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Benson Family Singers to perform at Trinity PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 October 2015 12:14

The Benson Family Singers, led by Hartland native and New Richland-Hartland graduate Peter Benson, will participate in the 9 a.m. Sunday worship service Oct. 11 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Richland.

Coffeecake and fellowship will follow the service as the group prepares for a concert at 11:15. Everyone is invited.

Peter and Rachelle Benson, along with their sons David, Aaron and Luke, have a unique ministry consisting of barbershop, bluegrass, and gospel music. They specialize in tight, a cappella harmonies and also play a variety of instruments, including guitar, banjo, bass, violin, and mandolin. Together they have performed for many shows, festivals, fairs, churches, and private events throughout the Midwest. The Bensons use their music, humor, and message to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.

From Sweden, with extra vowels PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 October 2015 10:30

Exchange student enjoying stay with Tollefson family


CULTURE CONTRAST — Swedish foreign exchange student Linnea “Lilly” Strom-Olsen, has experienced many cultural differences since arriving in the United States in August. (Star Eagle photo by Jim Lutgens)


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NBC recently cancelled a sitcom titled Welcome to Sweden. The show centered around an American who moved to Sweden to be near his girlfriend, who was from that country, and to get away from the bustle of New York. The episodes showed Sweden as a relaxed, welcoming country where most people got along with each other.

New NRHEG foreign exchange student Linnea Strom-Olsen said that is a pretty accurate description of her home country. Strom-Olsen, who goes by Lilly, is staying with Mark and Sandy Tollefson, and their daughter Emma, of New Richland. Tollefsons said they had been contemplating hosting an exchange student for a couple years and have a little more room in the house now with both sons Carter and Spencer off to college.

Flu vaccine available at Mayo Clinic Health System PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:48

Flu vaccine is available at Mayo Clinic Health System. Flu vaccine clinics have been scheduled from 1 to 7:30 Oct. 8 on the fifth floor of the clinic; and 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 10, in the Anticoag Clinic, located on the first floor of the medical center across from the Ambulatory Surgery Unit. Appointments are required for all clinics and can be made by calling 507-668-2041.

To schedule an appointment to receive the flu vaccine outside of these clinic dates, you must make an appointment by calling 507-668-2041. If you already have an appointment with your provider, you can ask to receive the flu vaccine at that time. Flu vaccine is also available at Express Care within Albert Lea’s Hy-Vee for those 12 and older. No appointment is necessary at Express Care. Flu vaccine is covered by most insurance.

Flu vaccine clinic dates at other MCHS locations:

WWI specialist to speak at NR library PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:43

Join Randal Dietrich, Minnesota Historical Society World War I Program Specialist, as he shares a wide-ranging look at WWI as a transformational event in Minnesota and American history, and the centerpiece of a vast spectrum of social movements and social change. America appeared on the world stage as an apparently confident global military, economic, and cultural leader at the same time that, at home, it was a nation driven by dissension and violence.

The events will take place Monday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. at the  New Richland Public Library.

This project is made possible by a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library System and is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.

NRAF reaches out to farmers PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:42

Group hopes to raise $80,000 by end of 2015

The larger the fund balance, the more dollars become available to grant.

It may sound like the New Richland Area Foundation has plenty of funds available for granting to local projects with currently approximately $420,000 in the fund. However, that is not the case. The grant dollars available comes from a formula used by the Minnesota Community of Funds based on the investment interest.

Though this year’s granting dollars available was $15,000, the NRAF grants committee continues to be challenged with requests of more than $35,000 each year from the school and community. Therefore it is their plea to request the community’s help in growing the fund so that more dollars become available to grant each year. The NRAF has granted out well more than $60,000 in the last four years as it continues to support local school and community needs.

The first ever Goal Campaign is to reach $500,000 by December 31, 2015.


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