Photo album: Northfield Historical Society’s 37th annual meeting

NHS President Scott Richardson with David, Marion, and Susan HvistendahlThe Northfield Historical Society held its 37th annual meeting last night at Carleton’s Great Hall.

The NHS honored the Hvistendahl family at the event (Marion, David and Susan Hvistendahl) for being long-time supporters. The blog post by Executive Director Hayes Scriven has more on their contributions over the years.

See the large slideshow of 10 photos (recommended) or SLOW CLICK this small slideshow:

Photo album: Scriver Building renovation open house and volunteer recognition

The Northfield Historical Society held a Scriver Building renovation open house last night. Special recognition awards were given to past Board President Debby Larsen, current Board president Scott Richardson, and "Next Level" campaign co-chairs Brett and Michelle Reese. 

The society also recognized its volunteers of the year, Rachel Wadleigh and Kathy Peterson.

See my album of 43 photos (I’ve added some renovation photos taken/blogged here, here, and here earlier this week), view the large slideshow (recommended), or SLOW CLICK this small slideshow:

Photo album with lyrics: Maggie Lee’s 90th birthday party

Former Northfielders (and country singer-songwriters) Johnny Western and Marilyn Sellars came back to their hometown last Sunday night to join the community in a celebration of Maggie Lee’s 90th birthday.

See the album of 22 photos, the large slideshow (recommended), or this small slideshow:

Scott Richardson composed the words to "The Ballad of Maggie Lee," (sung to the tune of Rawhide):

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling
Keep those presses rolling
Keep those presses rolling Maggie

News and information
Your readers are waiting
Hungry for what you’ve got to say.

City Council’s steaming
School board is dreaming
Opinion is what is you try to sway.

Get the news, make it sing, type it up, paste it up
Turn the press, hit the street, Maggie
Eat a bite, check the mail, pet the cat, get some sleep
Back to work Back to work, Maggie

Clicken, clicken, clicken
Keep those keyboards clicken
Keep those keyboards clicken, Maggie

Always deadlines loomin’
No time for snoozin’
PMTs are still an hour away

That waxer is cloggin’
Photon lens is foggin’
Why can’t those writers make some hay!

Get the news, make it sing, type it up, paste it up
Turn the press, hit the street, Maggie
Eat a bite, check the mail, pet the cat, get some sleep
Back to work Back to work, Maggie

Strolling, Strolling, Strolling
Division she is strolling
Division she is strolling, Maggie

Broomball shoes protect her
The cart is her collector
Gathering news and goods she finds on sale.

Shops and keepers need her
Her stories they are feeders
She never tires of telling Northfield’s tales

Get the news, make it sing, type it up, paste it up
Turn the press, hit the street, Maggie
Eat a bite, check the mail, pet the cat, get some sleep
Back to work Back to work, Maggie

Purple, purple, purple
What’s the deal with purple?
Why’s it always purple, Maggie

First a fashion respite,
Now her fans expect it.
Regal in every swish and sway.

Accessorizin’s easy
Oft’ a wee bit cheesy
Now you know the secret so they say.

Get the news, make it sing, type it up, paste it up
Turn the press, hit the street, Maggie
Eat a bite, check the mail, pet the cat, get some sleep
Back to work Back to work, Maggie

Photo album: Volunteer demolition crew saves Northfield Historical Society $9,000

A crew of Northfield Historical Society board members, staff, and volunteers took on a nasty task this morning, cleaning out the demolition debris from a second floor office of the Scriver Building.  Their efforts saved the Taking Northfield to the Next Level campaign $9,000 in renovation costs.

Among the crew: NHS Board members Debby Larsen, Scott Richardson, Jodi Lawson, and Heather Scott; store manager Chip DeMann; and Brad Ness, former DJJD chair and most recently, Lena’s main squeeze, Ole.

See my album of 16 photos, the large slideshow (recommended), or this small slideshow:

Photo album: Will Healy, 2010 Joseph Lee Heywood award recipient

IMG_6826.CR2 - Copy The DJJD Committee ambushed Will Healy as he ate lunch at the Quarterback Club today, informing him  that he’s this year’s recipient of the Joseph Lee Heywood Distinguished Service Award. Will Healy nomination letter by Scott Richardson

The award “… is given to a Northfield citizen who exemplifies the commitment to public service which Joseph Lee Heywood lived and died for.” (See the screenshot of 2008 recipient Scott Richardson’s nomination letter on the right.)

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