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Hair and money raising experience PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 13:33


    LOCKS AWAY – Rhonda Haried holds Cloie Arndt’s hair while Cloie’s Grandpa, Jerry Arndt, makes the first cut. Grandpa was the winning bidder with $5.  Star Eagle photo by Kathy Paulsen


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Young people decide to grow their hair for many purposes.

It was 3 or 4 years ago when 11-year-old Cloie Arndt started growing her hair for a purpose. That purpose was to honor her grandmother, Cindy, who was battling cancer.  

It was one way she felt she could "do something."  Friday night, Jan. 9, 2015, became a night to remember for Cloie and her family as she went to the Geneva Cancer Auction at the Geneva Bar and Grill with her hairdresser, Rhonda Haried.

Cloie, daughter of Kelly and Tiffany Arndt of Geneva, donated her "locks of love" for "Wigs for Kids" during the first night of the auction this year.  

‘To Our Heroes’ PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 09 January 2015 13:32

Area veteran Ed Jensen enjoys D.C. Honor Flight


  VISITING MEMORIALS – At the Freedom Honor Flight tour of the Washington, D.C. memorials last September were Jane Braaten and Ed Jensen, back, with former U.S. Senators Bob Dole (R-Kan.) and Elizabeth Dole(R-N.C.) Submitted photo


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Ed Jensen served in the U.S. Army from 1948-1952 and has continued to stay active in veterans’ activities following his tour of duty.  

In 1948, Ed signed up for the U.S. Cavalry and after basic training at Fort Knox, KY he was sent to Augusta, GA where he received training in Radio Communication.  Ed was then sent to Tokyo, and later Korea.  He had originally enlisted for three years but ended up serving one additional year in Korea.

He has many memories of his military years and has attended a number of reunions of the 304th Signal Operations Battalion group with which he served. 

Kids ringing in the season in Geneva PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 28 December 2014 16:35

Santa Bingo brings big prizes and big smiles


BEAR HUG – Isabel Hanson, the lucky winner of the afternoon door prize, enjoys the day with sisters Brooke, 11, and Indy, 2.            Star Eagle photo by Kathy Paulsen


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In spite of the fact that there was not much snow left on the ground due to the mid-40 degree temperatures on Saturday afternoon, December 13th, Santa did manage to arrive in Geneva at 2 p.m. to greet all of the children.

Prior to his arrival about 50 kids, along with the help of many of their parents, turned out to play Bingo. Chase Simon, 8-week-old son of Travis and Stacy Simon, was the youngest one in attendance this year. 

Teaching is ‘a joy to work at’ PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 04 December 2014 11:42


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For Molly Eckhardt, babysitting was her first adventure in working with kids. She loved it and the children she cared for. There was so much influence in the one-on-one time spent working with children on Molly’s life, she felt that teaching was worth exploring.

Different experiences and her personality led her to the teaching field. After gaining some experience with babysitting, Molly later had the opportunity to help children with sports and swimming. 

In her senior class in high school she took part in the Peer Helping program, which was an elective class that gave her the opportunity to work in the elementary school for a semester. She assisted in the kindergarten classroom for one hour, four days a week, and worked in the Title 1 room, where she was able to work one-on-one with a student for 20 minutes a day with reading skills. 

Molly was pleased to see the progress that child made in the time she worked with her. Seeing the difference she could make in that one person’s young life led her into the education field where she will be able to teach and inspire many more children.

Ellendale class of ‘47 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 October 2014 19:37

Group holds annual reunion


The Ellendale High School class of 1947 held its annual reunion on September 27, 2014 at noon at George’s of Geneva. There were nine members and four visitors present. Each one shared a little of their life since graduation, which included family, employment and where they have lived for most of the past sixty-seven years. A good time was enjoyed by all and they look forward to their reunion next year on the fourth Saturday of September 2015 at George’s of Geneva. Front from left: Donna (Anderson) Perrine, Harriet (Werting) Carlson, Rose (Anderson) Mangskau, Doris (Willert) Krause. Back: Martin Reese, Howard Jacobson, Duane Muri, Robert Fischer, Eddie Jensen. (Submitted photo)

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