We know who won the ham and subscription. It remains to be seen who claims the $100 cash.
The first half of the Star Eagle’s December giveaway was completed last Friday when the name Tom Pautsch was drawn as the winner of a ham from Morgan’s Meat Market and a year’s subscription to the newspaper, which in his case meant a year added. Mr. Pautsch, of New Richland, was pleased to win. There was a nice response to the drawing and we’d like to thank everyone who participated.
The other drawing — for $100 cash — will be held Friday, Dec. 30, and it’s for anyone in Waseca, Steele or Freeborn County who starts a new subscription or buys a gift subscription at a cost of $25 for one year. It’s a good deal. As a thank you to our current customers, you can also add a year or renew for a year at $25 if you live in the three-county area. You won’t be entered into the drawing, but that too is a good deal.
It is probably best to reach us by mail (P.O. Box 248, New Richland 56072) until Jan. 2, because we’re doing something that hasn’t been done since the Eagle was a separate entity: we’re shutting down for a week. We will not publish a newspaper next week, Dec. 29. Our office hours will be sporadic. If you see the “Open” sign in the window, we’ll be here. We’ll call the $100 winner on Friday, Dec. 30, and you can claim your cash that day. The Star Eagle will resume publication on a weekly basis with the Thursday, Jan. 5 edition. All subscribers will have one week added to their subscription.
This week the Star Eagle welcomes a new columnist, Jerry Ibberson of Ellendale. We thank Jerry for offering to join us and I thank everyone who contributes to the Star Eagle each week, especially Reed Waller. I thought I was bad on vacations. Reed tells me he hasn’t had one since 2001. He’s especially looking forward to the next week.
I’d like to thank the Star Eagle readers and advertisers. You’re the reason we’re here.
Readers are reminded they’re welcome to submit news items or photos for publication at no cost. I’ve never turned anything down, at least not on purpose. Additionally, in 2017 the Star Eagle will publish all birth announcements, engagements and weddings at no charge, photos included.
We want to continue to be what we’ve been since 2005: your good news newspaper. We focus on the people and events that make our area a great place to live and raise your family. We look forward to reporting more good news.
Merry Christmas! See you in 2017!