:

• Dan Kaiser, U of M Nutrient Management Specialist — Fertility Considerations for the Current Climate

• Bob Koch, U of M Extension Soybean Entomoligst — Recent Developments with Soybean Aphid

• Brad Carlson, U of M Extension Educator — Buffer Strips, What Do We Know?

• Ryan Miller, U of M Extension Educator — Theories for Variable Rating Nitrogen

• Lisa Benhken, U of M Extension Ecuator — Strategies for Controlling Resistant Giant Ragweed and Waterhemp

• Joel Larson, AgStar Financial Services — Economic Considerations for 2015-2016

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. and the program begins at 10. Lunch will follow. There will be door prizes.

Questions? Call Ryan or Mary Jane at (507) 536-6310.

Nominations sought for farm leadership award PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 August 2015 10:56

The Agribusiness Committee of the Waseca Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominations of individuals who have a strong agriculture leadership background. The committee is asking for help in identifying individuals who deserve to be recognized for their leadership in agriculture.

This Waseca County Distinguished Agricultural Leadership Award recognizes and honors distinguished individuals who have dedicated their life to the advancement of agriculture. These individuals have shown a commitment to outstanding leadership with their significant contributions to the community and the advancement of the agriculture industry in the Waseca County area.

ECFE Vehicle Fair set for Sept. 14 PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 22 August 2015 12:58

The annual NRHEG Early Childhood Family Education Vehicle Fair is set for Monday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. in the west parking lot of the New Richland School.

The event is free to all preschoolers and their families. Every preschooler attending will be given their own hard cover book.

Registration materials available for the Fall Session.

ECFE fall classes start Monday, Sept. 28 in New Richland and Tuesday, Sept. 29 in Ellendale. All classes begin at 6:15 p.m. and will be held in the pre-school rooms at each site.   Cost of the fall session is $10 per family. For more information call (507) 417-2667.

A challenge for New Richland PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 22 August 2015 12:52

Bank to match donations 5-to-1 to finish Washburn House project

There has been a great deal of progress on the Old Washburn House building on Main Street in the months since the State Bank of New Richland donated the building to the Area Food Shelf of New Richland. 

Many hours of labor have been donated by area residents and student classes from NRHEG throughout the spring to begin this renovation project.

The roof has been repaired and the interior of the building has been cleaned out and is ready for the next phase of the project.

The State Bank of New Richland has announced a matching gift program to raise funds to assist in this next phase. 


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