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Bernard reaches ‘tin’ anniversary for newspaper column


SPECIAL MEMENTO — Star Eagle columnist Mark Bernard was presented some special artwork created by Star Eagle staff member and professional artist Reed Waller in honor of Bernard’s 10th anniversary as a newspaper columnist. (Star Eagle photo by Jim Lutgens)


Staff Writer

Ten years is quite a milestone: It’s the average lifespan of a microwave oven, the “tin” wedding anniversary, and nearly 120 times longer than the reign of King Umberto II of Italy. It’s also how long Mark Bernard has been dedicating his time and talent to the pages of the New Richland Star and NRHEG Star Eagle.

Bernard began with the paper when it was under the ownership of LaVonne Meyer. His first piece was an agricultural article he volunteered to write. The next week he was asked to submit another one, and Mark has continued to volunteer ever since. This is an unexpected accomplishment for someone who was self-taught when it comes to computers and keyboarding.

According to Bernard, “Small town newspapers are still an important part of the community and rural life.”


Eli Lutgens of New Richland, left, enjoys the view from the front row on his first visit to Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis., for last Saturday’s Wild Card playoff game between the Vikings and the Packers. (Star Eagle photo by Jim Lutgens)

NRHEG High School Principal Paul Cyr has announced the names of students selected to the Honor Roll for 1st Quarter 2012-13:

“A” Honor Roll

Grade 12 — Kiley Beenken, Marissa Claycomb, Hans Frank, Emelia Hobbs, Nicole Kaupa, Alicia Merritt, Kristen Olsen, Brooke Olsen, Crystal Olson, Larissa Peterson, Brittany Reese, Casey Rosacker, Colton Ryg, Raelin Schue, Tara Simon, Nathaniel Wallin.

Grade 11 — Kellen Ferber, Carson Field, Presley Johnson, Noah Krell, Hannah Lundberg, Ryan Patraw, Laura Ranniger, Douglas Rudau, Jade Schultz, Morgan Staloch, Carlie Wagner.

Grade 10 — Brady Beenken, Karina Gaona Quezada, Ryann Hagen, Jade Hill, Kyle Holz, Logan Knutson, Grant Kyllo, Jake Langlie, Melissa Malakowsky, Anita Maloney, Jordan Mueller, Sandra Quezada, Anna Stork, Aurora Strom, Trevor Tracy, Jet Wayne, Renae Wobschall.

Grade 9 — Anna Bailey, Abby Christopherson, Nicole Edon, Zeke Erickson, Lizzy Hagen, Cole Ignaszewski, Katharine Lewer, Anna Lundberg, Elijah Lutgens, Jessica Nafe, Corrie Powell, Hailey Schuller, Torrie Stencel, Nicole Wallin, Kayanna Wibben.


Dorothea Neumann was invited to entertain this holiday season at Emma Krumbie’s in Belle Plaine for their wine and cheese tasting evening on December 13. This event also featured vendors selling their wares and hourly drawings. She has also been recently seen at Rochester Mayo on the grand piano where she has been applauded and invited back as she added some pep into the Christmas holidays with carols and “old fashioned melodies.” Dorothea lives 3 miles from New Richland on the farm she and her late husband Raymond established. She was the former organist at St Peter’s Church in New Richland for over 60 years. She is 86 years old. (Submitted photo)

Homecoming 2012




Spirits and hopes were high for Homecoming week at NRHEG High School last week. Above, Spencer Tollefson leads the Panthers on the field for the big game. Below, elementary students get into the act during the parade at Ellendale. See Pages 8 and 12 of this week's Star Eagle for more Homecoming photos. See Page 6 for results of the game. (Star Eagle photo by Chris Schlaak)