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The City of New Richland is once again sponsoring a cleanup campaign to encourage and assist City residents in ridding of accumulated trash and in sprucing up the appearance of the City's neighborhoods and streets. Cleanup 2017 will be held Saturday May 6 from 8 a.m.-noon.

The City of New Richland will provide a location to drop off items for Spring Cleanup such as appliances, vehicle batteries, TVs, monitors, carpet remnants and garbage. Some charges will apply for these items along with the convenience of hauling in town.


The NRHEG Community Night Out Live and Silent Auction Saturday, April 1 at Wedgewood Cove in Albert Lea was a huge success, raising upwards of $44,000 for the PTO of NRHEG.

“It was an amazing night,” said PTO spokesperson Jodi Wayne. “We had a great group of people who came and everyone was so generous. It was great.”

This was an important fundraising event for the PTO and a great night to socialize.

See their Facebook page (NRHEG PTO) and watch the Star Eagle for more.


There will be a Community Bingo night at the Ellendale Community Center following the Ellendale Firemen’s Fish Fry on Friday, April 7 starting at 7:15 p.m.

The Ellendale Community Action Group (ECAG) will be sponsoring this Bingo game night. There will be 20 games played and all proceeds will go towards community projects sponsored by the ECAG in the coming year. Pop and water will be available for purchasing at this event. Prizes will be given for each wining Bingo game. Families are encouraged to come to this community event and have a fun night just playing Bingo. 

A blood drive will be held Wednesday, April 12 from 1 to 6 p.m. at New Richland City Hall. To schedule an apppointment, visit, use sponsor code New Richland Community, or call 1-800-733-2767.

Explore and inspire as an Interpretive Volunteer with the Steele County Historical Society.

The Steele County Historical Society is seeking interpretive volunteers to act as tour guides, building docents and interpreters for the 2017 tour season in the Village of Yesteryear and the Steele County History Center. 

Tour Guides lead groups of visitors building to building through the Village of Yesteryear and History Center, sharing stories and historical detail about the buildings, artifacts and the people of Steele County. 

Building Docents are stationary in one building, and act as a building host, delivering commentary on the buildings and the exhibits for large group events, such as Extravaganza, SCFF, and Christmas in the Village.