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WINTER ROYALTY — NRHEG High School kicked off Snow Week festivities Monday afternoon with the crowning of royalty in the gymnasium. Front from left: king Jarred Hanson and queen Katie Cole. Back: Hannah Lewison, Tara Simon, Kevin Minter, Chandler Wisler, Johnny White, Brandon Herrmann, Abby Crabtree and Kalana Shurson. (Star Eagle photo by Kathy Paulsen)
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Royalty coronation set for 2:15 Monday
Candidates for NRHEG Snow Queen and King are, front from left, Hannah Lewison, Tara Simon, Katie Cole, Abby Crabtree and Kalana Shurson. Back: Johnny White, Kevin Minter, Brandon Herrmann, Chandler Wisler and Jarred Hanson. (Star Eagle photo by Chris Schlaak)
The first-ever NRHEG High School Snow Week is set for February 4-9.
Highlights of the week include coronation of the Snow Week royalty at 2:15 Monday in the high school gym, a talent contest Friday at 12:30 and a dance Saturday night.
“The Snow Week activities should be a nice way to bring some excitement to the long, cold weeks of winter,” said NRHEG Student Council Advisor Sandy Schumacher. “It will be a great chance to highlight some of the talents our students have worked so hard to develop. During the days of snow week, it will be fun to see the costumes people find for the dress-up days. As far as the dance, it's nice to provide a social opportunity where our students can have fun, but a lot of variables can be kept under control. This whole event is new for NRHEG, so we hope everything goes well for all concerned. We appreciate the interest and support we are getting from people in the communities.”
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2013 cancer auction wraps up, bringing total to $83,000
AUCTION ADVENTURES — Above, Jesse Quam, left, displays a Schwinn bicycle donated by Whitey and LaJune Hagen during the second and final weekend of the 2013 Geneva Cancer Auction Saturday at Geneva Bar & Grill. Below, Asha Lighthizer of Blooming Prairie, right with hairdresser Lisa Full, donated her hair for “Locks of Love.” (Star Eagle photo by Kathy Paulsen)
By KATHY PAULSEN
Whitey Hagen caught and auctioned off a chicken 30 years ago, and for 29 years, the eggs have been rolling in as big money makers for the Geneva Cancer Auction.
Deviled eggs, pickled eggs, hot eggs, raw eggs, and egg omelets; dozens of eggs have found their way to the auction block and have received fabulous prices for this charitable event. Nobody seems to tire of making, buying and eating them.
Like Whitey says, "With $100 or more a dozen, that is only $10 apiece."
Hagen was involved in a cancer auction in 1975 that raised $256. This year, $83,000 was raised during the auction and other fundraising events in Geneva.
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Old favorites, new faces take center stage at Geneva Bar & Grill
AUCTION ACTION — Above, Carl Anderson and Bill Kortz hold a shovel donated by Frontier Communications for the 29th Annual Geneva Cancer Auction last weekend. Below, Whitey Hagen makes the annual walk for cash around the bar. (Star Eagle photos by Kathy Paulsen)
By KATHY PAULSEN
For 29 years, Geneva and the surrounding territory have united in an effort to combat the effects of cancer on human happiness. Cancer is dreadful, strong and mind boggling, but it will eventually know defeat.
On Friday, January 11 at 7 p.m. Whitey Hagen welcomed everyone to Geneva Bar & Grill for the annual Geneva Cancer Auction. Whitey began, "God Bless you all for everything that you have done over the past 28 years to help find a cure for cancer. Some of you don't look like you are that old. A lot of good things have happened during this annual event, and we have raised a lot of money. "
Whitey went on to say, "Somebody from our area volunteered to go and pick up donated items for the auctions over the years and I am sad to say that person, Dean Johnson, died two months ago. He will be greatly missed by many." Whitey then asked everyone to observe a moment of silence for Dean, and everyone else we have lost to cancer.
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Wagner, NRHEG girls’ basketball team steal the show
STATE SPOTLIGHT — Carlie Wagner (3) drives to the basket during the Panthers’ state semifinal loss to Sauk Centre last March at Target Center in Minneapolis. It was the Panthers’ only loss of the season. (Star Eagle photo by Chris Schlaak)
By JESSICA LUTGENS
This past year has been filled with changes, achievements, giving, receiving, recognition, and so much more. We witnessed world and nationwide events that will be in history books one day.
It’s hard to pinpoint the most important events of 2012, but we at the Star Eagle decided to give it a shot.
The top story of the year: Carlie Wagner and her success in both basketball and track.
Why did we choose one girl out of everything that happened last year as the top story? Well, it’s simple: she’s just that good.