Marshall County Central
Wall of Honor
Mr Joseph Mork
Mr Mork came to Newfolden in 1931 and served as Superintendent until 1943. He was very active in the school, church, and community affairs. Enrollment increased under his leadership as well as increased participation in student activities. He led the school district through the construction of the gym and second floor classrooms that were dedicated in 1942.
Miss Valborg Huglen
Miss Huglen graduated from Newfolden High School in 1942. She started to teach in the Newfolden Elementary in 1947, and taught there for 45 consecutive years before retiring. Her love of children was beyond description, many former students still keep in contact with her. Many students had their children and grandchildren taught by Miss Huglen. She was able to instill the love of school in many children, especially in nurturing their love of reading. Valborg is respected by the community of Newfolden in the highest manner possible.
Miss Ethel Torgerson
Miss Torgerson came to Newfolden in the fall of 1945 and taught Business classes, Shorthand, and Math at the high school level for 31 years. Her concern for the educational and personal well-being of all her students was absolutely genuine. Miss Torgerson is still held in high regard by so many of her former students, many of whom give her credit for the success they have had in their lives.
Chief Judge John Tunheim
John was raised in Newfolden and graduated from Newfolden High School in 1971. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Concordia College and Cum Laude from U of M Law School. He worked as a litigation lawyer and law clerk before spending 9.5 years as the Chief Deputy Attorney General for Minnesota. He was named a United States District Judge in 1995 and became Chief Judge of the District of Minnesota in 2015.