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The Town & Country Garden Club is again taking presale orders for petunias for this year’s pots and gardens. A limited number of petunias will be offered at our Plant Sale fundraiser in May. Call now and order to guarantee the number of plants you will need. The deadline for pre-orders is April 5. Call Barb Finseth at 463-3306.  

A benefit breakfast and bake sale for cancer victim Jean Schumacher is set for Sunday, April 2 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at New Richland City Hall. See the ad on Page 7.

Baker scores 40, top 2,000 for his career

There was a lot of orange in the crowd at Concordia University in St. Paul Friday afternoon.

It didn’t faze the NRHEG Panthers. Especially Oakley Baker.

Baker scored 40 points and surpassed the 2,000-point barrier for his career as the Panthers outlasted Lake City 77-66 for the Class AA boys’ basketball state consolation championship.

Baker, who had seven three-pointers and was 13-for-13 from the free-throw line, did not miss a free throw in three state tournament games.

Tyler Raimann also reached double figures with 15 points, as did Benji Lundberg with 11. Brady Agrimson scored six, Jason Jongbloedt three, Chad Agrimson two. Sam Prigge also started but did not score. Jack Schultz played but did not score.

The NRHEG Community Night Out Live and Silent Auction has been scheduled for April 1, 2017, at Wedgewood Cove in Albert Lea. This is an important fundraising event for the 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 our 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 tickets. Thank you in advance and see you on April 1st! See the ad on Page 3.

Chad Agrimson got the NRHEG boys off and running in Thursday night’s Class AA state basketball consolation semifinal at Concordia of St. Paul.

Oakley Baker finished it off.

Baker, a 6-5 senior, totaled a game-high 22 points as NRHEG blasted Breckenridge 65-47.

NRHEG (29-3) will face Lake City (24-7), which defeated Jackson County Central 62-41 in the other consolation semifinal, at 2 p.m. Friday at Concordia for the consolation championship.

On Thursday, it was almost all Panthers. After Agrimson hit his opening basket, they went on to lead 18-4 behind hoops by Benji Lundberg, Tyler Raimann, Baker, Jason Jongbloedt and Jack Schultz. It was 30-19 at halftime.