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Keith Nohava and Will Howard are Making a Difference

Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) recently recognized Keith Nohava and Will Howard, custodians at Greenvale Park Elementary School, with the June 2016 “Making a Difference” Award.

The award is given out monthly to community members or organizations that help to make Northfield an even better place for young people.

Keith and Will were already working incredibly hard as elementary school custodians, yet since the start of the Greenvale Park Community School in the fall of 2014, their jobs have taken on a new meaning.

“The new community school model has definitely increased the workload of the custodians, and even changed their entire routine,” said Laura Berdahl, Greenvale Park Community School co-coordinator.

Keith and Will have been endlessly flexible while they work around afterschool programming, along with a steady stream of families and students on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

“Will’s work is frequently interrupted in the evenings while he tends to plenty of unplanned mishaps and questions,” said Berdahl. “He switches his direction with an easy-going style, and is always willing to step forward to assist anyone who needs it.”

Additionally, each year when the first grade classrooms begin teaching their science units, Will comes in to the school during the day to share his butterfly and rock collections.

“Keith is a patient, steady presence during the day and you’ll often find him chatting with a student while he does his work,” said Berdahl. “He puts the needs of the students first, and puts his own convenience last.”

Greenvale Park staff and students are fortunate to have Keith and Will maintaining their building; a big part of the success of the Community School can be attributed to the hard work of these two employees.

The Northfield Healthy Community Initiative and the Northfield News present the Making a Difference Award cooperatively. If you know an individual or group that you would like to nominate for this award, visit www.northfieldhci.org for nomination guidelines and the easy-to-complete application, or find HCI on Facebook. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and are selected by a review team of HCI board members and local youth.

By Cheryl Strike, Northfield Healthy Community Initiative

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Sunday - June 26 Game Cancelled

Dundas Dukes Amateur Baseball Club - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 1:19pm

The Sunday June 26th game vs Lake City has been cancelled due to Lake City not having enough players.

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Here is a cool app!

TABleau (Northfield Public Library) - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 4:08pm
YALSA's (Young Adult Library Services Association) Teen Book Finder is a free app to help teens, parents, librarians and library staff, educators, and anyone who loves YA literature access to the past five years' of YALSA's awards and lists on their smartphone.Have an Android phone? Download the Android version now!Have an iPod Touch, an iPhone or an iPad? Download the iOS appnow!App features include:
  • a homepage featuring three titles from the database, refreshed each day
  • the ability to search for books by author, title, award/list year, genre, by award, and by book list
  • a Find It! button, powered by the OCLC WorldCat Search API, that will show users where to find the book in a nearby library
  • a Favorites button, to create an individualized booklist
  • the ability to share books from the Teen Book Finder on Twitter and Facebook
The android and iOS version of the app is funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Both versions of the app were developed by Ora Interactive.Have a question or comment about the app or want to report a bug? Contactyalsa@ala.org.Scan and DownloadUse this QR Code to get the app today!
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Rotary Cogwheel | 06.23.2016

Northfield Rotary Club - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 3:29pm

Today’s Program | Thursday, June 23, 2016

Today: John Wegman, Mission: Building Homes for the Disabled (Reppmann)

Birthdays: David Koenig (6/21) and John Sinning (6/22)

Next Week: Al Zdrazil, Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Last Week:
When do you need knee replacement surgery?

That’s up to you, the patient, says Robert Shepley, MD, an orthopedic surgeon with Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic.

“Knee pain is not a life-threatening problem. It is a quality of life problem,” Dr. Shepley said.

But, when your mobility is an issue, or when the knee damage, if left untreated, jeopardizes successful surgery down the line, or if your knee pain begins to limit normal daily activities, you know it is time.

The knee is the largest joint in the body. Its design is genius. It serves as a hinge, transferring energy into forward and backward motion, but it also allows for twisting and turning. The problem comes with the wear and tear of the cartilage at the ends of the femur and shin bones. Cartilage is a shock absorber that allows the bones to glide within the joint. When it frays or degenerates altogether, usually from osteoarthritis, you have bone grinding on bone and that hurts.

Surgery is usually not the first treatment for a patient with knee pain, Dr. Shepley said. Some situations can be improved with physical therapy or medication. Cortisone injection is another available treatment. Less invasive surgery to clean out debris and smooth rough edges can buy time, as well.

More than 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States. For patients 55 years of age or older who have not abused the knee implant, a healthy 90 percent of the knees are doing well 25 years later, said Dr. Shepley.

Patients can expect a two or three day hospital stay following surgery. Physical therapy begins the day of surgery and continues for up to three months. Most patients “turn the corner” at about six weeks into their recovery.

Dr. Shepley started the orthopedic practice in Northfield with Brad Wille, MD, in 1989. Twenty-seven years later, the practice has grown to include Clint Muench, MD, Erik Stroemer, MD, and Hans Bengtson, MD.

Mini Classification:
Sounds like Rick Estenson was pretty much on the run in his early years. He bounced around between Hector, Minnesota, California, then Iowa, Chicago, New York, Edina and Burnsville. Twenty-five years ago, Northfield took him in, and it’s been home for him and his family ever since, despite his sartorial challenges. Who wears a long-sleeve shirt with shorts and black socks? The man has courage, but he needs a consult at Rare Pair.

Guests: Curt Benson (Morlan) and Barbara Beck (Prowe)

Scholarship Enhancement:  Jim Blaha

Announcements:

Northfield Home Care & Hospice is having an open house today 4 to 6 p.m. at their new location 1604 Riverview Drive. All are invited.

Chris Weber is looking for help restocking books at various sites around town for our literacy project. Let him know if you are interested.

Lee Dilley thanked those that helped with pollinator project at Way Park June 11.

President Halverson thanked Jean Wakely for organizing the social at the Estenson Event Center June 10. Sixty people attended.

 

Our 2016-17 outbound students are:

Sage Brinton, Argentina

McKenna Dale, Brazil

Caroline Hummel, Norway

Noah Klein, South Korea

Jane Ludwig, Colombia

Yizel Marcial, Germany

Daiki Nishioka, Taiwan

Liliana (Lily) Noble, Italy

Madison Peterson-Bradford,  Brazil

Emma Pritchard, Taiwan

Nathaniel Urke, Brazil.

Incoming students are:
Daniel Chien from Taiwan

Emma Nielsen from Denmark

Nico Suarez Toloza from Colombia

Gyung Hwan Yoon from South Korea
Wanzita Masenza from Tanzania


Past Northfield Rotary Club meeting videos on YouTube

Coming Up

July 7 — Ben Flannery, MD, and CC Linstroth, 1,2 3 Read With Me (Spethmann)

July 14 — Julie Eddy, Defeat of Jesse James Days Scholarship Program (Covey)

July 21 — Paul Niemisto, Vintage Band Festival (Stevens)

July 28 — District Governor Jim Hunt (Lasswell)

Quote of the Week:
“This is my country, that is your country; these are the conceptions of narrow souls – to the liberal minded the whole world is a family.”
― Virchand Gandhi

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Have you noticed the LUCKY YOU! Books?

Northfield Public Library - Kids Info - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 12:18pm
These books are located in the atrium and upstairs by the help desk.  Good luck!
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Books & Stars! Summer entertainment series in parks!

Northfield Public Library - Kids Info - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 10:44am
June 22 Way Park Patchouli & Terra GuitarraA fusion of blazing Spanish and world  guitar instrumentals & spine tingling vocal harmonies. Made possible by a SEMAC Grant

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Rotary Cogwheel | 06.16.2016

Northfield Rotary Club - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 8:24am

Today’s Program | Thursday, June 16, 2016

Today: Robert Shepley, MD, Joint Replacements (Estenson)

Birthdays: Bob Kuyper (6/15)

Next Week: John Wegman, Mission: Building Homes for the Disabled (Reppmann)

Last Week:
Jennifer Foster-Dunn is a self-professed “education nerd.” She likes school.

Jen has a bachelors degree in education, a masters degree in Economics, a law degree and is now working on a masters in Education at Augsburg College.

She comes from a long line of teachers. Jen was the third generation in her family to attend the College of Western Ohio and emerged from there with a teaching degree. She moved on to Northwestern University to study Economics and ended up following her faculty advisor to the International Monetary Fund, where she traveled with him to Russia in the midst of the Boris Yeltsin rebirth. Among other things, they helped rework the Russian constitution, and she, herself, had communication with Yeltsin, heady stuff for a 21-year old.

Upon her return, Jen intended to complete her Ph.d. in Economics, but, on a whim, took the LSAT and was accepted into the University of Minnesota law school.

Before beginning her law training, she had to go to South Dakota to meet her husband, Russ. She taught at the University of South Dakota, while her mother was also on its faculty. They both taught Economics and were the only mother-daughter team to teach at the level.

Jen finished law school while she and Russ served as resident counselors at St. Olaf College. They had a baby, Josie, and less than three weeks in to post-partum, Jen started as a law clerk for a firm in Owatonna. Part of the firm moved to the county attorney’s office. Most recently Jen was doing child and adult protection. She said she was increasingly disturbed by the by the gravity of the decisions she was asked to make about parenting and children’s rights for people she would never meet.

Russ, a Montessori teacher in Owatonna, encouraged her to capitalize on her passion for kids and Rotary Youth Exchange and go back to teaching. And that’s why she is back in school at Augsburg.

Jen got involved in Owatonna Rotary when she hosted a student from Denmark. As an only child, and the daughter of an only child, it was an amazing experience.  She then became youth exchange coordinator for the club. Rotary has changed their lives, she said. At Josie’s grad party, she realized there wasn’t a person there who had not impacted Josie through Rotary. Jen has many children now because of Rotary.

She is helping her husband chaperone 39 inbounds on their East Coast trip this week.  Then she will return and head out to Germany with her daughter to relive her recent exchange experience and have a true family vacation.

Mini Classification:
Vicki Wright Lorenz Dilley joined Rotary 11 years ago. Dave Brown had asked her and Lee to host a student, and they were hooked. She says she will always be a Rotarian.

Vicki has been the face of our club’s Youth Exchange program for most of her 11 years with Rotary. During her tenure, Northfield has led the district in youth exchange, hosting inbounds from 21 countries. She also logged five emergency room trips, but, gratefully, no police calls. She said she has learned how to navigate “shocking” conversations, cried with and about some of our students, made mistakes, apologized and learned a lot through this experience.

She thanked all of the club counselors for their work. We have made an enormous impact on the world, she said, helping young people learn about themselves and helping them learn to love their country through the lens of an exchange year.

Vicki Langer and Rachel Estrella are assuming Vicki’s responsibilities with Youth Exchange. Vicki Dilley will continue to serve on a district level.

Vicki’s dedicated service was rewarded with a standing ovation. Thank you Vicki Dilley for outstanding work.

New Member:
Jen Foster-Dunn was inducted into the club, and it proved to be an historic occasion. It was the first time someone gave their classification talk the day of their induction.

Guests: Daniel Magnuson, Nicole’s host dad (Nicole) and Barbara Burke (Child)

Scholarship Enhancement:  Nicole

Announcements:

Contact Michelle Laswell if you are a new member and have NOT attended an orientation; it’s coming up soon.

The Rochester Rotary Club is hosting a bike ride event in July.

Richard Collman announced the Noontime Organ Recital, now in its 10th year, will begin Wednesday, July 6.

Making a year-end gift to the Foundation benefits us in three years, so do it today! The more we give, the more we get, literally.

Our 2016-17 outbound students are:

Sage Brinton, Argentina

McKenna Dale, Brazil

Caroline Hummel, Norway

Noah Klein, South Korea

Jane Ludwig, Colombia

Yizel Marcial, Germany

Daiki Nishioka, Taiwan

Liliana (Lily) Noble, Italy

Madison Peterson-Bradford,  Brazil

Emma Pritchard, Taiwan

Nathaniel Urke, Brazil.

Incoming students are:
Daniel Chien from Taiwan

Emma Nielsen from Denmark

Nico Suarez Toloza from Colombia

Gyung Hwan Yoon from South Korea
Wanzita Masenza from Tanzania


Past Northfield Rotary Club meeting videos on YouTube

Coming Up
June 30 — Al Zdrazil, Domestic Violence in the Workplace

July 7 — Ben Flannery, MD, and CC Linstroth, 1,2 3 Read With Me (Spethmann)

July 14 — Julie Eddy, Defeat of Jesse James Days Scholarship Program (Covey)

July 21 — Paul Niemisto, Vintage Band Festival (Stevens)

Quote of the Week:
“This is my country, that is your country; these are the conceptions of narrow souls – to the liberal minded the whole world is a family.”
― Virchand Gandhi

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Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike

Northfield Arts Town - Sun, 06/19/2016 - 12:35pm

In this hilarious comedy, middle-aged sour siblings, Vanya and Sonia, share their present day Pennsylvania family homestead.  They’re suddenly caught off guard when their celebrity sister, Masha, swoops in with her hot, sexy boy toy, Spike, and threatens to sell the house.  Add is a soothsaying cleaning woman, and star-struck ingenue,  and you’re in for a night of unadulterated laughter from this 2013 Tony Award Best Play.

Includes a touch of naughty: recommended for mature audiences

 

Performances:
Friday, June 17,  7:30pm
Saturday, June 18,  7:30pm
Sunday, June 19, 7:30pm
Thursday, June 23, 7:30pm 
Friday, June 24, 7:30pm *
Saturday, June 25, 7:30pm

*ASL Date:  Friday, June 24.  If you’re interested in this option, call the office at 507-645-8877 no later than Thursday, June 16th to request.
Venue: Northfield Arts Guild Theater, 411 Third Street West,  Northfield
Tickets: 
$17.00 adults, $13.00 seniors/students

Directed by Michelle Schwantes

Starring:
Tom Johnson as Vanya
Susan Dunhaupt as Sonia
Felicia Crosby as Masha
Charlie Krenzel as Spike
Samantha Noonan as Nina
Taylor Heitman as Cassandra
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

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Annual Meeting 2016

Cannon Valley Elder Collegium - Tue, 06/14/2016 - 9:30am
The 19th CVEC Annual Meeting

…was held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Northfield, on the beautiful spring day of May 1, 2016.

About 70 of us gathered at 2:00 for punch and conversation in the lobby outside the meeting room. Lots of friends from past classes, some curious new folks, instructors about to be honored, Board members to lobby…

After a bit, we were invited inside for pie and ice cream.

Once appetites were sated, Board Chair Jerry Mohrig began the short business meeting. We elected Board members, recognized instructors who had recently completed teaching 5, 10, and 15 courses, honored retiring instructors and other members who had completed significant terms of service.

At about 3:10, Jerry introduced featured speaker Richard Schulte, who regaled us with tales of his daydreams inspired by the Harper/Hanson class on aviation history last fall, in the guise of “CVEC Courses and Long Term Memories.”

Following general laughter and applause, the meeting adjourned at 3:40.

 

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Rice County Mental Health Collective Coordinator Job Description

Northfield Healthy Community Initiative - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 8:54am

The Rice County Mental Health Collective is hiring for a part-time coordinator. Click here to learn more about this exciting position! Application review begins on June 23 and will continue until the position is filled!

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Congratulations 2016 Graduates!

Laura Baker Services Association - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 2:56pm

June 3rd was a heartfelt day of congratulations, gratitude and bon voyage to students and staff on their last day as a school together.

The post Congratulations 2016 Graduates! appeared first on Laura Baker Services Association.

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Rotary Cogwheel | 06.9.2016

Northfield Rotary Club - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 2:39pm

Today’s Program | Thursday, June 9, 2016

Today: Jennifer Dunn-Foster, Classification (V. Dilley)

Birthdays: David Wolf (6/6)

Next Week: Robert Shepley, MD, Joint Replacements (Estenson)

Last Week:
No. They are not putting a dome over Dundas. Mike and Sherry Foster are building a sports dome in Dundas.

Their children’s love affair with lacrosse is the genesis of this project, a 90,000 square foot dome on the north end of Dundas, west of Highway 3 on Cannon Road. They watched two of their four children play lacrosse in domes around the state and thought there is a need for one in the Dundas-Northfield area.

 

Idle conversation with Paul Wegman, a local realtor, led to a proposal, and they decided to dive into this $3 million project. The dome will be privately owned and operated. The owners say their aim is not to make money, but to provide a space for kids to recreate.

Mark Biegelbach owns the scheduling firm that will manage the facility. His company works with several domes and has a lot of expertise siting, developing and managing them. The Dundas Dome will be the second Horizon Dome in the state.

The dome is considered a temporary structure and can only be inflated for 185 days each year. It is conceived as a “practice facility,” with no permanent bleachers or other permanent structures. The field will be all turf with room for one and a half football fields with striping for soccer, lacrosse, football, and two NCAA regulation softball fields. There will be a small management office and bathroom facilities in a permanent adjacent building.

The plan is to break ground by June 20 and open on November 1. The project needs commitments from sports groups before opening. Studies suggest you need three school districts to support one dome. Managers will be Jason Obarski and Andy Kaasa. Jason was a gym teacher at St Dominic’s for five years and is a St. Olaf grad.

Mini-Classification:
Rick Estenson is one of Hector, Minnesota’s favorite sons. His dad was the high school principal, so Rick had little wiggle room. His wife, Kris, is also from Hector, but they became a couple well after high school.

Rick’s dream was to become a pro basketball player, but a run-in with Brett Reese resulted in a dream-shattering knee injury.

Rick has lived in Chicago, New York, Minneapolis, and Northfield. He and Kris have two children, Sam and Maria, both Northfield High School graduates.

Guests: Larry Collins (Prowe); Alyssa Pilger (Estenson)

Scholarship Enhancement:  Dave Wolf

Announcements:
Ground will be broken for the Musical Plaza/Playground on June 6th and be completed around the end of June. Barry Carlson said there will be a need for volunteers later in the month.

Jan Stevens thanked the club for a donation to the Vintage Band Festival and also said they are looking for volunteers to help with the VBF.

Scott Richardson led a successful ethics workshop this past year, and David Koenig, the new chair, is looking for help organizing the next one in the coming year.

Jean Wakely announced the Rotarian and spouse social on Friday, June 10, with beer, wine and food.

Erica Zweifel said the city Council approved a pollinator garden at Way Park and she also thanked the club for a donation.  She requested volunteers to help plant on Saturday, June 11, at 9 a.m.

Our 2016-17 outbound students are:

Sage Brinton, Argentina

McKenna Dale, Brazil

Caroline Hummel, Norway

Noah Klein, South Korea

Jane Ludwig, Colombia

Yizel Marcial, Germany

Daiki Nishioka, Taiwan

Liliana (Lily) Noble, Italy

Madison Peterson-Bradford,  Brazil

Emma Pritchard, Taiwan

Nathaniel Urke, Brazil.

Incoming students are:
Daniel Chien from Taiwan

Emma Nielsen from Denmark

Nico Suarez Toloza from Colombia

Gyung Hwan Yoon from South Korea
Wanzita Masenza from Tanzania


Past Northfield Rotary Club meeting videos on YouTube

Coming Up

June 23 — John Wegman, Mission: Building Homes for the Disabled (Reppmann)

June 30 — Al Zdrazil, Domestic Violence in the Workplace

July 7 — Ben Flannery, MD, and CC Linstroth, 1,2 3 Read With Me (Spethmann)

July 14 — Julie Eddy, Defeat of Jesse James Days Scholarship Program (Covey)

Quote of the Week:
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.  

— Margaret Mead

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Rotary Cogwheel | 06.2.2016

Northfield Rotary Club - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 7:48am

Today’s Program | Thursday, June 2, 2016

Today: Mark Bigelbach and the Dundas Dome (Estenson)

Birthdays: Joe Hargis (5/29) and John Larson (6/2)

Next Week: Jennifer Dunn-Foster, Classification (V. Dilley)

Last Week:
Cannon River Offroad Cycling and Trails (CROCT), a local mountain bicycling club, is expanding opportunities for cyclists to enjoy an off-road ride experience over fun and challenging terrain.

Marty Larson and Griff Wigley, CROCT board members, said they are developing new trails for riders in Northfield and Rice County. They have cleared a corridor through the woods on the west side of the Cannon River in Sechler Park and designed and built a trail in Rice County’s Caron Park.

CROCT first convened in February of 2014, formed a Board of Directors in April of that year, became an International Mountain Biking Association chapter in August 2014, and opened its first trail in Sechler Park in November of 2014. Griff said they want people to use the trail, if not for biking, then walking or dog-walking.

They have partnered with Northfield Public Schools Community Services to offer a weekly ride group each Monday for kids and adults. There is a little bit of instruction and then the ride itself. They meet behind Walgreen’s each Monday at 5:30 p.m. Last summer through Community Services, CROCT facilitated an overnight road trip to Cuyuna Lakes region on the Iron Range and plans to do it again.

CROCT is actively cultivating partnerships to expand biking opportunities locally. They are exploring a collaboration with the Skateboard Coalition to purchase a portable “pump track” that could be moved around the county and made accessible to more bikers. They have already secured almost half of the necessary funding.

CROCT also has plans to partner with River Bend Nature Center in Faribault to develop trails adjacent to the center and build new flow trails for the center, itself.

Griff said the kids who benefit from the trails or a prospective “pump track” program are always encouraged to contribute with sweat equity. “We make the kids contribute to maintaining the trails,” he said.

For more information, go to: www.croct.org.

Mini-Classification:
Chris Heineman said he is on the cusp of becoming an avid biker. He has aspirations, anyway. He is Community Development Director for Northfield, a position he has held for the past four years. He works with the Economic Development Authority, Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Planning Commission and the city’s Building Division.

Guests: Bruce Dypvik (Briske) and Dave Berglund (Rich)

Scholarship Enhancement:  Laurie Williams

Announcements:

Jean Wakely thanked all who helped make the May 25 graduation party a success. There will be a Rotary social at Estenson Event Center Friday evening, June 10. More to come.

With the five Paul Harris Fellows recognized two weeks ago, David Brown said we now have 76 fellows in the club. That’s two shy of a club record. Over time, the club has contributed $267,000 to the Paul Harris Foundation.

A golf tournament in memory of Ken Bank, former Northfield Hospital & Clinics President and CEO and former member of our club, will, in part, benefit Northfield Rotary. The nine-hole event will be Thursday, June 9, at the Northfield Golf Club. Golf begins at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be at 8:30 p.m. In honor of the footprint Ken left on the community, organizers are encouraging participants to donate individually to either Rotary Northfield Gymnastics or Northfield Hospital Auxiliary. Call the Northfield Golf Club to reserve your tee time. Ken died in February of 2015 at the age of 69. He served NH&C for 22 years, retiring in 2010.

If anyone is interesting in reviving Kids Vote for this fall’s election, contact Jake Conway. 

Our 2016-17 outbound students are:

Sage Brinton, Argentina

McKenna Dale, Brazil

Caroline Hummel, Norway

Noah Klein, South Korea

Jane Ludwig, Colombia

Yizel Marcial, Germany

Daiki Nishioka, Taiwan

Liliana (Lily) Noble, Italy

Madison Peterson-Bradford,  Brazil

Emma Pritchard, Taiwan

Nathaniel Urke, Brazil.

Incoming students are:
Daniel Chien from Taiwan

Emma Nielsen from Denmark

Nico Suarez Toloza from Colombia

Gyung Hwan Yoon from South Korea

Wanzita Masenza from Tanzania


Past Northfield Rotary Club meeting videos on YouTube

Coming Up

June 16 — Robert Shepley, MD, Joint Replacements (Estenson)

June 23 — John Wegman, Mission: Building Homes for the Disabled (Reppmann)

June 30 — Al Zdrazil, Domestic Violence in the Workplace

July 7 — Ben Flannery, MD, and CC Linstroth, 1,2 3 Read With Me (Spethmann)

Quote of the Week:
“Peace cannot be achieved through violence; it can only be attained through understanding.”  — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Northfield Hospital Board Meeting - May 28, 2016

League of Women Voters Northfield - Tue, 05/31/2016 - 9:12pm

This Week at the Northfield Hospital Board Meeting

  • Revenue recapture adds $800,000 to NH&C revenues in 2015
  • NH&C had another very busy month
  • Hospital Board to explore change in ownership
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Dukes Drive 2016 - Grand Reopening - Thank You!

Dundas Dukes Amateur Baseball Club - Tue, 05/31/2016 - 10:37am

Thanks to all who have helped make this possible. We have raised nearly $87,000 of our $100,000 goal. We have 10 stadium chairs ($250 ea) and 25 spots over two drinking rails ($200 ea) remaining.
CAMPAIGN SITE (DONATE HERE)

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TIP411 allows Rice County residents to report suspicious activity anonymously

Read more about Rice County’s TIP411 service.  Watch the TIP411 PSA, starring youth, teachers and parents from Northfield and Faribault, here.

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Northfield High School drives home awareness with ‘Mock Crash’

Read more about this year’s Mock Crash in Northfield, attended by NHS juniors and seniors and their parents.  Youth Mayor’s Task Force members enhanced this years program through giveaways encouraging students to be SOBER.

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Hvistendahls three to be honorary chairs at NHS annual gala

Northfield Historical Society - Thu, 02/02/2012 - 3:33pm

Marion, Susan and David Hvistendahl, three long-time supporters of Northfield Historical Society, will be the honorary chairs at the society’s annual meeting Saturday evening, March 17, at Carleton College’s Great Hall.

Marion retired to Northfield in 1990 with her husband, Jake, following rich and varied college teaching careers. She volunteered in the Museum Store and brought local historical figure Ann North to life as part of her Women in History presentations. Marion has also teamed with Brad Ness to present Ole and Lena Night, an NHS benefit.

Susan, a St. Olaf College graduate, has done extensive historical research since moving to Northfield in 2004. She chaired NHS’s Oral History Committee, edited a publication written by Alvin Houston on Lewiston, a local ghost town, and, in 2010, published a book on the Lyceum Building, the second publication of the NHS History Series. Susan is a regular contributor on local history to the Northfield Entertainment Guide.

David Hvistendahl, also a St. Olaf College graduate, has provided legal counsel to NHS since the early 1980s. He has served on the board of directors and as president. His Dr.Visty medicine man show was a fixture for many years during Defeat of Jesse James Days. David also appeared as one of the bank tellers in in the early video re-creations of the infamous James-Younger Bank Raid.

The annual meeting is free to all members of NHS. will begin with a social hour from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., a short business meeting and then food and social time.

The event is sponsored by Community Resource Bank and Carleton College. For more information, contact Hayes Scriven at 507-645-9268.

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Why the Civil War was Fought

Northfield Historical Society - Tue, 01/31/2012 - 4:07pm

Civil War enthusiast and amateur historian Jim Stark will discuss the origins of the American Civil War in his presentation, “Why the Civil War was Fought: The Antebellum Period,” Thursday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. at the newly renovated Northfield Historical Society. The event, sponsored by KYMN Radio and the Northfield News, is the first of a series of discussions about the Civil War during the war’s ongoing sesquicentennial.

After reading extensively about Civil War battles and leaders, Stark, a former president of the Northfield and Rice County historical societies, says he wanted to learn more about the causes of the war. “How could a nation that fought for its freedom, and whose people spoke the same language and worshipped the same god find itself wanting to separate in the middle of the 19th century?” he asks.

Stark traces the roots of the Civil War to the 1787 Constitutional Convention where, as one delegate noted, “Slavery sat under the table like a giant snake coiled up ready to strike at any moment.” Stark will discuss how during the next 73 years “we would see one nation become two, with separate economies and dissimilar workforces. This created mistrust and suspicions that began to initiate a divide of political parties, religious institutions, and societies in general.”

Program starts at 6:00 p.m. on February 16.

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2012 Winter Scream, a big success!

Northfield Historical Society - Mon, 01/16/2012 - 10:02am

This past Saturday we hosted the second annual Winter Scream Ice Cream Social.  Many people came out and told Winter “We are not gonna take it anymore!”  Thank you our sponsors, Econo Foods, the Reub N Stein, Hogan Brothers, KYMN Radio and the Northfield News!

Check out the videos from the Northfield News and Northfield Patch . Photos from Northfield Patch.

NHS Photos by Jane McWilliams, Scott Richardson and Hayes Scriven

Northfield Patch Video

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