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Business Briefs for Sept. 13

September 13, 2010
Marshall Independent

Nelson honored on retirement from North Star Mutual Insurance

Roger Nelson, of Lincoln, Neb., recently retired from North Star Mutual Insurance. He had the position of senior marketing representative for the Agency/Support Services Department and was based out of Lincoln, Neb.

He retired on Aug. 25 after completing 20 years of service and was honored at an employee luncheon that same day at the home office in Cottonwood.

Mudder, Browning hired at SW/WC Service Cooperative

Mary Mudder was recently hired as a response to intervention specialist and Catherine Browning was hired as a school psychologist at the SW/WC Service Cooperative

Mudder will work with school and district teams to implement the Response to Intervention framework. In doing so, she will organize and provide AIMSweb training, assist schools in collecting and evaluating student data, and assist with matching student needs to the appropriate interventions. Mudder has a master's of education in curriculum and instruction, along with a bachelor's degree in elementary and special education. She has previously worked as a special education teacher in Worthington, Hills Beaver Creek, and Pipestone.

Browning will work with teachers and other education professionals in the BOLD, Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart, and Lester Prairie School Districts to develop and monitor implementation of interventions that are designed to help children who are struggling to catch up to their peers.

North Star promotes Jahn

North Star Mutual Insurance of Cottonwood recently announced the promotion of Chuck Jahn to assistant department manager of field services for the Property/Casualty Claims Department.

Jahn began employment with North Star in May 1999. Prior to his promotion, he served as field claims supervisor for the same department.

Chuck and his wife, Beth, live near Montevideo with their children Annelise and Karina.

County Fair Food Store contributes to area schools

Throughout the 2009-2010 school year County Fair Food Store has participated in a program called Register Tapes For Education to help raise money to purchase much needed school equipment for area schools.

Through the Register Tapes for Education program during the 2009-2010 school year, area schools earned free educational equipment valued at $1,447.55. Participating schools were Holy Redeemer, Samuel Lutheran and West Side Elementary of Marshall and Lynd Elementary.

Register Tapes for Education is a nationally recognized program that helps grocery retailers administer educational programs to raise funds for their participating area schools to purchase education equipment. County fair will again offer this same program to all area schools. For more information call Lonny Serreyn at County Fair Food Store 507-532-2004.



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