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Three vie for two seats on NR City Council PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 October 2014 19:17

With the upcoming election on Tuesday, November 4, candidates for New Richland City Council were given questionnaires by the NRHEG Star Eagle. The following are their responses:

Name: Sarah (Peterson) Sundve

Age: 37

Family: Husband Eric, kids Trai, Diamond, Ulrich, Makenzie, and Macala

How long have you lived in the area? Most of my life

What is your occupation or profession? New Richland One Stop, and New Richland Ambulance

Have you held a City Council position in the past? No

Council opts for cheaper solution on Birch Ave. sewer line PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 October 2014 19:11

New Richland City Council


Staff Writer

The New Richland City Council held its first meeting of the month on Monday, October 13. Members Sandy Neumann and Amy Ihrke were absent; the agenda and consent agenda items were approved.

Resolution 14-24, urging Waseca County Highway Department obtain approval to reduce speed limit and post no passing zone near St. Olaf Lake, discussed at the last meeting, was approved.

The NR Police Department report was viewed and approved. It stated the NRPD responded to 116 calls for service and had 49 additional contacts in September. Two felonies were reported, related to the same incident resulting in the arrest of an adult male.

Ellendale to get assistance from FEMA PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 October 2014 19:10

Ellendale City Council


Contributing Writer

The Ellendale City Council met Thursday October 9 with all members present. Also attending the meeting were Eric Hefner, engineer with Bolten & Menk; Russ Goette, maintenance department; and LeeAnn Hojberg, city clerk.

Mayor Roger Swearingen informed the council that FEMA may be helping the city with the pumps in the main lift station. During the rain event this past June the city pumps were overworked. During the annual inspection of the lift station, the firm doing the inspection informed the city that the main pump needed to be rebuilt. The estimate to rebuild the main pump came in around $7,000. Swearingen gave the information to FEMA and they responded that they will either pay for the rebuild or might spring for a new one. FEMA will also help with the second pump in the lift as soon as the diagnosis is done on the pump.

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Thursday, 09 October 2014 13:34

Cub Scouts fundraiser set for Saturday

Did we miss you at home? The Cub Scouts will be selling popcorn and taking wreath orders at Wagner Foods on Saturday, October 18, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Peggy Sorenson benefit Saturday

A benefit for Peggy Sorenson is set for Saturday, Oct. 18 from 3 to  7 p.m. at the Geneva Comunity Center. Peggy was recently diagnosed with a very rare, aggressive type of breast cancer. She has started chemotherapy and will undergo up to 24 treatments, then surgery and radiation. The benefit will feature silent auction, live auction and bake sale.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014 19:22
NRHEG FFA members harvesting new crop this year PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 October 2014 13:24


NRHEG FFA Reporter

There is a new crop in the area this year.

Some members of the NRHEG FFA have been growing pink colored pumpkins this season.

The idea came about from an article in the FFA New Horizons magazine titled “Pumpkins for a Cure.”  America’s pumpkin growers created The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation in 2012 to be able to award grants to aid breast cancer research. The article was written about a member of the Holcomb, Kansas FFA chapter who set up a plan for groups like FFA and 4-H to obtain seeds and plant the pumpkins. The groups would then sell the pumpkins and donate 50 percent of the proceeds back to the foundation. There are now about 40 states that have FFA and 4-H chapters involved.


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