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Farm & City Days 2016
I KNOW THIS! — “Lawn Boy and his Weed Whippers” won the Family Feud competition in downtown New Richland Thursday, July 7. From left: Megan Manthey, Brenda Strenge, Katie Manthey, Laura Wenzel, Ethan Strenge. At right is Sydney Schultz. (Star Eagle photo by Jessica Lutgens)
By JIM LUTGENS
Cherry Gun rocked, the Weed Whippers rolled, and the Town and Country Garden Club ruled.
That was the synopsis for 2016 New Richland Farm and City Days, which wrapped up four days of festivities on Sunday, July 10.
The Little Miss/Little Mr. Pageant was held Thursday night at NR City Hall. Winners were: Miss NR Colorful, Kynzlie Garza; Miss NR Thoughtful, Brynlee Neitzel; Miss NR Artist, Hazel Botten; Miss NR Considerate, Violette Botten; Miss NR Graceful, Izley Boerner. There were no misters.
The New Richland Lions Potato Bake/Root Beer Float event at city hall Friday evening was well attended.
For the second year in a row, Family Feud was the Friday night entertainment on Broadway Ave. in front of the Star Eagle office. The winning team was “Lawn Boy and his Weed Whippers,” which included Ethan Strenge, Brenda Strenge, Megan Manthey, Laura Wenzel and Katie Manthey. Just for Kix dancers performed.
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Teacher Recognition 2016
Staff members at NRHEG were recognized at the annual ceremony Friday, June 3. Above from left: John Schultz (30 years), Ann Howe (30 years), custodian Dan Bell (30 Years), Richard Ellerbusch (30 years), superintendent Dale Carlson. Below, retirees Chuck Crabtree (bus driver, 23 years), Marty Nelson (bus driver, 23 years), Sue Hill (lead cook, 25 years), Joanne Phillips (11 years) and Bonnie Jacobson (24 years); not pictured: Jill Schlaak (23 years). (Star Eagle photos by Eli Lutgens)
By ELI LUTGENS
Staff members at NRHEG Schools were recognized during the annual Years of Service and Retirement Recognition program Friday, June 3 at the high school in New Richland.
After a reception, including slideshow and refreshments, Years of Service Awards were presented.
They were as follows:
• 5 years — Kari McNeil, teacher; Kelsey Pederson, teacher; Emily Schultz, paraprofessional; Mychelle Lynch, paraprofessional
• 10 years — Jenny Bunn, teacher; Diana Foster, teacher; Sara Ihrke, teacher; Clarice Clausen, paraprofessional
• 15 years — Beckie Johnson, custodian; Jim Steen, custodian; Michelle Thiele, community education
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Class of 2016 graduates
Emotions ran the gamut as the NRHEG High School class of 2016 graduated Sunday, June 5. Here, graduates exchange congratulations outside the school following commencement. (Star Eagle photo by Chris Schlaak)
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Panthers fall despite Schultz no-hitter
NRHEG's Jack Schultz, left, checks the baserunner at third before firing to Eli Lutgens for the out at first during Thursday's Section 2AA Baseball Tournament at St. James. The Panthers' season ended with a 2-1 loss despite a complete-game no-hitter for Schultz. (Star Eagle photo by Jim Lutgens)
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NRHEG class of 2016 to graduate Sunday
By JIM LUTGENS
A total of 63 students, many of whom have known each other since preschool, will gather as a group for the final time Sunday, June 5 at 2 p.m., as the New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva High School class of 2016 graduates.
This year’s Valedictorian is Jessica Nafe, daughter of Terry and Karen Nafe. She was NRHEG’s homecoming queen last fall and is involved in almost everything. She plans to attend Bethel University with a major in organizational communications and a minor in Spanish. Nafe’s favorite teacher was Mrs. Bently.
Her advice: “Don’t be afraid to try new clubs and sports! You’re only in high school once so make the most of it!”