Community Snapshots

Farmward, AgQuest give to local food shelves: Farmward Cooperative and AgQuest Financial of Morgan, with matching funds from the Land O’Lakes Foundation, has made a donation to the We Care Project. The donation, totaling $1,000, was made in an effort to help sustain rural communities. From left are Judy Augustin – Farmward Grain Accountant, Jan Schwanke – Springfield Area Food Shelf Director, Roger Vaske – Farmward Southern Grain ManagerFarmward and AgQuest presented checks to several area food shelves in an effort to help the communities it serves. The food shelves included in this effort were: Springfield Area Food Shelf, Redwood Area Food Shelf, We Care Food Project in Morgan, and Renville County Food Shelf. Each food shelf received a $500 donation from Farmward and AgQuest, along with a $500 matching funds donation from the Land O’Lakes Foundation, bringing the total contribution to $4,000.
Attitude of Gratitude: The New Ulm Public Middle School students had a donation collection for varies charities in Brown County as a way of showing their Attitude of Gratitude to the community for all the support shown to us. Money and items were donated to the following: Southern Minnesota Crisis Nursery/Ivy House, Brown County Food Shelf, Brown County Humane Society, Forever Home-Sanctuary for Animals. Front row kneeling, left to right: Rachel Wiethoff, Josie Stade, Ella Thomas, Karson Schmid, Ella Landsteiner, Kate Frauenholtz. Middle row, left to right: Amber Lee, Sarah Todesco, Kadence Lund, Sophia Cooke, Brooke Gramentz, Trinity Moll, Mason Epper, Mason Gieseke, Aaron Moldan, Dawson Sowers, Makenna Simpson, Skylar Johnson, Miranda Suess. Last row, standing, left to right: Gloria Foucher, Damien Gareis, London Watson, Naomi Norway, Jacob Vogel, Corbin Ohotto, Dylan Carrion, Braxton Hoffmann.
FCCLA Donation: The New Ulm FCCLA students organized a collection at the Middle School and High School to collect money for Santa’s Closet. The High School students collected $2,804.73 and the Middle school collected $569.95. The students used the money to purchase presents Friday December 15th and delivered them to the SERTOMA Club. The picture includes: Front row: Nathaniel Janssen, Kadence Lund, Abby Rathmann, Ashlynn Hauth. Back row: Nate Allen, Erika Ebert, Abby Allen, Advisor Jill Curry, Bethany Janssen and Travis Anderson.
St. Paul’s Donation: Members of St. Paul’s Lutheran School 6th grade boys basketball team delivered gifts to the Southern MN Crisis Nursery “Ivy House” recently. The gifts were purchased and wrapped by the team from items on the nursery’s donation list. Pictured, from left: Back Row: Coaches Joel Black, Matt Pearson. Standing: Zach Reiderer, Isaiah Scharf, Aaron Black, Ben Pearson, Gavin Schaefer, Lucas Freier, Jonah Tess, Brennan Shaver, Zach Fischer. Kneeling: Sebastian Smith, Owen Dunkel.