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NRHEG’s favorite daughter ponders future after college

MOVING ON — After leading NRHEG High School to consecutive state titles and finishing No. 3 on the University of Minnesota’s all-time scoring list, Carlie Wagner is pondering her future. (Star Eagle photo by Jim Lutgens)

By MARK DOMEIER
Contributing Writer

Carlie Wagner was known as the golden girl of NRHEG girls' basketball while in high school, helping lead the team to three straight state tournaments and back-to-back championships. She then became a Golden Gopher, excelling at the University of Minnesota and setting records for the women's basketball program in the process.

Now she has finished her college career and looks toward graduation and the future. Carlie was kind enough to take time to answer some questions for the Star-Eagle and reflect on her basketball career... so far.

Star-Eagle: So let’s start by just sitting back and reflecting on your basketball career. Nine years ago, you made your varsity debut at NRHEG as an 8th grader. How did you feel at that age? Did you already have goals in place for your varsity career?

Wagner: Being an 8th grader playing varsity is scary at first just because of the age difference and level of maturity, so I was nervous being in 8th grade playing with all these girls that were quite a bit older than me. At that point in time, I didn’t have goals in place for my high school career. I was just having fun and enjoying the game.

Star-Eagle: As you and the team got better and better, when did you really feel like this could be a state championship team? Did you even think about that before the playoff run your sophomore year, when you ended up finishing third at state?

Wagner: I think my whole high school career we always had a strong girls basketball program. It was the end of my freshman year when I knew we had something special going on. We were a very young team that was beating very solid teams, and well respected teams. At that point, I knew the next few years were going to be fun. So, going to state sophomore year wasn’t a big surprise to me because I knew how good we were.

 

The Blooming Prairie Cancer Group presents Designer Purse Bingo and Loaded Bloody Marys Saturday, April 21 at 1 p.m. at the Blooming Prairie Servicemen’s Club.

Authentic Coach, Michael Kors and Kate Spade purses included. Tickes are $30 in advance or $35 at the door and are available at Krejci Ford, BP Servicemen’s Club and The Pizza Cellar through April 20.

To sponsor a purse in memory of a friend or loved one, call Lindsey (Krejci) French at 507-438-8799.

For more information call Cheryl Krejci at 507-438-6895.

 

On Sunday, April 22 at 11:45 a.m., a lasagna dinner will be served at Hartland Lutheran Church by the youth. Regular (beef), chicken alfredo, and vegetarian lasagna will be served. There will be a free-will offering. Proceeds will go toward scholarships for those attending Camp Indianhead MN and LYA this summer.

On Sunday, April 22 at 11:45 a.m., a lasagna dinner will be served at Hartland Lutheran Church by the youth. Regular (beef), chicken alfredo, and vegetarian lasagna will be served. There will be a free-will offering. Proceeds will go toward scholarships for those attending Camp Indianhead MN and LYA this summer.

 

St. Peter Lutheran Church of Otisco will hold a Polka service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 6 at the American Legion in Waseca.

Hymns will be sung in polka and waltz time with music provided by Chuck Thiel and his Jolly Ramblers. The spoken word will be delivered by Pastor Scott Williams.

A pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw, as calico beans and assorted bars will be served following the service. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children ten and under. There will be a bake sale before and after the service.

Benefit Sunday for cancer-stricken NR resident Reese

BETTER DAYS — Darrin Reese and his sister, Diana Weller, as they appear on his Facebook page.


By ELI LUTGENS

Contributing Writer

A benefit for Darrin Reese will be held on this Sunday, April 8, at New Richland City Hall. Donations will be sought to help cover medical bills associated with treatment. Breakfast will be served by the New Richland Lions Club. 

Reese has been an active volunteer in the community. For years, Darrin has volunteered with the Ellendale food shelf and has worked in the community helping anyone in need. It is now time for the NRHEG community to return the favor. 

Reese was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma on Feb. 28. This form of cancer is aggressive and has no cure. It is however, treatable. With six rounds of chemotherapy, every 28 days, he can go into remission. Currently in stage two, if the chemotherapy is successful, Reese could go into remission for anywhere from six months to 10 years.