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SWCD names Rudolph, Nelson Outstanding Conservation Farmers PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 11 September 2014 12:19

The Waseca Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors recently selected Janet Rudolph and Arlene Nelson of Waseca as the 2014 “Outstanding Conservation Farmers.” Janet and Arlene own and manage an 800-acre, fifth-generation family farm. They have proven over time to be good stewards of the land by applying sound conservation practices including: Contour strips, terraces, water and sediment basins, buffer strips, buffered tile inlets, grassed waterways, CRP, farmstead windbreak, stream bank stabilization, and cover crops. Congratulations Janet and Arlene from the Waseca Soil and Water Conservation District.

For first time, admission free for Farmamamerica Fall Fair PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 11 September 2014 12:15

Annual event this weekend

A wagon train, antique tractor pull, tram rides on a historic Time Lane, and much more can be enjoyed for free at the 2014 Fall Fair, Sept. 13 and 14 at Farmamerica.

It’s the first time the annual event has had no admission charge, making it the perfect fall outing for families throughout the area.

“We want everyone to be able to experience the many attractions at Fall Fair, so we won’t be charging admission this year,” Farmamerica Executive Director Jim Gibson said. Also new this year is the Sheriff’s Posse Wagon Train Saturday, raising funds for youth with an impressive array of rigs and horses. Sunday’s main attraction is the antique tractor pull beginning at 11:30.

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Thursday, 11 September 2014 12:14

Jim Clark open house set for Saturday

An open house Jim Clark, New Richland-Hartland football and baseball coach and teacher from 1961-65, will be held Saturday, Sept. 13 at The Willows. Former students and athletes are invited to have lunch with Jim at 11:30 a.m. All are welcome. At 1 p.m., there will be an open house for all who wish to greet Jim.

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Hillbilly Harvest Hoedown Saturday

The Hillbilly Harvest Hoedown will be on Saturday, September 13 from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. by the New Richland City Hall. The Jerry Beauchamp Band will be playing. Cost to get in is $7 for individuals and $10 for couples. This event is a fundraiser for Farm and City Days.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 September 2014 12:18
Richard Crumb: A long and winding life PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 04 September 2014 17:02

Longtime NR area resident recalls his service in World War II


RIGHT AT HOME — World War II veteran Richard Crumb is comfortable in his rural home near Matawan, and for good reason. His grandfather built the home in 1875 and he was born there, as was his father. (Star Eagle photo by Jim Lutgens)



Richard Crumb was born and still lives on the family farm built by his grandfather, John, in 1875 — two years before New Richland came into existence. He and his siblings walked about two and a half miles to to Matawan for school, something he enjoyed.

“I liked going to school,” said Crumb. “It was a good thing. That was brought forth from my parents, that education was a good thing.”

Since New Richland had no school buses, he went to high school in Freeborn, where he was elected class president and delivered the speech for the graduating class of 1942.

Crumb, 90, still gets around on his own. He still drives. He’ll take visitors out to one of his fields and kindly send them home with sweet corn. He has an easy smile and a twinkle in his eye as he talks about the past — which he remembers well. He can tell you about the time he and his brothers defeated the New Richland team in baseball. And he can tell you about World War II.

Sun sets earlier, but music goes on in Ellendale PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 04 September 2014 16:50


Staff Writer

Saturday night in downtown Ellendale this summer has become an inspirational event one can't say enough about it.

It has been great to see the following of local residents, and out of the immnediate area people, who have been coming to listen to the great music and visit with their neighbors. The faithful who have been following the talent is commendable. If you haven't been there yet, you don't know what you are missing.

September has come on us all too quickly it seems, but Russ Goette has kept on top of things and has gotten some great music lined up. With darkness sneaking in earlier and earlier, there has been a need for a time change and the Saturday night programs now start at 6:30.


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