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Schultz agrees to kiss pig if $25,000 goal is met

GRAIN CHALLENGE — With harvest in full swing, the challenge is out to area farmers to help raise $25,000 in grain donations for the New Richland Area Foundation, which would force school board member Rick Schultz to kiss a pig. (Submitted photo)

Want to see Rick Schultz kiss a pig? The New Richland Area Foundation would like to invite area farmers to join the NRAF’s challenge to raise $25,000 for a scholarship fund for NRHEG High School seniors who will be seeking a post-secondary education. If the goal is met, Schultz has kindly accepted the request to kiss a pig as a celebration. If more than the $25,000 needed is raised, there may be more surprises of celebration.

The NRAF Fund is a fund where a percentage of interest earned on the fund balance is granted each year to non-profit organizations, the schools and the city. This fund restricts any grants presented as a scholarship to an individual. The committee is seeking assistance from area farmers to donate a gift of grain to a fund specifically for scholarships.

With this new scholarship fund is a way of investing in youth to further their education after high school.

 

NRHEG High School will hold its annual Veterans Day program on Friday, Nov. 10 at 9:30 a.m. The event is hosted by high school Ambassadors.

All New Richland, Hartland, Ellendale, and Geneva Veterans are invited to be honored on this day. If a veteran would like to participate and be seated in the front please contact Nancy Rudau at 465-3205 for more information.

This event is open to the public.

New Richland City Council

By JESSICA LUTGENS
Staff Writer

The 2018 preliminary budget and tax levy, along with the resignations of two council members, were approved during the New Richland City Council’s second meeting of the month on Monday, Sept. 25. All members were present to pass a 19.94% increase in the tax levy, which stands at $468,802 compared to last year’s levy of $390,861. The preliminary levy can be adjusted before the final budget is approved in December, but the total amount cannot increase from the proposed amount.

The proposed budget reflects an increase in pay scale and adjustment of pay grades in accordance with a collective bargaining contract between the City of New Richland and the Law Enforcement Labor Services, which was also approved during the meeting. Proposed pay increases in the 2018 budget by department are as follows: Administration—$86,061 wage budget, increase from $76,405 in 2017; includes city clerk/treasurer at $29.88/hour, 40 hours/week (no overtime) and assistant clerk at $16.94/hour, 32 hours/week; Police—$111,837 full-time wage budget, increase from $95,810 in 2017 and $26,273 part-time wage budget, increase from $18,321; includes police chief at $26.15/hour with overtime pay and benefits, one full-time officer at $20.44/hour and benefits and part-time officers at $16.94/hour; Maintenance—$64,527 full-time wage budget, increase from $45,405; includes one full-time employee at $23.01/hour and a second at $17.79/hour, both with overtime pay and benefits, and a casual employee at $9.65/hour,; St. Olaf Lake—$18,550 wage budget, increase from $14,142; Ambulance—$56,517 wage budget, increase from $54,032.

 

NRHEG High School will hold its annual Veterans Day program on Friday, Nov. 10 at 9:30 a.m. The event is hosted by high school Ambassadors.

All New Richland, Hartland, Ellendale, and Geneva Veterans are invited to be honored on this day. If a veteran would like to participate and be seated in the front please contact Nancy Rudau at 465-3205 for more information.

This event is open to the public.

 

The following fall classes are being offered through NRHEG Community Education:

Adventures in Parenting; Pumpkin Palooza; Pumpkin Diorama; Kickball; Driver’s Education; Parent’s Supplemental Driver’s Education; Beginner Piano Lessons; Home Alone; Tweite’s Family Farm; Shutterfly; Acrylic Painting; Walking; Tae Kwon Do; Turbo Kick Live; PIYO Live; Bone Builders.

If interested, click on the NRHEG Schools link on this Web page and look for Community Education, or call (507) 417-2667.