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Friday, 25 July 2014 15:59

Bench, tree dedicated at ‘new’ Memorial Park


MEMORIALIZED — Above, Pastor Paul Andree speaks during the dedication ceremony at New Richland’s Memorial Park July 11. Below from left are NR firefighters Dan Budach, Cody Dobberstein, Anthony Svoboda, Tom Gislason, Craig Eustice, Curt Pederson, Brian Svoboda, Tyler Hansen, Mike Thompson, Mike Shurson and Mitch Thompson. (Star Eagle photos by Chris Schlaak)




In a solemn, inspirational ceremony, the recently landscaped Memorial Park — as it has become known — was dedicated Friday evening, July 11, during New Richland’s Farm and City Days.

The new hospice tree — donated by Mary Ignaszewski and family, and the bench that was donated in memory of Tommy Bruzek by the NR Fire Department 10 years ago — were the main focus.

Gail Schmidt of the New Richland Area Foundation, which donated $2,200 toward the project, was the first to speak.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 July 2014 16:03
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Friday, 25 July 2014 15:49

44th Annual Litomysl Festival this Sunday

The 44th Annual Litomysl Summer Fesitval will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Litomysl on Sunday, July 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Litomysl is a rural church 10 miles south of Owatonna with 140 families. This Summer Festival attracts about 5,000 people each year. Plan to be there Sunday for a fun filled day. There will be something for everyone – food, games, music, auctions, etc. etc. Holy Trinity is 8 miles south of Owatonna on Cty. Rd. 45, then 2 miles east on Cty. Rd. 4 (SE 98th St.); Or 5 miles north of Blooming Prairie on Hwy. 218 to Bixby, then 4.5 miles west on County Road 4 (SE 98th St.); Or 6 miles south of Owatonna on I35 to Hope Exit #32, then east on County Road 4 to County Road 5, then south for a ½ mile, then 3 miles east on 98th St. SE.

Ready to consider a new gym? PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 July 2014 15:45

With many construction issues looming, it’s not likely at this time


Staff Writer

Is the NRHEG School Board ready to consider the feasibility of a new gym for NRHEG?

Maybe, maybe not.

Discussion was intense at the close of Monday’s board meeting in Ellendale, as members (board chair Rick Schultz was absent) struggled to get their heads around a new project close on the heels of the renovation in New Richland – a job which is still not complete and has unsolved problems.

The Building and Grounds Committee has conferred with D.L.R. Group architects in the matter, and they were given a price of $15,000 for an initial design study, and about $38,000 for a proposal, half of which would be returnable.

Ellendale welcomes new pastor PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 July 2014 15:43

The District Superintendent of Southern Prairie District of the United Methodist Church, Minnesota Annual Conference, has announces that it is the intention of Bishop Bruce Ough to appoint Pastor Randy Cirksena as Pastor of the Ellendale United Methodist Church. Acting on behalf of the congregation, The Staff/Parish Relations Committee has confirmed the Bishop’s intention.

Former NR resident killed in car-semi accident PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 18 July 2014 15:19

On July 18, 2014 at 10:46 a.m., the Waseca County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fatality accident on Old Hwy. 14 near the intersection of 95th Street.

Involved in the accident was a semi tractor trailer driven by 61-year-old Randall Mahlman of Owatonna. The driver of a 1999 Buick Sedan was 66-year-old Sharon Weckwerth of Waseca — formerly of New Richland — who was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation is being conducted by the Minnesota State Patrol with responding agencies Waseca County Sheriff’s Office, Waseca Police Department, Janesville Police Department, Waseca Fire Department, North Ambulance, Waseca County Highway Department and Minnesota DOT.


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