Attorneys Matthew Rich and David Ludescher stopped by my corner office at GBM yesterday to let me know that their office is hosting an open house for the Northfield community on Friday to celebrate Marv Grundhoefer‘s 60th year in practice. Details here. See the firm’s History page for a brief background on Marv.
But for a much more thorough treatment, see the Nov. 30, 2002 article in the Northfield News that highlighted Marv’s 50th year in practice: Grundhoefer generously serves citizens of Northfield. There’s no author cited but sure looks like a Maggie Lee column to me.
"Robert C. Kucera and Marvin L. Grundhoefer have opened law offices under the firm name of Kucera & Grundhoefer in Room No. 1, Medical Arts Building in Northfield," a story began in the Nov. 27, 1952, Northfield News — 50 years ago. The story continued, "They will also maintain an office in the Lonsdale Clinic Building in Lonsdale, planning to be there Tuesday and Thursday of each week."
The story stated that Kucera was the nephew of Dr. S.T. Kucera who was the owner of the Medical Arts Building, and the brother of Dr. L.B. Kucera of Lonsdale. That young attorney had attended grade and high school in Faribault and Lonsdale. He was a World War II veteran and had graduated from the St. Paul College of Law. (continued)
Way back in November of 2010, two area teams of 24 people each (one team from Northfield; the other from Northfield/Dundas/Bridgewater) attended the Blandin Community Leadership Program (BCLP) in Grand Rapids.
On early Wednesday morning, eight people from those groups departed Northfield in an Eco-Trans van for a few days of meetings at Breezy Point. Left to right in the photo: Erica Zweifel, Hans Muessig, George Kinney, Bruce Morlan, Paula Manor, Joe Gransee-Bowman, Matthew Rich, Norman Butler.
What were they doing up there? How were these 8 selected from the 24? What’s been happening with the two groups in the past two years? As before, inquiring minds want to know.
David Ludescher, assistant chess coach at Northfield High School, invited me to play chess against members of the Northfield Chess Team today. I barely know a rook from a bishop so I took photos instead.
Physics teacher and chess coach Rebecca Messer was orchestrating the event. Other adults in the photos: Greg Sumner, occupational therapist for the middle school and high school and the assistive technology specialist for the district; Matthew Rich, fellow attorney with David at Grundhoefer and Ludescher.
See my album of 23 photos, the large slideshow (recommended), or this small slideshow:
I just discovered that Rebecca Messer had sent me photos of the 2009 Northfield Chess Team at the state championships that I never published. Some familiar faces: