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Author Michael Schumacher will speak about his book The Mighty Fitz: The Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald at New Richland Public Library (119 S Broadway, New Richland, MN) on Thursday, March 30 at 6 p.m. Schumacher will provide a fitting tribute to one of the largest ships to have sailed the Great Lakes and its fate as the most legendary shipwreck on America’s inland waters. Peter Klug will sing Gordon Lightfoot’s “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” at the event. The author will be signing books at the event.

The annual pancake and abelskiver supper is Monday, March 27 from 4-7 p.m. at Clarks Grove Baptist Church.


A benefit for Mary Marcus Edon, who has been diagnosed with schleroderma, which is a “silent disease,” will be held on Sunday, March 26 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Ellendale Community Center.

There will be live music, a sloppy joe meal, and beverages to enjoy, all for a free-will donation.

A silent auction and bake sale has also been planned and if you have any questions, or would like to donate in any way, you are encouraged to contact Becky Lassahn at 507-684-3040.


Zion Lutheran Church of rural Ellendale will serve a pancake/French toast breakfast Sunday, March 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 7126 SW 98th St., for a free will offering.


The Waseca Area Chamber of Commerce AgriBusiness committee and Chamber Ambassadors, working together to advance the relationships between farm and community business, will present the annual Farm and City Luncheon. This event will be held on Thursday, March 23, 11:45 a.m. at the American Legion. Registration cost is $14 per person.

The program will recognize the following:

• Waseca County Outstanding Young Farmer – Andy Dimmel

• Waseca County Farm Family of the Year – Carey and Terri Prigge Family

• Waseca County Distinguished Agricultural Leadership Awards

• Scott Singlestad - Active

• Roger Wilkowske – Senior Active

• Charlie Born – Senior Active

Please RSVP to the chamber at 835-3260 or online at ASAP. The public is invited.