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ALBERT LEA — The 10th annual “Bikes for Barker” Scholarship Fundraiser will be Saturday, June 24 starting at the American Legion, 142 Broadway N., in Albert Lea.

The fundraiser includes a pancake breakfast from 9 to 11:30 a.m., a silent auction during breakfast, a 100-mile motorcycle run from the American Legion to Lanesboro, Minn., and an 11-mile bicycle ride starting at the head of the Root River Trail in Fountain, Minn., to the City Park in Lanesboro. A donation of $5 is suggested for the breakfast, and registration is $20 per motorcycle and $10 per biking family. There will be a luncheon celebration at the City Park in Lanesboro afterward. A donation of $5 is suggested for the luncheon. Participants are welcome to join the festivities at any time during the day. 

The New Wine group from Cloquet, MN will present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” during the Sunday worship service at LeSueur River Lutheran Church of rural New Richland on Sunday, June 11, at 9 a.m. No tickets are needed but a free will offering will be collected.

New Wine is a Christian youth musical/drama ministry of Zion Lutheran Church in Cloquet, Minnesota. The group promotes Christian fellowship, friendships and understanding among the students, who come from varied denominational backgrounds and traditions. 

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is a musical with music and lyrics written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. The story is based on the "coat of many colors" story of Joseph from the Bible's Book of Genesis.

Two dates have been set for NRHEG spring sports awards.

The first is Thursday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. for baseball, softball and golf.

The second is Thursday, June 8 at 6:30 p.m. for track and field.

The Senior Athlete of the Year Award winners will be announced both nights. Ceremonies will be held in the high school gym in New Richland.


The Saturday, June 3 musical program, which was going to feature Matt Arthur at Beaver Lake, was canceled due to rain. It is hoped to reschedule Arthur later this summer.

The program for June 10 will feature Karey Langer in the Ellendale City Park at 7 p.m. The night will also include an ice cream social.

People are encouraged to pack their lawn chairs and help spread the word to put Saturday night musical entertainment on their calendars for the months of June, July and August.

Staff Writer

The residents of Geneva are reminded of the citywide cleanup that will take place from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 3.

The City of Geneva is providing a dumpster, by the city garage and county recycling bins, that residents can use for their spring cleaning projects, as they eradicate their garages, basements, sheds, and closets, etc. of items they no longer use or want.

Some things are prohibited and will not be allowed in the dumpster: large appliances, such as stoves, fridges, freezers, washers and dryers, small countertop appliances, including blenders, toasters etc., and electronic devices, such as televisions and computers, as well as tires, wet paint, oil, household hazard waste, and yard waste.