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OFFICERS — The inaugural meeting of the Powder Hounds Snowmobile Club was held Sunday, Jan. 8 at Blondie’s in New Richland. Officers are, from left, Jessie Shaffer, Secretary/Treasurer; Brian Hoffman, Vice President; and Joe Ranniger, President. (Star Eagle photo by Jessica Lutgens)
By JESSICA LUTGENS
Eventually, it will snow.
At least that’s what New Richland’s new snowmobile club is hoping.
The Powder Hounds held their inaugural meeting on Sunday, January 8th at Blondie’s Grill, during which they discussed what the group plans to do, and who they’d like to see be a part of the club.
They’re looking for new, younger members who will be able to bring new ideas and be the future of the club. They are hoping it will be something for everyone to be able to take part of and enjoy as a group.
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BY THE GRACE OF GOD — New Richland Area Foundation Fund representatives and grant recipients gathered at The Willows restaurant in New Richland for a recent grant presentation ceremony. Pictured front from left: Gail Schmidt, Cindy Coy, Toni Larson, Kathy Flor, Pam Goehring and Kermit Schoenrock. Back: Jeremy Parpart, Scott Eads, Cody Dobberstein and Jennie Johnson. (Star Eagle photo by Jody Wynnemer)
By JODY WYNNEMER
Giving back to the community.
This is exactly what the New Richland Area Foundation Fund expects to accomplish, and they are exceeding expectations.
Thanks to an anonymous donor or donors, the grant committee handed out $5,100 on Thursday, December 29 at The Willows restaurant in New Richland. The money came from the By The Grace Of God Fund, which is part of the NRAFF.
“This $5,100 brought the total to $14,600 granted by the NRAF and the BTGOG Fund to various projects in the New Richland area in 2011,” said Gail Schmidt, NRAF representative. “Added to this amount is another $9,400 from the Waseca Area Foundation and the EF Johnson Foundation Funds. That’s a total of $24,000 given back to our schools and community in 2011.”
Area organizations who recently benefited from the benevolence were the New Richland Care Center ($700); Waseca Area Neighborhood Service Center ($700); NR Legion Field Improvements ($700); NR Ambulance Dept. ($1,000); NR Fire Dept. (1,000); and NR Police Dept. ($1,000.) Representatives from the organizations were on hand to receive their various grants.
Schmidt wanted to again thank the anonymous donor who gave the gift of grain this past fall.
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