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Host Families are needed from the last week of May through the first week of August for the Albert Lea Lakers baseball team. This program is a vital part of the player’s success both on and off the field. Having players become part of a local family helps these young men stay grounded in an unfamiliar city, build life skills, and affords them the stability they need at “home” to concentrate on building their baseball skills.

Host families are asked to provide meals for their player and need to provide a room with access to a laundry room and kitchen. Families can host one or two players and will be paid $150 for each player housed. Each family will also receive a family pass to games this season.

To get an application to host a player or players please contact:

• Tom Jones: 507-402-3265

• Mark Calderon: 507-402-3709

• Michael Keeran: 641-231-1659

Or visit


The St. Joseph’s Church of Waldorf presents Mardi Gras Sunday Feb. 11. Mass is at 8 a.m. with Hot Beef Commercial Dinner from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. There will also be a bake sale, silent auction, photo booth and raffles. Handcapped-accessible.


Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Dental Hygiene Department join a statewide effort to provide free dental care to area children on Thursday, Feb. 1 and Friday, Feb. 2.

Concerned about the growing number of children who are unable to access needed dental care, Minnesota State University’s Dental Hygiene Department will provide free dental care to children on Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Feb. 2 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. The dental clinic is located on the campus of Minnesota State University in the new Clinical Sciences Building.

Patients seeking appointments for cleanings, x-rays, exams, and sealants should be under the age of 18 and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. MSU will also be offering free dental exams and x-rays for adults.

Call 507-389-2147 to schedule an appointment.


Mark your calendars!

The NRHEG Community Night Out Live and Silent Auction has been scheduled for March 17 at Wedgewood Cove in Albert Lea. This is an important fundraising event for the NRHEG Elementary PTO and a great night to socialize with friends and neighbors!

If you have an item or experience you would be willing to donate or would like to become a sponsor of the auction, please contact one of the following individuals: Brandon Wayne 507-456-6250, Jodi Wayne 507-456-4015, Angie DenHerder, Katie Knudson 507-416-2132.

Please “like” our Facebook page (NRHEG PTO) and watch the Star Eagle for upcoming information regarding event and raffle tickets. Thank you in advance and see you on March 17!

The inaugural Gopher Conference One Act Play Festival will be held on Saturday, Jan. 20 at Medford High School. The six schools that have One Act Play this year will present their MSHSL competition play. The event will begin at 10 a.m..

The Minnesota State High School League yearly competition begins with subsection contests on Jan. 27. This leads to section contests the next weekend, followed by state competition Feb. 8 and 9.

The Gopher Conference Event is a festival. Two judges will give oral and written critiques of each play, but no scores are recorded. No champion for the event is named. The conference will name a Gopher Conference All-Conference One-Act Play Team. 

The performance is open to the public and admission will be per regular Gopher Conference event ($6/$4).